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'Web Audio API is not supported in this browser' error as a part of WebGL build

I'm trying to open a WebGL build with an integrated audio in it, basically a WebGL Unity build. I am using 9.5 alpha release as the latest stable version doesn't allow wasm anyhow but now even though ...
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Does connecting to a normal website using tor work the same way as connecting to a hidden website?

When you connect to a normal website using tor, is the process of connecting to it the same as when you connect to a hidden website? First you connect to the entry node, then middle node then exit ...
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Are 7 hops really necessary when connecting to an Onion Service?

My understanding is that if I connect to an Onion Service the connection forms in the following way: My Computer -> My Entry Node (1) -> My Middle Node (2) -> My Exit Node (3) -> Rendezvous Point (4) &...
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How did the FBI find the IP address of the Freedom Hosting servers?

The FBI took over the Freedom Hosting servers, which were located in France, and arrested the guy (Eric Eoin Marques) running Freedom Hosting. They then proceed to serve malware to anyone who ...
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Can't host my own hidden service

I use lighttpd, i can access localhost with Firefox, use port 9000, I modified my torrc with this port; HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:9000 Reload, ...
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nyx - Unable to connect to tor. Maybe it's running without a ControlPort?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 server, headless and installed tor using the debian instructions on the tor project. However, nyx will not run to show me tor connection information, when I enter nyx I ...
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Hidden Service in TestingTorNetwork connected to non-Exit Nodes

I set up a testing environment made of lxd containers on Ubuntu 18.04. Each container is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 image and runs Tor version 0.4.1.6. Specifically, I have the following running ...
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DDoS attacks on cryptomarkets

Recently, the big cryptomarkets have been under DDoS attacks and one of their admin stated that the attack has been conducted by only one person (Reddit post). According to that person, the attacker ...
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Are contents of a hidden service secure if the service is HTTP?

If I host a hidden service without HTTPS, can a compromised exit node (on either server side or client side), read or write any contents of the site? Also, is it more secure to use HTTPS on a hidden ...
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tor adds its own private_key for hidden_service, hijacking my custom .onion

If I delete every key from my /srv/www/html directory and then add my own shalot generated private to the same directory, upon tor start, it adds it's own keys to the directory, and then hijacks ...
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hidden_services only works with invalid permissions

When I try to start tor with invalid permission, I get the following error: $ ./start-tor.sh [sudo] password for user: Oct 08 18:20:32.210 [notice] Tor 0.4.0.5 running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.21-...
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Distributed Hash Table DHT minimum relays needed

(BLUF) How many relays are needed to create a workable TOR Distributed Hash Table? My original question was "what would cause the TB to log a valid HS name to be "invalid" and "rejected". After ...
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Are Tor connections *that* unstable?

I'm okay with the Tor network being slow, but I often have the issue that I can't connect to my own hidden services at all. I imagine the problem are the nodes in between, because sometime later then ...
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TOR Hidden Service: IP anonymity

Suppose that a Tor client wants to access a certain hidden service. According to the protocol, instead of submitting a request directly to the server IP (which is hidden[1][2]), this client submit a ...
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In onion v3 services, how does the client know the “HSDir” that have the necessary descriptor to connect to the onion service?

I've read the "Tor Rendezvous Specification - Version 3" and I can't find out how the client knows the "HSDir" nodes that store the onion service descriptor that indicates the introduction points ...
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making request onion sites without tor

I made a simple server at my home hosted by tor. The server contains my personal files and i dont like paying services for hosting websites because hosting on tor is free and hidden. It doesn't matter ...
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Questions about the onion v3 services keys

As far as I understand (if there is any error, please correct it), when configuring an onion v3 service, three files are generated: "hostname", "hs_ed25519_secret_key" and "hs_ed25519_public_key". The ...
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Why doesn't curl download from file a onion service?

I am attempting to download a file from a hidden service using curl. I downloaded the Tor client and launched it and from another terminal executed this: curl --socks5 socks5://127.0.0.1:9050 https://...
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How to setup a local hidden service

How do i setup a private hidden service on localhost My question is how do i setup a private hidden service that can not be accessed by rest of the Tor network i wish to run this hidden service on my ...
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What is a private Tor network

While reading about botnets leveraging Tor hidden services for command and control I came across a term I have never seen or read about anywhere a private Tor network I tried researching this term ...
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Can a onion domain I register be discovered if I don't make it public?

This tutorial teaches how to register a hidden service and point it to a server's SSH port, so that we can keep this port closed on the open Internet and acess it from inside Tor network. Of course ...
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Run onion service from tor browser

I was wondering if it would be possible to connect two tor browser directly. This would be great for P2P applications running in the browser. I was wondering something like one browser creating a ...
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Hosting companies that allow hosting a laravel application on tor

Are there any hosting companies that offer tor services for hosting a laravel application. Is it even possible to host a laravel application over tor? Also, compile my laravel application and then ...
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Can I run multiple hidden services without anyone knowing they are hosted on the same server?

I want to host multiple hidden services but I need it in a way that people cannot find out that they are all hosted on the same server. How could I do this?
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ssh as hidden service - username passed in clear?

I have set up sshd on my box as a hidden service. I'm wondering if, when I torify ssh uname@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.onion is the user-name passed in the clear?
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Onion service and dynamic IP

I saw on Tor's FAQ that a Tor Relay can work well with a dynamic IP, I was wondering if it's the same for a service or if it would be sometimes unreachable ?
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Do Tor hidden services have human readable names and if so how does that work?

I'm learning more about the design of Tor and had thought that hidden services use names like duckduckgo.onion but apparently it's (54 character thing).onion? Do they use human readable names and if ...
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Tor Filetransfer (FTP) for Webhoster

i'm building a hidden service hosting provider, an actually im able to run a web-/ and Mysql Server full proxied over the tor network. But im wondering how i could realize a file-transfer protocoll ...
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Are Tor version 2 (16-char) addresses obsolete?

Could I still use a 16-char onion address for a hidden service if I am more concerned about being able to generate a nice "vanity" onion address than hiding the physical location of the service? Does ...
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Is it possible to get a specific .onion domain or a domain containing a certain string? [duplicate]

I am trying to create an Onion Service however in the configuration guide it appears that Tor generates a random .onion url for each service so I was wondering if there was a way to get a particular ....
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How do we extend our privacy on TOR circuit?

The Tor Browser bounces your communications data through distributed network of relays by encrypting traffic in at least three layers selected from thousands of volunteer computers, thus making ...
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Content Delivery Networks and Tor

For a number of reasons not critical to my question, I've decided that my website, currently on the clear web, would serve my users more effectively as an .onion site. I'm still researching Tor ...
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Does Tor still monitor “shadow” relays?

I've been researching methods to monitor hidden services for a university project. I came across this paper which talks about injecting relays as hidden service directories to gather onion addresses. ...
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Can onion directories find my address? [duplicate]

I know most onion directories use crawlers to collect onion addresses. If I never share my onion address publicly or with anyone, can onion directories still find ways of discovering the address? ...
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How do Tor websites continue to work behind NATs?

When I try to host a regular server on my computer using my cellular network as an internet source, the webpages aren't seen by others because it's behind a NAT. However, when I hosted an onion ...
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Tor hidden service URLs

I was told years ago that whenever a new hidden service is created it is added to a list, so there is a record of every hidden service ever created. I believe the list is somewhere on the Tor project ...
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Onion hostname format changed in Tor v0.4.0.1

I had been using Tor version 0.3.2.10 for which the contents of a hidden service directory looked like this: hostname file ---> ii5wkitdls6khqj7.onion private_key file ---> content starting with -----...
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What are all the suffixes for websites exclusive to Tor, or at least should be opened only on Tor, and how do I find more?

I just started using the Tor Browser and Orbot on my smartphone and would like to find out what I can do with it. Is there a lot of different Legal and Illegal services?
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How to setup Client Authorization for v3 Onion Services

The Tor 0.3.5 series includes client authorization for v3 onion services. Tor manual: To configure client authorization on the service side, the "/authorized_clients/" directory needs to exist. Each ...
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Have global adversaries ever been able to decrypt hard drives storing .onion material encrypted by Veracrypt?

I'm planning on encrypting my entire HDD - which includes Tor .onion service content - using Veracrypt, the latest in encryption technology. Has Veracrypt been known to successfully encrypt .onion ...
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Is it safe to host tor hidden service website on my Raspberry Pi?

I want to host my tor hidden service on my Raspberry Pi. But is it safe? Will my ISP know that my network is always having access with tor? And can my IP address get exposed ? Should I use a VPN on my ...
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My tor hidden service stopped working

I have successfully hosted my first .onion site on my Raspberry Pi by following this tutorial. For some reason I needed to stop running this site for a while. So I used this command sudo /etc/init.d/...
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Connect to TOR serivce to upload files FTP/SFTP

I would like to upload some files to my .onion website over FTP/SFTP securely however I cannot figure how to connect. Any help? I have added the following to /etc/tor/torrc: HiddenServiceDir /var/...
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Why do so many HS devs use PHP?

There's a lot of talk that PHP is "inherently insecure" and "great if you want your site to get hacked". I've never used PHP, so I can't make an educated opinion myself, but I am wondering why this is ...
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How can I make two completely different hidden services to communicate with each other?

Hidden Services A and B are hosted on different servers having different live IP addresses and I need to make them communicate with each other , say a chat service between A and B.
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check if an onion hidden service is available

I have set up a hidden service. This is not a web server. Can I check whether this service is reachable, similarly to checking whether a port on a specific IP address is open (e.g with https://www....
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What prevents someone from listing all the HSP's in the DHT and connecting to them?

I'm not clear on what is actually stored in the DHT, or the contents and purpose of the introduction message. If all of the hidden services are listed in a Distributed Hash Table, what prevents a ...
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Adding subdomains to cherokee web server over tor as listener

as topic says. How to configure cherokee web server to handle subdomains on my onion domain? You may be interested about this to help me.
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I have setup tor on Ubuntu 16.04 using Apache2 It works for an http site, but, I want to make it and https site.

In researching how to do this I notice that I have to purchase an ssl certificate to get it to work. Is this the only way to do this? I am running the onion server from my home computer. It is not ...
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Tor relay giving false HSDir flag

Today my tor relay started reporting the HSDir flag out of nowhere. I do not have a hidden service configured. Is this something i should worry about? Everything looks fine, and i see no services ...

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