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Tor hiden service ratelimits

While we are building a denial of service protection using and onionbalance for our HSv3 resources was discovered an interesting thing: during testing with simulated DDoS (launched 1000 tor client ...
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TOR How does middle node know which chain a packet belongs to?

"Tor works like a chain of proxies, where each proxy only knows about the next hop and the previous hop." I presume that a TOR node may be part of more than one circuit though, how does it know which ...
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Intercepting .onion Sites with BurpSuite + Tor

I'm stuck on this. I've configure the Tor browser to the BurpSuite proxy so I can intercept.It work for regular web addresses but not .onion sites. Does anybody know why? And what can I do to fix it? ...
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All onion channels show HungryTREX as first node

after upgrading to Tails 4.14, the first server in all onion channels is HungryTREX with an IP address from Toronto, Canada. This isn't looking sane, but what I do know... Many services are ...
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How does a Tor client find the correct HSDir to connect to when fetching a “descriptor” of a hidden service?

It seems that a Tor client connects to a HSDir through a circuit of 3 Tor nodes when retrieving a hidden service descriptor. But to access a hidden service, a user only needs to know the .onion ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create a mirror of a clearnet website?

I have an already running https website and I would like to also have a full functioning (with logins) mirror of it. I have read about EOTK and Onionize but I am not quite sure about it. Thanks in ...
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Is Mix-Kaskading based on the Onion-Routing?

[Note: I'm no native english speaker] 1981 David Chaum first introduced Mix-Networks. 1995 Tor began its life as a research project in the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where 1996 three ...
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Unable to connect to localhost or 127.0.0.1

I am trying to setup onion hidden service and i am using xampp default apache web server. I setup everything correctly and got my hostname and private key but the main problem i am getting is that i ...
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Tor Won't Launch

Every time since last night when I try to launch TOR I get "Tor exited during startup. This might be due to an error in your torrc file, a bug in Tor or another program on your system, or faulty ...
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*.onion don't work in Safari

I install Tor via Homebrew. Set SOCKS to localhost:9050 in System Preferences. Go to https://check.torproject.org in Safari and get "Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor." When I ...
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How block clearnet in Tor browser?

Some .onion websites contain clearnet links which sends you to https (or http) websites. I understood that https/http is lesser anonymous than .onion. How can I block in Tor browser all links that ...
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.php and .onion will not work

When I type in URLs directly the page will not be found. I understand that sites often get taken offline, but not a single site has worked for me (out of at least 40). Using any words such as "onion ...
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White Bar Under Tor Status Onion Icon?

I am using Tor in Tails 1.8.1. I am attempting to upgrade online to 1.8.2 yet I'm noticing that the Tor onion status logo is green yet it has a white bar at the bottom of it. I've seen this before ...
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nginx config for onion service

I want to config the nginx for my onion service. The config below works well server { listen 80; server_name test.com; root "/my-project-location/"; index index.html index....
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Multiple hidden services on one server

How is it that I can host multiple (static) hidden services on one server? I am just needing 3 simple and static HTML sites with their own .onion? If I add multiple HiddenServiceDir do they have to be ...
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“Brave will open onion service of the website when available or .onion domain in Tor window”

I downloaded the Brave browser and the it is an option within its settings to open an .onion domain in a Tor window. However I do not have Tor downloaded on my device. I read one article that said to ...
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UFW Rules and Tor

Would the following rules still allow Tor or would I need to add something? Also running DNScrypt with 1.1.1.1 in case that matters and I would also like to use a bridge. ~$ sudo ufw allow out on <...
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Why doesn't Tor use garlic routing?

Garlic routing is a variant of onion routing which the Invisible Internet Project (I2P) uses. Why doesn't Tor use garlic routing instead of onion routing?
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Can G-suite admins see browsing history when im using an onion browser

Couldnt find any answers online. Thanks in advance!
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Are .onion sites decentralized?

Blockchain technology has given rise to something called "decentralized domains" like .crypto that cannot be censored, nor rented (in the case of namebase.io), unlike DNS domains like .com ...
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Tails OS on one USB drive, but save downloaded files to second USB or SD drive

If two USB drives are connected to a Windows notebook, one containing the Tails OS, are there any security loopholes or anonymity breaches by downloading files from .onion sites to the second USB ...
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Search engine optimization for .onion sites

Torch is an example of a darknet search engine. How can search engine optimization (SEO) be done to make an .onion site appear at the top of search results? how is darknet SEO different than regular ...
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TOR over VPN for home network

I would like to use a VPN service that does not support a build in Tor over VPN option. So would there be a way to make this at home for the whole network? Would something like this make sense? ...
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How to get Onion v3 private key file from files generated by mkp224o?

I have genarated a castom onion v3 domain by using mkp224o i got 3 file hostname hs_ed25519_public_key hs_ed25519_secret_key now I need the private key file to upload it to the TOR host's server. I ...
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How to route all network traffic through tor

I'm trying to create a network that sends all traffic through tor. So far I've got a PFsense box acting as a router and a separate debian instance with tor installed and running. Is there a way to ...
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Will Tor route thru my internet connection (and back) when connecting to onion service on local network?

I want to run a Nextcloud server on my home network and I also want it to be accessible from the internet. Instead trying to tunnel the port to internet and messing with SSL certificates, running it ...
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If a client builds a full circuit to the rendezvous point, how can there be 6 hops between client and hidden service?

On https://2019.www.torproject.org/docs/onion-services it says that whenever the client or server contacts the rendezvous point or one introduction point, it always builds a full tor circuit. So, why ...
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Samsung Email Client

I have tor running through Termux on my phone and I was able to set up Firefox Android to use that tor connection without any problems. Now, I'd like to be able to use the stock Samsung Email Client ...
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Switching to v3 address

i've been running v2 onion address for my clearweb blog for some time.However i heard that from 2021 the v2 will be removed and only v3 addresses will be working.Since yesterday i have been trying to ...
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What programming languages are used to build tor hidden webpages (dark web webpages)

**Which programming languages are used to write onion webpages . and is it possible to use tor browser on Linux distributions with obtaining full anonymity? , and finally where can I study the onion ...
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Safety of V2/V3 onions

I have 1 question, lets suppose the attacker got the 1 and the 3rd nodes of Tor circuit. Does using of V3 onion gives us some security benefits? Can attacker be able to disclose V2/V3 resource we are ...
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Can opening new windows/tabs in Tor acidentally bypass onioun routing and leak ip?

I was surfing in www via Tor browser bundle on Windows (Im novice in it) and I just`ve noticed that sometimes (but not every time) when I click on random link and choose "Open in new window" ...
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Difference between regular httpS and onion http & attacking opportunities for deanon. .onion users

Im kinda new in Tor, but I need 2 maybe not very simple answers from experts of this site. Lets start. Firstly, I have read technical documents and its reported that "http versions of .onion ...
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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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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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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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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 ...