Questions tagged [dns]

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

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How are domain names created in the Tor network? [duplicate]

I wonder how the .onion domain names can be created? I mean, I don't assume that there is any central domain name provider. So how and where are those addresses created?
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Debian-based: torsocks + Chromium-browser = DNS Leakage?

System: latest Kali ( Debian-based ) $ torsocks chromium-browser 00:00:00 libtorsocks(1): sendmsg: Connection is a UDP or ICMP stream, may be a DNS request or other form of leak: rejecting. 00:00:00 ...
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Do DNS servers know sensitive info about me?

I made a mistake. I used Tor proxy in Firefox settings to access the web through Tor, but I forgot to check the Remote DNS. Tor logs warned me that some of my applications may use their own DNS. The ...
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Does hosting a Tor hidden service also on clearnet DNS reduce privacy/security for the Tor user?

I am wondering about the anonymity and security differences in visiting an .onion site, from the user's perspective, between one that is ONLY a hidden service, and one that also points the same ...
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Android Orbot on non rooted android device with Drony

I'm supporting android proxy Drony that has ability to also use VPN mode so it can intercept all flow and redirect to proxy that is set in settings. Recently was added also support for local SOCKS ...
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Do Tor hidden service directories (HSDirs) see the REAL IP of users who visit .onion sites?

I'm reading here about Tor's 'DNS' resolving mechanisms (for both clearnet and hidden services) . The mechanism for connecting to a hidden service itself (via a rendezvous point in a 7-hop circuit ...
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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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Can I run a Tor relay with Norton ConnectSafe DNS?

I am trying to contribute to Tor Network by running a non-exit relay on my PC. Via the status window, I already received the comment saying that my relay is reachable: Jan 17 01:32:13.420 [Notice] ...
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Same DNS server for many different Tor 'idenitities'

In my browser (Iceweasel), which is running with Tor via proxychains, I changed my IP address a good few times, by restarting Tor. Each time, I did the standard test at dnsleaktest.com and, the result ...
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DNS for Tor hidden services [duplicate]

I have just discovered that DNS cannot be used by Tor hidden services, is that true? Also is it possible to use DNS services of multiple servers to prevent server down time for Tor hidden service? I ...
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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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transparent proxy .onion firewall rules

I am configuring a tor hardware router as an anonymizing transparent proxy using the info here and the good news is everything is working as it should; I can connect and browse sites, dns is forwarded ...
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What exactly are Tor DNS servers?

I am using Tor for a while and I don't understand what exactly are it's DNS? I have a few website that can't be open when I use Tor because it's DNS server can't find it's IP! Can't we change it's ...
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Tor-resolve resolve dns only once per minute for github.com

I'm trying to clone project from github via Tor. # torsocks git clone http://github/project/project.git : Could not resolve host: github.com I'm going to catch a failure of resolving of IP. Next, ...
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How would a registration of the .onion gtld impact the Tor network?

The title pretty much says it all. What effects would a gtld registration of .onion domain have on the Tor network, is this something to worry about? Or is it something to welcome and slap a web2tor ...
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How can I test an application for proxy leaks?

If I have an application that supports a SOCKS proxy, and I point it at a running Tor instance, how can I be sure that all traffic the application sends (including DNS requests) are sent through the ...
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Tor Connecting to Randomly Generated Domains

I have a whole bunch of these Bro SSL logs: ts uid id.orig_h id.orig_p id.resp_h id.resp_p version cipher server_name session_id subject issuer_subject ...
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Is it safe to use DNSCrypt along side TorBrowser Bundle?

I came across a different question where an answer mentioned DNSCrypt might cause issues with TBB (I don't have enough reputation to comment there and didn't what to hijack that question so I'm ...
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Finding the IP address of a hostname on a given circuit

I want the Tor to just find the address of a hostname (just give me the IP) on a given circuit without be connected to that hostname. I find that the RELAY_CONNECTED cell includes the IP address of ...
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How to get IP address

I want Tor to just resolve a DNS and return the IP address before any connection to the destination server. I know that the Tor client sends a request to the exit node and the exit node does the DNS ...