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Domain Name System (DNS) translates word-based domain and host names to numerical IP addresses.

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How to find onion address?

Hello I'm newbie to onion protocol. Tor(Onion) protocol is basically consist of three nodes for my anonymity connection. However, in this point, we have to clarify HOW TO FIND ENTRY GUARD before ...
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Is (provider rotating) DNSCrypt inside Whonix superior privacy-wise to defaulting to Tor exit nodes' DNS?

I use Whonix. I am interested in making clearnet traffic as private from third parties other than the sites I visit, as possible. This not only includes the NSA, but also third-party DNS providers ...
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Tor error “DNS resolving failed”

Tor is last version. When paste any .onion address I see this: ERROR: Not Found While trying to retrieve the URL http://site.onion/ (normal onion address, that actually works fine): DNS resolving ...
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DNS over HTTPS and Tor

Mozilla Firefox has added the ability to use Trusted Recursive Resolver within Firefox. This means that it's now possible to route DNS queries over HTTPS without additional software. It was included ...
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Can I use DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS in Tor Browser, executed from Tails?

There has long been an effort to encrypt DNS queries between the client and the recursive server to increase privacy. Firefox already supports DNS-over-HTTPS. But is Tor Browser, executed from Tails, ...
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tor doesn't open dns port

I try to create a middlebox to redirect tor trafic but i have a problem. Tor doesn't create dns port 5353 as i configured in /etc/tor/torrc VirtualAddrNetworkIPv4 10.192.0.0/10 AutomapHostsOnResolve ...
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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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DNS in Tor and Tor Browser

If I look for DNS leaks when using Tor Browser, I find none. For example, if I connect to https://dnsleaktest.com in Tor Browser, using even the most lax of the security settings, the DNS servers that ...
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Can't resolve .onion addresses using built in DNS resolver

I am setting up an isolating proxy. Machine 1 is connected to the Internet, runs tor and has SOCKSPort and DNSPort configured to listen on a network interface that is a direct connection to Machine 2. ...
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Which DNS i should setting for my VM in Tor? [duplicate]

Can i set a dns such CloudFlare 1.1.1.1 for Tor using VM? Or Tor have a personal DNS?
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Is it possible to have “username@site.onion” addresses and FULLY avoid DNS with email?

I'm only just starting to look into email on Tor - and so far I'm only finding either email hosts whose sites (including webmail login) are hosted on .onion addresses, or whose POP, IMAP and SMTP ...
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How can I set up DNS server(proxy?) on my Windows 10?

According to Tor DNS guide here I can use Tor to query DNS record. I have installed Tor 32bit service but I can't find "torrc" file. Can someone tell me where is this file?
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Cloudflare's new .onion DNS resolver?

Cloudflare recently announced their new "hidden DNS resolver". https://dns4torpnlfs2ifuz2s2yf3fc7rdmsbhm6rw75euj35pac6ap25zgqad.onion/ I'm wondering if it can be used with the tor browser or the ...
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Checking for DNS leak on TOR router

I have configured a router to route all traffic from an internal interface through the TOR network. Therefore, every client that uses this router as its Gateway will access the internet through TOR, ...
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What is up with these longer onion addresses?

Some number of years ago, I heard that one of the reasons that Tor does not allow anything longer than a 1024-bit RSA key as an onion service's private key is because the address would be a lot longer,...
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DNS resolution on tor proxy

I have a short question regarding name resolution using the tor network. Why is the name resolution not done by the proxy, but instead by the exit node? The traffic is encrypted and anonymized either ...
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Register .onion as gTLD?

For some weeks in 2012, "arbitrary" gTLDs could be applied for at ICANN: On June 20, 2011 ICANN's board voted to end most restrictions on the generic top-level domain names (gTLD) from the 22 ...
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Signal NEWNYM vs Stream isolation

Resources. This answer explains well what happens at NEWNYM request, and I also dig into the code, yet my lack of knowledge on low level networking prevents me to make a proper design decision if ...
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Clearing the client side DNS cache provides privacy improvement?

Context. In my quest on figuring out if I must use NEWNYM signal or stream isolation is enough for me I dig into the code and narrowed down the possible privacy improvements that NEWNYM can bring over ...
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Specify custom DNS server

Is it possible to specify a custom DNS server so that the targeted website can see it? Otherwise ExitNodes {us} is useless if the website is geoblocking by DNS flag which is not shown clearly most of ...
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Tor exit operators: What DNS do you use?

I was reading a couple articles on identity and information leaks from DNS. I was just curious to know how many TOR exit node operators run their own DNS servers as opposed to going through another ...
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Why does Tor publish IP addresses of exit nodes?

I am new to Tor and currently trying to understand the architecture of onion routing. However, I came across this TorDNSEL which makes it possible (for a tool using TorDNSEL) to detect whether ...
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What does the logged Tor warning “Onion address foo requested from a port with .onion disabled” mean?

I am experimenting with different ways to Torify DNS requests for applications that do not support SOCKS5's RESOLVE or SOCKS4a, themselves. One simple way to do this is to configure Tor itself to ...
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Good DNS services for exit nodes

Open DNS and others hijack failed DNS lookups. Some DNS services censor or block access to sites due to government or corporate coercion. Is there a list of preferred DNS servers, ones that don't ...
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How does Tor route DNS requests?

Tor can only handle TCP connections, but DNS is a UDP protocol. How does Tor route DNS requests over its TCP based network? Why can the same approach not be used to route all UDP traffic over Tor?
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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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How do I resolve DNS using Tor?

I don't want my traffic to be proxied though Tor, but I want to anonymize DNS requests. How do I use Tor as a DNS server?
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.onion Domains DNS lookup

How does Tor resolve .onion Domains? Are there also some central DNS servers in the Tor network that store these records? Is there a chance that two hidden services generate the same domain name?
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed (done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Can anyone help me out. My Tor Browser was working perfectly fine until I did an update for my windows 7 laptop. Now i keep getting an error message mentioning failing to establish connection. I have ...
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Using ddclient in Whonix?

Can we use ddclient with noip.com (or other ddns services) inside a Whonix VM to connect with our media servers or SSH ports? I know pointing an .onion at our local server makes more sense, but I'm ...
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Does tor hide traffic from DNS servers? [duplicate]

I am wondering if when using Tor my requests are hidden from my DNS servers. For example, I have set up my computer to use google's IPv6 DNS servers, does google see the domains I am accessing? I am ...
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Why does TransparentProxy working with `nameserver 127.0.0.1` but doesn't working with iptables redirects?

This my second question is a continuation of my first one. Setup is default Kali 2 and configured anonymous user from TransparentProxy manual on it. While I'm using nameserver 127.0.0.1 in /etc/...
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How is tor traffic exempt from censorship/a country's DNS servers?

This is my understanding around how Tor may be used to circumvent a country's censorship of particular sites: John lives in a country that has blocked traffic to a particular server (via DNS, I ...
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Why I test dns servers with tor and always show google dns or open dns

Why I test dns servers with tor and always show google dns or open dns? is it mean tor is not anonymous any more?
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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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torrc DNSPort 53 - Tor browser will not start / Ubuntu 15

I try to set up a local redirection through tor as described here: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy My system is Ubuntu 15.04. Fresh Tor installation works fine. ...
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resolving onion domains partially fails

Init: For user anonymous configured transpared proxy. Wireshark sniffing lo... Trying to use console network-tools torified. anonymous@kali:/tmp$ time strace -s6000 -t -f dig facebookcorewwwi....
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Use .onion with iPhone

I've successfully setup a way to access the tor network via my iPhone. The only thing that's missing is .onion links. I assume that the DNS lookup fails because its not a real world valid domain ...
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Is it a better practise to use DNSCrypt over Tor or is it useless?

DNSCrypt already gives you a protection layers against Man-in-the-middle attacks and should obscure your the traffic your ISP sees.. is it, combined with Tor, a good extra protection or does Tor ...
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How to only use Tor to resolve DNS queries

I use want to anonymize my DNS requests ; I've tried to put DNSPort 53 in torrc, restarting the tor daemon and polipo, even restarting my computer. By using nestat -atop I can't see any daemon ...
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Using TorBrowser with MadMAC's and DNS Crypt products?

Has anyone here used the TorBrowser with either the products MadMAC's or DNS Crypt? I'm currently testing or rather trying out both to determine if they offer me any added anonymity to my web ...
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How to prevent DNS leaks? [duplicate]

How do I know if my applications are leaking DNS and what are the methods preventing Tor DNS leaks? This question is not about all traffic as asked here, and not about testing it, but it's specific ...
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Will Tor work in an “openDNS” system

Will Tor work with an "openDNS" system? Does openDNS open my (computer) to access and snooping by the openDNS application? thanks --
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Internet only works with tor enabled

I installed tor, then wanted to configure my firefox browser to work with tor. I had to do this as to use python/firefox anonymously to scrape data. I was successfully able to use tor through ...
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Is it useful to install DNSCrypt-proxy with Tor?

Is it useful to install DNSCrypt-proxy when we already have Tor? Does the ISP knows my internet queries when I use Tor?
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Tor, Bridges, and DNS Leaks

Recently I've been looking to follow good-practices while browsing the internet (e.g 50%+ of my browsing in through a VPN, 10%+ is through Tor). Now, I am looking to increase my regiment by tinkering ...
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DNSSEC & DNSCrypt over Tor

I want to use DNSSEC and DNSCrypt with Tor. I wonder which configuration is more secure and better? SOCKS4 + dnscrypt-proxy: Forward the DNS traffic to a DNS server which I choose. Although the DNS ...
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How does Tor handle DNS poisoning?

Tor uses an exit node to resolve DNS as per How does Tor route DNS requests?. Isn't it very easy for the exit node to serve a fake website by DNS poisoning? How does Tor handle this threat?
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No-ip alongside Tor

Is there a way to resolve Dynamic DNS with Tor so that I can connect to my computer who is behind a NAT ? Do I have to enable the "no-ip" service on my router or do I have to make a port forward ?
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DNS have an answer that isn't supposed to exist

I've set up my relay on my PC but I'm trying to create a relay on a raspberry pi that I can leave powered on at all times but when I start the daemon I get: [notice] Your DNS provider gave an ...