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YATQ - Yet Another Tor Question - ORPort not reachable

First of all I use Tor a lot (as a user) and feel I should contribute to it if I can. To that end, I recently installed tor (from git) and point my firefox proxy settings to SOCKS and 127.0.0.1 9050 ...
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Using Ricochet concurrently?

Is it safe to run two ricochet instances on the same system; side-by-side? Is there anything that might conflict (listening ports, etc) that could cause issues? Would you recommend against it for any ...
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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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Is the default low security level dangerous? [duplicate]

The default level is set to low which ensures compatibility with most sites and technology but is it dangerous for security and/or for anonymity?
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Should my orport be public facing?

I port scanned my VPS (tor relay) and noticed both port 9001 and 9030 are public facing; accessible to the entire internet. Is this normal? How might a malicious actor interact with these ports? Could ...
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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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Why tor2web is not secure?

I want to ask about tor2web proxy which is used to access the onion sites through normal internet browser, Why it is said that it is not secure when it uses HTTPS to fetch the onion site from the Tor ...
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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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Hostname Hacking

How do I protect against this vulnerability? https://mascherari.press/dark-web-diaries-hostname-hacking/ > torify curl -H 'Host: localhost' http://myonionaddress.onion It reveals another onion ...
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How to run Tor proxy service on WAN?

I know that the default Tor proxy service listens on localhost:9050. I want to connect to this tor service from a remote machine over the internet. I am using port 9100. I edited the torrc file like ...
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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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I can't connect tor browser. Please Help me [closed]

8/24/2017 9:43:56 AM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 8/24/2017 9:43:56 AM.400 [NOTICE] ...
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How to Start Tor in Full Screen

This is a very small problem, but annoying. I can't find an option so that when you open Tor, it comes up full screen rather than at about 90% of the full screen. I usually just click the full ...
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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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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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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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No Tor log details

Me - 9D60A484CFBDB5B890FB5B18941494734584BA17 I have recently seen this in my torrc log Aug 09 16:04:20.000 [notice] Your Tor server's identity key fingerprint is 'Ybslik ...
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Country Italy unreachable

If in the file torrc is written ExitNodes {at} StrictNodes 1 Tor starts with an IP in Austria. But if in the file torrc is written ExitNodes {it} StrictNodes 1 Tor don't start with an IP in Italy,...
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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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setting the security slider to high is insufficient?

I heard (on youtube) it's better to configure TBB using about:config javascript.enabled=false network.http.sendSecureXSiteReferrer=false network.http.sendRefererHeader=0 network.cookie.cookieBehavior=...
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How to start tor as a service in Mac OSX

I have installed tor using brew install tor. I want to run tor as a service like we do in linux sudo service tor start. How can I do this in my Mac OSX terminal? By the way I'm able to start tor using ...
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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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Problems with starting the tor service on Windows 10 (Error 1064)

Goal: start the tor service on Windows 10 with specified torrc. My attempt: 1 step. tor --service install -options -f C:\TorBrowser\torrc 2 step. Trying to start the service... I get the error. ...
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Directory Cannot be Readed: Permission Denied after update to 0.3.0 [duplicate]

My hidden service run fine when using 0.2.9.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 server. but get permission denied problem when I update it to 0.3.0.9 log: [notice] Tor 0.3.0.9 (git-100816d92ab5664d) running on Linux ...
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How to send Tor traffic through ssh tunnel?

I want to use TOR in such way: Tor Browser --> local Socks5 proxy --> VPS (connection through ssh tunnel) --> Tor Network --> Internet Questions: How to setup such a connection? Will my ISP ...
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Effects of CVE-2017-9445?

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-9445 http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/06/27/8 https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3341-1/ What does this mean for tor browser users? How ...
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Unable to use Tor [duplicate]

29-Jun-17 9:52:05 AM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 29-Jun-17 9:52:05 AM.400 [NOTICE] ...
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Optimal configuration for an obfs4 bridge

In response to the blocking of Tor in even more countries and organisations, I decided to set up a (private) bridge. I would like the bridge to: be accessible to users with strict outgoing connection ...
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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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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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Wrong Password when using system-installed TOR with Tor Browser

I am using Fedora linux with system installed TOR and Tor Browser 7.0.1. I first did export TOR_CONTROL_PASSWD='"secret"' and edited /etc/tor/torrc to the new password by adding the line ...
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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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Multiple TransListenAddress, DNSListenAddress entries

I wanted to know if it's possible to put multiple DNSListenAddress and TransListenAddress entries in the torrc file. What i want to do is redirect the traffic that comes from clients connected to my ...
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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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unable to connect to tor control port on windows 7 [closed]

I am unable to use tor browser as it is not connecting to tor control port. earlier version of tor was working perfectly but the problem started when i updated it.I tried disabled firewall and ...
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torsocks over torsocks? (by accident)

Sometimes I'll $ torsocks --shell, then forget I'm in a torified shell and hours later do $ torsocks curl https://website.com. Does torsocks know not to do tor over tor? Is there some kind of idiot ...
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Configure Tor Browser to use a private Bridge

I want to configure my Tor Browsers to use a private Bridge but cannot locate any documentation which gives the specifics.
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Why do I see the hidden service directory in my browser?

I configured Tor to set up a hidden service in "c:\webserver\www\hidden_service". When I start Tor Browser, it creates the directory "hidden_service" and the hostname and public_key files inside of it....
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How to assign syslog facility of Tor?

I'm running Tor as a daemon and enabled the syslog. The Tor daemon is running well as a socks proxy server and sending all logs to /var/log/messages. But I want to make Tor to write the log through ...
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Install of 64Bit-Version [duplicate]

The Installer automatically installs the 32Bit Version on my 64Bit Windows10 PC. How can I install the 64Bit Version?
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Cloudflare Hates TBB v7? (Not Duplicate)

What was the previous TBB version doing that I wasn't seeing so many Cloudflare captchas? Something in the UA or tweaked in about:config perhaps? All I know is TBB v6.x.x was able to view sites behind ...
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DHCPREQUEST: send_packet: Operation not permitted

seeing a lot of this in my whonix gateway logs. Should I be concerned or do anything about it? $ journalctl -af Jun 02 19:41:30 host dhclient[884]: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 192.168.122.1 port 67 ...
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tor v3.x in xenial?

just saw the latest posts on the torproject blog, i see tor v3.x is out, but after running apt-get update there isn't a tor update? > apt-cache policy tor tor: Installed: 0.2.9.10-1~xenial+1 ...
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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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/var/lib/tor is not owned by this user (root, 0) but by debian-tor (110)

I'm trying to set up a Tor relay on Debian Jessie. I edited the torrc file and set RunAsDaemon 1. When I try to start tor with sudo tor it returns this: [warn] /var/lib/tor is not owned by this user ...
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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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Are .onion addresses leak-proof?

I want to perform tasks other than web browsing over Tor, for example XMPP chat. I don't want to have to rely on a Tor implementation in the applications themselves, but I do want to avoid leaking my ...
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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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