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Re: Problems starting relay

On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 12:21 AM, Geoff Down <downie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks for the response.
> I have no ORListenAddress line in the torrc file - I will try adding that
> line.
> The OrPort line is
> ORPort 9001
> as expected for non-windows
> Versions are
>  Tor v0.2.0.31 (r16744)
> Vidalia 0.1.9

Did you download Tor and Vidalia separately?

I assume this is the stable version of Tor?

Also, post if these changes (or others) work for you.

Finally, I obviously have no idea you are setup. But if your computer
gets a dynamic address from the router (standard DHCP setup) you may
want to check the port forward part again. It is *possible* that your
computer changes IP's (again, internally) since you set up the port

> GD
> On 2 Nov 2008, at 05:09, Jonathan Addington wrote:
>> I can only be of so much help compared to many of the others on this
>> list but I'll give it a shot as I am posting as it.
>> On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Geoff Down <downie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm having trouble starting up a Tor relay.
>>> Once I set up port forwarding (I've tried to set it up for TCP and UDP),
>>> should I be able to
>> Tor only operates in TCP, you don't need to set yourself up UDP.
>>> a) Ping myself from a looking-glass service
>>> b) Traceroute myself from a looking glass ?
>>> At the moment neither of these work.
>>> I get 'cannot confirm you can be seen from the outside world' errors.
>>> I'm on a dynamic IP, Mac OSX, I haven't changed any of the defaults from
>>> the
>>> Vidalia bundle.
>>> the logs say
>>> 'Nov 02 04:35:41.569 [Notice] Opening OR listener on'
>> It probably shouldn't be listening on localhost:9001 or
>> are normal unless OS X is different from Windows &
>> Linux (sorry, not real familiar with Macs).
>> Changing that may be enough. It would mean editing your torrc file so
>> the  ORListenAddress  line is something like
>> ORListenAddress localhost:9001
>> -or--not both-
>> ORListenAddress
>> Also, your ORPort line (default: ORPort 9001) must match the above
>> lines. E.g., if
>> ORPort 2394
>> then
>> ORListenAddress localhost:2394
>>> Thanks,
>>> downie
>> Hopefully this helps. If not, it is possible your port forwarding is
>> setup incorrectly. If your computer gets a different IP from your
>> router every so often it can cause problems (depending on the router).
>> I have found it is easier to make sure my Tor server has a static IP
>> *inside* my network. E.g., my Tor server always has the address
>> 192.168.1.xxx. This is is easy to configure with most routers. If you
>> need to configure it this way and have not I or someone else on this
>> list ought to be able to help you.
>> Other questions for you to answer:
>> 1) Whatever version or Tor/Vidalia are you running?
>> 2) What router do you use?
>> -madjon