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Linux (GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It is also the basis of other operating systems like Android & Chrome OS.

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Disconnect after X minutes inactivity?

I read somewhere its not a good idea to remain connected to TOR network for long periods of time because it gives an attackers more opportunity to de-anonymize. The machine I am using is unatttended ...
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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 can I install Tor Browser if torproject.org is blocked by my ISP?

My ISP blocks torproject.org, so when I try to run Tor Browser for the first time, torbrowser-launcher cannot install it. ~$ Tor Browser Launcher By Micah Lee, licensed under MIT version 0.3.2 https:/...
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How do I open external links from within newsboat (RSS reader) in an already open instance of Tor Browser?

I already checked out a similar question, but it's obsolete and didn't quite help me, hence I'm creating a new one. I tried passing arguments to start-tor-browser, firefox and even torbrowser-launcher ...
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Terminal Browser + Tor?

I'm trying to avoid as much apps with a GUI on my PC as possible and the only one that I have a hard time finding a substitute for is Tor. Would using Links (My favorite browser) with JavaScript ...
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Would it be possible to port Tor to Musl libc?

I didn't go through the source code of Tor yet but as far as I know the executable doesn't work on Musl out of the box. The executable basically does nothing when I open it. I did see that Tor itself ...
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How to install a newer GCC version (gcc 9.3.0) in Tails?

I am trying to run a software in Tails that needs to have gcc 9.3.0 installed to launch. If I do gcc --version I see that the currently installed version is 8.3.0. How can I install 9.3.0? I'm sure ...
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High CPU usage on some sites

On some sites, the CPU usage goes to 100% (one core) and it freezes any activity inside the browser. For example I can move the window, but not click the tabs or in the page, and if I do, the actions ...
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TOR will only open SOME onlion links

I just installed linux on my laptop (parrot). I can access a lot of onion links via Tor, but for some reason places like Empire and Dread are just not loading. I tried the exact same links on my ...
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Unable to upgrade Tor on Raspberry Pi, libevent-2.1-6 (>= 2.1.8-stable) but it is not installable

Trying to update Tor but get this errors admin@RaspiBolt:~ $ sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y --only-upgrade tor Get:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch InRelease [25.4 kB] ...
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protonvpn over tor gives “Inactivity timeout” error

This is the first time I try vpn over tor on debian 10. I want to set it up so that things connect as followed: application -> obfs4proxy -> middle node -> exit node -> protonvpn -> internet My ...
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Can you transfer a relay to a new device using the same IP?

I’ve got a Debian VM with a relay running, however, I’d like to transfer it to another VM with minimal Debian installed. If I assign the new machine with the same IP and configurations, can it run the ...
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What is the StaleDesc (state descriptor) flag and how do I update my state descriptor?

My week old relay node got this flag today, I couldn't find any explanations about it figured I'd ask here. All I found out was that it was introduced in tor 4.x
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How to run the Linux console tor binary from the Tor browser without launching the Tor browser itself?

When I tried to run ~/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/tor, it displays the message: "error while loading shared libraries: libevent-2.1.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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How does a server process find its “hidden service”?

I have a bitcoin node at home, running over tor, and would like to access it from outside my home network. Two questions pop up, for which I haven't found answer in the Bitcoin community: 1) Bitcoin ...
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Entry node on virtualbox with linux on usb?

How to make and run up entry (or relay) node of tor on virtualbox with linux on usb ? Will it work same as node, installed and ran on usual computer (on host) with linux? Should I install and run up ...
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How to delete Tor browser from Linux mint?

Running 64-bit Linux Mint 19.1, Cinnamon 4.0.10, on 2.4GHz Intel Q6600 quad core w/8GB of RAM. TOR browser was taking 10-15 minutes to load so I followed TOR's instructions and deleted the folder "...
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cant launch tor after install (Debian 10)

Trying to start Tor for first time after install. The first problem Ive got was the non permission to my user in the tor directory at /Downloads, so used root account to set normal privileges. Now ...
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How to change IP Address every few seconds with TOR in Linux

I want to know if I can configure TOR on Linux to change / rotate IP every 30 seconds or say X seconds . I have tor setup but I don't want to keep browsing with same IP and want to change it every ...
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Why is there no stand-alone Tor binaries for OS X and Linux on dist?

I have used the stand-alone Windows ZIP file (with just tor.exe) in it with great success: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.5.4/tor-win32-0.4.0.5.zip However there doesn't seem to be any ...
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snap and apt usage to install the tor browser bundle?

Not to put too fine a point on it, but neither snap nor apt are suitable for installing current versions of the tor browser? I see the downloads are available directly from the tor site.
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How to monitor traffic usage on a Tor bridge on Linux?

I'll buy a small server and will install some Ubuntu distro on it, and among other things I'll install a Tor bridge that won't be an exit replay. I also will use it as a SOCKS proxy for a Firefox, I ...
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Tor public key Provided object is too large

I try to import Tor browser public key like this gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 but I get error pubring.kbx': Provided object is too large I use debian ...
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Tor Browser launching very slowly

I am using Tor Browser on Lunx Mint 19.1. In the beginning it worked seamlessly, but in the last few days it took several minutes to start up. To understand it better I started 'torbrowser-launcher' ...
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How do I set up a Tor relay as a docker container?

How do I use Docker to run a Tor middle/guard relay so that I can easily stay up-to-date with the latest software changes?
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Tor Browser, Signature verification Failed, Cant check signature: No public key

I'm trying to install Tor manually on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver using this guide: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-tor-browser-in-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux When I try to verify my ...
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How to set up the Tor browser on Linux Mint in a VM with a VPN on the Host

(Forgive me, I don't know whether to post this here for in the "Information Security" community) I'm brand new to Tor, I understand the basics of how it works and the Do's & Don'ts. I have a ...
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I have specified a DirPort (80) in my torrc, and it is allowed in UFW but metrics.torproject.org/rs.html does not list it

This seems to started after I specified an IPv6 address for my ORPort. Everything server side indicates my DirPort is reachable, but Tor Metrics (not tor on my server) says it is unreachable (...
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What is the safest OS to use Tor while being untraceable

I heard that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS were not safe, and that unix-like based OS like Ubuntu or Debian were better. Is it true? If yes, why the 2 first are not recommendable ? What is the ...
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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Hidden files are hidden (reproducible)

Specification: OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Tor Browser Bundle: upgraded from 7.x to 8.0.3 (latest version) Issue (summary): FileChooser.show-hidden is set to false after save and open dialog is canceled or ...
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Why are the gpg commnd results for posted keys and fingerprints different from what I see in my terminal?

I enter: gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 result: gpg: requesting key 93298290 from hkp server pool.sks-keyservers.net gpg: key 93298290: public key "Tor Browser ...
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Cannot persist NoScript settings on TorBrowser 8

NoScript resetting to default after closing Tor Browser NoScript default is enabling script, object, media, frame, font, webgl, fetch, other!! I can manually go to extension page and reset to true ...
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Where is the tor log file

On my linux i can run sudo journalctl -u tor@default to see tor log. where is the log file stored on the system. Maybe a unix.stakexchange kind of question but i opt to ask it here
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Live linux cd's with TOR

I've looked on distrowatch for linux live distros with tor, but not all distros are shown. I know "Birds Linux" live cd has tor, but isn't on distrowatch. Can anyone suggest other distros with tor, ...
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How can one direct traffic through tor when using terminal in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu with tor browser and would like to direct all traffic through tor, most specifically redirecting ALL traffic from terminal through tor?
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Accessing deep web with virtual machine on Windows

I'm using Windows 10 on my PC. I have installed VMWare on it and I'm running Solus Linux in live mode. Is it safe or I have to install linux completely for further security?
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I can't open Tor on linux

I am new to linux and am using Antergos with Deepin. I have installed Tor, but can't seem to open it. I tried from terminal, but get the following. Any advice? Jul 17 21:10:27.072 [notice] Tor 0.3.3....
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hide IP from webserver software and PHP

I want to setup a hidden service but I would like to hide the IP from the webserver software (nginx here) and PHP, but I'm not sure how to do it? If nginx and PHP can't know the current server IP, no ...
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Downloading linux mint through tor

I have just got a pre owned computer that has been wiped. I'm really wanting to put Linux mint on it as the OS. I have a tails usb that I use to access tor and was wondering if anyone knows how I can ...
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Tor on a USB drive on different operating systems

According to the documentation: If you want to move it to a different computer or limit the traces you leave behind, save it to a USB disk. But this is only mentioned for Windows instructions. I ...
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can't run different instance of tor on separate DataDirecotry due to permission error

I'm trying to run different instances of tor simultaneously. One without exit node set and one with set exit note. To do so, I have to change the port and change the DataDirectory as well (Correct?). ...
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Tails v3.7 using VM = user agent Windows 7?

I'm trying to use Tails v3.7 via virtual machine. I've already tried VirtualBox, and VMware. And everything is OK, but..... when I've visited website https://2ip.ru to check my IP-address, I've ...
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Error in Tails Error opening directory 'home/amnesia'

I'm really new to Tails. Its been a true headache hopefully someone can help me. I'm not familiar with Linux so I'm also learning it. First. I have setup the persistence volume within Tail (Complete)....
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tor running but can't connect through socks proxy

I have installed tor on Ubuntu 16.04. It seems to be running $> ps aux |grep to debian-+ 1300 0.0 0.2 89504 44416 ? Ss Feb24 0:12 /usr/bin/tor --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/tor-...
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How does tails Linux protect your device fingerprint?

I'm new to tails and tor. I want to know : 1) how does tails spoof your device identification Id's/fingerprints ? 2) is spoofing done by tails or tor ? 3) how do I confirm that the data websites ...
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What does TOR protect me against?

I am thinking about using TOR on windows, all I know about TOR is, it redirects each packet through multiple nodes, websites only see the exit node. 1) This would only protect me against public IP ...
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Setting up a private local tor network

Im trying to set up a fully localised private tor network as a degree project to prove that this network topology can be used within the private business sector to secure internal traffic. I have set ...
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How can I use the control port to fetch content from an onion url?

Running Tor on a Raspberry Pi Tor 0.3.2.8-rc (git-3696eb720795a666). From the command line, after starting the daemon I am able to use a localhost telnet connection to talk to the control port, ...
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TBB, recieving traffic from two OrPorts

I'm using TBB for GNU/Linux as client. Wireshark logged traffic coming from entry guard (port 443) and a less frequent traffic coming from other tor relay (port 9001). Searching over at https://...