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Why do people discourage using Tor with a VPN?

Why do Tor experts discourage using Tor and a VPN at the same time? Is it because of the network fingerprint, latency, or that there is no point to it?
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Malware and problems loading Tor

Recently I tried going on Tor browser and couldn't get on. Got a malware warning.Still having trouble going on Tor. Even looks different. Takes up whole computer screen. I recently did have to go to a ...
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Anonymity with tor

Question : If you have the gmail app on your phone (samsung) and you not signed out of the app, if you then use a VPN then access tor, does Google have your search history of tor and is your tor ...
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How do you calculate a response for a create_fast handshake?

I'm reading through the specification and looking through the code (a slightly modified torpy), and I can't figure out what the handshake_response should be. According to https://spec.torproject.org/...
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How to get the hostname from hs_ed25519_secret_key

I'm trying to compute the v3 onion address (hostname) from the hs_ed25519_secret_key file generated by tor itself in python. I know i can just copy that file to the hidden_service dir and start tor so ...
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Certain onion sitest don't work from Whonix

The following issue is reproducible on multiple Whonix instances. While I can access many onion sites from Whonix Tor browser, certain sites report "The connection has timed out". These ...
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Using a compiled language instead of PHP

I was planning on writing my Tor service in PHP. But I am wondering if it would be a good idea to write it in a compiled language like C++ or Rust. The Tor service will run on a VPS hired by a hosting ...
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Tor unable to connect to onion sites, able to connect to clearnet sites

I've been using tor for a while now with no issue. However a couple days ago I stopped being able to connect to tor sites. When I try to connect to a clearnet site on tor, it works perfectly fine. But ...
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Keyrings used for installation

I have fairly simple question regarding step 3. and step 4. in the following guide: https://support.torproject.org/apt/tor-deb-repo/ Do they depend on each other? I tried to install Tor without step 4....
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Sharing an internet proxy as a router input

I want to share a Windows LAN proxy as input for a router. A VPN service makes this proxy. internet -> router1 -> windows -> *(proxy -> router2) -> System2 I implement the scenario with ...
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domain name substitution in Tor Browser

I'm looking for Tor Browser extension that would allow me to define aliaces mapping tor domain names to human readable names. When encountaring domain names that are present in the mapping, the ...
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Docker image Tor OBFS4 Bridge "/var/lib/tor is not owned by this user (debian-tor, 100) but by <unknown> (999)" after update from 4.7.10 to 4.8.10

I am deploying a docker image of Tor Bridge OBFS4. I use the standard docker-compose.yml and .env file with my edits. Nothing fancy, really. After seeing that my Tor Bridge Version 4.7.10 was flagged ...
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How to add subdomains to my onion site

So I have a onion website and I start it by using php -S 127.0.0.1:8080 and sudo -u debian-tor tor to start the website. I wonder if there is any solution to add a subdomain like www.mysubdomain....
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Can't connect to Tor while on school wifi

below are the logs: 2024-01-24 17:00:42.514 [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 127.0.0.1. 2024-01-24 17:00:42.515 [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 127.0.0.1. 2024-01-24 17:00:42....
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PERROR torsocks: socks5 libc connect: Connection refused (in socks5_connect() at socks5.c:202)

Sometimes,if not often,the IP address assigned to me by TOR does not work. Is there a way to choose the exit IP numbers where my traffic should exit the Tor network ? I've found a script that tells to ...
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How Tor sites are made, without javascript?

Hello i would like to know what technology is used to make a tor site, i successfully create a tor site just a single page using html, ccs and javascript, but for security reasons many users disable ...
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Does relay location matter and if so to what extent?

I'm fairly new to the concept of Tor and its network infrastructure, and I've been considering setting up a Tor node to contribute to the network. My primary motivation is to assist users in oppressed ...
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Bridge for Onion site

It's possible to use a bridge on Tor to hide the fact that you are using Tor. Is it also possible to have a bridge on your .onion site to hide the fact that you are hosting one? If so, how can this ...
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Disabling or Limiting Tor Functionality in Brave Browser on macOS

I'm seeking guidance on how to disable or limit the Tor functionality within the Brave browser on my macOS system. While I appreciate the privacy aspects that Tor integration provides, I have specific ...
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Is there a simple way to video chat over tor?

Imagine a group of people with generally low/medium tech literacy. They have some ability to tech-support each other. Is there a simple-ish way for them to video chat with each other over tor? I found ...
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Can I use Homebrew (macOS package manager) over Tor?

I found Can I use APT over Tor? (Debian and Ubuntu). I wish to use Homebrew over Tor and didn't find any info with a web search. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux). Why do i come to ...
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v3 compatible Tor client

I am developing a tiny tor client and I need a project that is up-to-date and can browse v3 onion domains; to make it example of my own development. There are some, but almost all of them are outdated ...
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Google not accepting tor requests

I noticed Google doesn’t accept search requests from tor anymore. Any way around it? Do old versions of tor still work?
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Tor Browser on Mac: Error "553 Unable to set option: Failed to bind one of the listener ports"

I'm encountering an issue with the Tor Browser on my Mac. Every time I try to connect, I receive the following error message: SETCONF DisableNetwork=0 -> 553 Unable to set option: Failed to bind ...
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How do I change Firefox letterbox size?

privacy.resistFingerprinting.letterboxing.dimensions doesn't do anything or I don't know how to type the command correctly.
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How to check which directory authorities assign/withhold which flags to my relays

Continuing the discussion from [tor-relays] Relay MIGHTYWANG consensus issues and loss of STABLE flag: [quote="Mighty_Wang, post:1, topic:282"] So next I checked the consensus and I see ...
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Tor fails looking for /root/.tor

This starts up Tor correctly: sudo -u debian-tor /usr/sbin/tor --runasdaemon 0 -f /etc/tor/torrc But when I try the same from supervisord [program:tor] command=/usr/sbin/tor --runasdaemon 0 -f /etc/...
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Watch videos on updated MacBook Pro and latest Tor browser

I have a MacBook. Pro and whenever I try to watch movies with my Tor browser it constantly buffers. Is there anything I can do to stop this?
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removing Tails USB: Effect on computer

If you remove a Tails USB from your computer, which is running from the Tails USB, will it factory reset your computer or delete all the memory that was already on the computer before Tails?
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Allow only tor traffic

I was thinking about how to block outgoing traffic on a server hosting a hidden service. I could lock down this server via iptables, but that does nothing for me if someone gets root (still gonna do ...
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SSH from host into virtual machine over tor

Context After having written a script that automatically sets up a Leader machine and Follower machine to allow the Leader machine to ssh into the Followerover tor using torsocks, I am experiencing ...
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Encrypt VPS of Tor service

I was thinking of a way to encrypt the content of the VPS on which a Tor service runs. I would buy two VPS servers anonymously using crypto. The two VPS-servers will come from different hosting ...
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Tor + 4G dongle

What you want to avoid when using Tor is someone finding out the IP of your wifi network. But what if I would use a 4G dongle with a unregistered SIM-card? I would only use the 4G dongle when using ...
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Self-hosting a bridge relay for my connections?

I am planning on hosting and managing a hidden Tor service on a off-shore VPS paid by crypto. This however means that my ISP would notice a unusual amount of Tor-traffic coming from me which could ...
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Using a VPN for managing a Tor service

There is still a lot of confusion on whether it is more safe to use Tor in combination with a VPN or not. It seems that everyone's favorite phrase to answer this question is "it depends on the ...
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git with tor v3 auth key

I have a git server as a hidden service with v3 auth enabled on it. I of course can browse to the site supplying my private key. I cannot clone from the site over http, because I assume it is ...
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Tor automation for windows

I remember a long time ago I saw a software that had some sort of an IDE that allows for tor browser automation via script. It work for windows, and it wasn’t selenium Anyone has any idea? Many thanks ...
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The onion link cannot be accessed

I can't access onion links that I could access before. I tried using another computer and they still work. When I try to log in I get the error Details: 0xF0 — The requested onion service descriptor ...
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Why tor allow only root to connect to control port?

I have enabled control port, using password authentication. I run this telnet localhost 9051 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. With root is ok, I can send commands ...
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Measurements to deploy a Tor Service anonymously

I am planning on creating a new Tor service. It will be a website made in PHP/Laravel/Symfony, a database like MySQL and there will be a payment system for Monero transactions. I'm already familiar on ...
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does onion sites uses any standard for blocking crawler

does onion sites uses robot.txt files to hide or restrict crawlers? as i know normal webservices uses robot.txt files to stop google crwaler from knowing more about the website or limitaions. so does ...
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Chrome OS and Tor. Linux wont set up either. Says no space

I'm not computer expert. Just trying to learn. My problem is Chrome OS and Tor. Linux wont set up either. Says no space. Can anyone splain this to me please? I'm a 54 yr old woman. So I didn't grow up ...
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Marginal download speed shown on Android, yet videos still play OK

I am testing watching videos and the Tor Browser client on Android often shows zero or very minimal download speed, even though the video plays fine. The Torbrowser still says that I am connected so ...
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If I turn on JavaScript, can my workplace see what sites I'm using TOR to access?

My question is about what my ISP can see if I enable JavaScript on a site.I would like to use TOR to access sites without letting my work know, but some sites will only work with JavaScript on. If I ...
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Tor slow to respond on control port on mobile

We have an application that's trying to connect to Tor, and when Tor starts, it blocks for about 15 seconds before responding on the control port. This is the behaviour we are observing: Nov 16 13:21:...
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Are desktop notifications not working in more recent TOR versions?

I ran a comparative test, two different versions, out-of-the-box, used same site to test: This is the website that I used to test: https://www.bennish.net/web-notifications.html . Tor 12.0.3: working ...
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Why dosen't Tor always know the external IP address?

The "getinfo address" command documentation says: "address" -- the best guess at our external IP address. If we have no guess, return a 551 error. (Added in 0.1.2.2-alpha) Why ...
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Tor crashes on startup-I don't think it's my antivirus (WINDOWS 11)

Tor crashes on start-up every time. I have tried reinstalling from scratch. I have tried disabling my firewall and made sure Tor is allowed through the firewall. I have no anti-virus open and disabled ...
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How do I monetize my Tor-Exit Node?

I want to monetize my traffic that goes through my Tor -Exit Node, to maintain the cost that comes with running an Exit Node. How do I do that?
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Tor browser not opening

Okay so earlier today I went to go use Tor so I can us stuff unblocked but when I went to open it its said that "This item 'firefox.exe' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so ...
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