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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Configure tor as proxy

I'm trying to use Tor as a proxy, to make other apps connect to the internet through the tor network. With Tor running and connected I opened another browser, and in the proxy settings I typed 127.0.0....
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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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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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The ReachableAddresses version of FascistFirewall

Is the following the equivalent of using FascistFirewall 1? ReachableAddresses accept *:80 ReachableAddresses accept *:443 I ask this because it seems that FascistFirewall will someday be deprecated ...
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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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TAILS on USB: How to use the rest of the stick

I put the TAILS ISO on a 32GB USB stick with 'dd' (Didn't have a smaller one.) diskutil GUI says the resulting partition is one GB but df in the terminal says it is four GB. diskutil does show the ...
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How do I make Tor use IPv6 for connecting to other peers?

Even if I put the following, it still only makes IPv4 connections to the outside world: ORPort [::]:9001 IPv6Only OutboundBindAddress [::] Bridge [<an IPv6 of a tor node of mine>]:9001 ...
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Tor dying on Raspberry Pi (circuit creation storm, out of memory)

UPD: this question was regarding an older version of Tor (0.2.4.24). With a newer version (which was 0.2.7.2-alpha for me) the problem disappeared. I am running Tor (0.2.4.24) relay on Raspberry Pi (...
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How to force Tor to use just one circuit?

We use Stem's launch_tor_with_config with the following config and then close all circuits opened by it (with close_circuit). MaxCircuitDirtiness and NewCircuitPeriod: tens of hours ...
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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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Can Tor be used with Netflix or Hulu?

I am curious as to how it would work to use Tor for Netflix or Hulu if I have paid subscriptions to both sites.
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How to properly start tor service

For months I've been using: $ sudo systemctl start tor.service but I just realized we can start tor by simply typing "tor" into a terminal. What's the proper/safest way to start and stop tor.service?...
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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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Can I mix country name and nickname in ExcludeNodes line?

When I want to block tor nodes, can I mix country name and nickname and fingerprint or must I only use one of them? ExcludeNodes {de},{dk},{se},{fi},PiratenParteiNRW,...
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Adding/removing hidden services while not affecting the others

I want to host multiple hidden services on the same Tor instance and have the ability to add/remove "programmaticaly" hidden services while Tor is running. As of now I would update a Torrc file and ...
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How can I start obfs4proxy.exe without starting Tor Browser?

Under WIN7 platform, when I start tor browser, there is a job running in taskmanager named `obfs4proxy.exe. How can i start it through command-line since I don't need tor browser? By the way, I can ...
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How can I verify my relay is working?

This is the first time I'm running a relay. Doing it on a raspbian, and I've got some short questions. Be ready: I'm a newb. I'm only controlling my raspberry via SSH, so no GUIs. I opened ports on ...
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How to configure IPv6-enabled bridge?

I'm looking for a valid configuration of an IPv6-enabled Tor Bridge. I have working IPv6-enabled relays, now I'd like to have a bridge (and not to loose IPv4 clients). I wonder if adding the following ...
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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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Does those ExitPolicy make my relay a Tor non-exit relay?

I just set up a non-exit relay and it seems to work. I just want to make sure that I really have a non-exit relay. In the torrc file I set the option ExitPolicy to reject *:*. Does this make a non-...
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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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How can I set up the most useful Tor node?

I've heard of Torservers and Noisetor. I've considered donating to them, but I want to avoid consolidating the Tor network in those two organizations, so I'd like to operate my own Tor node. (I also ...
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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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Can ReachableAddresses be on separate lines?

Can ReachableAddresses be on separate lines? Like this: ReachableAddresses accept *:80 ReachableAddresses accept *:443 Or does it have to fit into one? Like this: ReachableAddresses accept *:443, ...
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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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Using the tor expert bundle on windows

I'd like to use tor as a proxy for curl requests in php. I've downloaded the Expert Bundle and extracted the contents, which is a bit confusing since the description of that download says: Contains ...
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Any way to use Flash with Tor (to ONLY view country-blocked video streams)?

How can I configure Tor, with the Flash player, for ONLY accessing region-banned videos?
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How does one setup a Tor hidden service on android

I am looking for some documentation or guide on setting up a Tor hidden service on android, would I just install Tor? Does it torify everything and act like an app. which has a services like nginx or ...
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How to deal with “SOCKS5 TTL expired” error?

I use privoxy in combination with Tor. Sometimes when I visit a website I get the following error: 127.0.0.1: SOCKS5 TTL expired How can I stop this from happening? In most cases it gets fixed by ...
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Will hibernation cause my relay to lose the Guard flag?

My relay's outgoing traffic is limited, so I had to enable accounting. The limit hasn't been reached for a while now and recently my relay received the Guard flag. Will this flag be lost the next ...
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I can select exit node, I can select entry node. Can I select middle node?

I can select exit node by torrc option. I can select entry node, similar way, right? Can I select middle node? In other word, can I select full chain by hand in torrc? Three fingerprints and ...
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How to make my websites content available as Tor .onion and clearnet .com

I'm running a website with Nginx which I would like to be accessible by Tor and by clearnet. Currently it's only reachable by clearnet, e.g. www.example.com. Of course people just can go to www....
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Connect to Tor-Firefox via Ruby/Watir

I am having issues connecting to Tor via Ruby - Watir webdriver. I use the Tor Browser Bundle. The problem is that when I try to connect via Watir (Selenium) I cannot seem to open Tor instead of ...
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Tor Browser won't launch after torrc file edited for hidden services

I'm a beginner who need a little help. I got stuck while i was trying to setup my hidden service. I'm on a Mac (EL Capitan) running Windows 7 on Parallels Desktop virtual machine. I have my ...
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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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Why does Tor Browser open my timezone file?

During launch, Tor Browser opens /usr/share/zoneinfo/(continent)/(city) Why? How can I hide that info?
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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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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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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 use Tor through UDP Protocol?

I am using internet using 3G Data Card and my network have UDP 53 port open even when I don't have Internet plans. How can I use configure Tor to use UDP 53 port for Internet access.
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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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Accessing Tor hidden services over a single hop circuit

I will presage the expected warnings before posting my question: I fully understand the security risks involved using single hops, however, with regards to my goals I have zero need for anonymity. I ...