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Where I can find, export or download the biggest list of all .onion addresses?

Where or how I can find, export or download the biggest list of all hidden service .onion addresses?
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Most .onion sites I am trying to access are unavailable: Why and how can I solve this? [duplicate]

I think that 80% of the onion sites I'm trying to reach are most of the time (if not always) unavailable. It tells me that Firefox can't estabilish a connection to the server at *****.onion and ...
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Can a hidden service be hosted by multiple instances of Tor?

Is it possible for multiple Tor clients, running on different machines or even networks, to publish the same Tor hidden service using the same private key to load balance requests between them?
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How do Hidden Services get .onion domains that aren't random?

Hidden Services usually have a long-ish string of alphanumeric characters for their .onion address, and this is generated by Tor as part of the Hidden Service Configuration. How did some Hidden ...
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How do onion addresses exactly work?

I understand that the .onion address is a public key of sorts, but not much more than that (I can vaguely guess, though). When nobody knows the IP of the .onion address, how do requests reach it? Are ...
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How do I find onion sites?

I heard one of my more software savvy friends at work telling me about the Tor Browser and about the deep web. I'm curious to find out what I can see. But I can't actually figure out how to get there. ...
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How many hidden services can I run on a single Tor instance?

I'm planning to run a service that will rely on hidden-services for anonymous data routing. Hence I will need to host a large number of them, sometimes in the same place. I have ideas about how to ...
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Which node(s), if any, in the circuit for a hidden service, can see the URI of a request to a hidden service?

I understand that all of the communication between a client and a hidden service (.onion) takes place within the Tor network and is therefore end-to-end encrypted. What I am wondering, however, is how ...
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I got infected by ransomware, and it tells me to download Tor. What's going on?

I went to a dangerous website using an unpatched browser and/or risky plugins like Java, Flash, and Adobe Reader, and now something has taken over my computer and encrypted my files. It left me a note ...
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Is it possible to look up the public key for a .onion-address?

I know .onion addresses are a (partial) hash of a descriptor which contains a public RSA key, so I was wondering: it is possible to see the public key that is found when connecting to a .onion hidden ...
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How to anonymize the programs from the terminal?

How to anonymize the programs from your terminal (such as wget, curl, etc.)?
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When using custom keys, what permissions do “/var/lib/tor/hidden_service/” need?

I have generated a custom onion hostname and key using eschalot. Tor will run fine on the default hostname (the one Tor generated itself), but not with my custom domain. The problem is with the ...
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Retrieving hidden service descriptors

just wondering if anyone can shed a lil light on this, basically i am wondering what processes must be followed to allow alice to retrieve the descriptors for bobs hidden service, what packets are ...
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How to use Hidden Service Authentication?

How can Hidden Service Authentication be used? I never saw documentation about that anywhere.
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Are Tor Hidden Service Addresses private by default?

If I want to configure a Hidden Service but only for personal use and didn't give out its hostname/.onion address to anyone. Can its address still be crawled/known to any third party? Summary: If no ...
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What are the implications of a Relay hosting a Hidden Service?

Are there any implications if whilst running a non-exit relay, I also use the same machine to host a Hidden Service? Specifically: How will this affect the anonymity of the Hidden Service (in terms ...
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Is it possible to run a secure email network using SMTP over Tor?

I have thought about some of the security issues inherent in email. For example that even if the body is encrypted the headers are plain text so metadata is available. I was wondering if this could ...
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Searching for Tor hidden networks

What resources are best for search .onion networks within the Tor? Unlike the web where you can search for a domain or portal, what equivalent systems are available for search for Tor specific ...
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Free static web hosting inside the Tor hidden services network

Do anyone know of any free (as in no payment, no ads, and no invites needed) web hosting provider inside the onion network currently? Or did everything die with Freedom Hosting? I don't want anything ...
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Developing a Tor library

I want to incorporate Tor in my application in order to access a Tor hidden service. Make GET POST requests to the web server. Is there any resource I can read to implement a simple Tor client that ...
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Is it known if Tor communication deanonymization played role in Ross Ulbricht arrestment and Silk Road store takedown?

On October 2, 2013 Ross William Ulbricht was identified by FBI as the Silk Road black market website owner and was arrested. Silk Road was operated as a hidden service on the Tor network. See also: ...
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How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack?

How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack? I did some research and found that it is possible to do load balancing with HAProxy. Is there any other solution that could be implemented?
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Hidden .onion service with 2048 bit (or 4096 bit) RSA private key — how to host it?

2048 bit RSA is proven to be more secure than 1024 bit, so with the help of Scallion I have generated a pair of hidden service hostname + 2048 bit private key for it (there were 1024b 2048b and 4096b ...
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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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What is the reasoning behind keeping hidden service onion RSA keys at 1024 length?

Is the cost to performance of using larger key length not cost effective? How would it negatively impact anyone if some hosts decided to use a larger key length (i.e. Why isn't anyone free to manually ...
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How does “HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient” work?

Reading here I understand that only clients that are listed are authorized to access the hidden service, but how does it work? I mean, is my hidden service really hidden? If a client is not ...
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Are there proxies like Tor2Web but not just for http connections?

Tor2Web allows access to Hidden services from clearnet. However I would like to know if there some other gateways which will allow connections to hidden services on custom port and allows different ...
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Running multiple hidden services in nginx

I would like to setup 3 hidden services on the same computer with nginx. My torrc looks like this: DataDirectory /var/lib/tor HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 ...
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How to perform NAT Punching with Tor

I learned from a video that NAT punching is one of the features of Tor. I run GNU/Linux Ubuntu 16.4. I have already installed Tor. It will be great if someone can instruct me how to perform this ...
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Registering .onion with Certificate Authority?

Is it possible to register my onion with LetsEncrypt? I'm using Arch. If no, why not? Thanks!
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Securely hosting a Tor hidden service/site

There are some detailed instructions for setting up a Tor site at torproject.org1. It seems that it would be most secure to use a dedicated machine for this task if possible. I've read elsewhere that ...
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What are the best Tor2Web anonymous gateways?

What are the best Tor2Web anonymous gateways to make Hidden Web-Services available on clearnet/standard Internet?
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How strong is the anonymity of a hidden service compared to an average Tor client? How much easier is it to learn the Hidden Service's IP address?

Another way of putting this: How hard would it be to de-anonymize a hidden service? By "de-anonymize" I mean revealing the IP address of whatever server the hidden service is hosted on. Of course, ...
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How to set up a Tor hidden service?

Seeing that I find the technical side of it extremely interesting, I want to try to set up a Tor hidden service. For this I am following the Torproject instructions. I installed Tor, have it running, ...
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How do entry guards protect against a service location attack?

The paper Locating Hidden Servers mentions three attacks that can reveal the location of hidden servers. Among those is the service location attack. The paper states that the Tor network's use of ...
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Google indexing Onion hidden sites?

So I was searching to see what happened to Dread Pirate Roberts, the creator of underground marketplace Silkroad, and I came across something very strange; onion websites URLs being crawled by Google (...
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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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Is there any bridge beetwen Tor and Freenet? Is there way to bridge Freenet site like a Tor hidden service?

Is there any bridge beetwen Tor and Freenet? Is there a way to bridge Freenet site like a Tor hidden service ( onion domain )? E.g. setting up site in Freenet network means, that this site splitted ...
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Directory Cannot be Readed: Permission Denied after update to 0.3.0 [duplicate]

My hidden service run fine when using 0.2.9.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 server. but get permission denied problem when I update it to 0.3.0.9 log: [notice] Tor 0.3.0.9 (git-100816d92ab5664d) running on Linux ...
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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 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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What encryption algorithms does Tor use?

I am building an application that will be connected over tor, using onion services. I just realized that the file generated by Tor that contains the private key of the hidden site is only RSA 1024bits....
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What am I doing wrong? Attempting to host multiple Tor hidden services on one server

I am using centos 7 and apache with the latest version of Tor. When I add a second HiddenServiceDir line to the torrc file, not only does the second (or third or fourth) service not work, it also ...
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Vanity onion address not working properly

I have a hidden service with a normal onion address created by the tor program. I then made a vanity address using Scallion and added this to my Tor configuration as a second hidden service but ...
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How do I make sure my Tor hidden service gets trustworthy entry guards?

The Tor site's page about hidden service communication mentions that a given hidden service will always use the same set of entry guards: At this point it is of special importance that the hidden ...
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How can I anonymize my FTP traffic using the Tor network?

I want to make my ftp server visible only from Tor side.
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How can I run multiple hidden services with lighttpd?

I am trying to run two or more hidden services. My torrc seems to be fine, but I am having trouble with lighttpd.conf. My configuration file contains. $HTTP["host"] == "2uwvt4.onion" { server....
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Can't connect to onion sites “hidden service is unavailable” [duplicate]

Everything is fine and Tor check displays "Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor." but I can't access any onion sites. please help! 15/11/2014 15:23:01 p.m..970 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped ...
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Would anoNet-style darknets of Tor hidden services be workable?

Reading user329's question about running a secure email network using SMTP over Tor, I was wondering how standard email transport could be implemented among hidden services. And then I remembered ...
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Few questions about connecting to Tor hidden services

I am hoping some one can help expand my knowledge on how a user connects to a hidden service, I have read the specification, but have found it confusing and still have some questions. Sorry if any ...