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Can Tor change circuit while accessing a webpage?

In that case, it should download the page from the beginning because the TCP connection was closed, right? If it's not the case, how does Tor know when the site has finished loading?
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Minimum Processor required?

I have an older computer I'd like to set Tor up on, but I'm trying to figure out if its Intel Pentium 2 will support it. I have 2GB of RAM, XP SP3, adequate graphic/audio cards, etc. I' just like to ...
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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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Using .onions to forward to public .com

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/site HiddenServicePort 80 tor.stackexchange.com or HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/site HiddenServicePort 80 151.101.129.69:80 ...
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How can I detect number of hops being used?

ExcludeSingleHopRelays 0 AllowSingleHopCircuits 1 AllowSingleHopExits 1 Does this configuration force Tor to behave just like common proxy without anonymity? How can I detect if Tor uses only one hop?...
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Send all OpenVPN traffic through TOR?

I have an OpenVPN server and I want to be able to route all requests that are made to that OpenVPN server through a proxy, so that the requests will look like they are made be the internet address of ...
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How to properly build static binary of Tor on Ubuntu 13.04?

Is there a guide to build static version of Tor from latest source on Ubuntu 13.04? I'm looking for ldd output: not a dynamic executable There is main problem that I have remembered, openssl-dev ...
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When only using HTTPSProxy in torrc, will also directory requests get routed through that proxy?

It's not possible to use Tor behind a http-only proxy (not supporting the "connect" method. Tor's manual says: HTTPProxy host[:port] Tor will make all its directory requests through this host:...
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How can I disable the grey border?

In Tor, I see a border around every webpage. I think it might be to hide fingerprints, but it really annoys me. Is there any way I can remove it? I am using Tor 9.0.2 on Windows 10
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Enabling JavaScript in Orfox

Some websites require JavaScript to be enabled. How can I enable it in Orfox? (The option was under Settings in Orweb.) Thank you.
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TOR asking for donations?

I downloaded new TOR and got an ad on the top of the browser stating "Please support TOR DONATE" with a pic of Cory Doctorow on the top of the page. I never saw TOR advertise before. Is this the ...
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block tor2web, onion.city,cab, .link etc

How would i block tor2web and proxies like that from my tor hidden services? Like a nginx rule or something to make sure no one can access my tor hidden service through these services.
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ExitPolicy to local machine

There is a comment in the torrc man page that exit policies can target the local machine or private networks, like say : ExitPolicy accept 127.0.0.1:80 ExitPolicy reject private:* Does anyone ...
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How to use Chinese IP only on Tor Browser?

Question as captioned. I know how to set the exit node to USA by setting the exit node parameter to "us" and to England by "gb". But when I set that parameter to "cn", it seems fail to use a Chinese ...
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Is it feasible and rational to combine the Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity of the client? And, how to implement it?

Is it feasible and rational to combine the capability of Tails package and Whonix package to improve the anonymity and security of the client? And if so, how one may implement it?
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How can I sync computer's time with Tor?

I know about NTP, but since it's communication is NOT encrypted I don't want to use it. The question is, how can I sync time with Tor proxy? "HTP" protocol can achieve this, but it's not reliable(...
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Host List Blocking

If I have a host list here:C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts for blocking malicious,& ad websites/servers. How do I make it work with Tor?
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How to sandbox/harden tor browser bundle?

A few months ago the user Canonizing Ironize suggested: Run tor-browser-bundle with another user Create a new network namespace so the process only sees the local loopback device, create a read-...
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PrivacyTools.io about:config tweaks

i'm on https://www.privacytools.io/ and noticed tbb version 6.0.4 doesn't modify many of the suggested "Privacy Related about:config Tweaks": privacy.trackingprotection.enabled = true ...
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Does Tor block network administrators from determining sites accessed/data downloaded?

If I am on a network in which the admins monitor sites accessed and possibly data downloaded; can I be confident that Tor would block them from doing this? Are there any exceptions - for example if ...
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Can using F11 “Full Screen” be captured by websites?

I know that your window size can be captured by java scrips, and CSS, and who knows what else, and is used every day against you to try and isolate your online uniqueness. I tend to always try to use ...
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Designing P2P application over Tor

I am building a P2P C++ application that uses tor as a socks proxy to connect to the internet. This P2P app will only connect to other users running the same application, so all the communication ...
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Two Internet connections - how bind/lock Tor to use only one of them?

As the title says - I have two network interfaces on my computer and I want to bind/lock Tor to strictly use only one of them. How do I achieve that? I tried doing it with the application "...
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Tor relay (arm monitor) doesn't seem to follow Tor settings (torrc)

I'm a rookie Tor relay operator but would like to give back to the community. According to the data in the arm-software (https://www.torproject.org/projects/arm.html.en) my Tor settings - the torrc-...
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Tor doesn't work with urllib2

I am trying to use tor for anonymous access through privoxy as a proxy through urllib2. System info: Ubuntu 14.04, recently upgraded from 13.10 through dist-upgrade. This is a piece of code I am ...
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How to show Tor nodes or exits

When I used Tor a time ago, on the left top corner I could see wich nodes and exit was currently used. Now I don't find that function anymore. How do I do this? Thanks in advance for any reaction!
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Tahoe-LAFS over Tor

_ Dear Tor-community, We would like to run a tahoe-lafs-grid over tor, so different tahoe-lafs-nodes don't necessarily need to know each other. They should never reach each other outside of the tor ...
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Guard Nodes: how long is too long?

I've had the same guard node for almost 4 weeks now. I know it's natural to have the same guard for a prolonged period, but a month? I use tbb every day, tbb version 6.0.7 on ubuntu 16. Would anyone ...
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SSL, Mixed Content

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Mixed_content Mixed active content is content that has access to all or parts of the Document Object Model of the HTTPS page. This type of ...
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How to minimize latency in Tor?

I am looking for a way to minimize the latency while using Tor, while remaining relatively anonymous. A minor loss in anonymity is acceptable, however. This is mostly for testing purposes, but I ...
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Cannot access Tor - Please help

Up until a few days ago, I could access Tor every time I clicked the "Start Tor Browser". Since then, no luck. Here is where I am at. I use Norton Internet Security. Deleted and setup Tor as trusted ...
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Tor circuit chaining

Is it possible to use multiple tor circuits chained together? tor_circuit --> tor_circuit --> ... --> tor_circuit I know of a solution on windows using tortilla for windows that allows ...
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Anonabox & Tor (TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH)

I'm using the Anonabox and, as its hardware connects to Tor, I'm looking for something similar to the 'transparent torification' option in the Tor browser (to avoid running everything through Tor ...
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Is it possible to run a second tor relay on the same LAN?

I have been trying to test it out, I've changed the ORPort and DirPort and forwarded them on the router but I keep getting the following messages. pi@raspberrypi ~ $ tail -f /var/log/tor/logled--see ...
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Tor Doesn't Work Anymore [duplicate]

My college uses the SonicWall firewall to block websites and unauthorized internet connections. I installed Tor 2 months ago and it worked fine. However, I'm trying to connect to the Tor Network (when ...
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Who knows how many hops a client is using?

If an user changes the number of hops of his/her Tor client to some non-standard number (i.e. !=3), what nodes and who else in the circuit would know how many hops this client is using?.
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Is it safe to use shared HidServAuth with hidden service?

https://secure.sw.gs:419/aaw/publist/adblock.html This webpage ask me to include HidServAuth to my torrc file. However, I'm not sure that this is safe. What will happen if someone and I connect to ...
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Tor ExitNodes as ip address is not working

Tor ExitNodes accept ISO country code or Ip address.. Trying to connect Tor ExitNode like.. ExitNodes {X.X.0.0/16},{X.X.0.0/20} StrictExitNodes 1. but it's not working. so it is not possible ...
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Install a Tor relay on Windows with Tor Browser Bundle

I can not install or configure a Tor relay. I had Tor downloaded, installed several times on Windows XP. There is no Vidalia in it or came with it. The union button gives me no options like Vidalia ...
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authenticate telnet connection

I tried connecting to tor in TBB 3.5.1, OS X 10.8.5 using telnet localhost 9151 but since CookieAuthentication is set it requires authentication. From the manual CookieAuthentication 0|1 If this ...
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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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Control Port telnet AUTHENTICATE without any password

As mentioned in stem.torproject: If your torrc doesn't have a CookieAuthentication or HashedControlPassword then to authenticate you will simply call AUTHENTICATE after connecting without any ...
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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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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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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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tor is not working [duplicate]

01/09/2015 10:17:55 ص.000 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 01/09/2015 10:17:57 ص.400 [NOTICE] ...
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transparent torification [duplicate]

I'm using the Anonabox as internet connection. As its hardware connects to Tor, it is recommended to activate 'transparent torification' in the Tor browser to avoid running everything through Tor ...
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Why does my Tor browser not run? [duplicate]

My operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate I get two options after clicking on Start Tor Browser green globe. The first is I would like to connect directly to the Tor network... (Connect) And below ...
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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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PPTP VPN to Tor [closed]

I have a Mac OS X server with a PPTP VPN server running. I want to connect my iPhone to Tor by routing all traffic via my VPN server. How can I configure my server to route the outgoing traffic over ...

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