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Asterisk VoIP Server over OpenVPN in Tor Hidden Service

Generate encryption keys with OpenSSL. OpenVPN server openvpn.conf configuration file: mode server tls-server dev tun proto tcp-server port 1194 server 10.8.0.0 255.255.0.0 ca /vpn/ca.crt cert /vpn/...
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Could this be a phishing hidden service?

I am trying to connect to the Facebook Tor hidden service i copied and pasted it from the Tor blog post and even the Wikipedia everything loads fine however i have noticed that the design of the web ...
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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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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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two or more onion domains on the same vps

I installed a few onion domains: in /etc/torrc and /var/lib/tor/hidden_services.... on the same port and configured one virtual host on nginx for these domains (same document root). Usually all the ...
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Why facebook have tor hidden service?

Sorry for the noob question. This is facebook's onion url - facebookcorewwwi.onion If people want to use facebook anonymously, they can just use facebook with their tor browser right? Why does ...
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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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HiddenService cannot set my own Domain (Privatkey)

I have set up a hidden service. The domain at / var / lib / tor / hidden_service is very long. example. tbwvbpnuwntiuofn4e3vwpsldmuxs3l5zv4vy3dbfpv5psmkrycmqid.onion V3 how can i set v2 or replace ...
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How to SEO a .onion website?

I know most of the people try to hide their hidden service from search engines but in my case I want to optimize it's rank when searching for it or for tags it contains in search engines (both deep ...
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Tor hidden service configured for high load

I am using CentOS and Tor v0.2.7.6 (compiled from source). Nginx is used as a HTTPS proxy and listens to 127.0.0.1:443. I have configured one hidden service. It redirects incoming data to nginx. ...
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How to download a file from tor hidden service using C#

As the title says, I'm trying to download a file hosted on a hidden service using the link XXXXXX.onion/file.exe using C#. I've figured out that I can't use tor as a proxy directly since C# doesn't ...
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hidden service + reverse proxy not working

i'm trying to set up a hidden service for an existing webserver that is behind a reverse proxy and i'm unable to get it work. i had no problems creating hidden services on servers with no reverse ...
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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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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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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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Can the attacker`s “malware” node see the full link of .onion sites users have access to?

If we talk about .onion sites only, can the bad nodes see the part of site's link? Like "example.onion/" or full link like "example.onion/user404/data/page/example123.txt"? I don't talk about IP of ...
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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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Autodiscovery of Hidden Services Given a Domain or a Website

IPFS has DNSLink and Dat has .well-known/dat for the autodiscovery of the content on their networks given a domain name (or a website in Dat's case). So for instance, when a user visits http://...
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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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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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Tor distributed hash table?

How hidden service Descriptor uploaded to hidden service distributed hash table? And what is hidden service distributed hash table is, is it a database on clear web or is it within the tor?
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Sharing port 80 between tor and nginx

I am trying to setup a hidden service for my public website and thus would like to use port 80 for both tor and nginx. Is it possible on a single host with one public IP address? In other words, I am ...
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XMPP/Matrix Messenger based on Hidden Service with Standard Server

List of legacy messengers that use hidden service to provide P2P: TorChat Ricochet Briar All messengers build something on their own. Why don't they just setup an standard server instance, i.e. ...
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I need help viewing videos!

How does one view videos on Tor if it will not allow Flash? Is there another way? I have tried several sites, and I am not able to view any videos. What is the solution?
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Need some details about relays between user and onion sites

Can someone explain some things: Is all trafic between client and .onion server encrypted 6 times in either direction because of chain: Client -- [1 node ip -- 2 node ip -- 3 node ip] -- [3 node ...
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private_key & hostname files not automatically generated

I'm running Tor 0.4.2.7 on Ubuntu Server 20.04, and I'm trying to create an onion service following the instructions here. My torrc file looks like this: HiddenServiceDir /home/tofol/hidden_service ...
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Top-level domain label impact on anonymity

Are there any intrinsic risks in visiting an URL following the syntax "http://www.foo.com" rather than an URL following the syntax "http://foo.onion", all other things being equal? If not, why are ...
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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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Does nginx need any additional configuration to run a hidden service safely?

I know that nginx is much safer than Apache for hidden services, but is there any additional configuration that needs/should/is recommended to be done to run a hidden service safely?
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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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Host onion site at home

I want to create a blog on onion, there will be nothing illegal, just tutorials on linux, programming and other related topics. What are the risks? Is it safer to pay for a VPS in another country?
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mysqli::__construct(): (HY000/2002) on Hidden Answer

I was able, a couple days ago, to connect to the Hidden Answers service through my TOR Browser, but I've tried now and it just replies with Warning: mysqli::__construct(): (HY000/2002): Connection ...
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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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Can Tor connections between hidden services be aggregated using ifenslave? (… and might Mevade be doing this?)

Using ifenslave on two endpoint Linux servers, it's possible to aggregate (aka bond or team) multiple tun or tap interfaces (e.g., tun0, tun1, ...) into a single link, combining bandwidth (less ...
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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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Running hidden services on mobile network - stablity and viablity?

I'm building a project to track one's own Linux device (mainly for Linux phones like PinePhone or Librem5), like OpenLocate. To avoid MITM attacks and other issues; instead of actively sending ...
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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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How to use HAProxy/OnionBalance to create a high availability load balancer for tor hidden service?

I have gone through this question SO but the solution suggested as OnionBalance or other HAProxy options will result in a single point of failure - either the loadbalancer or else the server running ...
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Why not to add tor2web-like gateways to relays by default?

as it is said in this article https://blog.torproject.org/facebook-hidden-services-and-https-certs whatever it is you think Tor is for, I guarantee there's a person out there who uses it for ...
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Hidden Service as client or relay?

Take a look, what is the difference between Tor-Browser in onion encrypted traffic and Apache service responses in onion encrypted traffic? Tor-Browser: sent 1% / receive 99%. It is simply, ...
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How can I learn more about the technical information about an onion service? (details in the body)

Sorry for the vague question in the title. I wanted to get to the point without loading up the title with unnecessary information. Essentially what I'm trying to ask is 2 questions: Logistically, ...
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Old Tor users can affect my HS?

Lets say a user is using a Tor version from 2013 and decides to connect to my HS that has the latest Tor client. Since the user has an old version of Tor, can the vulns in the Tor version reveal my IP?...
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Is there a way to republish tor descriptors?

How can I republish Tor hidden service's descriptors without re-running Tor. I did come across this link https://stem.torproject.org/tutorials/mirror_mirror_on_the_wall.html and used create(). But I ...
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Prevent traffic correlation/timing attack

When running a hidden service, should the operator run own entry guard? Logic be that if the entry guard run by operator, no possible way for traffic correlation by malicious people. Traffic ...
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how to find onion websites? [duplicate]

In using the tor browser, what websites and search engines are available for locating, in particular, onion websites? Periodically, I'll see mention of such-and-such a URL for an onion website, but ...
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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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How do I prevent tor from overwriting my hostname file?

I am trying to use my own custom .onion address using eschalot and after I add my info to hostname and key info into the private key file, upon starting tor, it overwrites my custom address and adds a ...
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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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Help configure an onion service on my computer

i have Debian 10 installed so i install tor and edit the torrc file: HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80 but it did not work out because hidden_service ...
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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 ,[![...

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