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Questions tagged [hidden-services]

Questions relating to Tor Hidden Services

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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 ...
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Does Tor still monitor “shadow” relays?

I've been researching methods to monitor hidden services for a university project. I came across this paper which talks about injecting relays as hidden service directories to gather onion addresses. ...
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Can onion directories find my address? [duplicate]

I know most onion directories use crawlers to collect onion addresses. If I never share my onion address publicly or with anyone, can onion directories still find ways of discovering the address? ...
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Why is Abuja, Nigeria always showing as my country?

When on Facebook hidden service through Tor at https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion, why is it always showing that I'm from Abuja, Nigeria, even when I change my Tor nodes? Should I no longer trust my ...
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Cannot connect to hidden services: sending two socks replies?

I had an error while connecting to the Tor network using a proxy, with HTTPTunnelPort. I've edited the /etc/tor/torrc file. The HTTPTunnelPort is now on port 9080. The HTTP Proxy and the SOCKS Proxy ...
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tor - wrong domain wont connect

ive setup for server a dedicated on the site runs fine when i come to direct hidden tor to it i get this error http://mftc6vvkxkp2iwgn.onion Wrong domain name any ideas please
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How do Tor websites continue to work behind NATs?

When I try to host a regular server on my computer using my cellular network as an internet source, the webpages aren't seen by others because it's behind a NAT. However, when I hosted an onion ...
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Tor hidden service URLs

I was told years ago that whenever a new hidden service is created it is added to a list, so there is a record of every hidden service ever created. I believe the list is somewhere on the Tor project ...
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Onion pages loading issue

I am pretty new to this. Whenever I type in a url for any site (onion sites) the home page just shows it as loading, but the page never loads and the browser appears to 'give up' and stop loading the ...
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Onion hostname format changed in Tor v0.4.0.1

I had been using Tor version 0.3.2.10 for which the contents of a hidden service directory looked like this: hostname file ---> ii5wkitdls6khqj7.onion private_key file ---> content starting with -----...
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Tor is not able to browse my webserver

i am trying hard to get this working but somehow i am still failing. Based on the tutorials on torproject.org it shoulnt be a big hassle to set up a hidden service. However it seems like it is. ...
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Running v2 and v3 services together

I'm running Tor 0.3.5.7 on Debian 9.7. I'm attempting to run a v2 and v3 hidden service. The v2 service is using a vanity url and refuses to be recognized. There doesnt seem to be errors getting ...
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What are all the suffixes for websites exclusive to Tor, or at least should be opened only on Tor, and how do I find more?

I just started using the Tor Browser and Orbot on my smartphone and would like to find out what I can do with it. Is there a lot of different Legal and Illegal services?
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Most .onion pages not working

Whenever going to most .onion pages I get blocked by an about:blank page, and if I open in a new tab, I just get a page not responding. I'm on a desktop. All I have installed is the base version of ...
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Additional hop before HS

Option #1. Client connects to HS v2 service located on server #1. Server #1 forwards clients request to HS v2 stealth service located on server #2. Server #1 acts as a reverse proxy. Option #2. HS v2 ...
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How to setup Client Authorization for v3 Onion Services

The Tor 0.3.5 series includes client authorization for v3 onion services. Tor manual: To configure client authorization on the service side, the "/authorized_clients/" directory needs to exist. Each ...
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Have global adversaries ever been able to decrypt hard drives storing .onion material encrypted by Veracrypt?

I'm planning on encrypting my entire HDD - which includes Tor .onion service content - using Veracrypt, the latest in encryption technology. Has Veracrypt been known to successfully encrypt .onion ...
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Is it safe to host tor hidden service website on my Raspberry Pi?

I want to host my tor hidden service on my Raspberry Pi. But is it safe? Will my ISP know that my network is always having access with tor? And can my IP address get exposed ? Should I use a VPN on my ...
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My tor hidden service stopped working

I have successfully hosted my first .onion site on my Raspberry Pi by following this tutorial. For some reason I needed to stop running this site for a while. So I used this command sudo /etc/init.d/...
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Connect to TOR serivce to upload files FTP/SFTP

I would like to upload some files to my .onion website over FTP/SFTP securely however I cannot figure how to connect. Any help? I have added the following to /etc/tor/torrc: HiddenServiceDir /var/...
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Why do so many HS devs use PHP?

There's a lot of talk that PHP is "inherently insecure" and "great if you want your site to get hacked". I've never used PHP, so I can't make an educated opinion myself, but I am wondering why this is ...
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Fingerprinting third generation hidden services

It is known that it is possible for an observer between a Tor client and the guard relay to detect whether or not the client is attempting to connect to a hidden service (although it is not currently ...
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How can I make two completely different hidden services to communicate with each other?

Hidden Services A and B are hosted on different servers having different live IP addresses and I need to make them communicate with each other , say a chat service between A and B.
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check if an onion hidden service is available

I have set up a hidden service. This is not a web server. Can I check whether this service is reachable, similarly to checking whether a port on a specific IP address is open (e.g with https://www....
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What prevents someone from listing all the HSP's in the DHT and connecting to them?

I'm not clear on what is actually stored in the DHT, or the contents and purpose of the introduction message. If all of the hidden services are listed in a Distributed Hash Table, what prevents a ...
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Adding subdomains to cherokee web server over tor as listener

as topic says. How to configure cherokee web server to handle subdomains on my onion domain? You may be interested about this to help me.
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I have setup tor on Ubuntu 16.04 using Apache2 It works for an http site, but, I want to make it and https site.

In researching how to do this I notice that I have to purchase an ssl certificate to get it to work. Is this the only way to do this? I am running the onion server from my home computer. It is not ...
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Tor relay giving false HSDir flag

Today my tor relay started reporting the HSDir flag out of nowhere. I do not have a hidden service configured. Is this something i should worry about? Everything looks fine, and i see no services ...
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Host hidden service without accepting incoming connections?

So I am building a p2p network, it will be almost entirely comprised of nodes running on mobile phones and so therefore they will not have public IP addresses and will not be able to accept incoming ...
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hide IP from webserver software and PHP

I want to setup a hidden service but I would like to hide the IP from the webserver software (nginx here) and PHP, but I'm not sure how to do it? If nginx and PHP can't know the current server IP, no ...
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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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nginx leaks my hidden service port number

I have my .onion service running: http://oeptyn6jtusgda63.onion/ When i try to open wrong link, my TorBrowser shows me an error like this: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ...
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Why is it when i go to .onion sites that I'm told that my connection is not secure or encrytped?

Okay so I'm fairly new to actually using Tor, but I have known about it for years. I have read many things on how to stay secure and anonymous while on Tor. I also have the Tor browser security ...
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Hidden Services and the “Eyes”

What can be done to improve anonymity of Hidden Service ag ainst the "Eyes" or intelligence agencies like NSA, GCHQ I'm not loking for a bullet proof solution but only steps an operator can take to ...
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How do I host a wordpress blog on tor?

How do I go about hosting a wordpress blog as a hidden service? Are there providers who will host it for me? Or will I have to configure it myself?
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SSH only for onion network

https://medium.com/@tzhenghao/how-to-ssh-over-tor-onion-service-c6d06194147 I follow this tutorial, but I want that my ssh service only works in onion network
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Multiple *.onion addresses “Unneeded torrc entries found.” error

I have a torrc file with multiple hidden service entries HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/host1 HiddenServiceVersion 3 HiddenServicePort 80 10.152.152.12:80 HiddenServicePort 22 10.152.152.12:22 ...
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Unable to connect to localhost or 127.0.0.1

I am trying to setup onion hidden service and i am using xampp default apache web server. I setup everything correctly and got my hostname and private key but the main problem i am getting is that i ...
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SSH Tor Hidden Service on Pi3 - Cannot create hidden service directory

I'm pretty confused by this. Took a little learning on my desktop but it was a completely different issue. I just got my Pi 3 setup, installed tor (sudo apt-get install tor) as well as everything tor-...
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Missing History

Most of us know of Tor V2 addresses (16 characters) and Tor V3 addresses (56 characters). What about Tor V1 addresses? What was its specification or why wasn't it used much or at all? Example: ...
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Generating new addresses

Tor v2 addresses were generated by a base32 string of the first 80 bits of the SHA1 hash of the private key (sic - public key) How can I generate Tor v3 addresses? (basic command line tools preferred,...
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How many possible Tor hidden-service addresses are there?

Given the length and character set of .onion domains (e.g. DDG https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/), how many possible Tor hidden-service addresses are there?
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Multiple Hidden Services

Is it better to have one server that connects to Tor and connect all the hidden services to that one server, or one server connecting to Tor for each hidden service? The Tor connections will all be ...
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localhost wordpress won't load completely on tor browser

first , sorry for bad English i try to run a wordpress site on local machine and everything is ok but when i brows my site using tor browser page wont load completely an when i click on a link ,[![...