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resolve .onion address from bash

I have tried using curl through tor like so curl --socks5 127.0.0.1:9050 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.onion This works for public addresses like stackoverflow.com but not for tor .onion addresses
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Accessing my hidden service through Tor me sends to the wrong port

I have a few hidden services on my Ubuntu Server using Nginx. My torrc looks something like this: HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hs1 HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:8081 HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/...
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Is there a limit in the number of connections?

When I use Tor as a socks5 proxy for my applications, is there a limit in the number of connections I can perform to other hidden services (addresses.onion)? I am developing an application to check ...
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Connect to hidden service

Without using tor2web is there a way for my Java program to connect to a hidden service .onion and retrieve data, for example search and then download a file? I want the easiest solution possible, so ...
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Unstable websocket over Tor

I'm working on a Java application that uses websockets to communicate with a hidden service. So far I've managed to get it all working but websocket connection is unstable. Here's what I've done: ...
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Tor circuit chaining

Is it possible to use multiple tor circuits chained together? tor_circuit --> tor_circuit --> ... --> tor_circuit I know of a solution on windows using tortilla for windows that allows ...
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When using custom keys, what permissions do “/var/lib/tor/hidden_service/” need?

I have generated a custom onion hostname and key using eschalot. Tor will run fine on the default hostname (the one Tor generated itself), but not with my custom domain. The problem is with the ...
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Can a client accessing a Tor service bypass a firewall, and if so, why is it possible?

I was reading this article "Nine Questions about Hidden Services". It's an interview with an individual who develops hidden services for Tor. One of the questions (#4) is "Do you run an onion service ...
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Performance issues in single guard for hidden services

From what I can read in this recent post in the Tor blog, Hidden Services use one single guard, just as regular clients do. How does this affect the performance of hidden services? I know that since ...
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Can you set hidden service to use specific HSdir?

I am trying to understand what are possibilities of adversary running his own HSDir and few relays? Adversary cannot retrieve all the .onion addresses? Only the ones advertised on his HSDir? Are ...
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What's the difference between 80 and 8080 in torrc?

In torrc, I have come across both these lines: HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80 vs HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:8080 Can anyone explain what their differences are?
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Running multiple hidden services in nginx

I would like to setup 3 hidden services on the same computer with nginx. My torrc looks like this: DataDirectory /var/lib/tor HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 ...
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Would ssh hidden service be very slow?

Over at one of the guides on setting up hidden ssh service via tor, http://mancoosi.org/~abate/hidden-ssh-service-tor, it's claimed that due to all the layers of indirection it'll be really slow. ...
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How to mitigate layer 7 attacks on hidden services?

I've observed the following: The Tor client establishes reverse connections to random relays and any further hidden service traffic is tunneled trough these connections. This means: There are no ...
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Does deepnet have only 7100 onion sites?

I have read this article on forbes claiming that deepnet has only 7100 onion sites and took only 3 hours to scan completely. Which to me sounds like total nonsense since if average .onion address is ...
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Can't access my hidden service

I have tried nginx and apache2. I have configured everything according to all the guides and my hidden service still won't come up. I've done port forwarding to the port I want apache or nginx to ...
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Retrieving addresses of hidden tor services

Is it practical to generate onion addresses and attempt to connect to them via the tor client or is there a better approach? How can one get an estimate of the number of services available?
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.Onion not viewable, apache2 is working

I've been trying to get a hidden service up and running for a while now. I've followed several guides and they all pretty much say the same thing. I've opened up the port that I have apache2 listening ...
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Risk of deanonymization running thousands of hidden service on same server

Is there any difference of risk of deanonymization on running thousands of hidden service on the same server than running just a few? Does the quantity of hidden services on a server actually have ...
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Tor unexpectedly exits

I tried to start a hidden service on mac with MAMP and tor browser. I added the line HiddenServiceDir /Users/Gary/Desktop/tor_site HiddenServicePort 4023 127.0.0.1:4023 into my torrc file in ...
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Could hidden service connect to regular internet ?

If I run a hidden service on a computer that has a public ip adress and ssh into it, could I connect to the regular internet or all my outbound connections can just be into the tor network ?
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Is there a library to make use of Tor's features programatically?

When one wants to write an application that uses some of the features of Tor in a secure manner it would be helpful if there was a library to do so. I wonder if there is a library that provides ...
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Designing P2P application over Tor

I am building a P2P C++ application that uses tor as a socks proxy to connect to the internet. This P2P app will only connect to other users running the same application, so all the communication ...
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How do I generate .onion hostnames using PHP?

PHP can be used to generate a lot of addresses and private keys for use with Bitcoin. How about Tor? Can we use PHP to generate a Tor hostname?
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No .onion sites load

I cannot connect to any .onion sites. I have used both duckduckgo's onion link as well as the torproject's onion link as tests. I have read every thread and post related to this issue I can find, the ...
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Hidden Service as client or relay?

Take a look, what is the difference between Tor-Browser in onion encrypted traffic and Apache service responses in onion encrypted traffic? Tor-Browser: sent 1% / receive 99%. It is simply, ...
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How do I host multiple hidden services in my server?

I know that to create more sites in Tor I add HiddenServiceDir and HiddenServicePort to my etc/tor/torrc file but how do I edit it in my server to listen to all of them and do I need to create new ...
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Can high network usage be detected and prevented in Tor?

I was wondering if there is any way for Tor to detect high network usage in the context of transferring large files using a hidden service. If so, what are the default prevention steps?
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I can't access any Tor links [duplicate]

Everytime I try to access any Tor website with .onion, this message appears Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at aaaaaaaaaa.onion. The site could be ...
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Prove ownership of a hidden service?

Is there any way to prove ownership of a hidden service without revealing it's private key? Maybe signing a message with the key? Also take into account that the service is not hosting anything that ...
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How can I provide Tor browsing through my Wordpress site?

I'd like to create a page on my Wordpress site which features something like a frame where visitors to my site can browse the web through Tor. How would I go about constructing such a feature? I don'...
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Facebook's onion site and Adblock Plus

If you don't know already, you can use Adblock Plus scripts to modify how https://facebook.com/ works. And you can even do things to improve your privacy, such as disabling the "message seen" feature ...
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Is there a common way to contact the administrator of a .onion site?

I have bugs to report, but there is no obvious contact information on the page itself. I am asking if there are common places that people leave contact information or if there's some way I can leave ...
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How secure are hidden services port bindings?

On my system I have a secure service that is bound to localhost for commands. I do not want it accessible to Tor. It's bound to one port, lets say 876. I am running a hidden service that binds to one ...
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How is hidden service directory protected from DOS?

What is the maximum number of hidden services DHT (Distributed Hash Table) can hold? Who maintains the directory? What stops anyone from creating a huge list of hidden services (onion addresses) that ...
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What establishes the Rendezvous Point when connecting to a Hidden Service

On which side of the circuit does the RP get selected? Is it a random node that the client making the connection to the HS selects or something decided at one of the IPs or by the HS itself?
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Hidden service private key chain

Can a certificate chain be used for a hidden service's private key? It would be nice to be able to periodically re-sign a public key and upload it to the host. This would mean that in the case of the ...
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Can a tor hidden service be successfully attacked via (D)DoS?

I'm planning on creating a tor hidden service(in the context of a research project) and am wondering how resilient is it against common (D)DoS attacks(i.e. DNS amplification, UDP flood, etc.) given ...
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How do overlay network nodes communicate without IP addresses?

I've been reading about how Tor and I2P use cryptographic addresses to send messages to other nodes, but how does this work? I looked through the documentation for each and neither is very clear on ...
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is the use of both introduction points and rendezvous points redundant?

One of the reasons for not using the introduction circuit for actuall communication is that no single relay should apppear to be responsible for a given hidden service. This is why rendezvous points ...
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Tor hidden service not able to connect [duplicate]

I just installed tor on a fresh ubuntu box, I've configured the hidden services part of the torrc file as follows: HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 90 127.0.0.1:90 I'...
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Tor Hidden service directories DHT topology

what is the topology of the DHT used by Tor's hidden services ? and while i understand 6 nodes will be responsible for a single HS, how many nodes would a client need to visit before finding the ...
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Tor hidden services

If i host a server as a tor hidden service what happens if that server needs to download an update or something else? Does it all go trough Tor just like it was a client? And the exit relay can see ...
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How to ssh to a hidden service with torsocks [closed]

How do I ssh to a hidden service with torsocks? Manual for torsocks says that ssh should work just fine yet it doesn't. It fails with the following: $ torsocks ssh username@example.onion ...
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Tor not working after update to Tor 0.2.6.9 [closed]

Today I updated Tor to version 0.2.6.9. As it was updating, I got an error like "bind to address failed". After that, I can't start, stop or anything.. This is installed on a server running centos ...
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Can I fetch a webpage through a hidden service?

The TOR documentation is not clear to me. Say I have a hidden service with a .onion address, can I use this service to fetch a webpage? Update To clarify my question, I have installed the Tor ...
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How does a TOR introduction point locate a hidden service without knowing its IP?

I want to understand how the TOR network works, particularly how hidden services can hide its IP from clients. In this answer, I find the following a bit vague: The introduction point relays this ...
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If there was multicore support, what limit is there to hidden service or relay bandwidth?

If there was multicore support, what limit is there to hidden service or relay bandwidth? Given that a single cloudflare server supports at least six gigabits of bandwidth (although it's likely ...
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Hosting hidden service

I am trying to set up my own hidden service. My last problem with torrc file has been sorted, I still have another problem. Website is not loading on tor, at all. It is accessible via Chrome at 127.0....
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How is a hidden service's Introduction Point determined?

I know a hidden service chooses six "Introduction Points" when it registers itself with a HS Directory. Under what basis are the Introduction Points chosen? It is just consensus weight? I have no ...