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Re: Problems starting relay

I downloaded the Vidlalia/Tor/Privoxy bundle all together.
I'm pretty sure my PC hasn't changed from from the point of view of the router (there's nothing else on the LAN). It's a Safecom SWART2-54125 BTW. Other than port forwarding, I have no idea what other settings there could be. I have software to prevent outgoing connections, but no software firewall to prevent incoming ones as far as I know - the router is supposed to handle that.
On 2 Nov 2008, at 05:30, Jonathan Addington wrote:

On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 12:21 AM, Geoff Down <downie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
thanks for the response.
I have no ORListenAddress line in the torrc file - I will try adding that
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


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:

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
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-


Also, your ORPort line (default: ORPort 9001) must match the above
lines. E.g., if

ORPort 2394


ORListenAddress localhost:2394


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?