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Adding your wallet to the configuration file.
This is Part 4 of the ATOR Relay Education Series.
Hello and welcome to the fourth part in the Ator Relay Education Series. This tutorial will guide you through the steps in changing your configuration file in order to connect to the ATOR Relay Dashboard.
Please make sure you have an Ethereum wallet address copied, as well as a wallet extension connected to your browser for the next tutorial.
For a more detailed guide, there will be a YouTube link at the end of this article, as well as a link to the ATOR discord server where the team, or other relay operators will be happy to assist you if you run into any issues!
An imagined image of an ATOR node
Open the Virtual Box application and start the Fedora Operating system.
Starting Fedora in Virtual Box
Open the terminal application inside of fedora and apply the following command:
You will then be prompted to enter your password. Once password is entered you will have root permissions.
To open the configuration file you will use the following command:
sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc
In order to broadcast our relay to the ATOR dashboard we must change our ContactInfo within the file. To do so, navigate down to #ContactInfo which we previously edited to look something like this:
And change it to the following format:
Example of the Contact Info format
To save the configuration with your new contact info, press CTRL-X to trigger the exit prompt, followed by pressing Y to confirm, and then ENTER to close the file.
To restart your relay and apply the new changes to the configuration file, use the following command:
systemctl restart tor
Once restarted, you can make sure your relay is up and running by opening the NYX console with the following command: