I currently have tor installed on my Kali Linux laptop, I am trying to run a hidden service. Everything is working fine except I can't set a custom onion address. I have shallot installed and I already have my RSA private key for the domain I want. I keep putting the key inside:
The key stays there, but doesn't apply to the hostname file. Even if I change the onion link in the hostname file itself, when I restart Tor, the hostname file changes back to the original onion link I got when I created my hidden service. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.