Questions tagged [dns]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can I safely log in to google account without an issue?

Google always sends an email if i sign in from a different IP?, Any ideas?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Data sources containing onion URL sites

Aside from hidden wiki's, what other data sources can .onion URLs be found in? I'm looking for a list of potential types of places that contain .onion URLs, and the relative likelihood in finding them ...
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Temporary failure in name resolution

I keep getting dns errors when running scripts in the terminal. Normal dns resolving in the tor browser (and chromium) works as it is supposed to though. user@host:~$ ping google.de ping: google.de:...
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make a TOR url act like Alias in DNS

I have a onion domain private key and registered a clearnet website hosting on namecheap.com Now I want to make the onion domain work like alias to the clearnet url like the Alias DNS record. How ...
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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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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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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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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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