Seeing that I find the technical side of it extremely interesting, I want to try to set up a Tor hidden service. For this I am following the Torproject instructions. I installed Tor, have it running, installed a LAMP server, and then edited the
/etc/tor/torrc file with the following lines:
HiddenServiceDir /home/hubbtwea/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80
sudo /etc/init.d/tor_restart) should then create the folder
/home/hubbtwea/hidden_service/ with two files in it. Restarting goes fine:
* Stopping tor daemon... [ OK ] * Starting tor daemon... [ OK ]
but afterwards, there is no folder created in my home dir. I then try to restart Tor again (with the same command) and then it says the following:
* Stopping tor daemon... [fail] * Starting tor daemon... [ OK ]
It seems to be able to start, but not to stop (I wouldn't know why), and there is still no
hidden_service folder created in my home folder.
Does anybody know what I could be doing wrong here?