I host my own irc server, but I would like to serve it using tor hidden service, I already have a tor .onion site using vbox, and it is not the same approach to setup for an irc server, at least it is not working to me.
I read already tons of docs and nothing get to the point, I just need a simple setup and bit by bit I will build a better security, but I need to get it basically functioning.
I have the irc server already set locally and it works fine, but I have no idea how to put this behind tor hidden service.
p.s. I have no hostname and no fixed IP address, but it seems not to be a problem, since I connect using my local IP address. Example: 192.168.1.2:6697
Here is what I have so far in my
#HiddenServiceDir /home/<user>/hidden_service/ #HiddenServicePort 9050 127.0.0.1:9050 # I use as a proxy with firefox sometimmes HiddenServiceDir /home/<user>/irc_hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 6667 127.0.0.1:6667 HiddenServicePort 6697 127.0.0.1:6697 # I have SSL (openssl) installed
* Looking up 2lqozw5sy566nuts.onion * Looking up 192.168.1.2 * Connecting to 192.168.1.2 (192.168.1.2:6697) SOCKS Read error from server. Proxy traversal failed. * Stopped previous connection attempt (1814)
I use as reference the following docs but I'm looking to something more simple and practical:
- http://freehaven.net/anonbib/topic.html#Tor_20Performance (lots of reading)
[EDIT] I'm using Tor>=2.3.x