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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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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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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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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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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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Tails display errors and persistence errors!

First off, I am running Tails live off of a USB drive on a MacBook Retina. Everything boots up fine, but the display resolution is way to high for my screen and everything looks so small. When I try ...
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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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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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I have specified a DirPort (80) in my torrc, and it is allowed in UFW but metrics.torproject.org/rs.html does not list it

This seems to started after I specified an IPv6 address for my ORPort. Everything server side indicates my DirPort is reachable, but Tor Metrics (not tor on my server) says it is unreachable (...
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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?

Is it possible, and if so how, to set tor so that my entry and/or exit IP will be from a specific state in the US ? Idk like NY, FL, TX, CA... I already know how to choose a specific country, but i'd ...
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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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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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Set a tor server behind http proxy

I'm trying to make a tor relay server over a http proxy on a ubuntu 14.04 lts machine. Log output: $ cat /var/log/tor/log Aug 17 18:19:06.000 [notice] Tor 0.2.4.27 (git-412e3f7dc9c6c01a) opening new ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to disable Windows Tor Browser 9.0 update check?

How to disable Windows Tor Browser 9.0 update check? I have traversed Stack Exchange and found no valid methods. Includes the following invalid articles: https://superuser.com/questions/1325421/...
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Unable to open a web-page in Tor

I'm trying to open https://read.amazon.com on the latest version of Tor but I get a black screen. It works fine on Tor versions below 7. I'm wondering if I tweak the browser to get the web page to ...
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torrc file in Mac OS High Sierra

I installed tor via brew: brew install tor I am able to start tor from the command line, and the directory that tor is looking for the config file /usr/local/etc/tor does not exists after the ...
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How to change IP Address every few seconds with TOR in Linux

I want to know if I can configure TOR on Linux to change / rotate IP every 30 seconds or say X seconds . I have tor setup but I don't want to keep browsing with same IP and want to change it every ...
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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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Tried for 120 seconds to get a connection to 200.0.1.102:55555. Giving up. (waiting for circuit)

I don't know myself need to wait.I have set the torrc.conf correctly.And I have seen the circuit is built by nyx. please help me
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User Agent Change in Tor for Android

general.useragent.override is absent in Tor for Android. Does this mean that user agent changes are not possible?
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How do I drop non-Tor traffic in iptables and allow only Whonix-Gateway traffic?

I want to drop all non-Tor traffic in iptables and allow only traffic from Whonix-Gateway virtual machine on the host. My iptables config: # Generated by iptables-save v1.8.2 on Sat May 18 15:54:56 ...
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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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Auto web page shut down

Is it possible for me to set a timer for the Tor Browser window to close automatically if no activity is detected. Or could Tor Browser be set to do this automaticlly when I visit banking websites or ...
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How does TOR select which entries, exits and relays to use when creating a circuit?

Does the selection-algorithm weight anything differently in any way, and if so: On what metrics? Why? & what benefit does this bring to the TOR network?
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Your connection is not secure

I am trying to setup a .onion address to point to my https site. Every time I try to access it from the .onion address I get a warning in Tor browser: Your connection is not secure. The owner of ...
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can TOR network ban my ip for making too many requests?

i am using TOR to scrape .onion website. i am making 1 request per second to be on safe side. my question is can TOR network/specific relay server BAN my server's IP address for making too many ...
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Hidden files are hidden (reproducible)

Specification: OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Tor Browser Bundle: upgraded from 7.x to 8.0.3 (latest version) Issue (summary): FileChooser.show-hidden is set to false after save and open dialog is canceled or ...
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Hidden service won't connect

I recently created a hidden service to host a personal site of mine. It runs Ubuntu with nginx as webserver.... last night it was working perfectly, yet today it refuses to connect to the hidden ...
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How to install a Tor relay on windows as a service?

How do you install Tor to run as a middle relay on windows? And how do you make it start automaticly as a service?