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I keep getting the same TOR IP address

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Website, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Website

    Website Supreme Member

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    I am really pulling my hair our here..i cannot get the IP address to change when using tor..I have the vidalia bundle running, the map, etc but i keep getting the same IP address. it simply refuses to change..anyone know how to change it?
     
  2. TarafDeHaidouks

    TarafDeHaidouks Newbie

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    I have this problem too. I'd like if someone help us. Thanks!
     
  3. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    The trick is to use the "Exit Node" feature in TOR's configuration file.

    In portable TOR go to the ~/Data/Tor directory.

    Open the file "torrc" in a text editor.

    Add the line "ExitNodes" followed by a space, followed by the node name you want to use followed by a comma but no space followed by the second node name etc.

    For example, one of my torrc files contains:

    # A list of preferred nodes to use for the last hop in circuits, when
    # possible.
    ExitNodes blutmagie,deathcoreIII,DigitalPrivacy,FalseAlarm


    This means when TOR selects an exit node it will first try blutmagie. Then if there are problems it will try deathcoreIII, etc.

    How to find node names and related matters line speed, you ask?

    Go to:

    Code:
    hxxp://t0rstatus.blutmagie.de/
    You can click on the relevant parts of the page to sort the list by speed, country, etc.

    For example, today the fastest TOR node is anonymizer.blutmagie.de [192.251.226.205] node name "blutmagie4" at 13.7 MB/s.

    The fastest French site is 95.211.9.22 node name "Merav" at 10.3 MB/s.

    Now let's imagine I want to be a Swiss user.

    I get the list of TOR nodes.

    I sort it by country.

    I look through the list of Swiss sites for the fastest ones.

    I get the node names.

    I put them in my torrc file with the ExitNodes code.

    Using today's data, my torrc file would contain something like:

    ExitNodes raidz,wagtail,fleuve,VHS

    Enjoy.
     
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  4. proxymesh

    proxymesh Newbie

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    I thought by default TOR randomly changes the outgoing IP every 5 minutes. Is that not the case anymore?