I've been following this tutorial on how to setup Whonix with a lighttp server so I can host my own tor website.

I did all the steps described in the tutorial, but when I try to visit my tor website (through another machine) then it (eventually) says The connection has timed out.

And I'm sure my lighttpd webserver is running. Made sure by doing a ps ax | grep ligh.

My torrc is exactly as it says in the tutorial:

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ 
HiddenServicePort 80

Not sure about the IP address though. Should that be something else?

If not, anyone any idea why my tor website isn't showing?


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Whonix has it's own documentation for this.


I would recommend that instead, because that is up to date information.

The ip they say that you should point to there is:

HiddenServicePort 80

You can also double check the ip inside the whonix workstation with the command 'ifconfig'.

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    I did try ifconfig before, but that showed the ip and that one didn't work. I just tried what you said and that one does work!
    – Vivendi
    May 17, 2015 at 11:33

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