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Failed to connect to Tor network?

I tried connecting to the Tor network. Each time it stops at Loading Network Status . This is the log file: 27-05-2015 10:54:40.877 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-...
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Is it possible to make the Tor onion-routing path longer?

By default, Tor uses an onion-routing path with three hops: entry, relay (middle) and exit. Is it possible to configure (or, if necessary, recompile) Tor to use more than three hops? This would lessen ...
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For how long does a circuit stay alive?

How long does it take for Tor to expire a circuit and pick a new one? Is there a way to control this expiration time?
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Does running the Tor browser turn me into a (exit) relay?

If the person downloads the Tor Browser and uses it to surf the Internet, is this person also automatically running a Tor exit node or a Tor relay? Or other nodes?
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What happened to torrc in Tor Browser Bundle?

I just got finished a few weeks ago setting up my torrc to require connections to U.S. ExitNodes. I just used Vidalia to get into the "Tor Configuration File", and edited that. Worked great. Now I've ...
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Best way to set up a Tor lab?

What would be the best [and cheapest] way to set up a private Tor network for testing and experimentation? A rough size estimate is that it should consist of 12 or more onion-routers and should be ...
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How to decrease number of Tor hops?

I want to setup Tor for using only one hop in chain. There is some solution? I understand that this is security risk, but I use tor only for corporate firewall bypassing.
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How to dissconnect Tor browser from the Tor network

How can I configure Tor browser so it does not connect to the tor network? I want it to connect like any other browser would. I would like to use Tor as a hardened browser. I know this question has ...
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Can't find torrc file on Mac

I just installed the TorBrowser (v. 6.0.1) on my mac (OS 10.11.5) - went to the torproject page and downloaded the installer for mac. I am seeing instructions online about changing my torrc file in ...
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Is the latest Tor-0.2.5.10 Expert Bundle broken?

I downloaded the latest Tor Expert Bundle here for Windows 7 and extracted the files and directory structure of the .zip to G:\tor-0.2.5.10. In case it matters, my extracted Tor directory structure is ...
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How reliable is setting an exit via country code?

In torrc, you can select exit nodes by country code (https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#ChooseEntryExit) - how reliable is that selection? Could a malicious (or simply poorly-configured) ...
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Tor on linux - how to select exit nodes manually

On windows, there is an application called Advanced Onion Router (or, AdvOR) which lets you choose your tor exit nodes, and it lists them all out. This is great, because some exit nodes have ...
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Tor circuit selection

Quick question - is it possible to 'exclude' or 'bypass' certain Tor Circuits? Example: At this moment it shows the circuit as France - Netherlands - France. What I am wondering is, can I tell Tor to ...
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How to Add bridge relays

I want to access a website using the Tor Browser, but when I try to log in, the website asks me not to use proxy. So I searched for Tor bridges and entered 3 of them as custom bridges. The Tor ...
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Turning off the proxy part of Tor [duplicate]

I would like to use the tor browser but without the Proxy / Onion element of it. The reason why I would like to do this is because I'd like to use Tor as my main go to browser for normal activities ...
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windows: Tor browser error after editing torrc file

The questions (1 2) about it are for mac OS. I'm strugling with windows 10. I downloaded tor brownser and added that to the torrc file (I want to use it with scrapy) ControlPort 9051 ...
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How to channel all traffic on Kali linux through Tor?

I am new to Tor and linux in general, but I have installed Kali linux and installed Tor and downloaded Tor bundle, but I realised only when I browse through the Tor bundle browser is when my traffic ...
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Getting Tor to randomly use various Country IP's per session

I would like to have Tor use a different IP address in Canada every time I start or restart the application. Is that possible? If so, how?
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How to use Tor behind a http-only proxy?

A proxy supports only http. No http"s". Connect method not supported. In other words, a client can only visit http port 80. Anything else is unsupported. Can Tor be used in such an environment? How? ...
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Specify bridge from command line

Is there a way to specify a bridge while starting Tor, from command line? I'm working on a script that runs multiple instances of Tor and I find it easier to add the bridge (all the instances are ...
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How to use Tor Expert Bundle on Windows?

A step by step guide would be awesome on how to use it and how to configure normal Mozilla Firefox to use proxy to reroute all traffic through Tor using Expert Bundle. (no Vidalia Solution)
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How does “HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient” work?

Reading here I understand that only clients that are listed are authorized to access the hidden service, but how does it work? I mean, is my hidden service really hidden? If a client is not ...
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Tor stopped working upon installing new router/modem

Here is the log regarding the problem: 6/6/2016 17:16:47 PM.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. ...
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How to run the Tor browser without the bundled Tor proxy?

Say one's using GNU/Linux with a Tor daemon setup on a given local port (which happens not to be 9050). Web browsing traffic currently goes like this: vanilla Firefox -> Privoxy -> Tor. Say one would ...
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Creating ExitNodes command for Tor 6.0 on a Mac

I sometimes need to set a specific ExitNodes country code in the torrc file. I am using Mac OS X 10.6.7. Prior to Tor 6.0 the torrc file for TorBrowser.app on a Mac was located in the app's bundle, i....
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Cannot access Tor - Please help

Up until a few days ago, I could access Tor every time I clicked the "Start Tor Browser". Since then, no luck. Here is where I am at. I use Norton Internet Security. Deleted and setup Tor as trusted ...
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Anonabox & Tor (TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH)

I'm using the Anonabox and, as its hardware connects to Tor, I'm looking for something similar to the 'transparent torification' option in the Tor browser (to avoid running everything through Tor ...
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cant connect to tor network 2 mac [duplicate]

Last login: Mon Oct 5 23:12:01 on ttys000 cesar-montanos-MacBook:~ cesarmontano$ 15-10-05 23:17:02.300 [NOTICE] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9150 15-10-05 23:17:02.300 [NOTICE] Renaming old ...
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Registering .onion with Certificate Authority?

Is it possible to register my onion with LetsEncrypt? I'm using Arch. If no, why not? Thanks!
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How do I configure Chrome to use Tor?

Note: I am aware that the Tor Project recommends against this and I want to do it anyway. I've downloaded the Tor Relay Bundle and everything seems to be working fine. I can see myself as a relay on ...
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c# make web request using Tor

I'm trying to create web request using tor.it's giving error "Unable to connect to the remote server" inner exception "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 127.0....
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How to know the number of circuits through my Tor relay(OR)? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to know how many circuits are being build through my Tor relay(OR)? I am using vidalia.
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What's the correct syntax for listing multiple ExitNodes?

In my torrc file, I'd like to exclude certain exit nodes from specific countries, like for example France and Germany. What's the correct syntax for this in torrc? I've found that when I try to list ...
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Tor expert bundle on Windows - no installation instructions

Before there was a installer. Now it's just a zip file with no installation instructions. Where do I put the DATA directory? Also when I run tor.exe nothing happens, I see no command line options ...
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Setting the country of the tor ExitNodes

I'm having some trouble in setting the country of the tor exit nodes. Following this link, by adding the bellow entries to the ./Data/torrc ExitNodes {ru} StrictNodes 1 an exit node from the ...
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How to use a country specific Exit node for IRC, but random exit node for anything else?

While using Tails is it possible to use an exit node based in Norway which I want to use to connect to a Norwegian IRC server (the server blocks non-norwigian IPs). But I want all other traffic go ...
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authenticate telnet connection

I tried connecting to tor in TBB 3.5.1, OS X 10.8.5 using telnet localhost 9151 but since CookieAuthentication is set it requires authentication. From the manual CookieAuthentication 0|1 If this ...
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Directory Cannot be Readed: Permission Denied after update to 0.3.0 [duplicate]

My hidden service run fine when using 0.2.9.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 server. but get permission denied problem when I update it to 0.3.0.9 log: [notice] Tor 0.3.0.9 (git-100816d92ab5664d) running on Linux ...
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Changing tor's default listening port withing the torrc file

I have downloaded and installed the tor browser bundle. I would like to run tor as a single process alone without the browser, so I've been launching the tor.exe which exists in [%Tor Directory%]\...
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Port Reachability Test Failed _ detailed info

I am currently connected to Tor Network, according to Vidalia. When i tried to set up a non-exit relay, i got the following errors: Server Port Reachability Test Failed - Your relay's server port ...
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Can I just run tor and obsfproxy on windows platform without having to start tor browser

Does anyone know how to start tor.exe and obsf4proxy.exe on WIN32 platform without having to launch Tor browser? For instance in order to use a 3389 client to access the 3389 server by tor, I must ...
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Debian-tor user running tor in the background from startup

I recently noticed (by doing top) that there is a process running tor by the user debian-tor. I have installed tor, and use it frequently along with torsocks, but I didn't expect to see it running ...
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Tails Tor not starting

New user to Tails but when it starts up it says it cannot sync network time, so Tor doesn't start. How do I manually get it sorted via terminal or am I doing something wrong? Have tried MAC spoofing ...
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How to run multiple Tor browsers simultaneously and independently with different circuits and exit IP addresses using TBB version 4.0.3? [duplicate]

I have reserched a lot on the subject of how to run multiple Tor Browsers simultaneously, and independently, but could not find anything so far that make that possible. How may I arrange the Tor ...
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How can I anonymize my FTP traffic using the Tor network?

I want to make my ftp server visible only from Tor side.
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How can I run multiple hidden services with lighttpd?

I am trying to run two or more hidden services. My torrc seems to be fine, but I am having trouble with lighttpd.conf. My configuration file contains. $HTTP["host"] == "2uwvt4.onion" { server....
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How is the identity encoded to display the fingerprint

I am looking to encode the identity of a router retrieved from the consensus to give me it's finger print, what is the encoding method used to transform the identity to the fingerprint ? Thanks
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Tor Relay acts as an Exit with reject *:* [closed]

You can find the solution in the end of this post. My Tor relay is working as an Exit, but it is configured with ExitPolicy reject *:*. Hanswurst is the name of my relay. Arm is giving me the ...
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How to set my exit node from within tails by using the command line

I would like to set exit node from within tails by using the command line. I am currently using tails live CD. I tried to do this by saving in torrc but it won't save. I though it might store in RAM, ...
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How do I host multiple hidden services? (Multiple addresses)

I have the same basic issue as this question but it wasn't resolved. I have one functioning service, everything runs fine: HiddenServiceDir /var/www/tor/test1/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:44403 ...