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PSA: Don't try to use too many Tor bridges at the same time.

Submitted by sudo in Privacy

I just learned the hard way that if you try to configure Tor to use a whole bunch of bridges at the same time, it will struggle to connect to the Tor network. Instead, what I recommend doing is having 3 custom Tor bridges in your Tor network settings (you can get them here), then create a file on your PC with some "backup" Tor bridges, which you can switch to if your main 3 bridges ever go down (which does occasionally happen). If that does happen, be sure to replenish your backup bridges asap.

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quandyalaterreux wrote

I just learned the hard way that if you try to configure Tor to use a whole bunch of bridges at the same time, it will struggle to connect to the Tor network.

Tor never connects to a lot of bridges at the same time.

Also since Tor 0.3.0.x two bridge lines are required for normal, obfs4 bridges.

Alternatively just use Snowflake since meek will be basically gone as a pluggable transport.