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Do Tor hidden services have human readable names and if so how does that work?

I'm learning more about the design of Tor and had thought that hidden services use names like duckduckgo.onion but apparently it's (54 character thing).onion? Do they use human readable names and if ...
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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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Are Tor version 2 (16-char) addresses obsolete?

Could I still use a 16-char onion address for a hidden service if I am more concerned about being able to generate a nice "vanity" onion address than hiding the physical location of the service? Does ...
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Tor hidden service bandwith question

I have a newbie question here. When you setup a Tor hidden service do you yourself use up bandwidth on your network or does is the traffic attributed to the relay?
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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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What prevents someone from listing all the HSP's in the DHT and connecting to them?

I'm not clear on what is actually stored in the DHT, or the contents and purpose of the introduction message. If all of the hidden services are listed in a Distributed Hash Table, what prevents a ...
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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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Is it possible to get a specific .onion domain or a domain containing a certain string? [duplicate]

I am trying to create an Onion Service however in the configuration guide it appears that Tor generates a random .onion url for each service so I was wondering if there was a way to get a particular ....
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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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nginx leaks my hidden service port number

I have my .onion service running: http://oeptyn6jtusgda63.onion/ When i try to open wrong link, my TorBrowser shows me an error like this: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ...
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How do I add the DuckDuckGo .onion version to the Tor Browser search providers?

By default, DuckDuckGo is included in TBB's default list of search providers in the search bar. But it is only their clearnet site (duckduckgo.com), and not their hidden service version, https://...
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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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Tor hidden service URLs

I was told years ago that whenever a new hidden service is created it is added to a list, so there is a record of every hidden service ever created. I believe the list is somewhere on the Tor project ...
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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 ...
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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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Stem: Is there a way to add ports to hidden service dynamically?

Is there any way in stem to add a new port to the previously created ephemeral hidden service ? as example, if created a hidden service using stem programmatically on ports 9000 and 9001 If I want to ...
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Can government agencies track what sites I'm visiting when using Tor?

Can agencies such as the NSA or GCHQ track what websites I'm visiting if I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle? What about hidden services?
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Can onion directories find my address? [duplicate]

I know most onion directories use crawlers to collect onion addresses. If I never share my onion address publicly or with anyone, can onion directories still find ways of discovering the address? ...
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Can't use onion mail service with torified claws-mail

I tried to use the hidden service of an email provider with claws mail. I start the client with torify claws mail, but it doesn't work. I only get: Connection to hiddenmailservice.onion:995 failed. ...
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Access .Onion links using programs other than Tor Browser? (VLC, etc)

How would I be able to access a tor hidden service without the use of TBB? For example, an RTMP server hosted through Tor. In this scenario, I'd like to access the RTMP server using VLC, but VLC would ...
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Where is Tor's distributed hash table stored?

So the .onion address is half of the hashed public key? What happens if another public key's hash has the same first half but a separate other half and therefore by chance they have the same domain, ...
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How do Tor websites continue to work behind NATs?

When I try to host a regular server on my computer using my cellular network as an internet source, the webpages aren't seen by others because it's behind a NAT. However, when I hosted an onion ...
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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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Onion hostname format changed in Tor v0.4.0.1

I had been using Tor version 0.3.2.10 for which the contents of a hidden service directory looked like this: hostname file ---> ii5wkitdls6khqj7.onion private_key file ---> content starting with -----...
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Is it safe to host tor hidden service website on my Raspberry Pi?

I want to host my tor hidden service on my Raspberry Pi. But is it safe? Will my ISP know that my network is always having access with tor? And can my IP address get exposed ? Should I use a VPN on my ...
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Hidden Services and the “Eyes”

What can be done to improve anonymity of Hidden Service ag ainst the "Eyes" or intelligence agencies like NSA, GCHQ I'm not loking for a bullet proof solution but only steps an operator can take to ...
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Have global adversaries ever been able to decrypt hard drives storing .onion material encrypted by Veracrypt?

I'm planning on encrypting my entire HDD - which includes Tor .onion service content - using Veracrypt, the latest in encryption technology. Has Veracrypt been known to successfully encrypt .onion ...
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How does one setup a Tor hidden service on android

I am looking for some documentation or guide on setting up a Tor hidden service on android, would I just install Tor? Does it torify everything and act like an app. which has a services like nginx or ...
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Tor and viruses

I was wondering if you can get a virus by opening some websites of the deep web using Tor? With some links it's hard to tell if they are legit or not, recently I came across some website saying that "...
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Had valet nodes been implemented?

I am reading this article: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/hidden-services-need-some-love And there is a paragraph states that: Defense against Denial of Service of Introduction Points The ...
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Problems with browsing hidden services with Custom Workstation

I just installed a Whonix Gateway VM on VirtualBox and setup my Debian VM to use the Whonix Gateway to connect to the internet. So far all good. When I visit check.torproject.org it tells me I´m using ...
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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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SSH to Tor Hidden service running on Home Computer failed

Tor recently started fiddling with Tor and found out I can host a Tor hidden service that will allow me to forward SSH traffic through a firewall. My setup is: I have a computer at home hosting a SSH ...
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SSH Tor Hidden Service on Pi3 - Cannot create hidden service directory

I'm pretty confused by this. Took a little learning on my desktop but it was a completely different issue. I just got my Pi 3 setup, installed tor (sudo apt-get install tor) as well as everything tor-...
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Is it possible for an ISP to distinguish between traffic from a relay and traffic from a hidden serivce?

If an ISP was performing deep packet inspection on a server's traffic, would they be able to tell the difference between a hidden service and a relay? To clarify, I'm talking about a "middle relay" - ...
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How do you make a custom .onion link? [duplicate]

I read this one but didn't explain how to plug in your "private_key" properly. I have a "private_key" but I can't get it into the /var/lib/tor/hidden_service without changing the permissions and that ...
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Multiple *.onion addresses “Unneeded torrc entries found.” error

I have a torrc file with multiple hidden service entries HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/host1 HiddenServiceVersion 3 HiddenServicePort 80 10.152.152.12:80 HiddenServicePort 22 10.152.152.12:22 ...
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Setting up a hidden service

I am trying to set up my own hidden service following this tutorial: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-hidden-service-tor-site-set-anonymous-website-server/ I have, however, recognized a problem ...
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check if an onion hidden service is available

I have set up a hidden service. This is not a web server. Can I check whether this service is reachable, similarly to checking whether a port on a specific IP address is open (e.g with https://www....
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How can I make two completely different hidden services to communicate with each other?

Hidden Services A and B are hosted on different servers having different live IP addresses and I need to make them communicate with each other , say a chat service between A and B.
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Adding subdomains to cherokee web server over tor as listener

as topic says. How to configure cherokee web server to handle subdomains on my onion domain? You may be interested about this to help me.
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Generating new addresses

Tor v2 addresses were generated by a base32 string of the first 80 bits of the SHA1 hash of the private key (sic - public key) How can I generate Tor v3 addresses? (basic command line tools preferred,...
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Why is it when i go to .onion sites that I'm told that my connection is not secure or encrytped?

Okay so I'm fairly new to actually using Tor, but I have known about it for years. I have read many things on how to stay secure and anonymous while on Tor. I also have the Tor browser security ...
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Host hidden service without accepting incoming connections?

So I am building a p2p network, it will be almost entirely comprised of nodes running on mobile phones and so therefore they will not have public IP addresses and will not be able to accept incoming ...
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End-to-End encryption using hidden services

How does end-to-end encryption between Client and Hidden Service work? I am trying to understand more about TOR and how it works and found something about a end-to-end encryption between the client ...
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What is up with these longer onion addresses?

Some number of years ago, I heard that one of the reasons that Tor does not allow anything longer than a 1024-bit RSA key as an onion service's private key is because the address would be a lot longer,...
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Can a hidden service operator specify a certain tor relay to always be one of its introductory point

Is it possible to modify hidden service configuration to always include a certain tor relays ip to be its introduction point given the relay has HSDir set.
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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 ...