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Questions about configuring Tor software.

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System requirement for Dedicated TOR system

What is the system requirements, including OS, for a system dedicated only to TOR. Thanks
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torrc startup scripts - a -f /full/path/to/your/fully/custom/config?

This is related to Is there a way in tor to tell to prefer tor relays from another country? where somebody named Alexey Vesnin shared something about sharing the full path in your startup scripts, see ...
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Choosing computer hardware to run Tor relays - (CPU RAM cable HDD SSD etc)

I am thinking of buying a computer to use only for running Tor relays from England in the United Kingdom. I am writing to ask for advice on which details of the machine make a difference to the ...
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Problems setting up Tor bridges and relays with UK internet BT Home Hub 6

I have been trying to set up a relay from a laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 connected to the internet through a BT Home Hub 6, and am having a problem reported as being with Port 9001 not being reachable. ...
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Prevent traffic correlation/timing attack

When running a hidden service, should the operator run own entry guard? Logic be that if the entry guard run by operator, no possible way for traffic correlation by malicious people. Traffic ...
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Why is there a torrc process running on my Ubuntu machine?

I just noticed that there is a torrc process running on my Ubuntu machine. I'm seeing this when I do a ps. debian-+ 1260 0.3 0.7 76064 31384 ? Ss 03:46 0:00 /usr/bin/tor --...
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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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SSL between onion and web server

I have seen recommendations to run the hidden service and the web server on different servers. I currently have the hidden service running in a second vm than the nginx server which points to an ...
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Selecting “Use hardware acceleration when available” causes issue where the browser can't launch

In the process of making some adjustments in options, I selected "Use hardware acceleration when available", on next attempted relaunch I got a message basically saying 'something has caused the ...
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How to use the JRE with Tor in Tails OS

I have a executable .jar file which I want to execute. It needs internet access, but it seems like it is the only program wich is not able to access the internet. I use the standard configuration for ...
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Using Tor in perl script with $mech->get

I am trying to use the following in my perl script, can anyone tel me why i am unable to connect. Where am I wrong? my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new(); $mech->proxy(['http'], 'http://...
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Logfile shows 'Catching signal TERM, exiting cleanly'

Dearest Group, Installed on Ubuntu 16.04 from Torproject (Xenial) repository. In the torrc config file - 'RunAsDaemon 1' is un-commented. The log file shows 'Catching signal TERM, exiting cleanly' ...
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Reloading torrc without loosing flags

Everytime I edit some parameters in my torrc file and then send a "pkill -sighup tor" to reload the configuration, I loose my HSDir-Flag and my uptime. Is it possible to reload the torrc without the ...
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Viewing video stream

I have recently signed up for a video streaming site (watch.filmstruck.com). I can sign into their website without any problem, but when I chose a movie, what appears to be their video player opens up,...
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Can't connect to .onion pages, browser is configured to use Tor

The Tor 'check' site says my browser is configured to use Tor. Everything seems to work OK when I browser regular sites, except I can't get to any .onion pages. For any .onion page I get an error ...
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Is there a limit in the number of connections?

When I use Tor as a socks5 proxy for my applications, is there a limit in the number of connections I can perform to other hidden services (addresses.onion)? I am developing an application to check ...
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Tor Non Exit Relay Port Issue

I am trying to set up a tor non exit relay, i am running it on debian wheezy inside of a virtual machine run in hyper-v on server2o12 r2 datacenter, my router is a ubiquiti ER-8Pro both ports 9001 and ...
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TorBrowser commandline set torrc

Is there any solution to run, on windows, TorBrowser (firefox.exe) from command line and set the torrc configuration files? Or can i set the ExitNote from commandline?
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tor for Android phone

Wondering the steps to take to make my note 8 totally anonymous so there's less chance of anything getting hacked after downloading tor system. Is it enough to just check all the boxes on apps under ...
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Stopping a DDoS attack on Tor daemon

I've already check How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack? and How to deal with DDOS attacks? and How to mitigate layer 7 attacks on hidden services?. The problem is not DDoS of web ...