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Unable to connect to localhost or 127.0.0.1

I am trying to setup onion hidden service and i am using xampp default apache web server. I setup everything correctly and got my hostname and private key but the main problem i am getting is that i ...
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Why it can not connect to Tor?

Guys! I get a trouble in using Tor recently.I can't connect to Tor trough Obfs4 and Meek on Android.My ISP is China Mobile Communciations Corporation.Several kinds of VPN and Tor bridges can't work in ...
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Tor Unexpectedly Exited. This might be due to a bug in Tor itself, another program… MAC OSX Sierra

Seen many posts on this with no working solution. Installed Tor via website for Mac OS Sierra. Can't see any other Tor process running in Activity Monitor. Inside my torbrowser.app I double clicked ...
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Deny a Hidden Service to communicate with servers of one country

I would like to deny my Hidden Services (HS) to speak with any servers from one country but I would like to allow other hop of my circuit to be from that country For example my HS is hosted in ...
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How change arm's torrc path?

Default arm's torrc path is "~/.arm/torrc", how can a change it to "/etc/tor/torrc"? I has searched in arm's documentation but can not find a solution.
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notice Tried for 122 seconds to get a connection to scrubbed:80. Giving up

Getting error while sending multiple http requests through tor circuit. Sep 18 17:59:13.000 [notice] New control connection opened. Sep 18 17:59:28.000 [warn] Destination '[scrubbed]' seems to be an ...
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Gmail and Yahoo access using Tor

I used the firefox add-on "Export Import Cookies" to import cookies and logs into email accounts like gmail and yahoo with Tor Browser 6.5 successfully, but that does not work in Tor Browser 7.05. In ...
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Tor doesn't allow hidden services

For testing reasons, I have to run tor without torbrowser bundle on windows. I do the following: 1) Open cmd prompt windows 2) chdir to the directory where tor.exe is 3) Execute cmd line: tor.exe ...
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HTTPSEverywhere bug? (forcing onions)

http://www.kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion/wiki/Forcing_.onion_on_Whonix.org Also "Idea 2" in this post: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/cooking-onions-names-your-onions This function of httpseverywhere no ...
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How to block scripts loading from certain domains?

On a few sites I visit using Tor, there are (apparently harmless) third-party scripts collecting user activity information for marketing purposes. These scripts are seriously slowing down the page ...
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Failed to edit torrc file

I tried to change the torrc file (on the Windows 8.1) but when I want to launch Tor I get this screen below. I want to use Stem library so I wrote this text in torrc: HashedControlPassword *** ...
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my tor connection timed out?

when I tried to close it I couldn't it looks like it froze or something, do I have to update my mac?? its not opening, I fixed my timezone (I use a mac OS X version 10.9) here's the log: 8/13/17, 2:...
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Tor fails to run on Windows 10 Build 16241 64 bit

I installed Tor on a Windows 10 Insider Build but it fails to run. I opened Taskmanager but failed to detect any activity from Tor. Tor has run successfully 'out of the box' under earlier builds but ...
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Whonix gateway syslogs question?

I've been keeping an eye on my whonix gateway logs lately and noticed two things. The first is this: "Time has been changed" message? I am also seeing "Time has been changed" spamming my ...
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Tor browser and amazon.com

Using the Tor browser on amazon.com, everything appears normal, however, when you purchase something and hit "place order" you immediately get the confirmation email but amazon.com immediately cancels ...
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Modifying torrc for openvpn?

When using a VPN, should I make any changes to my torrc? Such as defining the default route on (tun0) 10.4.0.1? Using Ubuntu 16.
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Cannot connect tor, Identity key mismatch

I tried connecting to tor, but I'm getting a identity key mismatch and I have no idea how to fix it. Jun 21 19:43:06.202 [notice] Tor v0.2.4.27 (git-412e3f7dc9c6c01a) running on Linux with Libevent ...
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Tor Won't Launch

Every time since last night when I try to launch TOR I get "Tor exited during startup. This might be due to an error in your torrc file, a bug in Tor or another program on your system, or faulty ...
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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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My hidden service fails to load as long as the Tor Browser is open on the same host

I use my hidden service as a way to access my home computer from my phone securely and regardless of any IP changes. Today, I installed the Tor Browser. After I launched it, the hidden service became ...
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Does restricting guard node choice negatively affect anonymity?

In response to the comment on https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-0306-released-new-series-stable Is old version of tor node a bottleneck in the whole tor chain (in sense of security)? Does it ...
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configuration to run tor as relay, crashing tor browser in windows

My experience of using tor on a windows machine is not good (see this). I have successfully used tor as a relay on my Linux virtual machine (just to test how it works) and it worked fine. So, I know ...
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How to configure mail2tor with thunderbird

I've been tying to set up my mail2tor email with thunderbird, but not having any luck. I've followed a couple of guides online which provide server settings etc, but it still doesn't work. Most ...
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proxy error after installing Tor browser on Mac

After installing the Tor browser from Tor project on my Mac, I got the following error when I attempted to go to a web site: The proxy server is refusing connections . Firefox is configured to ...
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Something went wrong

I've searched through the tips/faq and I cannot find an answer. I also have went through pages of google trying to get help on my own. I have deleted it and reinstalled it a few times, and each time ...
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Can't Connect to Tor Network, failed to Establish Network

I'm trying to browse tor on my university wifi, but whenever I try to connect, it doesn't connect after a long time. I've used some bridges and it still can't connect. Log: 1/31/2017 10:31:11 AM.200 [...
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Looking for Conflux code

I'm looking for source code of Conflux tool, published here. There's statement: 'We implemented the multipath construction and cell sequencing, buffering, and reordering in the Tor source code (...
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Tor exited during startup. 6.0.7

I am trying to start Tor Browser 6.0.7 on macOS Sierra 10.12.1. Upon attempting to launch I get the following message: "Tor exited during startup. This might be due to an error in your torrc file, ...
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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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Why is Tails (2.5) Live O/S ignoring 'ExitNodes' in torrc?

is this a possible unreported bug in the tor browser 6.0.3 on tails 2.5 live? just for clarification, i experimented and added these commands: ExitNodes {CH} StrictNodes 1 either one by one ...
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How to close tails firewall port?

I need to closing two or more open firewall ports in tails. How can I send the command to do this?
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Syncing bookmarks in TBB?

Is it safe to sync bookmarks between multiple tor browsers using firefox's built-in sync feature? I'm using tbb on 3 different computers at this point and it's getting a bit annoying trying to keep ...
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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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Configure firefox to not send hidden authentication data to third party sites?(Just Like tor browser does)

I am configuring Firefox(for android) to reduce browser fingerprinting and to make it more anonymous like the tor browser. I use Orbot for connecting to Tor. I tried to use the ublock addon to block ...
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Hidden service not accessible after configuring transparent proxy

I am configuring a transparent proxy on my server using the instructions given here https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy Everything is fine, I make required changes to ...
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TOR 6.0 no longer opens from flash drive

I've always launched TOR from a password protected flash drive, (many years). Version 6.0 gives an error message that path is unavailable and I may not have permission to this file. I am ...
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My Bank WILL NOT accept TOR… For past 3 months

My Bank... stopped opening with Tor since Ver 5.5. and still does not work with Ver 6.0... It does connect ... but will not display the page. Then upon retry, get a Tor error that says Server ...
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What do I do when install doesn't seem to complete?

Cannot get Tor to start\open after install. I have both d\l's available to use for my install; neither apparently works, or I am missing something. If I use the 'wizard' installer, it gives me 4-5 '...
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Whonix cannot sync time

I am trying to sync the time on both whonix gateway and workstation but am getting the following connectivity errors upon running whonixcheck with the verbose flag set. On the gateway I get: $ ...
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How to configure Tor browser without Vidalia on Mac OS X?

I have a problem with finding a configuration file for my downloaded Tor browser bundle (the default installation from project webpage). I want to adjust some advanced settings for my Tor browser, and ...
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Any issues with ip leaking when using youtube-dl with tor?

I've wondering if using youtube-dl to download youtube videos will leak my real ip, like with p2p. If so, is there a way to protect against this, or is there another linux app that can do the same ...
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Tor gets connected with Windows but not with Tail (with the same bridges)

I don't really understand why I have this problem. I managed to get TorR connected with bridges with no problem at all with Windows 7, but with Tails it is impossible. I use the same configuration ...
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tor profile missing or inaccessible

I recently reset the settings on my tor browser, and now when i try to open it i get a window with the following message: Your Tor Browser profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or ...
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Can’t start DHCP server in whonix gateway. Help please!

I want to use a android VM linked to a whonix gateway. I followed the tutorial as described here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Other_Operating_Systems#Whonix-Android-Workstation The installing and ...
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Captcha aggravation - chasing me away

If I use Tor browser with Disconnect Search engine it is not too bad but when I try to go to StackExchange I get tied up every time for about 5 minutes solving Captcha challenges. If I use my Firefox ...
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I can't register on twitch.tv with TOR beacuse image captcha loops itself

I am having a need to register a twitch.tv account with TOR (my static IP got blocked thanks to my brother) but i am experiencing issue with account creation. The form doesnt allow me to go forward ...
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Tor 0.2.7.6 uses 100% of CPU all the time!

I just updated my Tor with tor-0.2.7.6.tar.gz, but when I run tor, it uses 100% of one of my CPU's cores, even if I run something simple like tor --version. What is going on?
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Relay Can't Bind Tor to Port 9050

I'm setting up a relay on Ubuntu 14.04 using the instructions here: https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en#ubuntu. My config is super small and basic: ORPort 9050 DirPort 9030 ...
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Tor first update: 404 not found

I just downloaded Tor Browser via apt-get install tor-browser and when I run it, it starts a little update window saying the tarball will be downloaded, but then it says: "Download Error: 404 not ...
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How to configure Pidgin without Tor?

I want to connect to an IRC server but the server is rejecting Tor users. How can I use Pidgin, or any other IRC program to connect outside Tor? I tried Pidgin >> Modify >> Proxy >> Proxy type: No ...