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How Tor is build and how can someone build something Tor/overlay network or routers?

Things I know: I have been using Tor for like a few years now, and I have a good idea of how "Tor/Onion routing" works. I have gone through the Tor's original paper (by Nick and Roger) and ...
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Data sources containing onion URL sites

Aside from hidden wiki's, what other data sources can .onion URLs be found in? I'm looking for a list of potential types of places that contain .onion URLs, and the relative likelihood in finding them ...
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Onion circuits on tails

When I open onion circuits on tails the first column all have the same name, fingerprint, ip, is that normal?
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obfs4 bridge every 10-20 seconds send and receive some data on static or default browser pages

Is it kind of normal experience? When I'm just on static, already downloaded page or default Tor browser page, in network statistics on PC every ~5-10-20 sec small unidentified packets send or receive ...
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Does ISP know I have an onion server if I set up a onion website at home?

I wanna set up a onion server at home . But does my ISP know that ??
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1. Does the exit node able to know which onion sites are used? & 2. some obfs issue

My 1. first question in the tittle. Everybody knows that exit nodes able to know which clearnet sites and pages are used. But what about onion sites? And 2. the second question. Tor is blocked in my ...
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two or more onion domains on the same vps

I installed a few onion domains: in /etc/torrc and /var/lib/tor/hidden_services.... on the same port and configured one virtual host on nginx for these domains (same document root). Usually all the ...
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Configuring Tor to Work in Other Web Browsers

I am trying to configure my internet options so I can use the Tor servers in another browser, specifically Internet Explorer. Yes, I know this is not recommended and it's an old browser, but I need to ...
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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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C++ socket.io client over tor service

I am trying to send socket requests in C++ to an onion link I am hosting with tor services and node.js. My node.js server is being hosted on port 8080. When I try to send socket requests to localhost:...
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Can legit antivirus spying on user when ''accessibility-services'' in Tor are turned off and onion routing using?

I use one of the most popular antivirus program for Windows for months and some days ago I just noticed that it at least uses firewall and ''internet security and protection'' settings turned on and ...
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Is HSDir based attack is still possible nowadays? +Need some info

I've read some information from 2014-17 about attacking possibilities which have or had nodes are called ''HSDirs'' At first what i need to know, HSDir node it is also ''exit'' or third node from ...
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Can the attacker`s “malware” node see the full link of .onion sites users have access to?

If we talk about .onion sites only, can the bad nodes see the part of site's link? Like "example.onion/" or full link like "example.onion/user404/data/page/example123.txt"? I don't talk about IP of ...
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Need some details about relays between user and onion sites

Can someone explain some things: Is all trafic between client and .onion server encrypted 6 times in either direction because of chain: Client -- [1 node ip -- 2 node ip -- 3 node ip] -- [3 node ...
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how to use a previously generated onion domain?

this is probably a really dumb question but, I can't find any info about it. For what I see this exact topic has not been addressed before. I am running a onion service with a hostname generated by ...
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Tor Search Engine? is there any Tor2web search engines in clearnet?

I'm looking to a best tor search engine for search tor hidden services at without the need of tor browser. Also, I like a simple user interface and fast. Please suggest some tor2web proxy search ...
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Can no longer access .onion sites over Tor

I’ve been able to access .onion sites over Tor + VPN without any problems up until this week. I’m getting an error message saying Firefox wasn’t able to properly redirect. I tried turning the VPN off ...
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Why are entry nodes allowed to know that they are entry nodes?

Right now, a user can be deanonymized if an attacker controls the entry node and the exit node in a Tor circuit. The attacker can discover the IP of the originator, and the site they are accessing. It ...
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mkp224o vanity address

I used mkp224o to generate a v3 address in .onion, but I was wondering how do I add it? I have a server already with the tor installed mkp224o generates these 3 files "hostname", "...
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Has Tor Browser stopped displaying circuits?

I started using Tor v4 most intrigued by the display of the circuit path it followed, 4 nodes from at least 2 countries and usually 3 or 4. Now at v9 I don't see it anymore. Has display of the ...
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Details about Tor's Packaging Window and Delivery Window

I have learned Tor's congestion control policy from the paper: Tor:The Second-Generation Onion Router. But I don't understand Tor's Packaging Window and Delivery Window. The paper said: "The ...
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Tor Hidden Service Suddenly Stopped Working

I setup my hidden service a in February and has been working completely fine. After 9 days of not having my service running 20th-29th March, Tor keeps on giving me the error "We can’t connect to ...
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How do I prevent tor from overwriting my hostname file?

I am trying to use my own custom .onion address using eschalot and after I add my info to hostname and key info into the private key file, upon starting tor, it overwrites my custom address and adds a ...
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Hidden Services can intros correlate IP with .onion?

I was looking through allot of the details with the hidden services. One answer was done very well and explained allot, which I have linked below. I wasn't sure on exactly how the intro can correlate ...
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Are relays chosen by location proximity, e.g. county, for circuit building?

Are relays chosen by location proximity, e.g. county, for circuit building? I know that there exists some rules but I didn't read anything about location. If the location of a client is not ...
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tor Onion Circuits

I'm a neub learning Tor relaying and bridges. I am currently operating a relay on a droplet. It has been up for 14 days and has all of the flags assigned to it. I use a Pi 3 with Raspbian and run NYX ...
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Every onion link I try will not work

I am running for 9.0.4 downloaded from Google play on a android phone. Every time I try to access any .onion link it will not work. I have tried using .dog and .ws they won't work. I am new to tor so ...
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What's an “onion circuit”?

Being new to tor, I had opened a "onion circuits" window just to see some of it's magic without fully understanding what it means. I noticed that in the "normal case" I see a variety of hosts from ...
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DDoS and censorship-resistant onion services

When thinking about building a secure, DDoS and censorship-resistant onion service, I've seen many implementations using compartmentalization (like Qubes AppVMs) of services and OnionBalance. Such ...
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Most '.onion' links won't load?

OS: Kali Linux Live Settings have not been modified. Most '.onion' links that I try to access simply refuse to load. They will hang on the loading screen until the connection times out. Not all of ...
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Special search in tor

How can I search in tor browser and get only .onion URLs?Because right now it jut like a normal search engine but with hiddenwiki what makes it just a little bit better than Chrome.
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make a TOR url act like Alias in DNS

I have a onion domain private key and registered a clearnet website hosting on namecheap.com Now I want to make the onion domain work like alias to the clearnet url like the Alias DNS record. How ...
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Is there guarantee of privacy to buy onion hosting?

I see many people owning a onion site uses his own server (maybe just place the server in his home?) But traditionally for a regular non-onion site we usually buy hosting. Can I buy hosting for a ...
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Are 7 hops really necessary when connecting to an Onion Service?

My understanding is that if I connect to an Onion Service the connection forms in the following way: My Computer -> My Entry Node (1) -> My Middle Node (2) -> My Exit Node (3) -> Rendezvous Point (4) &...
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onion sites not working [closed]

I am rather new to Tor and not sure if it is something I missed, or that I have done wrong. Almost every single onion site (90% of them) I try to access shows the error message "Unable to connect".
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SOCKS5 protocol: “binding” on a hidden service address

Problem Accepting incoming connections over Tor through the Tor proxy. I'm developing a socks client in rust for tokio tcp streams. Like https://crates.io/crates/tokio-socks but with upgraded ...
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Who are responsible for manage Tor directory servers?

Many documents says that a user that use tor network should connect to tor directory server to make circuit. Who is responsible for manage Tor directory servers? if there are some people who is ...
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How to find onion address?

Hello I'm newbie to onion protocol. Tor(Onion) protocol is basically consist of three nodes for my anonymity connection. However, in this point, we have to clarify HOW TO FIND ENTRY GUARD before ...
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Can't host my own hidden service

I use lighttpd, i can access localhost with Firefox, use port 9000, I modified my torrc with this port; HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:9000 Reload, ...
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does anyone know how I can setup a server to host my own private shop on the hidden service

I would like to open open my own shop with .onion extention but I'm stuck where to begin. Is there anyone who can give pointers or know if there is an extising guide from buying the server through to ...
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making request onion sites without tor

I made a simple server at my home hosted by tor. The server contains my personal files and i dont like paying services for hosting websites because hosting on tor is free and hidden. It doesn't matter ...
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Tor Key Exchange Remaining Anonymous

If the client device performs 3 DH key exchanges with the 3 Tor relay devices, how does Tor provide anonymity to the client; wouldn't the IP address of the client be seen during the key exchange?? How ...
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Questions about the onion v3 services keys

As far as I understand (if there is any error, please correct it), when configuring an onion v3 service, three files are generated: "hostname", "hs_ed25519_secret_key" and "hs_ed25519_public_key". The ...
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Tor and Onion Rouitring work whilst SSL is out on my network

I have a weird problem going on: Between 6 and 8 pm I am unable to make any ssl connections through my router - and it effects various devices using a range of operating systems and but wifi and ...
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I no longer have access to any Onion websites

It's been a while since this have happened. I can't access any onion websites; it just don't load it, no matter what I do. I triple checked my computer time, and its not the problem. I uninstalled and ...
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The beginnings of Onion Routing: I need an explanation about this 1996 chart

The graph above comes from the document "HIding Router Information", used to formally present the concept of 'Onion Routing' at a convention in Cambridge in 1996. I am analysing this graph for ...
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How do I navigate onion to get into the dark web?

It just goes to the home screen every time. I can’t figure out how to even get into the dark web. I downloaded TOR and onion from the App Store since I am using an iPhone but can’t figure out how to ...
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Onion service and dynamic IP

I saw on Tor's FAQ that a Tor Relay can work well with a dynamic IP, I was wondering if it's the same for a service or if it would be sometimes unreachable ?
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displaying streams from onion service to rendezvous point

Using the Linux onioncircuits package or carml monitor, I see circuits for onions that I'm accessing (client-side circuits). I also see circuits for onions that I'm hosting, and accessing from another ...
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How to get Onion v3 private key

I have genarated a castom onion v3 domain by using mkp224o i got 3 file 1. hostname 2. hs_ed25519_public_key 3. hs_ed25519_secret_key but i need private key . how can i get private key from this 3 ...

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