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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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How to mitigate layer 7 attacks on hidden services?

I've observed the following: The Tor client establishes reverse connections to random relays and any further hidden service traffic is tunneled trough these connections. This means: There are no ...
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How to open a .onion site?

I heard of the Tor browser from friend and downloaded it. I'm curious to see what exists on the .onion sites but all the ones I tried shows me an error message telling me that there is a connection ...
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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 so that people can not find out that they are all hosted on the same server. How could i do this?
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Hidden Service on Qubes Whonix, can not access Onion site from browser

I am trying to set up a hidden service on Qubes on the gateway with the server on a workstation. I followed the Whonix guide and checked to ensure the configuration was valid and that I could get the ...
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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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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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Not able to register/login facebook hidden service with Javascript enabled

I'm trying to use facebook's hidden service to create an pseudonymous facebook account. For registering or logging in to facebook you have to enable javascript and I did that by clicking on the ...
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Tor unexpectedly exits

I tried to start a hidden service on mac with MAMP and tor browser. I added the line HiddenServiceDir /Users/Gary/Desktop/tor_site HiddenServicePort 4023 127.0.0.1:4023 into my torrc file in ...
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How do overlay network nodes communicate without IP addresses?

I've been reading about how Tor and I2P use cryptographic addresses to send messages to other nodes, but how does this work? I looked through the documentation for each and neither is very clear on ...
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Issues setting up hidden service on Android

I am trying to setup a hidden service on an android device but cannot seem to get it to work. I have installed Palapa server and the website is available on localhost as well as over my network (for ...
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Cannot connect to hidden services

In the past few days, I faced a problem that never occurred to me before: when trying to access .onion sites, the page times out after trying to connect. This is what it says: Unable to connect ...
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Tor Secret Key isn't working on local host server

I'm new to Tor, and so far I've managed to get public & secret keys. But when I try to run my public key on my Tor browser, it says "Unable to Connect" and the sub-line is "Firefox can't establish ...
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facebookcorewwwi problems on Tor

I am trying to access https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ but it fails after login on https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/checkpoint/?next with the error message Sorry, something went wrong Please try ...
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Web of trust for Hidden Services keys

Is it possible right now, with the current version of Tor, to use a distributed web of trust in Hidden Sevices' public keys, meaning: Public keys are uploaded to public keyservers Users can search ...
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Problems with opening certain .onion websites

I'm hunting for nice cannabis strains but when I use .onion website links with Tor program, only a few of them open up but everything that has better reviews and products (for example, DeepWeb, ...
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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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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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Hosting Site as Hidden Service

Is it advisable to host a very lightweight (less than 300 KiB per page, including all images, stylesheets etc.) general purpose site as a hidden service? I do not expect there to be many users (...
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Deny a Hidden Service to communicate with servers of one country

I would like to deny my Hidden Services (HS) to speak with any servers from one country but I would like to allow other hop of my circuit to be from that country For example my HS is hosted in ...
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How does a HSDIR know which HS descriptor it has?

How does a HSDIR know which HS descriptor it has, and where is the descriptor / identity of the HS stored on the disk of the node ?
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HTTPSEverywhere bug? (forcing onions)

http://www.kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion/wiki/Forcing_.onion_on_Whonix.org Also "Idea 2" in this post: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/cooking-onions-names-your-onions This function of httpseverywhere no ...
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My hidden service fails to load as long as the Tor Browser is open on the same host

I use my hidden service as a way to access my home computer from my phone securely and regardless of any IP changes. Today, I installed the Tor Browser. After I launched it, the hidden service became ...
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Troubleshooting ssh over tor connection

I've tried to set up the use of ssh via tor. /etc/tor/torrc: [...] HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/sshd HiddenServicePort 443 127.0.0.1:443 /var/lib/tor/sshd has the hostname and private_key after ...
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Hidden service not accessible after configuring transparent proxy

I am configuring a transparent proxy on my server using the instructions given here https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy Everything is fine, I make required changes to ...
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How to host multiple hidden services with XAMPP or Apache?

Ok, so my operating system is Windows 8, Vidalia Tor Browser Bundle Control, and XAMPP server. I have done the following steps with no success at getting more than one service running, and many times ...
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How to change orbot android hidden service address?

I'm trying to get a new onion address for my hidden service on Orbot. The problem is it does not auto generate a hostname. How can I force this app to do so?
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Performance issues in single guard for hidden services

From what I can read in this recent post in the Tor blog, Hidden Services use one single guard, just as regular clients do. How does this affect the performance of hidden services? I know that since ...
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.Onion not viewable, apache2 is working

I've been trying to get a hidden service up and running for a while now. I've followed several guides and they all pretty much say the same thing. I've opened up the port that I have apache2 listening ...
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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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Can high network usage be detected and prevented in Tor?

I was wondering if there is any way for Tor to detect high network usage in the context of transferring large files using a hidden service. If so, what are the default prevention steps?
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Facebook's onion site and Adblock Plus

If you don't know already, you can use Adblock Plus scripts to modify how https://facebook.com/ works. And you can even do things to improve your privacy, such as disabling the "message seen" feature ...
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Hidden service private key chain

Can a certificate chain be used for a hidden service's private key? It would be nice to be able to periodically re-sign a public key and upload it to the host. This would mean that in the case of the ...
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Tor Hidden service directories DHT topology

what is the topology of the DHT used by Tor's hidden services ? and while i understand 6 nodes will be responsible for a single HS, how many nodes would a client need to visit before finding the ...
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Hosting hidden service

I am trying to set up my own hidden service. My last problem with torrc file has been sorted, I still have another problem. Website is not loading on tor, at all. It is accessible via Chrome at 127.0....
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Weighted Bandwidth for Rendezvous Points

I wonder how the WeightedBandwidth for Rendezvous Points (RPs) is calculated. I know, its a bit complicated, because RPs are chosen in a lot of different ways: Tor tries to reuse existing circuit ...
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How hard should tor aware applications try to share tor daemons?

How advantageous to anonymity is it for different tor aware applications to share a tor daemon instance? Examples : I’m running both TBB and Pond does it improve anonymity much for both TBB and ...
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I can't set up a hidden service, can anyone tell me what the problem is?

I'm running Windows 8 and Savant 3.1. I have the DNS set to localhost:80 and it works in a normal browser. Here's where the problem sits. I add the following to the bottom of torrc: HiddenServiceDir ...
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Is an Hidden Service directory the same thing as a Directory Server?

I'm trying to get a better idea of the cast of characters that comprise the Tor network structure and am hung up a bit on the distinction between these.
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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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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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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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Onion service connection to scrubbed failed (connection refused)

Today I tried setting up a v3 onion service, but when I try to connect to the onion service via Tor Browser, I get an error in the server console: [warn] Onion service connection to [scrubbed] ...
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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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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 ...