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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!
This tutorial assumes you have downloaded and installed: a virtual machine, Fedora OS, as well as configured your onion router. You will need an Ethereum wallet address for this portion of the tutorial.
An imagined image of an ATOR node

Step 1: Open Fedora in your virtual machine

Open the Virtual Box application and start the Fedora Operating system.
Starting Fedora in Virtual Box

Step 2: Open a terminal and acquire root permissions

Open the terminal application inside of fedora and apply the following command:
sudo -i
You will then be prompted to enter your password. Once password is entered you will have root permissions.

Step 3: Open the Configuration file

To open the configuration file you will use the following command:
sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc

Step 4: Edit Contact Info inside the configuration file

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:
#ContactInfo Nickname <[email protected]>
And change it to the following format:
#ContactInfo <[email protected]> @ator: YOUR ETH WALLET ADDRESS
Example of the Contact Info format

Step 5: Save file and exit

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.

Step 6: Restart your relay

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:

You did it! 🎉

Thanks for following along! For a more detailed explanation, feel free to check out the YouTube video in the links below!
If you run into any issues in the process, please feel free to reach out in the ATOR discord server where a team member or a member of the community will be happy to lend you a hand!
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you in the next tutorial!