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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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hide IP from webserver software and PHP

I want to setup a hidden service but I would like to hide the IP from the webserver software (nginx here) and PHP, but I'm not sure how to do it? If nginx and PHP can't know the current server IP, no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to connect to a git remote located on the onion hidden service?

I have recently set up an onion hidden service specifically to use it with git. I've used the method described in the answer for this question, however, I wasn't able to figure out the exact way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 in a way that people cannot find out that they are all hosted on the same server. How could I do this?
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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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How does a TOR introduction point locate a hidden service without knowing its IP?

I want to understand how the TOR network works, particularly how hidden services can hide its IP from clients. In this answer, I find the following a bit vague: The introduction point relays this ...
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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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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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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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