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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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Asterisk VoIP Server over OpenVPN in Tor Hidden Service

Evening. 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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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fix localhost:8080 not connecting but 127.0.0.1 connects

I am currently trying to host my own forum on darkweb with mybb. I have followed LAMP server setup on digital ocean and then it's guide to install mybb. I have changed all the your domain to my onion ...
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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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Tor process gets jammed, hidden services won't resolve

I'm dealing with a situation here. I'm attempting to run a webserver over a few hidden services. I've set up my torrc file to contain a few hidden services. And then run just well. But then after a ...
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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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What is the procedure for installing a custom onion v3 address into a Tor hidden service?

I would like to know what is the procedure for installing a custom onion v3 address into a Tor hidden service. Are there any significant differences when using nginx on Ubuntu?
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Cannot use custom v3 address generated with mkp224o

As the title says, I am unable to use a custom v3 address generated with mkp224o. My hidden service is in /var/lib/tor/nginx. The contents of the nginx folder: authorized_clients (folder) hostname ...
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wordpress site wont load on tor

The issue that I'm facing probably has an easy fix but, I am not able to solve it. I am locally hosting a word-press site with a hidden service using bitnami debian 9 with nginx 1.16.1 and php 7.2.6 ...
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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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Using Onionbalance to copy my onions, but sometimes some of the services don't work

I have a main website and i want to multiply the urls by redirecting new addresses to the main website with Onionbalance. At first it looks like it works but then when i check only some of the sites ...
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Best configuration for a low latency fast hidden service?

I set up a hidden service that serves a static low sized page but still it takes at least 20 seconds to open. Also sometimes it just closes itself when i am not around and doesn't respond for hours ...
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Why there is always a network down when I try to access the onion site?

I am able to access the DuckDuckGo but it is not able for me to access hidden wiki and other onion sites. I wish someone can help me fix this problem! Thanks a lot.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do Linux global brokers

I have a Linux VPS. I need to go outside and I try to proxy export http_proxy="http://127.0.0.1:8123" export https_proxy="https://127.0.0.1:8123" But not all agents. I have an nginx that needs ...
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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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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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SSL between onion and web server

I have seen recommendations to run the hidden service and the web server on different servers. I currently have the hidden service running in a second vm than the nginx server which points to an ...
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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, ...