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Tor collector

Connects to the Tor control port to collect traffic statistics.


  • tor program
  • stem python package

It produces only one chart:

  1. Traffic

    • read
    • write


Edit the python.d/tor.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata   # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/tor.conf

Needs only control_port.

Here is an example for local server:

update_every : 1
priority : 60000

name: 'local'
control_port: 9051
password: <password> # if required

name: 'local'
control_port: '/var/run/tor/control'
password: <password> # if required


Add to /etc/tor/torrc:

ControlPort 9051

For more options please read the manual.

Without configuration, module attempts to connect to


To troubleshoot issues with the tor module, run the python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata

Now you can manually run the tor module in debug mode:

./python.d.plugin tor debug trace

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