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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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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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How do I reuse the onion address of a hidden service

I first want to generate a service and save the private key for reuse if one hasn't already been generated and saved, and if one has been generated and saved I want to be able to load it again if ...
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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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Will Tor route thru my internet connection (and back) when connecting to onion service on local network?

I want to run a Nextcloud server on my home network and I also want it to be accessible from the internet. Instead trying to tunnel the port to internet and messing with SSL certificates, running it ...
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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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Is it possible to host a hidden service with a v2 onion address using Tor 0.4.1.5, and if so how?

Is it possible to host a hidden service with a v2 onion address using Tor 0.4.1.5, and if so how? I have to use a tor client that has not yet been updated to use v3 onion addresses. I have tried to ...
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Host a hidden service on a different port and access from clearnet

I have an hidden service hosted on port 8080 (cause port 80 is busy on another service) and I'd like to allow people visit it through web proxies like onion.sh. Unfortunately, I have no idea on how to ...
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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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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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What is the key blinding function used in the hidden service protocol v3?

I've read the rend-spec-v3.txt document which is supposed to be the specification for the v3 hidden service protocol. The document makes several references to a key blinding function that takes in an ...
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Watching videos on TOR?

What affects the speed in which videos load when using hidden services on TOR? I encountered websites where videos aren't playable because they don't load or buffer and websites that have videos that ...
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Would video buffing speed mean anything when using TOR?

I was browsing on TOR the other day and watching videos on TOR. Normally from my experience, videos load very slow on TOR but this specific website was loading my videos at a fast speed. It raised a ...
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Tor experimentation with replay traffic

I want to replay some real traffic and send it through Tor to collect Tor encrypted traffic. From what I have read so far, the shadow simulator or a private Tor testbed seem to be the best and safest ...
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Can I know which of my hidden services redirected the connection to my server?

Let's say I got 100.000 different hidden services all connecting to localhost on port 8080. Would there be a way for my server to know which service the connection came from? Maybe by looking up the ...
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How service id is derived from ed25519 key?

What's the exact algorithm and where is it specified in documentation?
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Hidden Service Behind a Bridge

Without a bridge, my hidden service is accessible for others. But when I use a tor bridge, this hidden service is not accessible. My torrc is: UseBridges 1 Bridge obfs4 my_bridge_ip:my_bridge_port ...
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How does a Tor client find the correct HSDir to connect to when fetching a "descriptor" of a hidden service?

It seems that a Tor client connects to a HSDir through a circuit of 3 Tor nodes when retrieving a hidden service descriptor. But to access a hidden service, a user only needs to know the .onion ...
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Migrating a service from its v2 address to a new v3 one

I'm running a bitcoin node behind a v2 onion address. I'd like to migrate its traffic to a different, v3 address. Is there a way that my peers can be notified of such a change so they learn that ...
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What are the current default lengths in Hidden Service related circuits?

I have been trying to understand the process behind Hidden Services and something that is confusing me is the circuit lengths between different components in the Hidden Service Scenario. So far, I ...
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should i select the guard node in my hidden service?

everyone. I'm just learning how to use tor, I'm solving my doubts by searching for information on the internet. I love looking for information, but I can't find much about it. The only two ways I've ...
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Could this be a phishing hidden service?

I am trying to connect to the Facebook Tor hidden service i copied and pasted it from the Tor blog post and even the Wikipedia everything loads fine however i have noticed that the design of the web ...
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two or more onion domains on the same vps

I installed a few onion domains: in /etc/torrc and /var/lib/tor/hidden_services.... on the same port and configured one virtual host on nginx for these domains (same document root). Usually all the ...
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HiddenService cannot set my own Domain (Privatkey)

I have set up a hidden service. The domain at / var / lib / tor / hidden_service is very long. example. tbwvbpnuwntiuofn4e3vwpsldmuxs3l5zv4vy3dbfpv5psmkrycmqid.onion V3 how can i set v2 or replace ...
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How to SEO a .onion website?

I know most of the people try to hide their hidden service from search engines but in my case I want to optimize it's rank when searching for it or for tags it contains in search engines (both deep ...
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hidden service + reverse proxy not working

i'm trying to set up a hidden service for an existing webserver that is behind a reverse proxy and i'm unable to get it work. i had no problems creating hidden services on servers with no reverse ...
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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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Autodiscovery of Hidden Services Given a Domain or a Website

IPFS has DNSLink and Dat has .well-known/dat for the autodiscovery of the content on their networks given a domain name (or a website in Dat's case). So for instance, when a user visits http://...
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Sharing port 80 between tor and nginx

I am trying to setup a hidden service for my public website and thus would like to use port 80 for both tor and nginx. Is it possible on a single host with one public IP address? In other words, I am ...
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private_key & hostname files not automatically generated

I'm running Tor 0.4.2.7 on Ubuntu Server 20.04, and I'm trying to create an onion service following the instructions here. My torrc file looks like this: HiddenServiceDir /home/tofol/hidden_service ...
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Can the attacker's malicious node see the full link of .onion sites users have access to?

If we talk about .onion sites only, can the bad nodes see the part of site's link? Like "example.onion/" or full link like "example.onion/user404/data/page/example123.txt"? I don't talk about IP of ...
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Need some details about relays between user and onion sites

Can someone explain some things: Is all trafic between client and .onion server encrypted 6 times in either direction because of chain: Client -- [1 node ip -- 2 node ip -- 3 node ip] -- [3 node ...
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Running hidden services on mobile network - stablity and viablity?

I'm building a project to track one's own Linux device (mainly for Linux phones like PinePhone or Librem5), like OpenLocate. To avoid MITM attacks and other issues; instead of actively sending ...
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how to find onion websites? [duplicate]

In using the tor browser, what websites and search engines are available for locating, in particular, onion websites? Periodically, I'll see mention of such-and-such a URL for an onion website, but ...
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Host onion site at home

I want to create a blog on onion, there will be nothing illegal, just tutorials on linux, programming and other related topics. What are the risks? Is it safer to pay for a VPS in another country?
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Is the Hidden Answers onion service authentic?

I've been wondering if Hidden Answers is legitimate. Can I talk about anything on that forum no matter how unlawful it may sound? Really I want to know if it it has connections to Law Enforcement or ...
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Whonix hidden service

I'm playing around with whonix and hidden services. I've followed this tutorial (except Step 3: Configure Onion Services Authentication) https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Onion_Services#Hidden_Webserver ...
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Tor process gets jammed, hidden services won't resolve

I'm dealing with a situation here. I'm attempting to run a webserver over a few hidden services. I've set up my torrc file to contain a few hidden services. And then run just well. But then after a ...
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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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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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Cannot use custom v3 address generated with mkp224o

As the title says, I am unable to use a custom v3 address generated with mkp224o. My hidden service is in /var/lib/tor/nginx. The contents of the nginx folder: authorized_clients (folder) hostname ...
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Hidden Services can intros correlate IP with .onion?

I was looking through allot of the details with the hidden services. One answer was done very well and explained allot, which I have linked below. I wasn't sure on exactly how the intro can correlate ...
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What happens in case of temporary HS guard unavailability?

In my Tor testing environment I noticed that if a HS guard node is unavailable, it is not immediately replaced by using another guard. I know that entry guards are changed after months (6-9?) but I ...
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Tor 100% CPU usage - DoS attack

I run a very small non-profit website and sometimes there are people that attack the website for unknown reasons to me, I use a dedicated server but the TOR Process itself uses only one core when ...
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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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How to open V3 onion links using Onion Browser Button for Chrome?

I am using Onion Browser Button addons for Chrome on Windows 10. And I can't to access V3 .onion links. I had been asked lot of times to developer to build a new version, but no answer. Anyone knows ...
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Best configuration for a low latency fast hidden service?

I set up a hidden service that serves a static low sized page but still it takes at least 20 seconds to open. Also sometimes it just closes itself when i am not around and doesn't respond for hours ...
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Why there is always a network down when I try to access the onion site?

I am able to access the DuckDuckGo but it is not able for me to access hidden wiki and other onion sites. I wish someone can help me fix this problem! Thanks a lot.
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Is websites/services hosted on tor network safe?

I understand that a server can run services (such as nginx) then listen to localhost, then run Tor Server to create a unique tor address and accept traffic from other Tor Servers into it. My question ...

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