• see log: journalctl -e -u tor@default

  • restart tor: systemctl restart tor@default

  • command-line Tor monitor: nyx


Config is stored at /etc/tor/torrc.

Example middle / guard relay config#

Nickname    my_nickname
ContactInfo mail _at_
ORPort      443
ExitRelay   0
SocksPort   0

# this does not work with AccountingMax
DirPort 9030

RelayBandwidthRate     9 MB
RelayBandwidthBurst    10 MB

MyFamily identity_key_fingerprint_01,identity_key_fingerprint_02

Bridge config#

A bridge helps censored users connect to the Tor network. Do not specify MyFamily for bridge configs.


After installation and start of the tor daemon it is a good idea to make a backup of your relay’s long term identity keys. They are located at: /var/lib/tor/keys Best would be to backup all of /var/lib/tor.