I managed to get my
hostname following the instructions here, which I copied over the one generated by starting the tor browser, in the
hidden_services folder. (EDIT: Not sure it's important, but I ran scallion in windows.)
When I start
./start-tor-browser (TBB 4.0.1 in Ubuntu), I get a message:
Nov 02 18:16:01.000 [notice] Closing stream for '[scrubbed].onion': hidden service is unavailable (try again later).
Every now and again I see this in the tor log:
Nov 02 17:32:25.000 [warn] Could not open "/var/lib/tor/hidden_service//private_ key": Permission denied Nov 02 17:32:25.000 [warn] Error reading private key from "/var/lib/tor/hidden_s ervice//private_key" Nov 02 17:32:25.000 [err] Error loading private key. Nov 02 17:32:25.000 [warn] Error loading rendezvous service keys
I am 100% certain that it's relevant, even though it's staggered by about a half an hour (ie, it's now actually 6:23, so really... almost a whole hour).
For sh*ts and giggles, I
777. It had no effect (still 'unable to connect, firefox can't establish a connection...'). If I blast the
hostname, and restart tor (a few times, plus or minus a few restarts of ubuntu)... I get a regular hostname and private key that DO work perfectly.
What am I doing wrong? I looked for whitespace, but I seem to be saving / copy-pasting okay.