Questions tagged [network-configuration]

This tag should be used for questions about configuring a network (most likely configuring the Tor-network).

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How can I configure my network so that when Tor is running no other traffic can leave the box?

One of the fundamentals of Tor is that it can only really hide you if, when Tor is enabled and in use, you're using it exclusively. Agents wishing to de-anonymize you can examine requests to ...
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Why do Tor hidden service operators bother with SSL/TLS encryption?

Tor hidden services have an asymmetric key pair. That seems like it ought to do the job of authenticating the server and securing the connection to the client. When Tor clients reach out to normal ...
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Whonix: Avoid changing exit node (external IP address)

I understand Tor tries to protect me by getting me a new IP address every 10 minutes. That, however, makes it hard to use websites where the session cookie is bound to the IP-address: Every 10 minutes ...
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What would happen when multiple servers are having the same onion hostname?

I'm concern about uniqueness of the onion sites in terms of finding the right onion hostname and publishing it. How I can be guaranteed that my onion site will be the only one in Tor network with the ...
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Tor 4.5.3 - obfs4 bridges can't connect to network [duplicate]

I faced a problem when Tor, which used to work for ages at campus of my friend (he updated it regularly), just stopped working one day. I did the following: Downloaded latest Tor at home. Configured ...
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What's the correct syntax for listing multiple ExitNodes?

In my torrc file, I'd like to exclude certain exit nodes from specific countries, like for example France and Germany. What's the correct syntax for this in torrc? I've found that when I try to list ...
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Any way to use Flash with Tor (to ONLY view country-blocked video streams)?

How can I configure Tor, with the Flash player, for ONLY accessing region-banned videos?
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Tails Tor not starting

New user to Tails but when it starts up it says it cannot sync network time, so Tor doesn't start. How do I manually get it sorted via terminal or am I doing something wrong? Have tried MAC spoofing ...
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Run TOR relay with ipv6 only ("DualStack Lite")

I am a unfortunate customer of a provider that uses a so-called DualStack Lite (I can't post more than two URLs - check Wikipedia for detailed information on DualStack Lite). Short: My router can't be ...
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Why do Darkweb Tor addresses change so often?

I've seen Dark web sites before that like to change their URL often. Often changing URL after handing out the new address to old users. Why do they do this? Is there a specific reason URL hopping is ...
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Tor stopped working upon installing new router/modem

Here is the log regarding the problem: 6/6/2016 17:16:47 PM.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. ...
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Two Internet connections - how bind/lock Tor to use only one of them?

As the title says - I have two network interfaces on my computer and I want to bind/lock Tor to strictly use only one of them. How do I achieve that? I tried doing it with the application "...
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How to set up tor private network without the simulator

Is there a way to make the private tor network do not use the simulator, such as shadow or chutney? If possible, do you how can I set up?
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How to setup TOR wi-fi hotspot on Windows? [closed]

Windows PC is connected to internet via ethernet and shares connection via wi-fi hotspot. All traffic shared by hotspot should be routed through Tor. This is needed to enable connection to Tor network ...
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Cannot post on Japanese message board because I'm using Tor

I can read and write some Japanese and I wanted to post on a Japanese message board that interests me. But they only allow Japanese IPs. So I came up with the idea of using Tor Browser and setting my ...
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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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Does Tor protect against KRACK?

I am using a wifi connection I don't control, on a device that hasn't yet received a KRACK patch. Will Tor [1] protect my browsing data if the wifi connection is compromised? (Is there anything that ...
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How to configure proxy setting in Pluggable Transport Bundle?

I have tried multiple times to set a proxy for the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundle but never succeeded. I attempted to set the proxy in Vidalia as HTTP/HTTPS proxy. I have also tried SOCKS5 ...
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Obsf4 bridges with ipv6 support?

Where can I find obfs4 bridges with ipv6 support for Tails? This link doesn't work: https://bridges.torproject.org/options
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How to verify that my ISP is not running a fake tor subnetwork

It seems very easy for my ISP to firewall all tor nodes and redirect all connection to a fake tor node or network of fake tor nodes. How can I make sure it is not the case?
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tor outbound ssh connection visible in netstat

When applying netstat on a machine (Kali Linux 2016.2) running tor, I can observe an always established outbound ssh connection - see third line below. Could anyone confirm why this ssh connection is ...
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Tor and encryption [duplicate]

Tor [network] encrypts data itself? Or does it only Tor Browser Bundle? For example, if I use an external client to connect to the Tor network and direct all traffic over Tor and use a different ...
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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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I need help choosing my type of internet connection

I just downloaded the Tor Browser. When first launching, how do I know which network setting to select? "I would like to connect directly to Tor network" or "This computer's Internet connection is ...
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Setting tor hidden service in /etc/hosts

ok so I wasn't receiving updates for drupal so I decided to go to /etc/hosts and added my hostname like so 127.0.0.1 something.onion I restarted tor and drupal now can receive updates again anyways ...
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Create a wifi hotspot by a laptop which pass all traffic through Tor (Windows)

I know the product Anonabox which turns a normal connection into wireless Tor traffic. Because the process of creating a wifi access point is relatively easy, I'm wondering is there a way I could ...
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Tor on my network's firewall?

Can I run Tor on a firewall sitting between my home network and my ISP and essentially force all internet traffic to/from my house through Tor? Ignoring of course that some applications still will ...
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How are certain websites able to override the specific exitnode you chose, and can a fix be made to stop it?

I've followed the instructions in the posts about using a specific exitnode, and I've added the following to my torrc: ExitNodes 719FD0FA327F3CCBCDA0D4EA74C15EA110338942 StrictNodes 1 As you can see,...
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Will Tor remain effective after the reversal of the FCC's "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services"

I was wondering if Tor will remain affective after this law is passed? https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/34
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Is ADD_ONION control command implemented in the latest stable release?

control-spec.txt mentions an ADD_ONION command to create ephemeral hidden services. Does this exist in the latest stable release of Tor or Tor Browser Bundle?
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tor browser 4.5, change proxy settings

I use Tor Browser for I2P. In the new version 4.5 I can't find TorButton. How do I change the proxy settings for using i2p, http 4444 etc. I don't want to disable it because "TBB has a Torbutton ...
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Disable Tor Network

I want the security implementations of the tor browser but prefer to use multiple hop vpn's (Chaining). I have downloaded the 32 bit linux package and would like to know what I need to do to ...
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Can I use Tor for applications like Thunderbird, Torrent etc.?

My college provides internet access via wifi and uses a proxy server. Every time when I open my browser I have to enter user name and password for internet access. I used Tor for anonymous surfing. ...
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Does this configuration use two consecutive Tor circuts?

Right now, I am using the following configuration to access the Tor network. My configuration uses two computers. The first computer has two network interface cards and is setup using Tor (just Tor) ...
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I cant get ExitNodes { } working

I've come across a bunch of posts covering this, with answers ranging from "update tor" to "this feature got removed"... and none of them helped me. I run tor in alpine docker, ...
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What is a private Tor network

While reading about botnets leveraging Tor hidden services for command and control I came across a term I have never seen or read about anywhere a private Tor network I tried researching this term ...
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Turning off the proxy part of Tor [duplicate]

I would like to use the tor browser but without the Proxy / Onion element of it. The reason why I would like to do this is because I'd like to use Tor as my main go to browser for normal activities ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot using tails or whonix?

NetworkManager in ubuntu and arch have a handy feature that allows users to turn an additional wireless card into a wifi hotspot. The idea is: boot whonix or tails in virtualbox, connect a wireless ...
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Can I use different networks for inbound and outbound traffic?

My relay server is connected to two networks: a DSL with decent download but poor upload speed and a symmetric fiber connection which has a lot of contention in the download direction but has plenty ...
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Why can't Tor Browser transfer data after modem/router restarted?

My Tor Browser version is 6.5 on Linux (but this was happening since at least 6.0.6, and possibly 6.0.5 on Windows but the system crashed so I can't confirm). It does not happen with the standalone ...
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Question about Tor browser and whether if it routes all of my computer's network traffic through the Tor network

I just downloaded Tor browser. Just to be sure: The Tor services are only applied to the Tor browser's network traffic, right? Or does all network traffic coming to and from my computer goes through ...
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Is Tor network traceable

I am curious how I can rely on Tor network in terms of traceability. I am looking for really professional who can say if my Tor communication is secure, if a Tor exit node is detectable or traceable....
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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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ORPort different from 443 and 80, will I actually help anyone?

I have set up my relay as per this link I have one question. Since I have set ORPort 63547, will I actually help anyone? I run a web server, so ports 80 and 443 and other ports are sadly out of the ...
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Will Tor work in an "openDNS" system

Will Tor work with an "openDNS" system? Does openDNS open my (computer) to access and snooping by the openDNS application? thanks --
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How to make a system like Whonix?

I know Whonix has a virtual machine that connects to the gateway which is like a router that sends everything into Tor. How could I make a gateway like that so I can connect a VM(like workstation) to ...
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How to configure Tor?

How do I configure Tor, once I install it, to work. An error message says it's missing one of two files that Vidalia needs to start up. I'll give you the exact message when I try to install it again ...
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Set up Tor as internal Network

My company is looking to use Tor internally for our network, using our own directory authority server, and would like to know if it's possible and how to do it Bonus points if we could use it for ...
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Tor for IOT - connecting a microcontroller to internet through Tor - Arduino Tor

Tor has some really amazing features such as NAT Punching Feature which allows a unique relatively secret .onion URL which can be accessed form anywhere in the world via Tor network. This has ...
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How to use tor exit node and VPN to break through GFW in China?

I am trying to deploy private tor network in China. This whole private tor network is unconnected with the Tor on the Internet. Due to GFW in China, I can only visit domestic internet via my private ...