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This testcase will check whether Tor be run as a public relay.


  1. Ensure the Package-x-generic-16.pngtor package is installed.
  2. The /etc/tor/torrc configuration file should be the default one included with the package.
  3. Append these three lines to /etc/tor/torrc:
Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log
ORPort 9001
ExitPolicy reject *:*

How to test

  1. sudo systemctl start tor.service
  2. sudo tail -f /var/log/tor/notices.log

Expected Results

The /var/log/tor/notices.log file should contain all five of these lines:

Mar 05 15:21:18.000 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Mar 05 15:21:18.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.
Mar 05 15:21:18.000 [notice] Now checking whether ORPort is reachable... (this may take up to 20 minutes -- look for log messages indicating success)
Mar 05 15:21:21.000 [notice] Self-testing indicates your ORPort is reachable from the outside. Excellent. Publishing server descriptor.
Mar 05 15:21:23.000 [notice] Performing bandwidth self-test...done.

NB: The bandwidth self-test can sometimes take a minute or two.