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Hidden services on bootable external HDD

Can one run hidden services from bootable external HDD? I would like to install ubuntu, nginx, php, TBB on external HDD and boot the HDD when starting... seems like this should work just fine. Have ...
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Creating streams to a hidden service

Looking for help understanding the following line from the rend-spec: 754 To open TCP connections to Bob's location-hidden service, Alice's OP sends 755 a RELAY_COMMAND_BEGIN cell along the ...
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How can I run multiple hidden services with lighttpd?

I am trying to run two or more hidden services. My torrc seems to be fine, but I am having trouble with lighttpd.conf. My configuration file contains. $HTTP["host"] == "2uwvt4.onion" { server....
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How do I get Bob's public key

Hi guys I'm currently creating an Tor client in python that connects to a Hidden service I have a question that is currently stopping me from continuing the development of this project. I am ...
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Example GET request for the rendezvous doc

Does anyone have an example of what GET request is needed to be send to the responsible HSDir server to retrieve the rendezvous2 document for a specified HS currently I have "GET HTTP/1.1\r\nHost:"+...
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what is the Rendezvous point identity ID

I am currently reading the specification for rendezvous point and one little point has got me confused. When constructing a packet to send to from Alice's OP to Introduction Point it asks for the ...
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How can I prevent my Tor relay from being used to access hidden services?

I've recently started running a Tor relay. However, upon further investigation I realized that I enable criminals and people of poor moral character to host hidden tor services where they publish ...
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Is it possible to have more than one server hosting the same Tor Hidden Service? [duplicate]

If I ran a Tor Hidden Service on a server, would it be possible to mirror it on one or more other servers, and use the same onion-address for all? I was thinking having the mirror(s) periodically ...
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Retrieving hidden service descriptors

just wondering if anyone can shed a lil light on this, basically i am wondering what processes must be followed to allow alice to retrieve the descriptors for bobs hidden service, what packets are ...
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Few questions about connecting to Tor hidden services

I am hoping some one can help expand my knowledge on how a user connects to a hidden service, I have read the specification, but have found it confusing and still have some questions. Sorry if any ...
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Are there any good hosting-providers for hidden services? [duplicate]

Are there any hosting-companies that provides (possibly exclusively) hosting for Tor hidden services sites? Or is my only option to set something up myself on a computer I own or rent?
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Route c++ through Tor using socks

I'm working on a windows application that will make post get requests and interact with a hidden service. It will require Tor.exe running on the system listening, and thats fine. I get that Tor ...
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Hidden services using manually configured browser

I've been playing around with regular Tor, compiled from source (as opposed to TBB). I've found that while accessing regular websites works fine hidden services don't work at all. For instance, ...
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How does it work - "Hidden services"?

Could somebody describe to me, like for Nooo-oo-ob, from the Start and to the complete End. My questions are: I've setup HS. My Tor client connect to the rendezvous. Is it populate full onion ...
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1000s of hidden services

I run a small web hotel. I would like to give all my customers a .onion address to access their website - primarily to promote the use of Tor to my customers. So in my torrc I put: HiddenServiceDir /...
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Why some companies are connected with Tor hidden service and they use the same process ID like Tor?

I installed Tor hidden service, when I use terminal and type netstat -tapln (to see all opened ports) I can see foreign established connection and it is not clear to me is it dangerous or not? Of ...
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Raspberry Pi Tor Hidden Service problem

I have a Hidden Service running on a couple of Raspberry Pi's on my home network, one of the Pis is running The Prosody jabber server and the other Pi is running Tor with a Hidden Service configured ...
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HSDir selection

I'm writing some code to play around with and test some hidden service things. I need to be able to emulate hidden service directory selection. HSDirs are calculated by selecting the three closest ...
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Hidden .onion service with 2048 bit (or 4096 bit) RSA private key -- how to host it?

2048 bit RSA is proven to be more secure than 1024 bit, so with the help of Scallion I have generated a pair of hidden service hostname + 2048 bit private key for it (there were 1024b 2048b and 4096b ...
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How do I replace my existing .onion hostname on a working site with a new hostname?

I just had a falling out with a programmer who originally installed my Hidden Service (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.onion) hostname onto a Debian linux cloudhost. I know it is basically changing my entire Domain ...
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Connect to Tor-Firefox via Ruby/Watir

I am having issues connecting to Tor via Ruby - Watir webdriver. I use the Tor Browser Bundle. The problem is that when I try to connect via Watir (Selenium) I cannot seem to open Tor instead of ...
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trouble connecting to any onion sites [closed]

I downloaded the Tor browser bundle yesterday, it opens fine, says I'm connected, and that I'm anonymous. However, when I try to connect to any onion sites it will not access any of them, have tried ...
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Why is the HS not using the RP as the Endpoint of its rendezvous circuit?

Im asking myself, why the rendezvous circuit has a minimum length of 6 hops, which are: Client -> (a1) -> (a2) -> (RP) <- (b3) <- (b2) <- (b1) <- HS The Client is using RP ...
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Who are the best commercial hosts of hidden services? [duplicate]

I need a hosting company that: Provides dedicated servers Supports Tor hidden services Supports Windows Allows services to be paid for in Bitcoin Has any other security bells and whistles I might ...
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Visiting websites also run as hidden service

If you use TBB to visit a public website that also runs a hidden service for end-to-end encryption(DuckDuckGo for example), will TBB automatically use the hidden service or do users need to manually ...
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Is it safe to use shared HidServAuth with hidden service?

https://secure.sw.gs:419/aaw/publist/adblock.html This webpage ask me to include HidServAuth to my torrc file. However, I'm not sure that this is safe. What will happen if someone and I connect to ...
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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 to connect via SSL over Tor?

There is a website I want to go to, and the URL looks like this - irc://dsadfasdfgweh.onion:2525 No that is not a real website, I am not giving away the actual website I am trying to access. How do I ...
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Why isn't GPG adequate (is GnuPG better?) for Verifying Tor? [closed]

I'd so much rather use GPG because GnuPG will require me to go into and type in the Terminal application. The last time I did that I killed my computer: I made it have a "fatal" system error. One ...
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how to share an ssh port as a rendez vous point and access it?

I have a Linux computer with a standard SSH server running on it. There is a public key configure on it (the only login method allowed). I have a windows computer with the associated private key. ...
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How can hidden services avoid indexing by search engines?

There are search engines for Tor hidden services, analogous to Google, Yahoo, etc. for the greater Internet. How can sites avoid being indexed by these search engines? Does a conventional "robots.txt" ...
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Developing a Tor library

I want to incorporate Tor in my application in order to access a Tor hidden service. Make GET POST requests to the web server. Is there any resource I can read to implement a simple Tor client that ...
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Encrypt traffic between my onion site and exit relays

Is it possible to encrypt all traffic between the last relay and my hidden service site? (I have tried to use an ssl certificate and configure tor like that: HiddenServicePort 443 127.0.0.1:443 but it ...
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Should I use the same Tor instance for a hidden service and browsing?

I briefly read that Tor hidden services use "Entry guards" in the circuit. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use the same Tor instance for hosting a Tor hidden service and general internet browsing?...
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Are there hosts for hidden services?

I am exploring putting up a simple page as a hidden service advertising business formation and nominee services. Does anyone offer hosted pages? I think I don't really need an entire site, just a way ...
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Can onion sites have subdomains?

Can .onion sites have subdomains (e.g. subdomain.abcdefghijklmnop.onion/) or do the naming protocols prevent this? It appears to have been suggested in 2012, and the developers (or someone) say they ...
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Не открываются *.onion сайты (Could not open *.onion sites) [closed]

Translation attempt: I installed the Vidalia bundle (Vidalia, Tor, Polipo) and am not able to load onion sites (hidden services). Why is that?
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How does an introduction point communicate with a hidden service using its public key?

From reading this and this, I understand that a hidden service builds a virtual network to an introduction point and provides it with its public key. What I'm wondering is, how does the introduction ...
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Is there a guide anywhere on how to safely set up a hidden service and lockdown the server so no info will leak?

I'm trying to set up a hidden service, but I'm primarily a web developer and not a security guy. I know quite a bit about computer security and I think I could probably configure Tor and iptables ...
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Non-"Exit" nodes and inner-onion connections

What means that the tor router (in this list) is not mark as "exit"? And is it still possible to contact other onion nodes directly through it (e.g. such that it'd be the node directly preceding the ...
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I need ExitNodes For Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tor Browser

I wanna use KSA IP address on exitnodes at Tor Browser. Can anybody locate the KSA Fingerprints for IP. Need Urgent Reply.
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Does increasing the number of introduction points for a hidden service help with its scalability?

Would increasing the number of introduction points help distribute the load among more relays? Would it have any security implications? There doesn't seem to be a limit on the number of introduction ...
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What's the extent of the problem of information leaking to exit node

What if I let some identification information (like a page with my real name) leak in a plain http connection and the exit node captures this? Until when it be able to identify me? Till I change the ...
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Hosting Tor hidden services with Whonix on remote server

I want to use Whonix for my hidden services and am planning to use it on a remote dedicated server, the issue is I would have to connect to the dedicated server through SSH, will that compromise the ...
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Permission issues setting up hidden service

I am trying to experiment with running my blog as a hidden service. I am using debian on a vps to host my blog. I am using apache2 run as user www-data. I had to chown /var/www/wordpress to debian-...
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Which provides better security/anonimity: .onion or https?

Some websites have clearnet https and .onion versions, but not both. What are the pros and cons of using each option (assuming they are both accessed over Tor it is important that the data not be read ...
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Hidden server is not reachable on my Raspberry Pi

I'm having difficulty getting my hidden service working correctly. I have worked on many apache systems before but for some reason I can't get this one working. I have followed all the steps here and ...
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Why does my relay have the HSDir flag when I don't host any hidden services?

i think hidden services are the dark nets inside the TOR network. I am not hosting any web servers. Then how my OR is flagged as HSDir?
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iptables rules redirect traffic to hidden service

I'm looking to setup iptables rules that redirects traffic (in this case, smtp traffic) to a hidden service on a different server. I've done this before with an OpenVPN connection, but now I want to ...
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Why do sites such as DuckDuckGo and freenode set up hidden services?

Presumably this doesn't help protect their identity, since they are also accessible over the regular Internet. Does it make things somehow easier for users? I think you have to set up a local Tor ...

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