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Advertised Bandwidth 0 B/s: Why?

My 7 year old relay was down for a week. In torrc I have: RelayBandwidthRate 180 MBytes RelayBandwidthBurst 200 MBytes But even so I get: Advertised Bandwidth 0 B/s in https://metrics.torproject.org/...
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Changing twitter profile picture in tor results in broken / static like image

I am trying to upload new profile picture to twitter using tor (image has all exif data deleted), however once I upload image that twitter displays is broken, it basically just shows colourful ...
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local broadcast is displayed on “onion circuits”?

When I'm using whonix, I frequently see ip address 255.255.255.255:443 on "onion circuits". Why is local braodcast is displayed as tor destination ? And this address remains even after I ...
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Who can determine the guard-node of a hidden-service?

If someone hosts a hidden-service, then the hidden-service obviously knows its guard-node. I would guess the guard-node knows that it is the guard-node of the tor-application which is used by the ...
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Is it possible to use built-in bridges or automatically request them for the tor daemon in Linux? (Not Tor Browser)

I want to use obfs4 proxy to connect tor through it. It is not a Tor Browser. I know that Tor Browser provides options to use built-in bridges or request them online, but to use it in tor daemon I ...
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Is this possible to provide command line arguments for TOR Expert Bundle?

I've downloaded TOR expert bundle from an archive from this directory (exact download link I used). When I run the tor.exe, this is what I get in cmd: Jul 21 09:11:11.941 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.9 (git-...
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Running tor without sudo on Ubuntu?

Context When I try to install tor without sudo, using apt install tor Ubuntu 20.04 returns: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to acquire ...
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Can I provide Tor non-exit node while using same Tor as SOCKS proxy?

I'm using Tor for localhost SOCKS proxy and I want to provide Tor non-exit node using same torrc file. ORPort 443 Exitpolicy reject *:* Nickname ieditedtheconfig ContactInfo human@... AccountingStart ...
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Connecting to Tor Directory Authority via Proxy Server (Protocol Question)

I've been trying to connect to the Tor Network from home, but my country's ISP has blocked all of the Tor Directory Authorities' IPs. No luck reaching them so far. I know, there are bridges, but seems ...
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Ajax request from firefox extension in tor browser

For the sake of a better understanding on how tor interally works, If I write a firefox extension (not an add-on), that does some ajax calls to some url (for example, 127.0.0.1, or some external ...
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Prosody XMPP server with onion domain

I set up the XMPP Prosody server in conjunction with the onion domain, it works fine with v2 domains, but when I trying to configure it with onion v3, it does not connect. Everything is clear in ...
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API to get Tor SSL certificates

Some onion websites, like facebook, have TLS implemented on top of Tor. Is it possible to fetch the certificates and TLS versions of these connections using something like torpy?
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How to build and install Tor from the source code from Git repository?

I want to build Tor from source code. Also, I was wondering if this source builds just the Tor service, or it includes the Tor Browser itself? If not, how can the Tor service that I built and ...
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Resolution to prevent fingerprinting 1 pixel off?

Tor Browser is using letterboxing to prevent fingerprinting by screen size. Now, I have done a test on Cover Your Tracks website from EFF and the results show a unique fingerprint and the reason for ...
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What is the authorization cookie of a .onion address?

I was reading the svn-archive (Section 5.2) to understand how a .onion address is generated. From my understanding, the "x.y.onion" address, comprises 'x' as 'the authorization cookie', and '...
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Node.js in a hidden service?

Is it safe to use Node.js as the backend language of a hidden service? Or is it a poor choice when compared to languages such as PHP and/or Python?
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Can't set master password in the tor browser

I'm using the tor browser version 10.5.2 in whonix 15, everything works, except that I cannot save logins in the tor browser because every time I try to setup a master password, a popup window appears,...
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Using a bridge even if Tor isn't blocked

By using a good bridge, it is more difficult for your ISP to detect that you are using Tor which can slightly improve your anonymity. I know it can slow down your connection speed, but with the ...
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When the domain is called, port 8080 is attached?

I am trying to create a hidden service in TOR this due to learning reasons. It all seems to work fine when I want to use this normally with HTML. But as soon as I want to install a dynamic web ...
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Is this the most current way of setting up TOR on Android?

I am in the process of getting TOR browser installed & setup on an LG Android phone. Here is what I've done so far... I was first using Orbot & Inbrowser, but for various reasons I have ...
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How to convert a private key generated with mkp224o to the regular ed22419 format?

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I couldn't find any information about this on the internet. When I read the keys generated by mkp224o I get a bunch of weird characters starting with |== ...
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Is it possible to completely control your Tor circuit?

I'm pretty new to the community. A "Tor" circuit usually consists of an entry guard, a middle node and an exit. I know that it's possible to change the entry guard manually, but can you also ...
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Does cross-site AJAX queries use the same circuit established for the origin domain?

If, within the Tor Browser, I'm visiting a.com, and the loaded website does an AJAX query to b.com, will the AJAX query use the circuit established for a.com, or will the browser establish a new ...
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Why did Tor quit opening? I deleted, reinstalled, still won't open

I'm on a Mac OS. I installed Tor about a year ago. Today it went down. When I asked for a bridge, I copied it, but missed part. I tried all suggestions, finally deleted and reinstalled. Install was a ...
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How can allow Tor <iptables>

original thread on Superuser Thank you!
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Can Tor connection be intercepted/tampered by exit nodes?

Can exit node tamper traffic before sending it to endpoint? I know it can see it, but the question is, can connection be spoofed, if non-encrypted protocol is used, for example usual HTTP or even TCP ...
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I cant get ExitNodes { } working

I've come across a bunch of posts covering this, with answers ranging from "update tor" to "this feature got removed"... and none of them helped me. I run tor in alpine docker, ...
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Is it possible running several hidden services in same server but using different Tor processes?

I am aware that you can run different server instances on the same server but, as far as I know, they are sharing the same tor process. Let's see I have a server with 8 cpu cores and 16GB RAM and i ...
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Tor and i2p tradeoffs

Bitcoin Core supports running onion service and recently added i2p. I want to understand the trade-offs in using different combinations of networks, so asked a question in Bitcoin SE earlier: https://...
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Synchroized RSS over Tor

I am currently using a Feedly account without Tor to synchronize my RSS reading on multiple devices. Is there any solution to achieve this synchronization (possibly without Feedly account) over Tor?
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Tor client fails when making bulk requests in a short period of time

I have a list of more than 16,000 thousand up to date active onion domains and I'm trying to download each page with parallel requests through python with tor client as the proxy. All requests take ...
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What's the difference between 'secret_id_key' and 'ed25519_master_id_key'?

I'm running a TOR relay and I'm confused with the node identity keys. The secret_id_key is the identity key that was used in version 2, but now the ed25519_master_id_key is used for version 3? Thanks.
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How can I change the exit node used with torify

I run debian 10 and have a bash script with the command torify gpodder to launch gpodder and download podcasts. But some podcast hosts use cloudflare, which blocks some exit nodes but not others. In ...
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Tor over VPN with DNS leak

Lets say i'm using a vpn that have a DNS leak (and it shows my ISP ip for example), then I use the tor browser to browse the clear net (even HTTP sites, not only HTTPS) over that VPN. Does ISP know ...
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Transfer file from persistent storage to android

I've tried installing Termux on my smartphone and using netcat to transfer the file but it didn't work. Is there an easier way? Or maybe I can transfer the file to an USB stick?
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How to allow hidden services on a port whilst blocking the port on a local wifi?

While hosting a hidden service, e.g. a website on port 5678 from a device with a local ip address of 123.4.5.67 and a public ip4 address of the gateway of 78.9.0.12, I noticed that if one is ...
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Tor trying to connect to a deleted bridge

I noticed some old bridges and deleted them. Tor still tries to connect to them. Is there any place that tor reaches the bridge beside etc/tor/torrc?
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Is this setup safe and secure?

My setup is to first connect to a VPN. Then run whonix using virtualbox. Then inside the whonix workstation, I installed normal firefox with a VPN addon to surf for websites that blocks tor. Basically ...
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Can my ISP see that I am using Tails?

If ISPs can do this, then how would my anonymity be affected?
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Map Multiple Tor Daemon Local Names/Addreses/Ports to Multiple Country Specific ExitNodes

All: Is it possible to Map Multiple Tor Daemon Local Names/Addresses/Ports to Multiple Country Specific ExitNodes without running multiple instances of the Tor daemon? amazon.cn (127.0.0.1) => ...
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Tor Broswer does not have permission to enter the profile

I downloaded Tor browser but every time i attempt to launch it all i get is this message: "Tor Browser does not have permission to enter the profile. Please adjust you file system settings and ...
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Tor as IP Forwarding gateway

I have configured my router to route some of connections to my raspberry pi. Raspberry pi runs an openvpn client and has ip_forward and masquerade enabled in IP Tables so any incoming TCP/IP ...
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Why do I get “invalid argument” when trying to verify Tor Browser's signature on Windows 10?

this is a copy of the cmd window: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.985] (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\WINDOWS\system32>gpgv --keyring .\tor.keyring Downloads\torbrowser-...
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When connecting to a hidden service, which relay contains information about the circuit used on the hidden service side?

I know that a client needs to establish a rendezvous point in order to connect to a hidden service but the rendezvous points neither knows the hidden service nor can it decrypt the data. If it doesn't ...
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ISP of guard node is also the ISP of the website you are visiting

If your guard node's ISP is also the ISP of the website you are visiting, then can the ISP see that you (your IP address) is visitng https://site.com?
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How can an external observer detect if a malicious relay does excessive logging?

In the entry "Criteria for rejecting bad relays" on the Network Health Team's wiki I found an interesting bullet point: Malicious relays … Excessive logging (over notice) during normal ...
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TAILS: Administration password not recognized

I created a USB stick (16 GB) with Tails to run on my PC (Windows 10). My problem is that the administration password entered in the welcome screen is well understood by Tails, and the access to ...
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Masking my IP address when using `wget` or `curl`

I am trying to access/download a file on an old server which has geolocation restriction. I was just wondering if I can use wget or curl on macOS and change my ip address so that the old server allows ...
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What happens if you don't use a VPN to send an email by sigaint.org?

I have the metadata (header) from a Tor sigaint.org email. I believe the sender did NOT use a VPN to access Tor. Is there something in the metadata that I should look for that can tell me who the ...
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How to know IP address of exit node while hosting a tor service?

I'm following this official link to setup tor service. It's up and running as expected. Problem is I'm not able to get any public IP address to my app. I'm running fastapi + nginx + tor. Tor forwards ...

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