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Hidden tor exit nodes

I was wondering can I run an hidden exit note that only few people know of it, somehow hidden from others? If not can I protect it via password or something so nobody else can access it? Or instead ...
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SSL between onion and web server

I have seen recommendations to run the hidden service and the web server on different servers. I currently have the hidden service running in a second vm than the nginx server which points to an ...
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Tor domain name

When will the domain name contain more than 16 characters that are in base 32? (or when will it change from base 32 to base x?) Is it still "worth it" to spend time and processing power to generate a ...
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Are .onion addresses leak-proof?

I want to perform tasks other than web browsing over Tor, for example XMPP chat. I don't want to have to rely on a Tor implementation in the applications themselves, but I do want to avoid leaking my ...
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My hidden service fails to load as long as the Tor Browser is open on the same host

I use my hidden service as a way to access my home computer from my phone securely and regardless of any IP changes. Today, I installed the Tor Browser. After I launched it, the hidden service became ...
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Attackers this ways tryed deanonimyze my TOR onion site and get private informations.How to protect our self using system isolation? [closed]

In this forum many user talk about virtualbox,vmware, to isolate the server from the system.And Protecting Hidden services .onion private key from your host its better to store outside from that ...
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Fetching v2 rendezvous descriptor failed. Retrying at another directory

My system tor version 0.2.9.10 (on Ubuntu 16.04) is outputing a lot of the following warnings: Fetching v2 rendezvous descriptor failed. Retrying at another directory. Is there some way to fix it? ...
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Is there a way to download “hidden service descriptors” (from Windows)? [duplicate]

Before continuing, I have to say that I have read this thread ("Retrieving hidden service descriptors") and it has not solved the problem. I am doing extensive university work on Tor, and I would ...
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Tor and Exit nodes - just a question

Given the fact that exit nodes seem to be implicated with just about every bad story covering Tor - why have them? Could not the clearweb be left to just continue it's evolution into a corporate ...
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Problems setting up a “Single Onion Service”

I'm doing some Tor tests, and I want to set up a "Single Onion Service". However, when I try to set it, Tor Browser crashes when starts (the exact error is: "Tor exited during startup. This might be ...
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Can a HSDir see visited onion url's? [duplicate]

Is it possible that a HSDir can see visited onion urls? If I make a onion website and my friend visits it could there be a way that someone can capture the url he used? (the .onion url).
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Are hidden services portable?

I understand hidden services and am planning to configure one on my laptop. I was just wondering, if I create a hidden service on my laptop at home will the hidden service still work with the same ...
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HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient: Difference between 'basic' and 'stealth'? [duplicate]

http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/docs/tor-manual.html#HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient The auth-type can either be 'basic' for a general-purpose authorization protocol or 'stealth' for a less scalable ...
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Tor browser limit download data to 657MB

Good day I usually download files from the Internet, and I have this 700MB rar file I really need to download. But every time I download the file on Tor browser, it mysteriously stops at 657 MB, ...
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How can Facebook's Tor Onion be constantly accessible with the massive bandwidth demand?

Background: (you can skip if you already know the details of Facebook's Hidden Service) In 2014, Facebook unveiled their Tor Hidden Service that let people from restricting governments access Facebook ...
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Does Tor prevent people from finding the sites you visited before dowloading Tor, or does it only block your history after downloading Tor?

The title is my question--does Tor block access to your internet browsing history before you download Tor, or does it block access to your internet use after downloading Tor?
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What does your router see/log when visiting a tor hidden site address?

If I visit http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/ through Tor Browser, does my router see that address or does it only see the first relay Tor Browser connects to? Does it see anything different when visiting ...
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Tor keeps timing out when I try to access websites [duplicate]

I am having a bit of trouble getting this to work. Can anyone help me resolve this problem? 3/17/2017 17:41:53 PM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network ...
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Possible to scrape .onion sites?

Has anyone successfully scraped/mirrored a site which is offered as a Tor Onion Service? If so, how did you manage? I've been researching this for a few days, and come up empty handed.
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Do tor sites have to end in .onion?

Every hidden service I've been to ends .onion, but I haven't any technical explanation as to why that is. I've also never found any information regarding whether or not it is possible to host a ...
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Registering .onion with Certificate Authority?

Is it possible to register my onion with LetsEncrypt? I'm using Arch. If no, why not? Thanks!
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TOR BUG,Tor dropping SSH tunnel to hidden SSH service

I have multiple hidden services which are SSH servers. They do give unstable connections, and drop out all the time (after a couple seconds). Sometimes with a SOCKS error 1 or with packet_write_wait:...
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Orbot Apps VPN Mode - data leakage?

Given an app configured to use Orbot's Apps VPN Mode, I am trying to determine how the VPN works. Most of the app's traffic is sent directly to a Tor hidden service the user controls, but some pieces ...
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How to deal with DDOS attacks?

This post was not helpful: How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack? My onion keeps getting hit with denial of service attacks. Is there anything I can do to minimize the effects? POST ...
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How does NAT punching in Tor work? [duplicate]

When a Tor hidden service is implemented it publishes an introductory point. To my current understanding, connections to the said hidden service is highly dependant on this introductory point. Is ...
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If I go to a single onion service will the Tor Button notice the difference?

If I go to a standard onion service Tor button shows me, Me <-> Guard (IP) <-> Middle (IP) <-> Exit (IP) <-> relay (without giving the IP) <-> relay <-> relay <-> onion service ...
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Can I add hidden services to an existing traditional web server?

I have several virtual hosts on traditional Nginx and Apache servers. They listen on ports 80 & 443. I would like to also make those sites available as hidden services (e.g. "This site is also ...
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What happens if a rendez vous point for a single onion service is a relay that uses an old version of Tor?

What happens if a rendez vous point for a single onion service is a relay that uses an old version of Tor that doesn't support the recent single onion service feature? And if that wouldn't happen if ...
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How can I automatically redirect visitors of my site to its onion version if they're Tor users?

How can I automatically redirect visitors of my website to its onion version if I detect that they're Tor users?
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What's new in Tor 0.2.9.8?

This is a really exciting update. https://blog.torproject.org/blog/whats-new-tor-0298 According to the tor devs and the image in the article "Service side loses anonymity". But is this entirely ...
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Hidden services : clear text, or not, at the rendez-vous point? [duplicate]

Most common descriptions, including nice looking graphics, of the communication with Tor hidden services are framed in terms of high-level "Tor circuits" which obscure rather than help understand the ...
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How does “HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient” work?

Reading here I understand that only clients that are listed are authorized to access the hidden service, but how does it work? I mean, is my hidden service really hidden? If a client is not ...
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Can one use pluggable transports to host hidden services?

If I want to host a hidden service but I don't want people to know that the server is communicating to Tor, what can I do? Can I use obfs4? How to setup things?
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How can i gain whole set of onion address as much as possible? [duplicate]

I believe we can get some onion address from hidden wiki or other search engine,but in my mind,i want to gain whole set of onion address,for that i can learn more about how many onion address ...
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How does Onionshare work?

How exactly does OnionShare work to allow one to send files using onion domains?
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Blocked sites even using tor.

Keep getting "this site is blocked". Im using tor, all the config options are correct according to the FAQ. Even the blocked sites message tells me to use tor, which makes no sense considering I'm ...
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Troubleshooting ssh over tor connection

I've tried to set up the use of ssh via tor. /etc/tor/torrc: [...] HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/sshd HiddenServicePort 443 127.0.0.1:443 /var/lib/tor/sshd has the hostname and private_key after ...
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How to use HAProxy/OnionBalance to create a high availability load balancer for tor hidden service?

I have gone through this question SO but the solution suggested as OnionBalance or other HAProxy options will result in a single point of failure - either the loadbalancer or else the server running ...
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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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Does nginx need any additional configuration to run a hidden service safely?

I know that nginx is much safer than Apache for hidden services, but is there any additional configuration that needs/should/is recommended to be done to run a hidden service safely?
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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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Had valet nodes been implemented?

I am reading this article: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/hidden-services-need-some-love And there is a paragraph states that: Defense against Denial of Service of Introduction Points The ...
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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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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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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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Can't use onion mail service with torified claws-mail

I tried to use the hidden service of an email provider with claws mail. I start the client with torify claws mail, but it doesn't work. I only get: Connection to hiddenmailservice.onion:995 failed. ...
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Hidden Service Communication with clear net

If a hidden service has to communicate with the clear net but doesnt want to either appear to be coming from a known tor exit and masking its true IP what would be the best way to achieve something ...
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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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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 ...