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Tor.service boot errors?

"HiddenServicePort with no preceding HiddenServiceDir directive" errors from my syslog after updating to tor v2.8.6.1 in ubuntu 16 and rebooting: [notice] Tor v0.2.8.6 (git-2c0d81c26eefc1f6) running ...
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Hidden tor exit nodes

I was wondering can I run an hidden exit note that only few people know of it, somehow hidden from others? If not can I protect it via password or something so nobody else can access it? Or instead ...
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Tor domain name

When will the domain name contain more than 16 characters that are in base 32? (or when will it change from base 32 to base x?) Is it still "worth it" to spend time and processing power to generate a ...
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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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How strong is the anonymity of a hidden service compared to an average Tor client? How much easier is it to learn the Hidden Service's IP address?

Another way of putting this: How hard would it be to de-anonymize a hidden service? By "de-anonymize" I mean revealing the IP address of whatever server the hidden service is hosted on. Of course, ...
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Attackers this ways tryed deanonimyze my TOR onion site and get private informations.How to protect our self using system isolation? [closed]

In this forum many user talk about virtualbox,vmware, to isolate the server from the system.And Protecting Hidden services .onion private key from your host its better to store outside from that ...
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Possible to scrape .onion sites?

Has anyone successfully scraped/mirrored a site which is offered as a Tor Onion Service? If so, how did you manage? I've been researching this for a few days, and come up empty handed.
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Fetching v2 rendezvous descriptor failed. Retrying at another directory

My system tor version 0.2.9.10 (on Ubuntu 16.04) is outputing a lot of the following warnings: Fetching v2 rendezvous descriptor failed. Retrying at another directory. Is there some way to fix it? ...
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Is there a way to download “hidden service descriptors” (from Windows)? [duplicate]

Before continuing, I have to say that I have read this thread ("Retrieving hidden service descriptors") and it has not solved the problem. I am doing extensive university work on Tor, and I would ...
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Tor and Exit nodes - just a question

Given the fact that exit nodes seem to be implicated with just about every bad story covering Tor - why have them? Could not the clearweb be left to just continue it's evolution into a corporate ...
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Problems setting up a “Single Onion Service”

I'm doing some Tor tests, and I want to set up a "Single Onion Service". However, when I try to set it, Tor Browser crashes when starts (the exact error is: "Tor exited during startup. This might be ...
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How can I bulk search Scallion XML output for easy to remember names?

I'm looking for easy to remember names in a terabyte of generated .onion addresses. In essence I need the opposite of a password generator, that scans for a easy to remember pattern that I can use ...
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Does Tor prevent people from finding the sites you visited before dowloading Tor, or does it only block your history after downloading Tor?

The title is my question--does Tor block access to your internet browsing history before you download Tor, or does it block access to your internet use after downloading Tor?
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Can a HSDir see visited onion url's? [duplicate]

Is it possible that a HSDir can see visited onion urls? If I make a onion website and my friend visits it could there be a way that someone can capture the url he used? (the .onion url).
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Which node(s), if any, in the circuit for a hidden service, can see the URI of a request to a hidden service?

I understand that all of the communication between a client and a hidden service (.onion) takes place within the Tor network and is therefore end-to-end encrypted. What I am wondering, however, is how ...
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Are hidden services portable?

I understand hidden services and am planning to configure one on my laptop. I was just wondering, if I create a hidden service on my laptop at home will the hidden service still work with the same ...
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HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient: Difference between 'basic' and 'stealth'? [duplicate]

http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/docs/tor-manual.html#HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient The auth-type can either be 'basic' for a general-purpose authorization protocol or 'stealth' for a less scalable ...
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Blocked sites even using tor.

Keep getting "this site is blocked". Im using tor, all the config options are correct according to the FAQ. Even the blocked sites message tells me to use tor, which makes no sense considering I'm ...
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.onion Domains DNS lookup

How does Tor resolve .onion Domains? Are there also some central DNS servers in the Tor network that store these records? Is there a chance that two hidden services generate the same domain name?
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How can Facebook's Tor Onion be constantly accessible with the massive bandwidth demand?

Background: (you can skip if you already know the details of Facebook's Hidden Service) In 2014, Facebook unveiled their Tor Hidden Service that let people from restricting governments access Facebook ...
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What does your router see/log when visiting a tor hidden site address?

If I visit http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/ through Tor Browser, does my router see that address or does it only see the first relay Tor Browser connects to? Does it see anything different when visiting ...
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How to use FTP with Tor?

I've followed a couple of tutorials here, but still, I can't connect to my hidden service via FTP. I followed a tutorial, here: How can I anonymize my FTP traffic using the Tor network? All ...
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How can I automatically redirect visitors of my site to its onion version if they're Tor users?

How can I automatically redirect visitors of my website to its onion version if I detect that they're Tor users?
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Tor keeps timing out when I try to access websites [duplicate]

I am having a bit of trouble getting this to work. Can anyone help me resolve this problem? 3/17/2017 17:41:53 PM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network ...
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Securely hosting a Tor hidden service/site

There are some detailed instructions for setting up a Tor site at torproject.org1. It seems that it would be most secure to use a dedicated machine for this task if possible. I've read elsewhere that ...
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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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What are the best Tor2Web anonymous gateways?

What are the best Tor2Web anonymous gateways to make Hidden Web-Services available on clearnet/standard Internet?
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Tor Browser won't launch after torrc file edited for hidden services

I'm a beginner who need a little help. I got stuck while i was trying to setup my hidden service. I'm on a Mac (EL Capitan) running Windows 7 on Parallels Desktop virtual machine. I have my ...
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How does Onionshare work?

How exactly does OnionShare work to allow one to send files using onion domains?
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Do tor sites have to end in .onion?

Every hidden service I've been to ends .onion, but I haven't any technical explanation as to why that is. I've also never found any information regarding whether or not it is possible to host a ...
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Hidden Service Communication with clear net

If a hidden service has to communicate with the clear net but doesnt want to either appear to be coming from a known tor exit and masking its true IP what would be the best way to achieve something ...
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TOR BUG,Tor dropping SSH tunnel to hidden SSH service

I have multiple hidden services which are SSH servers. They do give unstable connections, and drop out all the time (after a couple seconds). Sometimes with a SOCKS error 1 or with packet_write_wait:...
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Can one use pluggable transports to host hidden services?

If I want to host a hidden service but I don't want people to know that the server is communicating to Tor, what can I do? Can I use obfs4? How to setup things?
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Orbot Apps VPN Mode - data leakage?

Given an app configured to use Orbot's Apps VPN Mode, I am trying to determine how the VPN works. Most of the app's traffic is sent directly to a Tor hidden service the user controls, but some pieces ...
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Can Tor connections between hidden services be aggregated using ifenslave? (… and might Mevade be doing this?)

Using ifenslave on two endpoint Linux servers, it's possible to aggregate (aka bond or team) multiple tun or tap interfaces (e.g., tun0, tun1, ...) into a single link, combining bandwidth (less ...
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If I go to a single onion service will the Tor Button notice the difference?

If I go to a standard onion service Tor button shows me, Me <-> Guard (IP) <-> Middle (IP) <-> Exit (IP) <-> relay (without giving the IP) <-> relay <-> relay <-> onion service ...
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How does NAT punching in Tor work? [duplicate]

When a Tor hidden service is implemented it publishes an introductory point. To my current understanding, connections to the said hidden service is highly dependant on this introductory point. Is ...
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Can I add hidden services to an existing traditional web server?

I have several virtual hosts on traditional Nginx and Apache servers. They listen on ports 80 & 443. I would like to also make those sites available as hidden services (e.g. "This site is also ...
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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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What's new in Tor 0.2.9.8?

This is a really exciting update. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/whats-new-tor-0298 According to the tor devs and the image in the article "Service side loses anonymity". But is this entirely ...
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Hidden services : clear text, or not, at the rendez-vous point? [duplicate]

Most common descriptions, including nice looking graphics, of the communication with Tor hidden services are framed in terms of high-level "Tor circuits" which obscure rather than help understand the ...
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Is it possible to look up the public key for a .onion-address?

I know .onion addresses are a (partial) hash of a descriptor which contains a public RSA key, so I was wondering: it is possible to see the public key that is found when connecting to a .onion hidden ...
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How can i gain whole set of onion address as much as possible? [duplicate]

I believe we can get some onion address from hidden wiki or other search engine,but in my mind,i want to gain whole set of onion address,for that i can learn more about how many onion address ...
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How to use Hidden Service Authentication?

How can Hidden Service Authentication be used? I never saw documentation about that anywhere.
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Freenet distributed hosting model: Could it be ported to Tor?

I've always wondered why Tor uses a server-based model of content storage rather than a Freenet-style, distributed, encrypted, plausible-denial model. It seems that it would be much more robust and ...
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Is there any bridge beetwen Tor and Freenet? Is there way to bridge Freenet site like a Tor hidden service?

Is there any bridge beetwen Tor and Freenet? Is there a way to bridge Freenet site like a Tor hidden service ( onion domain )? E.g. setting up site in Freenet network means, that this site splitted ...
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Tor can't connect to localhost hidden service

So I just downloaded Tor and I'm trying to set up a hidden service. Not going so well. I'm using Savant web server, and can open up 'localhost' on Chrome, but I put: HiddenServiceDir C:\Users\Sellar\...
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How to take control of a Tor hidden service if you have the private key?

I'm pretty new to Tor and don't know much about it. I was wondering how one would take control of a Tor hidden service if they had the private key. There's a darknet website called "DOXBIN" that was ...
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Tor hidden services doesn't seem to be working for me [duplicate]

I cannot seem to access any onion site while on Tor. It was working fine about a week maybe a week and a half ago, then all of the sudden it just stopped connecting to any onion site at all. I have ...
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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 ...