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torchecker

node package that checks whether a connection is coming from a Tor exit node

torchecker

node package that checks whether a connection is coming from a Tor exit node.

To function, torchecker uses an external IP (ideally, this external IP is the IP of your server, it is used to check for exit node policies) you provide and then fetches a list of exit node IPs from

http://exitlist.torproject.org/exit-addresses

and then queries the DNS server ip-port.exitlist.torproject.org.

It refreshes the list of IPs daily.

(This is basically a re-implementation in node.js of the service at

https://check.torproject.org/cgi-bin/TorBulkExitList.py

from

https://svn.torproject.org/svn/check/trunk/cgi-bin/TorBulkExitList.py)

You can expect users connecting through an anonymity network to your site or Internet service are more concerned about their privacy. In the same vein as the Do Not Track Web tracking opt out policies, torchecker allows developers to respect the enhanced privacy expectations of people using the Tor network.

var torchecker = require('torchecker');
 
// will remember the EXTERNAL_IP and fetch again once a day 
// optional port number as second parameter, otherwise assumes port 80 
torchecker.start(EXTERNAL_IP); 
torchecker.stop(); // stop checking once a day, still can be used 
console.log(torchecker.check(request.connection)); // returns true if coming through Tor 
console.log(torchecker.check("38.229.70.31");
console.log(torchecker.list()); // if you're curious 

In the example, torchecker.check should return true if the client IP 38.229.70.31 is Tor traffic contacting your server at the given port.