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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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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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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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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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Install Tor Browser for all users

I'm trying to install the Tor Browser for all users on a Linux system (installed via the standalone archive from torproject.org), and having issues - it seems that Tor Browser assumes it has write ...
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Error OpenSSH over TAILS

Does anybody have an idea what wrong am I doing? So short, I've just launched TAILS OS and trying to connect to VPS over openSSH. With command ssh -i /home/amnesia/Persistent/id_rsa root@11.11.11.11 ...
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Several symbols not found when running torify

I run the following in ubuntu and bash. What do the missing symbols mean? Is it necessary to solve the problem? How shall I solve the problem? Thanks. $ torify myprogram 22:12:35 libtorsocks(19139): ...
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No terminal messages from tor 4.5.1

After downloading the last release of tor (4.5.1), terminal messages do not appear anymore. The usual stuff tor used to tell me when ran from terminal is not there - stuff like "Tor can't help you if ...
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connecting issues when setting 'ExitNodes' in torrc

The Tor connection was unstable so I had to use bridges.Got the bridges from bridges.torproject.org and put in the torrc file: UseBridges 1 # This works for Ubuntu Linux, adjust the path according to ...
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TOR Bridge on RaspberryPi with IPv4 and IPv6

I created a Tor Bridge in my RPi and forwarded the Ports to it as required. The connections are working fine but only with IPv4. In the nyx log I can see that it tries to discover the IPv6 but comes ...
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Polipo as a reverse proxy over TOR

I'm trying to create a reverse proxy over the Tor network but am having some trouble. I have 2 hidden services setup on Nginx on seperate servers and I want hiddenservice1 to mirror hiddenservice2. I'...
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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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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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TorBrowser version/OS release matrix

I looked everywhere on the Tor Project site and tried to find a document or page that lists the version of TorBrowser and the OS version that it supports. So far, I haven't found anything. I can't ...
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How to actually install/fix addons on tor?

I am (mostly) aware of the privacy-compromising implications of installing addons to tbb, to mitigate that I have compartmentalized my habits a bit (diff VMs with diff tbb setups going through a tor-...
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Help need in a Tor router configuration error on Manjaro-Arm

I want use Raspberry Pi3 as a TOR Router with Arm installed. Here is my torrc configuration: /etc/tor/torrc VirtualAddrNetwork 10.192.0.0/10 AutomapHostsSuffixes .onion,.exit AutomapHostsOnResolve 1 ...
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Error message "libxul.so: undefined symbol: gdk_window_get_visual Cannot load XPCOM” at the start of Tor Browser

My machine is Linux and I try the latest TBB (6.0.4). But when I run TBB I get the error message (strangely TBB 5.5 works perfectly fine) $./start-tor-browser.desktop --verbose Launching './Browser/...
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Blank desktop on booting Tails 2.2 via VM

I have downloaded Tails ISO tails-i386-2.2.iso and am attempting to boot via VirtualBox. I am promted to login or select more options, and on logging in a blank blue screen is displayed, possible a ...
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tor profile missing or inaccessible

I recently reset the settings on my tor browser, and now when i try to open it i get a window with the following message: Your Tor Browser profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or ...
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Tor 0.2.7.6 uses 100% of CPU all the time!

I just updated my Tor with tor-0.2.7.6.tar.gz, but when I run tor, it uses 100% of one of my CPU's cores, even if I run something simple like tor --version. What is going on?
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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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Connecting to VPN with OpenVPN and obfsproxy

I'm on Fedora 20 and having trouble connecting to my VPN using OpenVPN and obfsproxy. I can connect using the Windows client through VirtualBox (though only to certain servers, many of them restart ...
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Tor starting up but at times Firefox/Iceweasel doesn't show up

I am on Debian and at times everything happens except that Iceweasel/Firefox doesn't run. $ tor Launching Tor Browser Bundle for Linux in /home/shirish/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-...
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Pluggable transport proxy (fte exec ./Tor/PluggableTransports/fteproxy.bin --managed) does not provide any needed transports and will not be launched

I am on an ethernet ADSL line. I started with Tor today and this is what it shared. But before that I need to share alias of Tor otherwise people would be left asking how Tor started. $ alias tor ...
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Ubuntuforums logs me out, can't post replies

I'm using Tor browser bundle (for arch linux, based on firefox esr 24.6.0) off and on. recently I tried posting on ubuntu forums - I have a valid account, and I can log in and browse, but every time ...
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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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Wrong Password when using system-installed TOR with Tor Browser

I am using Fedora linux with system installed TOR and Tor Browser 7.0.1. I first did export TOR_CONTROL_PASSWD='"secret"' and edited /etc/tor/torrc to the new password by adding the line ...
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Proxify a Linux/Cinnamon/Desklet

I want to proxify the following desklet over Tor (127.0.0.1:9050). I already tried many JS PROXY/SOCKS5 functions, but they don't seem to work, because "opensnitch firewall" pops-up with 127....
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Tor browser not launching after installation on Kali

This is my first post on the community, any help is much appreciated. I did install both tor and torbrowser-launcher on my Kali machine, but when I tried to run the command "torbrowser-launcher&...
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Tor Transparent proxy as gateway not working

I am trying to setup a Tor Transparent Proxy and redirect all its traffic to eth1 which will act as gateway. Network setup: eth0 < public interface tap0 192.168.56.1 < Tor interface eth1 10.10.0....
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Vanilla bridges work fine in Tor Browser (Windows) and Orbot (Android) but doesn't anywhere else

Vanilla bridges do not work in OnionFruit vpn-style program for Windows, and on my Debian system - tor service won't start also. In Debian 10 I've added these lines at the end of /etc/tor/torrc file: ...
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using Tails Linux with admin. password

if I invoke admin. password in Tails Linux is it saved in persistent area?
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Openconnect VPN | Send vpn server traffic through tor

I have configured a Openvpn server using ocserv according to this article. Now I want to force the traffic of ocserv to go through Tor Network: Clients => Openconnect Server => Tor => ...
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JavaScript exception when using "Safest" security profile in Tor

I'm using the "Safest" security profile in Tor (accessible via about:preferences). Here's one point in the description for that profile: JavaScript is disabled by default on all sites. (...
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Why does Tor Metrics show my bridge offline after a few days?

I've been running a Tor Bridge for about a month now. Every day I check the system logs to ensure the bridge hasn't broken. I also check Tor Metrics to see the data on my bridge. Twice now, I have ...
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How can I convert tor source to a .a library? I'm new in C and C++

How can I build tor source to a .a library? I'm new in C and C++, I want to use tor with java jni
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Running a Tor Bridge Relay on Ubuntu

I am trying to set up a bridge relay on my ubuntu 20.04 system but getting stuck at step 3. Edit your Tor config file, usually located at /etc/tor/torrc and replace its content with: When I open the ...
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Cannot run tor as a su on Ubuntu 20.04 with an apache2 server

I am trying to set up a .onion website but I am experiencing some issues in doing so. I set up a apache2 server and configed the torrc file, but when I save the changes on the torrc file and try to ...
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I am not able to set a custom Domain for my Hidden Service on Kali

I currently have tor installed on my Kali Linux laptop, I am trying to run a hidden service. Everything is working fine except I can't set a custom onion address. I have shallot installed and I ...
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I want to hear opinions about the chain: VPN1==>TOR==>VPN2==>TOR (using Kodachi Linux with USB + Kodachi Linux with Virtualbox)

I would like to hear your opinion about this connection chain, what can you say anonymously and whether it is secure. Boot Linux Kodachi in Live mode from USB Turn on a reliable VPN1 After that I ...
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Managed proxy '/usr/bin/obfs4proxy' did not configure the specified outgoing proxy and will be terminated

Lately I have been trying to set up an obfs4 bridge on local area network.When running tor service,the log would show some message like this and the obfs4 loaded failed.What should i do?
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Server is unreachable

I've set up a computer in my home just to run a relay. I have a fiber connection to my house and want to put it to good use so im trying to run tor. My server is currently running debian,(Ubuntu) as ...
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TOR browser won't open (I know it's been asked but I tried all the solutions I understood)

It worked a few days ago, but now it doesn't. The tor network works, I think, running tor I get: ~ >>> sudo tor Nov 11 18:52:17....
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TOR routing on same machine as browser

I want apps like Firefox and Chrome to have their Internet traffic routed through TOR, such that Firefox and Chrome would not know they are going through TOR. How would I configure Linux to make that ...
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Tor stuck at establishing a connection

I'm trying to use the Tor web browser to bypass my school's Barracuda and FortiNET web filter. I used a bootable linux USB to get Tor but when I try and connect it just sits at Establishing a ...
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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 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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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 ...