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How to perform NAT Punching with Tor

I learned from a video that NAT punching is one of the features of Tor. I run GNU/Linux Ubuntu 16.4. I have already installed Tor. It will be great if someone can instruct me how to perform this ...
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Issues setting up hidden service on Android

I am trying to setup a hidden service on an android device but cannot seem to get it to work. I have installed Palapa server and the website is available on localhost as well as over my network (for ...
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How to open a .onion site?

I heard of the Tor browser from friend and downloaded it. I'm curious to see what exists on the .onion sites but all the ones I tried shows me an error message telling me that there is a connection ...
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When using custom keys, what permissions do “/var/lib/tor/hidden_service/” need?

I have generated a custom onion hostname and key using eschalot. Tor will run fine on the default hostname (the one Tor generated itself), but not with my custom domain. The problem is with the ...
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How can I set up a Tor HS so that the first hop always goes through my relay?

I'm interested in hosting a Hidden service on a KVM host that I control. I'd like the first hop from the hidden service to also go through a relay running on the same KVM host. What settings do I need ...
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SSH Hidden Service + gateway (tor2web) [duplicate]

i followed this (http://gk2.sk/running-ssh-on-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-hidden-service-with-tor/) instruction how to how to run an hidden ssh server. It works so far. Now I am wondering if it would be ...
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How many Tor relays between the HS server to IP, RP, and HSDir?

As far as I am aware that HS servers need to communicate with 3 points, which are Introduction point, Rendezvous point, and HS directory. So how many Tor relays are there in the circuit between the HS ...
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How can I download descriptors of hidden services? [duplicate]

HS publishes its descriptor to Hidden Service Directories. How or where can I find the information of this descriptor?
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Does running a tor hidden service require a relay?

I want to know if running a tor hidden service also creates a relay/node. I want to know this because my vps provider bans tor nodes.
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Malicious hidden service directories [closed]

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/09/07/can-you-trust-tors-hidden-service-directories/ if the descriptor ID is predictable, how easy is to muscle into the positions in the list just above a ...
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block tor2web, onion.city,cab, .link etc

How would i block tor2web and proxies like that from my tor hidden services? Like a nginx rule or something to make sure no one can access my tor hidden service through these services.
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Are there proxies like Tor2Web but not just for http connections?

Tor2Web allows access to Hidden services from clearnet. However I would like to know if there some other gateways which will allow connections to hidden services on custom port and allows different ...
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Not able to register/login facebook hidden service with Javascript enabled

I'm trying to use facebook's hidden service to create an pseudonymous facebook account. For registering or logging in to facebook you have to enable javascript and I did that by clicking on the ...
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What happens if I open .onion links on Chrome or Firefox?

I accidentally pasted a onion link on Google Chrome. Usually the links won't open but a VPN extension of mine did the job. My questions are : 1. Do anyone tracks me just because I have opened ....
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How does de-anonymization work?

I heard that someone, who can read the traffic of many tor nodes (like the government of a country where many nodes are located) can find out which user is sending/reading data to/from which resource ...
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Using Whonix Gateway to host web server?

Is it okay to use the whonix gateway to host an onion? And simply point the hidden service to a debian workstation like "10.152.152.17 12345"? Generally it seems best not to modify any of the whonix ...
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Would ssh hidden service be very slow?

Over at one of the guides on setting up hidden ssh service via tor, http://mancoosi.org/~abate/hidden-ssh-service-tor, it's claimed that due to all the layers of indirection it'll be really slow. ...
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What encryption algorithms does Tor use?

I am building an application that will be connected over tor, using onion services. I just realized that the file generated by Tor that contains the private key of the hidden site is only RSA 1024bits....
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Is it known if Tor communication deanonymization played role in Ross Ulbricht arrestment and Silk Road store takedown?

On October 2, 2013 Ross William Ulbricht was identified by FBI as the Silk Road black market website owner and was arrested. Silk Road was operated as a hidden service on the Tor network. See also: ...
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I got infected by ransomware, and it tells me to download Tor. What's going on?

I went to a dangerous website using an unpatched browser and/or risky plugins like Java, Flash, and Adobe Reader, and now something has taken over my computer and encrypted my files. It left me a note ...
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Hidden Service : To hide from isp or not to?

My goal is to host a hidden service using Tor and Whonix. My computer is running debian with Whonix on virtual box. The question is, what is the best practices? Should I allow whonix to hide my Tor ...
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How do I host multiple hidden services? (Multiple addresses)

I have the same basic issue as this question but it wasn't resolved. I have one functioning service, everything runs fine: HiddenServiceDir /var/www/tor/test1/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:44403 ...
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Can a hidden service be hosted by multiple instances of Tor?

Is it possible for multiple Tor clients, running on different machines or even networks, to publish the same Tor hidden service using the same private key to load balance requests between them?
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Can a hidden service's open ports be detected?

Say I've started a hidden service and forwarded ports 80 and 22 in /etc/tor/torrc. Without querying port 22, is it logistically possible to assess my hidden service and establish that port 22 is open? ...
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Adding Clinet SSL to HIdden Service

I am new to setting up Hidden Services. I have my service up and running, listening on port 80, and redirecting to localhost:8080. I have my web-server anonymized and listening on port 8080 for ...
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I cant connect to tor websites [duplicate]

i have already seen similar questions asked in this website but it is always answered by the site is "actually" down.my problem is different.the site i am trying to access shows" Unable to connect ...
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How many hidden services are there approximately

I've read the post from TOR https://blog.torproject.org/blog/some-statistics-about-onions But they don't really answer my question, they mention that there are 30K onions that "anounce" their ...
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Designing P2P application over Tor

I am building a P2P C++ application that uses tor as a socks proxy to connect to the internet. This P2P app will only connect to other users running the same application, so all the communication ...
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What is the difference between a directory server and a hidden service database?

After reading how hidden services work it is not clear to me whether a hidden service database as shown in the figure bellow, is different from a directory server. On which port does it provide the ...
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How does the tor hash-password option work?

I'm trying to write a little python GUI to make interaction with tor control easier on windows, to make using hidden services easier. I'd like to be able to use a password to authenticate, but tor.exe ...
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Port forwarding to a hidden service

For example I have hidden service xxxxx.onion:1234 and I want to forward port 1234 to the clearnet on another server. Can I do it without any socks/http proxy? So I want to do something like redir --...
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Tor hidden service configured for high load

I am using CentOS and Tor v0.2.7.6 (compiled from source). Nginx is used as a HTTPS proxy and listens to 127.0.0.1:443. I have configured one hidden service. It redirects incoming data to nginx. ...
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Hidden service not accessible after configuring transparent proxy

I am configuring a transparent proxy on my server using the instructions given here https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy Everything is fine, I make required changes to ...
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Where do I find “torrc” file in Tor 6.0.1? Is torrc-defaults the same as torrc? [duplicate]

I want to set up a Hidden Service on OSX and I've been following these instructions on the Tor site: https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-hidden-service.html.en#two. I was able to do step 1 and set up ...
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List hidden service managed by an HSDIR

if i have a relay with the HSdir flag, there is a way to know what are the hidden services descriptor hosted on it? in other word, can i list all hidden services present in the hash table of a relay? ...
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How do I make sure my Tor hidden service gets trustworthy entry guards?

The Tor site's page about hidden service communication mentions that a given hidden service will always use the same set of entry guards: At this point it is of special importance that the hidden ...
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What's the difference between the Tor proxy and the Browser Bundle?

I have done some research on Tor the past few months, trying to learn more about it's infrastructure, and have been successful for the most part. However, there is something that I can't seem to find ...
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Adding/removing hidden services while not affecting the others

I want to host multiple hidden services on the same Tor instance and have the ability to add/remove "programmaticaly" hidden services while Tor is running. As of now I would update a Torrc file and ...
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How can a .onion url be routed on the internet on the right server?

Ok, so thank you for taking some time to read this. My teammates and I are on a university project to understand how Tor functions. In the context that a client made a request to a normal website (i....
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Trying to config hidden service, but encounter folder permission error

I installed Tor in Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and try to setup a hidden service via Apache virtual host (I know Apache is unsafe for hidden service, but I'm out of options). I'm confused with the folder ...
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Can't access tor hidden service remotely, worked locally

So before I flew several thousand miles away I installed Tor on my computer and setup a SSH hidden service. I sat upstairs and could access the machine through tor using a SSH config file and also ...
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Could hidden service connect to regular internet ?

If I run a hidden service on a computer that has a public ip adress and ssh into it, could I connect to the regular internet or all my outbound connections can just be into the tor network ?
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Can't connect to onion sites

Installed the Tor browser bundle on my Ubuntu 14.10 box a while back and am now trying to learn about onion sites. My Tor browser passes the check.torproject.org test, but can not connect to ...
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Create hidden service of remote virtual host

I need to create a hidden service of a website accessible thru my home lan network, from my PC (192.168.1.54) where Tor is also running, I connect to mywebsite.com, mywebsite.com points to 192.168.1....
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Sub domain of .onion is allowed officialy?

I've got this working link from my friend. And I'm interested in use 2nd level(sub) domain for my own. Where's the official Tor statement that subdomain of onion is allowed? working link: "NoMercy ...
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Run Tor browser in the background?

If I was to run a tor service on a real server such as Ubuntu Server, is there a background mode to run tor in, or does the browser have to be open at all times?
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What's the difference between 80 and 8080 in torrc?

In torrc, I have come across both these lines: HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80 vs HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:8080 Can anyone explain what their differences are?
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Security Risk or Not? [closed]

Given the server foot-printing that MIT has recently discovered, and the fact that we know that they have been found to be in cahoots with at least one intelligence service (i.e. The FBI) Whats to say ...
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How to ssh to a hidden service with torsocks [closed]

How do I ssh to a hidden service with torsocks? Manual for torsocks says that ssh should work just fine yet it doesn't. It fails with the following: $ torsocks ssh username@example.onion ...
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Tor Secret Key isn't working on local host server

I'm new to Tor, and so far I've managed to get public & secret keys. But when I try to run my public key on my Tor browser, it says "Unable to Connect" and the sub-line is "Firefox can't establish ...