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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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How to edit the torrc in “NT AUTHORITY\LocalService” account?

As the title say, how can I do it ? I has made a decision to uninstall Vidalia and use only tor.exe to run as a relay. I have tried to install Tor into the service so it is not going to disturb me. ...
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Run Tor in the background via the shell

After configuring the Tor relay through a remote SSH session my terminal is still waiting (sort of stuck at this line on my remote SSH session ). it says: Nov 11 10:10:00.000 [notice] Performing ...
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Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address?

Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address? The TBB "Check for Updates" should happen over an onion. It's seems plausible that nation state actors have the ability to mitm such ...
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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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How to Add bridge relays

I want to access a website using the Tor Browser, but when I try to log in, the website asks me not to use proxy. So I searched for Tor bridges and entered 3 of them as custom bridges. The Tor ...
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Setting up non-exit Tor relay on Linux Debian Stretch

The server is running Linux Debian Stretch (9, testing). I have installed tor as follows: I created APT file for Tor: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list I entered these lines: deb http://...
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How can i nginx reverse proxy to .onion site ? which is on TOR network?

i have installed TOR and nginx on my cent os server. when i proxy_pass requests to the TOR running on my localhost and supply host headers of .onion website. i am getting tor is not an http proxy ...
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How do I host multiple hidden services? (Multiple addresses)

I have the same basic issue as this question but it wasn't resolved. I have one functioning service, everything runs fine: HiddenServiceDir /var/www/tor/test1/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:44403 ...
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Is it a contribution simply by using Tor?

I heard that using Tor is also a contribution because users will produce different activities to prevent being recognized by activity. Is it true?
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Can I turn-OFF the warning that comes with maximizing the Tor window?

I realize it's an important notice so that people understand what anonymity they may be giving up by performing the action, but if I'm on a website that I've more or less accepted, and maybe even ...
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Something is wrong with Linux 64-bit 4.0.7 build

I downloaded and installed tor-browser-linux64-4.0.7_en-US.tar.xz. It starts up ok. The browser says it has version 4.0.6, not 4.0.7. Update prompt window pops up after a few minutes. Something is ...
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Tor not starting

Tor had been working fine for a while, but I modified the torrc file and tried to restart and now it will not start again. I removed the edit but now it still will not start. Terminal Output: [root@...
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Multiple Tor processes to separate client traffic to improve anonymity?

Say you had multiple online accounts of all kinds and you route them all through a local Tor daemon on your computer using SOCKS[45]. I'm wondering if running multiple separate Tor instances that ...
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Is there a way in tor to tell to prefer tor relays from another country?

Recently I discovered that there is a tor relay in my own country. While it is a good sign it is impossible to know if the relay is by a good or a bad actor. While the same can be said of any tor ...
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Torsocks vs Proxychains?

I often alternate between torsocks/proxychains when using wget, youtube-dl, gpg2, ssh, pacman and more [non-multithreading] applications. If torsocks breaks or seems abnormally slow, I'll likely try ...
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How to make Tor relay's ORPort reachable?

I have Tor expert bundle v0.2.8.7. I'm trying to configure a relay under Windows 7. After a day of work the relay is still not reachable: Nov 13 20:08:14.000 [warn] Your server (xx.xx.xx.xx:9001) ...
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How to dissconnect Tor browser from the Tor network

How can I configure Tor browser so it does not connect to the tor network? I want it to connect like any other browser would. I would like to use Tor as a hardened browser. I know this question has ...
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I'm not getting guard flag. Whats the requirements for that?

Also, im not getting the stable flag. I'v been online for about a month. 20.april I switched from win to linux. I've had some restarts of the relay, but not long downtimes. my fingerprint: ...
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ExitNodes doesn't seem to work Jordan {JO}

I wanted to change my torrc file so the ExitNodes is Jordan {JO}. When I did that, the Tor Browser couldn't connect.
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Allow command-line tor client to accept anonymous connection from private address

I am running the command-line tor client on OS X 10.10 and I have a short script that routes all my WiFi network connections through the SOCKS proxy where tor is listening (127.0.0.1:9050) INTERFACE=...
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Warning : control port is open but no authentication method has been configured

I want to use privoxy and tor to avoid leaks that happen easily on standard web browsers. I've configured privoxy to send web trafic to a port where tor is listening and edited the torrc to listen to ...
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control tor via perl script

I installed tor on a ubuntu-server with the command sudo apt-get install tor and I also installed socks: sudo cpan LWP::Protocol::socks After this i wrote a perl script to read websites using the ...
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Torrc statistics options

The Tor manual contains a range of statistics options such as CellStatistics, DirReqStatistics, and ExitPortStatistics. In the description of these options it says: Tor writes statistics on ... ...
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Tor on WD My Cloud device

Anyone have any luck running tor on a Western Digital My Cloud NAS? Is there any guide for running tor on new embedded devices? Any guidelines for resources like memory?
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Proxy over Tor?

I'm running TBB on windows 8. I have clicked on onion symbol on top left, clicked on "preference", Ticked "Use custom proxy settings" and put my socks5 client info. like this: SOCKS5 127.0.0.1:9956 ...
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Fingerprint effect of changing TBB default font size

I asked this on tor-talk (no answers) & through Tor email support (also no answer). Suggested trying here. Does changing the default font names or sizes used by TBB (3.51 - 3.5.2) for Windows, ...
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How to configure proxy setting in Pluggable Transport Bundle?

I have tried multiple times to set a proxy for the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundle but never succeeded. I attempted to set the proxy in Vidalia as HTTP/HTTPS proxy. I have also tried SOCKS5 ...
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Add-ons on Tor Browser - what if it was universal?

I have read many times that you shouldn't use additional add-ons on Tor Browser because it makes your browser easier to identify (more susceptible to fingerprinting). But what if every Tor Browser ...
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Difference between Tor Browser and Tor Expert Bundle

I was using the Tor Browser to crawl a few google results with a program in C# and selenium. I decided to take the next step and use the Tor Expert Bundle. I set the socks port, control port, control ...
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How can you sftp over tor?

I was wondering how I can upload files over the tor network. How can you sftp over tor?
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Malicious hidden service directories [closed]

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/09/07/can-you-trust-tors-hidden-service-directories/ if the descriptor ID is predictable, how easy is to muscle into the positions in the list just above a ...
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How to add Tor Services in My Java Application [closed]

I am working online application and while working , some of my ip are banned . After that i came to know about Tor and i want to know how to add the tor services in java applications. Please do ...
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How many custom bridges do I need?

I've got one custom bridge (Advanced) from Tor project. Is it enough or do I need to get more?
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Tor Remote Desktop Client Tool

I was curious if anyone knows if Tor (maybe Firefox more specific) supports any client tool (even betas) which would allow RDP port 3389 connections from the browser while on the Tor network? The ...
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How to use obfs4proxy.exe merely in a console?

I'm trying to use obfs4proxy compiled from Yawning/obfs4, but when I run it in the console, it says [ERROR]: obfs4proxy.exe - must be run as a managed transport I have seen this question. However, ...
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IRC Server behind a tor hidden service?

I host my own irc server, but I would like to serve it using tor hidden service, I already have a tor .onion site using vbox, and it is not the same approach to setup for an irc server, at least it is ...
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ENVError while starting obfsproxy

I tried to run tor in command line by running service tor start After seeing this message * Starting tor daemon... [ OK ] I tried to start "...
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Tor and encryption [duplicate]

Tor [network] encrypts data itself? Or does it only Tor Browser Bundle? For example, if I use an external client to connect to the Tor network and direct all traffic over Tor and use a different ...
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Are AES-NI crypto instructions used by my Tor (relay) server?

I have a server with Linux Debian 8.4, running a relay. I read that AES-NI could improve the performance of my relay. Or at least, less stress the CPU by crypto operations. Proof of AES-NI detected ...
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How to specify country (ExitNodes) on command line

I'm a Tor newbie using the current version (5.5.4) on Windows 10. I'm using it so that I can browse as if from other countries. I will be changing the country frequently so I want to specify the ...
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Save configurations in tails

I have tails installed in a pen drive (non in live mode but using the pen drive with a HDD) and I want to save the configuration. I read that I have that to use the "volume persistence", but I don't ...
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Cannot run installation on Windows Vista

Just finished downloading the installation file for the browser and when I click on the file it does not open. What is wrong ?
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Tor can not connect when trying to use ExitNodes from Iran

I'm visiting a website that only is available from Iran, and I want to use Tor and I want Tor to use an exit node from Iran, So, I put this on the torrc file: ExitNodes {ir} StrictNodes 1 But, I get ...
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How to set my exit node from within tails by using the command line

I would like to set exit node from within tails by using the command line. I am currently using tails live CD. I tried to do this by saving in torrc but it won't save. I though it might store in RAM, ...
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How to connect tor to a specific ip address of the list?

I have already installed the latest version of Tor but i can't connect to a specific IP address from this Tor list http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/ Can someone help me (also with a practical example...)...
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Setting tor hidden service in /etc/hosts

ok so I wasn't receiving updates for drupal so I decided to go to /etc/hosts and added my hostname like so 127.0.0.1 something.onion I restarted tor and drupal now can receive updates again anyways ...
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How to edit the torrc to run a hidden service in tails?

Where to find a torrc file for configuring a hidden service within tails? I mean I cannot see the torrc file with the following lines like this: "# this section is for hidden services#"
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Create a wifi hotspot by a laptop which pass all traffic through Tor (Windows)

I know the product Anonabox which turns a normal connection into wireless Tor traffic. Because the process of creating a wifi access point is relatively easy, I'm wondering is there a way I could ...
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How to force Tor to connect through a bridge

I understand how to configure the torrc config file in order to access internet through Tor bridges. But the scenario is such even though my ISP allows Tor traffic I still do not want my ISP to ...

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