On page 99 of the book "Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online", there's this passage about HiddenServicePort:

Generally, you would to keen the hidden service address as the loopback address---it provides no deanonymizing information at all (referring, by definition, to the system running Tor).

What kind of information does it not send that the typical NIC does (thus deanonymizing the server)?

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