node package that checks whether a connection is coming from a Tor exit node
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
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
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 = ;// will remember the EXTERNAL_IP and fetch again once a day// optional port number as second parameter, otherwise assumes port 80torcheckerstartEXTERNAL_IP;torchecker; // stop checking once a day, still can be usedconsole; // returns true if coming through Torconsole
In the example, torchecker.check should return true if the client IP 188.8.131.52 is Tor traffic contacting your server at the given port.