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I'd like to have indicators (among other new items) on the TorAtlas page of exit relays, lets see what the tor-metrics team thinks about it

Dear @torproject exit relay operators,

only 74% of the tor exit capacity does validation, let's increase that figure to >90%. Please look into your DNS setup if your ContactInfo string is mentioned on this page:

Want to help grow the torproject network by adding relays? This guide will help you get going:
(joined blog post with flexlibris)

If you need help the tor-relays mailing list is happy to answer your questions

I just released relayor v0.3.1 - the ansible role for relay operators.
It comes with support for:

This is an important new feature for relays and the entire network: The new denial of service mitigation got merged into the MASTER branch.

If you can't wait for the next alpha release to try it out, you might be able to use provided nightly builds if you use a debian-based OS.


alpha releases will soon have some Denial-of-Service mitigation mechanisms build into it - to help with the current issues on the tor network.

The effects of the ongoing heavy load on the network are most noticeable when looking at the decreasing amount of available guard and HSDir relays. This affects the stability and performance of .onion addresses.

This is a quick reminder that in one week , 0.3.0.x will reach its end of life date (2018-02-01).

>300 relays are still running that major version.

Consider enabling auto-updates to keep your relays safe

Dear relay operators, please ensure you set a proper MyFamily and ContactInfo when running multiple relays. It is required now. Thanks for running relays!

Thinking of setting up a relay but you are not sure how to go about it? The new Relay Guide has setup instructions for: , , , , , , and

The relay documentation has shown its age, some of us have been working on writing something new. Currently it lives on trac but will move eventually.

The Tor Relay Guide
Feedback welcome!

users are increasingly blocked from even trying to solve 's (they don't get to see CAPTCHAs to solve) - this is a worrisome trend.

The @torproject is inviting you to a in on 2017-12-07 @ 6:45PM on the 20th floor of 150 Broadway LMHQ

Lots of new releases fixing 5 : -Replay-cache ineffective for v2 onion services -Remote DoS attack against directory authorities -An attacker can make Tor ask for a password -Relays can pick themselves in a circuit path -Use-after-free in onion service v2

has a new check that detects exit relays that route their traffic back into the (so they can perform man in the middle attacks without exiting any traffic) first detected

Dear exit relay operators please have a look at this list by developer arthur edelstein - it tells you whether your exit relays fail to resolve hostnames mitigation if you are affected:
upgrade to the latest tor releases

Since you can display the expiry date of your online signing keys (I overlooked that)

If you need a reason why you should use a @whonix like setup to prevent your real IP from leaking in case of browser bugs and exploits: