Questions tagged [dns]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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.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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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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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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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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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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