Tor relay node back in business

When a leased server has bandwidth to spare, I try to give it to the tor network. Project servers come and go, but I am happy to report that my relay node is back in business.

Aug 5 14:45:48 droid Tor[8966]: Bootstrapped 0%: Starting
Aug 5 14:45:48 droid Tor[8966]: Starting with guard context "default"
Aug 5 14:45:48 droid Tor[8966]: Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network
Aug 5 14:45:48 droid systemd[1]: Started Anonymizing overlay network for TCP.
Aug 5 14:45:48 droid Tor[8966]: Signaled readiness to systemd
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Opening Socks listener on /var/run/tor/socks
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Opening Control listener on /var/run/tor/control
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Bootstrapped 100%: Done
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Now checking whether ORPort 94.130.31.206:443 and DirPort 94.130.31.206:80 are reachable... (this may take up to 20 minutes -- look for log messages indicating success)
Aug 5 14:45:49 droid Tor[8966]: Self-testing indicates your DirPort is reachable from the outside. Excellent.
Aug 5 14:45:50 droid Tor[8966]: Self-testing indicates your ORPort is reachable from the outside. Excellent. Publishing server descriptor.
Aug 5 14:45:51 droid Tor[8966]: Performing bandwidth self-test...done.

(And it is all the server does at this time, the project work is still on the todo list 😉

I thought fixing the tor relay today would be a good thing as I am wearing my tor shirt at #sha2017

Tor statistics in syslog

Tor started emitting some daily statistics via syslog some time ago. This is a nice thing because other than looking at the network traffic statistics I really had no clue to how much work it was doing.

Jul 16 00:14:36 tor-exit-node02 Tor[16355]: Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 1 day 17:59 hours, with 94 circuits open. I've sent 163.60 GB and received 161.32 GB.
Jul 16 00:14:36 tor-exit-node02 Tor[16355]: Circuit handshake stats since last time: 377/377 TAP, 3076/3076 NTor.
Jul 16 00:14:36 tor-exit-node02 Tor[16355]: Since startup, we have initiated 0 v1 connections, 0 v2 connections, 0 v3 connections, and 153 v4 connections; and received 50 v1 connections, 306 v2 connections, 2978 v3 connections, and 100066 v4 connections.

Oh and number of abuse reports on this node this far : one.