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Run .onion services in a tor relay

Tor Project says that running a hidden service in a relay can deanonymize the service. But is it ok to run a onion service if i don't care if the server is anonymous (i only want the users to be ...
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how tor stops from bots create massive amount of hidden services, make hidden service discovery too big to host?

as it's registration done on TOR too it cannot work as , I can't thinks what's stoping a bot to create creazy amount amount of hidden service and try to overload HSD network itself.
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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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Do you build a 3-hop circuit to HSDir relays, and do introduction points require your authentication cookie?

If you're requesting a hidden service descriptor from a HSDir relay, are you building a circuit to that HSDir relay or are you not? Also, if you're running a stealth hidden service and the ...
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Given onion secret key how to derive identity public key?

Given onion secret key in form of: ED25519-V3:UJL1wgWVeMz9f7oM+Xrbq0i8tJ2/aeBi3K0cl8VCrlicSts8Gg98agO5DUXHjsfQb+yooLgN0CB0Y0A9U0rMUQ== How can I derive an identity public key? I assume that a secret ...
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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 to find point of failure in Nginx served hidden service?

I'm trying to test creating a prototype hidden service with nginx on Debian. The torrc file appears to be correct, has no problem being parsed by tor and the tor service is 100% boostrapped and ...
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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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Disable Socksport for hidden service?

I read an article about hacking into hidden services. The tutorial talked about how to route traffic from a hidden service with an attack on port 9050 which is the default for Socksport. This leads me ...
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More data received than data sent

On the hidden service I have running tests, I notice in the notices.log file, where Tor's logs are stored, that the HEARTBEAT that sends Tor every 6 hours reporting open circuits and data sent and ...
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“Problem Loading Page” when visiting my own page

I have decided to try hosting a hidden service in the TOR network, but every time I try to visit it through a separate machine through the TOR browser client I get a Problem Loading Page error: It ...
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How Tor is build and how can someone build something Tor/overlay network or routers?

Things I know: I have been using Tor for like a few years now, and I have a good idea of how "Tor/Onion routing" works. I have gone through the Tor's original paper (by Nick and Roger) and ...
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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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Asterisk VoIP Server over OpenVPN in Tor Hidden Service

Evening. Generate encryption keys with OpenSSL. OpenVPN server openvpn.conf configuration file: mode server tls-server dev tun proto tcp-server port 1194 server 10.8.0.0 255.255.0.0 ca /vpn/ca.crt ...
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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 “malware” 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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How to securely host a Tor hidden site with Raspberry Pi?

In Securely hosting a Tor hidden service/site, everyone concludes that the best approach is to host the server on a VM with Whonix and full-disk encryption. Thus, the server will be isolated, and if ...
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Can Tor really hide my location when I access websites that has the tracing function?

I'm totally new to Tor. I'm kind of stalking some people's blogs and I don't want to let them know. For example if I access someone's wordpress blog (which can trace your locations) using Tor, is it ...
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Tor Hidden Service Not Working

I've started an NGINX site on the port 8034 which I can access in the Tor Browser as well as a normal browser. I've set the Tor Service to use the port 8034 so as make it an onion site. When I start ...
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How do you access Blockchain's tor hidden service?

I'm trying to access Blockchain's tor hidden service on tor in order to make a wallet over tor, but everytime I try to access the onion link they give me on blockchain's website, it always times out. ...

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