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DDoS and censorship-resistant onion services

When thinking about building a secure, DDoS and censorship-resistant onion service, I've seen many implementations using compartmentalization (like Qubes AppVMs) of services and OnionBalance. Such ...
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How to securely host a Tor hidden site with Raspberry Pi?

In Securely hosting a Tor hidden service/site, everyone concludes that the best approach is to host the server on a VM with Whonix and full-disk encryption. Thus, the server will be isolated, and if ...
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P2P chat system: Communication between two parties

I have been developing an application to spend some time, and I decided to make a Chat application that works under the Tor network and is P2P (something like TorChat, which is long dead as far as I ...
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Can Tor really hide my location when I access websites that has the tracing function?

I'm totally new to Tor. I'm kind of stalking some people's blogs and I don't want to let them know. For example if I access someone's wordpress blog (which can trace your locations) using Tor, is it ...
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v3 client auth Intro-Auth

I understand that client auth for v3 already exists with the encrypted descriptors using x25519 keys. I've tried it and it works great. Does INTRO-AUTH with ed25519 keys work yet? I've tried it and ...
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HS v3 client auth client side setup

I understand that the torrc in Tor Browser isn't meant to be edited and changes get reverted, so setting up a v3 client auth key on a client seems to take a lot of trial and error in getting all the ...
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Tor Hidden Service Not Working

I've started an NGINX site on the port 8034 which I can access in the Tor Browser as well as a normal browser. I've set the Tor Service to use the port 8034 so as make it an onion site. When I start ...
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How do you access Blockchain's tor hidden service?

I'm trying to access Blockchain's tor hidden service on tor in order to make a wallet over tor, but everytime I try to access the onion link they give me on blockchain's website, it always times out. ...
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Standard way to map an ICANN domain to an .onion domain?

Are there any standards for mapping ICANN domains-world websites to .onion addresses? I’m interested in any machine-readable methods that can be used to discover a .com’s .onion domain. E.g. is ...
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Is there a way to connect to a git remote located on the onion hidden service?

I have recently set up an onion hidden service specifically to use it with git. I've used the method described in the answer for this question, however, I wasn't able to figure out the exact way to ...
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'Web Audio API is not supported in this browser' error as a part of WebGL build

I'm trying to open a WebGL build with an integrated audio in it, basically a WebGL Unity build. I am using 9.5 alpha release as the latest stable version doesn't allow wasm anyhow but now even though ...
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Does connecting to a normal website using tor work the same way as connecting to a hidden website?

When you connect to a normal website using tor, is the process of connecting to it the same as when you connect to a hidden website? First you connect to the entry node, then middle node then exit ...
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Are 7 hops really necessary when connecting to an Onion Service?

My understanding is that if I connect to an Onion Service the connection forms in the following way: My Computer -> My Entry Node (1) -> My Middle Node (2) -> My Exit Node (3) -> Rendezvous Point (4) &...
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How did the FBI find the IP address of the Freedom Hosting servers?

The FBI took over the Freedom Hosting servers, which were located in France, and arrested the guy (Eric Eoin Marques) running Freedom Hosting. They then proceed to serve malware to anyone who ...
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Can't host my own hidden service

I use lighttpd, i can access localhost with Firefox, use port 9000, I modified my torrc with this port; HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:9000 Reload, ...
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nyx - Unable to connect to tor. Maybe it's running without a ControlPort?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 server, headless and installed tor using the debian instructions on the tor project. However, nyx will not run to show me tor connection information, when I enter nyx I ...
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Hidden Service in TestingTorNetwork connected to non-Exit Nodes

I set up a testing environment made of lxd containers on Ubuntu 18.04. Each container is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 image and runs Tor version 0.4.1.6. Specifically, I have the following running ...
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DDoS attacks on cryptomarkets

Recently, the big cryptomarkets have been under DDoS attacks and one of their admin stated that the attack has been conducted by only one person (Reddit post). According to that person, the attacker ...
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Are contents of a hidden service secure if the service is HTTP?

If I host a hidden service without HTTPS, can a compromised exit node (on either server side or client side), read or write any contents of the site? Also, is it more secure to use HTTPS on a hidden ...
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tor adds its own private_key for hidden_service, hijacking my custom .onion

If I delete every key from my /srv/www/html directory and then add my own shalot generated private to the same directory, upon tor start, it adds it's own keys to the directory, and then hijacks ...
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hidden_services only works with invalid permissions

When I try to start tor with invalid permission, I get the following error: $ ./start-tor.sh [sudo] password for user: Oct 08 18:20:32.210 [notice] Tor 0.4.0.5 running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.21-...
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Distributed Hash Table DHT minimum relays needed

(BLUF) How many relays are needed to create a workable TOR Distributed Hash Table? My original question was "what would cause the TB to log a valid HS name to be "invalid" and "rejected". After ...
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Are Tor connections *that* unstable?

I'm okay with the Tor network being slow, but I often have the issue that I can't connect to my own hidden services at all. I imagine the problem are the nodes in between, because sometime later then ...
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TOR Hidden Service: IP anonymity

Suppose that a Tor client wants to access a certain hidden service. According to the protocol, instead of submitting a request directly to the server IP (which is hidden[1][2]), this client submit a ...
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In onion v3 services, how does the client know the “HSDir” that have the necessary descriptor to connect to the onion service?

I've read the "Tor Rendezvous Specification - Version 3" and I can't find out how the client knows the "HSDir" nodes that store the onion service descriptor that indicates the introduction points ...
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making request onion sites without tor

I made a simple server at my home hosted by tor. The server contains my personal files and i dont like paying services for hosting websites because hosting on tor is free and hidden. It doesn't matter ...
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Questions about the onion v3 services keys

As far as I understand (if there is any error, please correct it), when configuring an onion v3 service, three files are generated: "hostname", "hs_ed25519_secret_key" and "hs_ed25519_public_key". The ...
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Why doesn't curl download from file a onion service?

I am attempting to download a file from a hidden service using curl. I downloaded the Tor client and launched it and from another terminal executed this: curl --socks5 socks5://127.0.0.1:9050 https://...
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How to setup a local hidden service

How do i setup a private hidden service on localhost My question is how do i setup a private hidden service that can not be accessed by rest of the Tor network i wish to run this hidden service on my ...
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What is a private Tor network

While reading about botnets leveraging Tor hidden services for command and control I came across a term I have never seen or read about anywhere a private Tor network I tried researching this term ...
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Can a onion domain I register be discovered if I don't make it public?

This tutorial teaches how to register a hidden service and point it to a server's SSH port, so that we can keep this port closed on the open Internet and acess it from inside Tor network. Of course ...
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Run onion service from tor browser

I was wondering if it would be possible to connect two tor browser directly. This would be great for P2P applications running in the browser. I was wondering something like one browser creating a ...
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Hosting companies that allow hosting a laravel application on tor

Are there any hosting companies that offer tor services for hosting a laravel application. Is it even possible to host a laravel application over tor? Also, compile my laravel application and then ...
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Can I run multiple hidden services without anyone knowing they are hosted on the same server?

I want to host multiple hidden services but I need it in a way that people cannot find out that they are all hosted on the same server. How could I do this?
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ssh as hidden service - username passed in clear?

I have set up sshd on my box as a hidden service. I'm wondering if, when I torify ssh uname@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.onion is the user-name passed in the clear?
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Onion service and dynamic IP

I saw on Tor's FAQ that a Tor Relay can work well with a dynamic IP, I was wondering if it's the same for a service or if it would be sometimes unreachable ?
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How does a user get the public key for a hidden service?

I'm reading up on the Tor design and wondering how one gets the public key for a hidden service? For example if I want the public key for DuckDuckGo's hidden service, how do I get it, and how do I ...
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Do Tor hidden services have human readable names and if so how does that work?

I'm learning more about the design of Tor and had thought that hidden services use names like duckduckgo.onion but apparently it's (54 character thing).onion? Do they use human readable names and if ...
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My hidden web service requires calls to multiple servers. Better to differentiate by hostname or port?

I'm currently running a clearweb service accessible at https://www.mydomain.com. The site links to content, both static (e.g. images, jquery libraries), and dynamic (e.g. ajax calls) on other servers ...
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Tor Filetransfer (FTP) for Webhoster

i'm building a hidden service hosting provider, an actually im able to run a web-/ and Mysql Server full proxied over the tor network. But im wondering how i could realize a file-transfer protocoll ...
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Are Tor version 2 (16-char) addresses obsolete?

Could I still use a 16-char onion address for a hidden service if I am more concerned about being able to generate a nice "vanity" onion address than hiding the physical location of the service? Does ...
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New setup on Raspberry Pi 2B

Last time the setup failed. Can anyone tell me the steps of installation of a Tor hidden service? I have already installed Apache2 server with PHP. What to do now? Thanks for answers!
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Ubuntu - Hidden service configuration throws a permission error

I'm trying to host a hidden service and installed Tor in Ubuntu 18 with Nginx. Following is my torcc configuration. HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/my_hidden_service HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:8080 ...
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What are the exact technical differences between the error messages when the client cant connect to the hidden service?

when you browse a hidden service which is not there anymore you can see two different error messages. English: Server Not Found / Hmm. We're having trouble finding that site. German: Server nicht ...
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Is it possible to get a specific .onion domain or a domain containing a certain string? [duplicate]

I am trying to create an Onion Service however in the configuration guide it appears that Tor generates a random .onion url for each service so I was wondering if there was a way to get a particular ....
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What technology does Tor use to make computer accessible through public network?

So as we know, to turn a home PC into a server that’s accessible for public requires setting from router to point the public IP to the computer in LAN that you want to use as server. But apparently ...
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How do we extend our privacy on TOR circuit?

The Tor Browser bounces your communications data through distributed network of relays by encrypting traffic in at least three layers selected from thousands of volunteer computers, thus making ...
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Cycling introduction points

Is it possible to cycle your selected introduction points after X time has passed so new introduction points can be selected? If so, how would I achieve this either within the current functionality of ...
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Content Delivery Networks and Tor

For a number of reasons not critical to my question, I've decided that my website, currently on the clear web, would serve my users more effectively as an .onion site. I'm still researching Tor ...
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Stem: Is there a way to add ports to hidden service dynamically?

Is there any way in stem to add a new port to the previously created ephemeral hidden service ? as example, if created a hidden service using stem programmatically on ports 9000 and 9001 If I want to ...