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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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How to check if Tor is working and debug the problem on CLI?

Tor service is not working I have installed Tor on a command-line only environment (without the browser), so I can't type in check.torproject.org with a browser. Tor is used by a script to request ...
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How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Linux machine?

Suppose I have a Linux machine (for example Debian) with more than one public IPs, sufficient bandwidth, memory and CPU resources. How may I run more than one Tor relay instance in that single ...
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How to channel all traffic on Kali linux through Tor?

I am new to Tor and linux in general, but I have installed Kali linux and installed Tor and downloaded Tor bundle, but I realised only when I browse through the Tor bundle browser is when my traffic ...
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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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HTML 5 canvas Imagedata Extraction, what does it actually mean?

I got the following when reaching github.com This website (github.com) attempted to extract HTML5 canvas image data, which may be used to uniquely identify your computer. Should Tor browser allow ...
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How to anonymize the programs from the terminal?

How to anonymize the programs from your terminal (such as wget, curl, etc.)?
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How can I pass all wifi traffic through Tor?

Background: Where I work there is a transparent proxy which restricts us to connect only to ftp, http and https websites. I am using Tor and to connect to any other destination port I use proxychains ...
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How do I create a launcher / script that opens an URL in TorBrowser (from the bundle)

If I do tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/firefox-bin http://example.com it opens in my regular Firefox browser. Is there a way to make a launcher/script that opens a link in the 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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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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How to configure a Tor relay through my VPN service?

I would like to run a Tor relay through my VPN (Linux using OpenVPN). My anonymous VPN service connects through an OpenVPN tun0 interface. I run both "Tor ->- over ->- VPN" and "TBB ->- over ->- VPN" ...
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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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Error torsocks: Unable to resolve [closed]

I'm using torify on CentOS, and when I try torify wget ... I always get the same error message: ERROR torsocks[32190]: Unable to resolve. Status reply: 4 (in socks5_recv_resolve_reply() at socks5.c:...
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Is there a way to share an installation fo the tor browser bundle among multiple users?

On Linux, I've tried the following, which doesn't work, but illustrates what I want. Unpack the tor-browser in /usr/local and make it readable by all users. Create $HOME/tor-browser/ for each user ...
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How can Wget be configured to work with Torify securely?

How can I find out how to configure wget to work securely with torify? The official documentation for doing it seems outdated. I'm using Ubuntu Linux 16.04, with tor installed from the repositories, ...
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Use Tor browser as non-root Linux

If I want to use the Tor browser as a non root user is there a way to do it without having to completely logout of the root workspace and log back in as another user? Basically have the browser run ...
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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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Can't Open Tor (Ubuntu/Linux) - says its already running

I'm having difficulty running Tor on Ubuntu (linux). This is a new problem, as I had been using it with no problems over the past year. Today, it will no longer start up when I click the icon. The ...
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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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Application request when we haven't used client functionality lately

Just glanced at my logs and noticed 50+ messages like this from tor. What exactly do these messages mean? I don't think I was using tor at the time the messages occurred. What might've invoked them? ...
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Download Error 404 while running torbrowser-launcher on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. tor-browser-linux64-12.0.2_en-US.tar.xz.asc not available

I'm trying to install Tor browser from this article over here. I'm using methon no. 2: Install Tor browser launcher using APT (Alternate Method). I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, so I've made sure the ...
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How to use tor with a program in shell?

I am running some programs in Bash in Ubuntu. The programs download something using network sockets. Their README file says they can be used with tor, and I hope to change the external IP address by ...
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Qestion about Linux Tails persistent volume

I'm trying out Tails and have been able to set up a persistent volume. My question is: On a website I want to upload a document on a forum which obviously opens a window to browse my filesystem. ...
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What is the best Way To Run Tor (Operating Systems)?

What do you think is the best way to run Tor. And I know its not Windows. But as for Linux, what is the best way to run TBB. Your everyday desktop, a second computer, a USB Live os such as a live CD ...
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How to make tor browser work with the system tor service rather than the tor service provided with the browser

How to make tor browser work with the system tor service rather than the tor service provided with the browser. Certain files in the Browser folder must be changed. PS: I start the tor service on ...
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Same DNS server for many different Tor 'idenitities'

In my browser (Iceweasel), which is running with Tor via proxychains, I changed my IP address a good few times, by restarting Tor. Each time, I did the standard test at dnsleaktest.com and, the result ...
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tor+obfs4proxy a how to for Iranians opressed users

As you know following the recent social unrest, Iranians are literally cut off from the outside world. Earlier and upon situations like this we used to get used to using tor and pretty much in extreme ...
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Tor Browser 7.0.9 can't print page to file

My desktop OS is Fedora 26 and the Tor browser is 7.0.9. I found tor browser can't print as print to file, it produces nothing. The print preview looks nice but doesn't produce any file (PDF or PS) ...
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Tor browser behaviour in Windows versus Linux

If I start the Windows Tor browser bundle using Start Tor Browser.exe and subsequently close the browser, Vidalia shuts down Tor and then exits. In Linux, if I start the Tor browser bundle using the ...
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How to use Tor with Google Chrome?

I followed online advices to run google-chrome with tor (on Ubuntu 16.04) tor & 2&>1 >/dev/null /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --proxy-server="localhost:9050;https=localhost:9050;socks=...
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usewithtor: command not found

I wish to use tor on the command line in conjunction with wget, ssh, etc. The documentation that I have seen regarding this recommends installing the tor package (apt install tor / yum install tor) ...
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How to start tor on boot in Raspian Jessie?

I compiled tor from the source tarball annd configured it to run as a relay. The problem is that it won't start automatically on boot. I'm running raspbian jessie on a raspberry pi.
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How to block all non-tor network traffic on GNU/Linux?

What is the simplest way to identify and block all non-tor network traffic on GNU/Linux? I assume the most effective way would be some kind of iptables rule to distinguish between tor and non-tor ...
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Tor don't stop after terminal being closed

Tor stays at background after closing the terminal. How can I make it behave like in Windows (Tor only functions while the cmd is still running). I'm using Tor by just entering tor command in terminal ...
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using Tor in regular OS vs Whonix/Tails

I was wondering, what exactly are the differences between using Tor Browser in a regular Linux distribution such as Debian, versus using it in Whonix or Tails, in terms of privacy / anonymity? If ...
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How to use command line utilities through Tor? [duplicate]

Using Tor browser can help us stay anonymous. But I not always browse the web when I am on my PC. What about the command line utilities like wget and so. For example, some command line utility might ...
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Using Tor for the whole system on fedora

Can I "port" the Tor network in order to use it through the whole system (updates, using in different browser, etc) ?? I'm using linux (Fedora 21 64 bit)
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Linux: Is it safe to have Tor run by the www-data user?

I am running Tor via a PHP exec() and therefore its instance and data directory will be owned by 'www-data'. Is this OK to do or is there a better way I should be doing this?
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Does the GnuTLS bug (CVE-2014-0092) affect the Tor Browser Bundle or Tails?

There is a new major security vulnerability in the GnuTLS library (CVE-2014-0092) that undermines SSL on (some?) Linux platforms. What versions of the Tor Browser Bundler or Tails (if any) are ...
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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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Can I use my second monitor as my primary on tails?

I have an all in one PC / desktop. It was knocked over and now has LCD lines and a ton of dead pixels on it. I can only see about half of the screen. The other monitor works fine when I'm using just ...
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Serious TCP Bug in Linux Systems?

https://threatpost.com/serious-tcp-bug-in-linux-systems-allows-traffic-hijacking/119804/ http://fossbytes.com/linux-distribution-hackable-serious-tcp-bug-report/ I am not clear on how this TCP news ...
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Autostart tor on Linux Mint / Ubuntu

I have installed TOR 0.2.8.7 using the project's package repository on a fresh Linux MINT 18. The aim is to create a research VM. All traffic is supposed to be routed through TOR using a transparent ...
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How to change Tor exit node when using multiple SocksPorts?

I'm using Tor with multiple SocksPorts. Does anyone know how I can programmatically change the exit for each SocksPort separately? The code below changes the exit nodes for all the SocksPorts -- I ...
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Can I install Tor by making source lists HTTPS

I am trying to install Tor on a certain PC, but the firewall at the gateway does not allow me to do so. I obtained my instructions to install Tor from https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian In ...
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About Vidalia not working/discontinued

If I try to install Vidalia on Ubuntu it does not work. It returns an error about user/permission on /var/run/tor directory ... maybe you are running tor with the wrong user Why has the Vidalia ...
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Errors when starting Tor browser on Linux

I recently starting getting errors starting the Tor Browser on my Debian machine. These errors are fairly new occurring first in the last couple months. I have tried install older versions of the Tor ...
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Is the Tor project interested in implementing support for Capsicum?

One great new feature of the 0.2.5.x branch is support for Linux seccomp. There is a similar project that's cross-platform (FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, Linux for now) called Capsicum. It is a project ...
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Cannot force Tor Browser to use exit nodes from specified country

I might experience a bug here. I cannot select a specific country as exit node. I am using debian 10 with a standalone torbrowser version 11.0.11 (I will update soon, but I don't think it is a version ...
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Save configurations in tails

I have tails installed in a pen drive (non in live mode but using the pen drive with a HDD) and I want to save the configuration. I read that I have that to use the "volume persistence", but I don't ...
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