I have an unorthodox setup at the moment, and I am unsure how to diagnose it. Basically, I am unsure of how likely it is that the seemingly obvious cause of my relay setup not working is actually the reason for it not working. Pardon that sentence.
I have a PinePhone running postmarketOS, and I’m using it as my local router. I got it running, got the hotspot working and for a couple days I haven’t touched it. It seems the connection is working pretty good for my desktop pc, but the range of the hotspot is bad enough that if I move a device more than like six feet away the connection is guaranteed to cut out.
Since the connection appears reliable enough for my stationary pc as long as I leave the PinePhone right next to the Wifi antennas, I thought I’d try setting up a Tor relay.
So far I get the tor service running, but as far as the relay goes I get the following warning message
Your server has not managed to confirm reachability for its ORPort(s) at XX.XXX.XXX.XXX:9001. Relays do not publish descriptors until their ORPort and DirPort are reachable. Please check your firewalls, ports, address, /etc/hosts file, etc.
I think I’ve followed the docs and a couple tutorials rather carefully, and right now the only config changes should be the following according to the Tor Project relay manual
4. Configuration file Put the configuration file /etc/tor/torrc in place: Nickname myNiceRelay # Change "myNiceRelay" to something you like ContactInfo your@e-mail # Write your e-mail and be aware it will be published ORPort 443 # You might use a different port, should you want to ExitRelay 0 SocksPort 0
I also get the following warning
Received http status code 404 ("Consensus is too old") from server 188.8.131.52:443 while fetching consensus directory.
It might seem sure enough that the problem is simply my dodgy Wifi hotspot setup, but since I cannot really be sure myself I thought I’d ask, just in case there’s a chance I might be able to help out even with this going-begging setup.
I do often download files just about upward of a MB/sec over Tor using this connection, and I’d say for the most part the speed stays above 400kB/sec.
Any point in me persevering with this?