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How to allow hidden services on a port whilst blocking the port on a local wifi?

While hosting a hidden service, e.g. a website on port 5678 from a device with a local ip address of 123.4.5.67 and a public ip4 address of the gateway of 78.9.0.12, I noticed that if one is ...
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When connecting to a hidden service, which relay contains information about the circuit used on the hidden service side?

I know that a client needs to establish a rendezvous point in order to connect to a hidden service but the rendezvous points neither knows the hidden service nor can it decrypt the data. If it doesn't ...
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Multiple hidden services on one server

How is it that I can host multiple (static) hidden services on one server? I am just needing 3 simple and static HTML sites with their own .onion? If I add multiple HiddenServiceDir do they have to be ...
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How do hidden services detect Tor2Web and similar proxy services?

Apparently, Tor hidden services can detect proxies such as Tor2Web: How can hidden services do this? What is the exact process they use to detect these proxies? Image source: https://www.howtogeek....
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How can I find the IPs of introduction points for a hidden service?

I was wondering if it is possible to find the IPs of introduction points used by a hidden service. Specifically I was looking at facebook's hidden service.
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mkp224o generates keys as garbled text

When I generated some vanity addresses to test the app, I noticed that when I tried to read the keys with VIM it came out as garbled text. Here's the public key for one of the test onion addresses. == ...
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internet banking over tor

If tor and tor .onion sites are more private than clearnet, why does no online banking use .oinon or https .onion websites? Wouldn't internet banking want the most private websites available, or do ...
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V2 Domain RSA Private not working

I'm trying to connecting venify v2 domain with tor hidden_service. I'm using eschalot and shallot for generate domains. but when I change domain name in hostname and replace private_key. It stop ...
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Can hidden service owners sell their domain?

I'm still learning about hidden services and I was wondering if hidden service domains could be on sale. I've seen websites on the clearnet such as http://thisdomainisforsale.com/, that are selling ...
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Can captchas expose hidden services? And how?

I heard that the server location of the Silk Road hidden service was caught by employing an IP leak caused by a Captcha prompt on the site's login page. That got me a little confused. Aren't captchas ...
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Does using a hidden service mirror of a clearnet site improve the privacy/anonymity of the user (generally)?

Some clearnet sites are also available as hidden services such as DuckDuckGo, Ahmia, and Z-Library. Would using their Tor hidden service instead of their clearnet website increase your privacy/...
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How come Facebook has an onion domain with 15 custom letters?

https://facebookcorewwwi.onion I was told a computer would take millions of years to generate such custom domain. Obviously, that is not true, unless you have got a good piece of hardware. Although, ...
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Tor hiden service ratelimits

While we are building a denial of service protection using and onionbalance for our HSv3 resources was discovered an interesting thing: during testing with simulated DDoS (launched 1000 tor client ...
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Can onion service owners prevent their site from being indexed by darknet search by using a meta tag?

There are many multiple darknet search engines including Ahmia.fi and Torch. These darknet search engines index new hidden services every day. Can darknet site owners use: <meta name="...
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Why does the Tor browser come with DuckDuckGo (normal) as the default search engine and not DuckDuckGo onion?

After installing the Tor browser, the user's default search engine is https://duckduckgo.com. However, it make more sense for the user to search with DuckDuckGo's onion service. This way all the ...
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Are .onion sites decentralized?

Blockchain technology has given rise to something called "decentralized domains" like .crypto that cannot be censored, nor rented (in the case of namebase.io), unlike DNS domains like .com ...
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Would a url shortened link redirecting to a hidden service be considered part of the dark web?

https://tinyurl.com/ allows you to shorten URLs. Suppose I shorten the hidden service for DuckDuckGo (https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/) to make it: https://tinyurl.com/2lxqxljq. This link redirects to ...
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Does Torch, a darknet search engine, really index 1 billion darknet sites?

Torch is a darknet search engine (URL: http://cnkj6nippubgycuj.onion/). It indexes new hidden services every day. You can search anything on it (it's uncensored). It's the oldest and longest running ...
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What's the difference between darknet, clearnet and hidden services?

Hidden services and darknet seem to be conjoined concepts, although distinct as the former seems to be a feature of the latter, not vice versa. But the description of the "clearnet" tag ...
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How do onion services host anonymous chatrooms and what level of anonymity is present when using one?

There are many onion services such as Talk to John Doe and OnionChat which have anonymous chatrooms. How do they connect random users and let them chat with each other. How anonymous are users when ...
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When new versions of the tor client stop supporting v2 addresses, will old clients still be able to access v2 addresses?

I have an application that uses v2 addresses-- if both ends (the hidden-service client and the hidden-service server) continue to use older tor client software (that "supports v2 addresses"),...
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What type of search engine is DuckDuckGo?

I've always been told DuckDuckGo is a clearnet search engine. However, in some of my recent searches on researching onion services I've managed to get search results with an onion service URL. I've ...
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I'm blind, how can I figure out the captas on Tor sights?

Often times when making an account there is a captas and they don't have audio ones. How can a blind person get around this as it can cause issues for a blind person wanting to speak with others ...
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Search engine optimization for .onion sites

Torch is an example of a darknet search engine. How can search engine optimization (SEO) be done to make an .onion site appear at the top of search results? how is darknet SEO different than regular ...
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How is a .onion URL resolved?

I am interested in how a .onion url is resolved to a server in the Tor network. In the normal internet there is DNS, which is not used on the Tor network. How does the name resolution work there?
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Month-long bitcoin subscription on .onion sites: How are returning subscribers identified each day?

If a month-long subscription is paid in Bitcoin to an .onion site using Tor browser, how does that site still recognize/identify the same anonymous user when the return in subsequent sessions, given ...
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Is There Any Way to Specify URL Hashing Algorithm?

Long-story short, I'm building a social network, where each of my users has an onion address, and can sign their status updates with their private keys (so their friends can share them when they're ...
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Cannot run tor as a su on Ubuntu 20.04 with an apache2 server

I am trying to set up a .onion website but I am experiencing some issues in doing so. I set up a apache2 server and configed the torrc file, but when I save the changes on the torrc file and try to ...
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What are the requirements for onion v3 sites?

What is requirements for Onion v3 sites? Greetings to the experts! I'm not can open any v3-sites (htt_://56characters.onion), but only v2-sites (htt_://16characters.onion) My noob brother must do ...
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Is the cell at the rendezvous encrypted with only the symmetric key exchanged with the HS?

My question pertains to the scenario after the client and the HS have exchanged a symmetric key. So, we have the following circuit: Client -- c_relay_1(guard) -- c_relay_2 -- RP -- s_relay_3 -- ...
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Switch from v1 or v2 to v3 address on hidden service

I am currently trying to run a hidden service on my kali laptop. Everything is working fine, except the address, which I have been poking around for 2 days trying to get a custom one. I only have ...
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I am not able to set a custom Domain for my Hidden Service on Kali

I currently have tor installed on my Kali Linux laptop, I am trying to run a hidden service. Everything is working fine except I can't set a custom onion address. I have shallot installed and I ...
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Does the introduction point (IP) know the hidden service Master identity key in v3?

I'm reading https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/rend-spec-v3.txt and it appears to me that the IP no longer receives a hidden service public key (what is now known as Master identity key), ...
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Different ports or different hidden services?

Talking in terms of privacy, is it better to use the same .onion domain, mapping different ports to the same .onion or is it better to generate different hidden services?
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How to configure Haproxy to work with Tor on a VPS?

Haproxy is already installed on the server. My torrc configuration. HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/OS/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:8040 HiddenServiceVersion 3 ControlPort 9051
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How do I reuse the onion address of a hidden service

I first want to generate a service and save the private key for reuse if one hasn't already been generated and saved, and if one has been generated and saved I want to be able to load it again if ...
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Managed proxy '/usr/bin/obfs4proxy' did not configure the specified outgoing proxy and will be terminated

Lately I have been trying to set up an obfs4 bridge on local area network.When running tor service,the log would show some message like this and the obfs4 loaded failed.What should i do?
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Will Tor route thru my internet connection (and back) when connecting to onion service on local network?

I want to run a Nextcloud server on my home network and I also want it to be accessible from the internet. Instead trying to tunnel the port to internet and messing with SSL certificates, running it ...
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If a client builds a full circuit to the rendezvous point, how can there be 6 hops between client and hidden service?

On https://2019.www.torproject.org/docs/onion-services it says that whenever the client or server contacts the rendezvous point or one introduction point, it always builds a full tor circuit. So, why ...
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Creating alias for .onion addresses

I have a few .onion address and I want to make them operation system wide aliases so everytime I entered their alias, OS resolves them to their original .onion address and and then tor opens them. I ...
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privoxy/tor/python 503 SOCKS5 TTL expired

i'm trying to access hidden-service through python: import requests proxies = {'http': 'http://127.0.0.1:8118', 'https': 'http://127.0.0.1:8118'} s = requests.Session() r = s.get("http://...
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Is it possible to host a hidden service with a v2 onion address using Tor 0.4.1.5, and if so how?

Is it possible to host a hidden service with a v2 onion address using Tor 0.4.1.5, and if so how? I have to use a tor client that has not yet been updated to use v3 onion addresses. I have tried to ...
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Host a hidden service on a different port and access from clearnet

I have an hidden service hosted on port 8080 (cause port 80 is busy on another service) and I'd like to allow people visit it through web proxies like onion.sh. Unfortunately, I have no idea on how to ...
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Website Monitoring of Tor Onion Services

How can I monitor the uptime of my website's tor hidden service endpoint so I get an immediate notification if it goes offline? Bonus points for fancy monthly/yearly uptime reports. I'd like to make ...
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What programming languages are used to build tor hidden webpages (dark web webpages)

**Which programming languages are used to write onion webpages . and is it possible to use tor browser on Linux distributions with obtaining full anonymity? , and finally where can I study the onion ...
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What is the key blinding function used in the hidden service protocol v3?

I've read the rend-spec-v3.txt document which is supposed to be the specification for the v3 hidden service protocol. The document makes several references to a key blinding function that takes in an ...
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Watching videos on TOR?

What affects the speed in which videos load when using hidden services on TOR? I encountered websites where videos aren't playable because they don't load or buffer and websites that have videos that ...
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Would video buffing speed mean anything when using TOR?

I was browsing on TOR the other day and watching videos on TOR. Normally from my experience, videos load very slow on TOR but this specific website was loading my videos at a fast speed. It raised a ...
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Run .onion services in a tor relay

Tor Project says that running a hidden service in a relay can deanonymize the service. But is it ok to run a onion service if i don't care if the server is anonymous (i only want the users to be ...
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how tor stops from bots create massive amount of hidden services, make hidden service discovery too big to host?

as it's registration done on TOR too it cannot work as , I can't thinks what's stoping a bot to create creazy amount amount of hidden service and try to overload HSD network itself.

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