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Tor not starting: status is active (exited)

I'm starting tor using sudo service tor start. When checking sudo service tor status, it's saying: $ sudo service tor status ● tor.service - Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (multi-instance-...
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Application request when we haven't used client functionality lately

Just glanced at my logs and noticed 50+ messages like this from tor. What exactly do these messages mean? I don't think I was using tor at the time the messages occurred. What might've invoked them? ...
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Can the Tor Browser be configured to function as a non-exit relay node?

I downloaded the 64-bit Windows installed for "Tor Browser" from this URL: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en It installed and worked as expected and can display normal and ....
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Editing torrc on Orbot

I'm trying to set my location permanently by adding ExitNodes {US} but this doesn't work in the Orbot app on Android. As this line has to be added at the end of the torrc file, I'm wondering if ...
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TorButton Warning and SSL

A little new to Tor, been taking a closer look at how requests happen in the browser. At the top when I open Tools >> Web Developer >> Browser Console and start browsing the web I notice a few things: ...
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Using Tor over IPv6

Can someone explain what I have to configure to get tor working over ipv6 on client-side? $ torify telnet -6 www.google.com 80 telnet: could not resolve www.google.com/80: Non-recoverable failure in ...
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Migrating a service from its v2 address to a new v3 one

I'm running a bitcoin node behind a v2 onion address. I'd like to migrate its traffic to a different, v3 address. Is there a way that my peers can be notified of such a change so they learn that ...
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Tor configuration stuck 100%

When I type tor in terminal (macOSX), I get this. I want to configure tor but the thing is it gets stuck at 100% and nothing happens then. But the terminal still runs so I assume that it's doing ...
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SSH Into Whonix Workstation

Is it technically possible to SSH into a Whonix workstation locally? So if I'm on the same local network as the device running the workstation. For example, my laptop is on 192.168.0.2, the device ...
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How to setup filezilla client to access TOR?

So the question is obvious now here's what I did: I've tried without openning TOR browser to go to Edit->Settings, then I went to Connection->Generic Proxy and I've selected SOCKS5, then I typed host ...
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starting Tor browser (Windows 7 - 64 bit) - error message

When launching the Tor browser.exe, the following error message pops up: Tor Browser does not have permission to access the profile. Please adjust your file system permissions and try again. Any ...
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Tor starts but does not connect

I am trying to use Tor with Windows10 (I know, I know...). All seems to go well but I can't connect to any site ("connecting" then back to the welcome page). Same thing with the anti-virus and ...
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Optimize Tor Hidden Service

there is VERY little to find about optimizing a website which runs in the Tor network. Besides installing the Tor daemon, what can you do? Are there any tricks like connecting it to more relays than ...
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Is Tor sandboxed on mac os x?

I'm concerned that running a Tor relay may open my machine to attack vectors from bugs (there are always bugs) in the daemon. Using the default installer, will Tor run in an account with limited ...
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Tor Browser does not use exit nodes from specified country on certain websites

I just realized that on certain websites the tor-browser ignores my exit node policy. I specify a certain country as exit node but on certain websites the circuit changes on its own and I receive exit ...
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Can I provide Tor non-exit node while using same Tor as SOCKS proxy?

I'm using Tor for localhost SOCKS proxy and I want to provide Tor non-exit node using same torrc file. ORPort 443 Exitpolicy reject *:* Nickname ieditedtheconfig ContactInfo human@... AccountingStart ...
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I cant get ExitNodes { } working

I've come across a bunch of posts covering this, with answers ranging from "update tor" to "this feature got removed"... and none of them helped me. I run tor in alpine docker, ...
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Does setting Tor Browser to “remember history” cause Tor Browser to violate any of the requirements in its design document?

Several answers to other questions recommend setting Tor Browser to “remember history” to, for example: Save passwords. Add permanent HTTPS certificates: answer 1, answer 2. The last answer has a ...
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How to tunnel a VPN thru TOR (or VPN over Tor, rather) in Windows 10?

I would like to know how I can tunnel a VPN thru TOR. Like so, ME ---> TOR ---> VPN ---> WEBSITE This way, my visible IP address is that of my VPN, and not the TOR exit node. And, my VPN's ...
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How to setup email server for my Tor Hidden Service?

I'm wanting to setup an SMTP server for my tor hidden service. I'm assuming doing so would be as simple as setting up a normal email server and just giving its domain name as the hostname for however ...
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hidden service + reverse proxy not working

i'm trying to set up a hidden service for an existing webserver that is behind a reverse proxy and i'm unable to get it work. i had no problems creating hidden services on servers with no reverse ...
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using autentication with torsocks --address

On Linux, I noticed I can run torsocks by specifying --address so that it connects to another computer and use that computer's tor connection, e.g downloading a file over tor: torsocks --address my....
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Connect to Tor Bridge running on Google Cloud

I deployed a Tor Bridge on Google Cloud. I can connect to the bridge from my local machine(Tor Browser on the local machine) using this - <Googe cloud ip>:9001 9001 is ORPort on Google cloud. ...
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How to configure node restrictions in Tor Browser 8.5.6 for Android?

In Tor Browser for Windows, I can edit the torrc file for things like ExcludeNodes and ExitNodes. In Orbot for Android, there is a settings menu where these can be configured. In Tor Browser 8.5.6 ...
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What is a private Tor network

While reading about botnets leveraging Tor hidden services for command and control I came across a term I have never seen or read about anywhere a private Tor network I tried researching this term ...
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How to change relay nickname of an existing tor relay?

my tor relay has been active for 30 days and was down for 2 to 3 days. when it was down, i changed the relay nickname field in the torrc . its been 24 hours but the relay nickname is not being ...
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How do I specify the SessionGroup option?

I’ve tried running Tor 0.3.5.8 with the following in a config file: SocksPort 9050 SessionGroup=1 I get [warn] Invalid SocksPort option ‘“SessionGroup=1”’ and Tor fails to start.
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Tor keeps in “searching informations about the relay” when ExitNodes parameter is set in torcc file

I added some lines in my torcc file. At first I added: ExitNodes {fr},{be},{ch},{lu},{mc} StrictNodes 1 When I launch Tor with Vidalia it keeps in the state "searching informations about the relay",...
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Nginx directory disclosures?

I'm dealing with a minor information disclosure when using nginx with onions. Servervault.com might be better suited for an nginx question, but I'm not sure a lot of those guys understand onions or ...
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First time starting Tor Browser after reboot always result in "Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection"

on my system Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit I have used Tor Browser for years. Currently I am using the latest officially stable version 7.0.1. I use bridge meek-azure if this is in some importance. When ever I ...
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"Something Went Wrong! Tor is not working in this browser." How to Fix?

Unfortunately I have been unable to have Tor successfully connect to a website. I notice that the problem seems to be a "general SOCKS server failure," but unfortunately I have no idea how to resolve ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot using tails or whonix?

NetworkManager in ubuntu and arch have a handy feature that allows users to turn an additional wireless card into a wifi hotspot. The idea is: boot whonix or tails in virtualbox, connect a wireless ...
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Orbot Tor on android nougat issues

I installed Orbot for android on a Nexus 6p device, it works fine on first launch, but when I tried to "exit", it kept launching in the background, going to the app again, the UI was toggling fast ...
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Prevent Changing Exit Node

How to prevent changing exit node when browsing? (same IP address until browser restart) Note that it is not enough for me to specify just certain domains to have one IP - all domain visits must have ...
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How do bandwidth authorities measure bandwidth?

After reading a number of questions and resources on bandwidth measurements and life cycle of tor relays: can anyone tell me about the bandwidth weights? Can anybody explain the Advertised bandwidth,...
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Website seems to know location / Orbot & Orfox

I have been using orbot/orfox on an android/cyanogen tablet. However, a website seems to still know my location. I would like to prevent this, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I am not ...
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Run tor and TBB at the same time with the same ports on same PC

Just what the title says: is it safe/good practise/etc to run tor as a service (LM17.2) and TBB on the same PC, same time, same ports? Will this be related to that part of the FAQ where it says I have ...
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Using obfs4; Tor fails to connect

5/30/2015 10:37:51 AM.300 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 5/30/2015 10:37:51 AM.300 [NOTICE] ...
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Gmail and Gtalk over Tor suggestions

How should one best access Google communications and social services, like Gmail, Talk/Hangouts, and maybe G+ over Tor? I'll propose the default threat model for interacting with Google as : We've ...
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connecting issues when setting 'ExitNodes' in torrc

The Tor connection was unstable so I had to use bridges.Got the bridges from bridges.torproject.org and put in the torrc file: UseBridges 1 # This works for Ubuntu Linux, adjust the path according to ...
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How to use Tor via VPN and with help of bridges?

When I tried to use Tor with VPN it worked at my home network but when I tried at my university it can't open as they have blocked Tor so I have to use VPN which I'm sure they haven't blocked, but ...
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Tor won't start, no hostname

I installed Tor and a webserver on a box running Centos 6, the webserver is working fine but Tor is not starting correctly or creating the hostname file. When I try to start it, it says this: [root@...
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Whonix - How to get Java Plugin installed/working on Iceweasel? + GUI, Troubleshooting questions

I need help installing or messing with certain things on Whonix. Most important is getting Java to work on it in the browser. I've installed Iceweasel and Chromium, and JRE 8 and JDK6 (long story...),...
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Tor Secret Key isn't working on local host server

I'm new to Tor, and so far I've managed to get public & secret keys. But when I try to run my public key on my Tor browser, it says "Unable to Connect" and the sub-line is "Firefox can't establish ...
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sudden change in port number of closest relay when changed to pasing traffic of Firefox through Tor network

I understand to obtain the complete successful results out of Tor, is it mandatory to use Tor browser bundle. But sometimes, for a general user, Firefox is much tempting to use for many reasons as a ...
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What are Bridges and Relay Centers in Tor

While configuring Tor you get something called Bridges and Relay Center. I have tried to decode what is this exactly and how to configure this but failed miserably due to which I just removed the ...
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How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Windows 7 machine?

How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Windows 7 machine? And if you can tell-me step-by-step, I appreciate a lot of!!
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Is there a way to use Tor to download apps for Windows 8 from the Windows Store anonymously?

Is there a way to use Tor to download apps for Windows 8 from the Windows Store anonymously? The Windows Store uses its own customized app for access and apparently isn't accessible from normal ...
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Bridge distribution mechanism says "none" despite it having been set in torrc?

So I am running a new bridge relay at https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/D8931228F0FEB5668C7F5680D9B6CDB2AF86690E Oddity happening, despite it being listed in the torrc confoguration to be ...
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Exact location of the torrc configuration file for Tor Browser Bundle

I'm currently using the Tor Browser Bundle on a Debian 11 machine, I downloaded it from the Tor website. I need to customize the ExitNodes, in order to do this I have to edit the torrc file. I have ...
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