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Understanding the tor circuit

I try understanding the tor circuit, i understand that if I send "hello" to, for example, google.es the circuit is: () -> encryption Me -> (((input node))) -> ((normal node)) -> (output node) [text ...
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Differences between working of Tor and onion routing

I am learning about Tor and Onion routing and I'm trying to compare both services. From the wiki link, I can see that Diffie Hellman (DH) handshake is used and when look into the “tor-design.pdf” for ...
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VPN versus Bridges

What are the advantages of running Tor after a VPN as compared to using an Obfsproxy bridge? For example, assuming the goal is to prevent an eavesdropper on the local end from noticing Tor usage, it ...
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How does Tor use application proxy (SOCKS)?

I couldn't find the relevant documentation for this on the Tor and was hoping for some clarification here. I understand the process of how Tor works, but I'm looking for information on the client side....
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Is it possible to ping .onion?

I've a program that with an algorithm generate link in .onion. Some link runs, some no. For check if every link runs, I would ask this: Is it possible to ping a link .onion? If yes, how to Can I do it?...
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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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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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Relay cell size moving backward

I have been studying the papers on Tor and Onion Routing for my thesis and I have been trying to figure out how the whole cell size works. In the OR paper it is made clear that when a cell moves in ...
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Pre Tor software for MacOS (not OSX)

I am looking for information regarding (discontinued) software for MacOS which I believe worked in a very similar way Tor does. I remember using it in late 1990s/early 2000s, but I can't recall its ...
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When using Tor, will different tabs follow different pathways?

If I have two tabs open, will tab one route through Alice to get to Bob and will tab two also route through Alice to get to Dave?
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Malicious hidden service directories [closed]

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/09/07/can-you-trust-tors-hidden-service-directories/ if the descriptor ID is predictable, how easy is to muscle into the positions in the list just above a ...
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What does tor proxy and tor directory stores?

Does tor proxy includes keys that it shares with all tor nodes for encryption?who stores information about all tor nodes in the route?
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Tor can't connect to localhost hidden service

So I just downloaded Tor and I'm trying to set up a hidden service. Not going so well. I'm using Savant web server, and can open up 'localhost' on Chrome, but I put: HiddenServiceDir C:\Users\Sellar\...
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Preview site content safely

Sometimes I come across .onion links. How can I know if the content inside is legal without actually going there first? Scenario Hey everyone! Go to https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/ to learn how ...
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Why would an .onion have different URLs for different users?

I was recently invited to join a hidden bulletin board. In the note that was sent to me about it, the sender specified that the URL given to me was unique to me. A friend from Reddit was sent the same ...
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ISP & LEO tracking on Tor

I realize this will sound like I am beating a dead horse; however, I've read many, many threads and comments on this topic and am not quiet satisfied. Maybe I'm being too specific and need a more ...
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I can't reach my own site through Tor

I'm having trouble to reach my home server through Tor: I have the Tor browser bundle and can reach all sites I normally visit. I also am able to reach my site while not proxying my traffic through ...
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Configuring Tor browser to exclude exits with “tor” in hostname

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure Tor Browser to exclude circuits with exit relays whose hostnames contain "tor"? For example, these exit relays are unwanted: Host Name: arachnidefr94....
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What are good Tor resources?

There is some documentation at Tor projects on how to use Tor such as https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#warning However, if one would like to be very good at using Tor/...
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How does onion routing work? [duplicate]

How does onion routing work? How would it be explained to someone who has a basic understanding of networking?
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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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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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Setting up Tor relay and port reachability test failed error message [closed]

Greeting earthlings, I am attempting to set up Tor relay and the only issue I am encountering is a message stating that Server Port Reachability test failed and directory port reachability test ...
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sending email through .onion

If an email provider uses an .onion address, does the email exit their servers into the internet through a tor exit node? Could a powerful adversary track it?
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Do sessions still work for onion websites?

Given that many users will come out of the same exit node for any given site, do sessions still for for onion websites? ie. Will the people that come out of the same exit node be all logged in as the ...
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How to have assigned previous onion address for my hidden service?

I installed Tor on my Linux CentOS and edited torrc configuration file, setting the hidden service directory (HiddenServiceDir). After some time it happen that i changed this directory in Tor ...
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Change the private key for my .onion domain

I have a .onion site. Is it possible to change the private key on my existing domain?
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'Sorry. You are not using Tor' - Strange issue 72.52.91.18/19

ADD: ^^^ mmm I don't think it's the same. In that question they talk about a false negative, but judging from the results of my port-scan, and considering that more than 2 weeks passed, it looks ...
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What is the purpose of the .onion domain?

I do understand the point of the TOR network in order to anonymize your connections, especially in states where you don't have much liberties. That's probably a good thing. However what is the point ...
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Can a HSDir see visited onion url's? [duplicate]

Is it possible that a HSDir can see visited onion urls? If I make a onion website and my friend visits it could there be a way that someone can capture the url he used? (the .onion url).
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Why does TransparentProxy working with `nameserver 127.0.0.1` but doesn't working with iptables redirects?

This my second question is a continuation of my first one. Setup is default Kali 2 and configured anonymous user from TransparentProxy manual on it. While I'm using nameserver 127.0.0.1 in /etc/...
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How should I use Scallion to hash .onion domains on Windows 7?

For setting up a Tor hidden service, I need a good .onion URL, I do not want to trust anyone else with generating that pair of public and private key and then hand them to me. I have downloaded ...
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Can I have more than one .onion site? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create more than one .onion site on one computer? I know that it involves using my server so it would be weird if I could but if I can could you please tell me how or lead me in the ...
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Is there a valuable difference between two OR hops and ten?

Suppose you use an Onion Proxy to connect to the onion network. Is it any safer for your traffic to travel through ten onion routers than two onion routers? I figured you need at least two onion ...
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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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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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Can't change hostname and key for Tor hidden service

I've generated private key and hostname to my onion domain using scallion, and I have tried to copy and paste it into the hidden service directory, to the "hostname" and "privatekey" files, but wheb I ...
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Non-tor service over tor

I'm struggling to find information on how to route non Tor services over Tor. Say i wanted to run a GPS tracking server as a hidden service, I could create a hidden service and point that to the ...
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How do I tell TOR to not cache Onion descriptors?

When I run tor.exe and try to make a connection to a .onion domain via SOCKS and the hidden service is available at that moment, the connection opens quickly. Conversely, if the hidden service is not ...
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What do ORs 'know'?

It is often said that each node 'knows' the preceding and proceding nodes. But what identification information does the node have exactly? Just the IP address? Also, as a result of what protocol does ...
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Can the Tor Browser itself hide your location?

I know this is about the simplest of questions, but I've yet to come across an answer that gives me a sold yes or no answer. Basically, what I'm dealing with are average internet users who claim to ...
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How to deal with DDOS attacks?

This post was not helpful: How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack? My onion keeps getting hit with denial of service attacks. Is there anything I can do to minimize the effects? POST ...
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How does Onionshare work?

How exactly does OnionShare work to allow one to send files using onion domains?
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Using Whonix Gateway to host web server?

Is it okay to use the whonix gateway to host an onion? And simply point the hidden service to a debian workstation like "10.152.152.17 12345"? Generally it seems best not to modify any of the whonix ...
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resolving onion domains partially fails

Init: For user anonymous configured transpared proxy. Wireshark sniffing lo... Trying to use console network-tools torified. anonymous@kali:/tmp$ time strace -s6000 -t -f dig facebookcorewwwi....
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Using Orbot to mask network traffic

I have a problem with my ISP. I recently changed to a new 'chat-only' provider, which allows only chat applications (i.e. whatsapp, messenger) to be used on his network. Is there any way to use ...
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what does it mean Darknet use non standard protocol? [closed]

Unfortunately, there is no standard and accurate academic definition for Darknet(not dark web ,deep web, although there is not standard and accurate academic definition). Mostly the Wikipedia's ...
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Firewall rules Tor Middle Relay help

ORPort 9001 From external from the entry relays to internal the traffic runs inet proto tcp port >1024 to --> port 9001 ... but, then for my understanding: How runs the traffic out from here (the ...
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How to create a secure tunnel from my server <---> torserver.onion:port

I need to create a secure tunnel from my server to the torsite.onion:port. As an example when I connect to myserver at myserver:port it will redirect to the tormailxxxxx.onion:25 for the tor email ...
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How does a tor node knows that the next hop is a node and not the final destination? [duplicate]

I was reading https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/36571/why-can-a-tor-exit-node-decrypt-data-but-not-the-entry-node and it got me thinking: How does a tor node knows that the next hop is a ...