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How to ssh with onion address on window 10?

I made a secure drop server. For better security, I've set up onion service for ssh. How to ssh with onion address in Windows 10? torify ssh root@myserver.onion doesn't exist in window 10.
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Traffic monitoring of specific hidden services

I offer onion hosting to the general public and I am having some issues with many hidden services when they share an instance of Tor with a very busy service. When there is a very busy hidden service ...
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Tor can't read HiddenServicePort unix socket through group permissions when starting as root and using setgid?

Permissions are set so tor should be able to access through the postfix-test-queue user: $ sudo ls -l /var/spool/postfix-test/public/smtpd srw-rw-rw- 1 postfix-test postfix-test 0 █████ /var/spool/...
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How to remove an onion service from the DHT?

Btw, I am a newbie so I am sorry if this is a dumbest question, but here I come! So, I am trying to learn about tor's onion services from their website on this page and how it's actually done on this ...
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Single Onion Service: how many hops exactly it has?

Usual website can be get through four hops: guard, relay, exit and the site. For a regular Hidden Service (HS) used 6 hops: client has 3 hops to RP and then 2 (or three?) to HS. For Single Onion ...
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Can't use unix socket in torrc with nginx (Onion Service)

Im using Ubuntu 22.04 and everytime I try to use a unix socket in torrc config file the onion service doesn't work torrc config file: Log notice file /var/log/tor/log RunAsDaemon 1 SocksPort 0 ...
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Where can I get the support of Onion browser?

I’m using an iOS device with Onion browser, but when I try to link to some dark web, it told me an error and requested for authorization. It told me by a window: The connection has broken. (code: -...
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Make mirror of .onion in clearnet

I have a domain and website in .onion now I want to make site's mirror in clearnet. How should I do that?
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How to connect to onion service via PuTTY

I have set up an onion service on a machine (running Ubuntu Server 22.04) that provides both web and SSH access, such that this is the torrc: HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/myservice/ HiddenServicePort ...
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My Hidden services is reachable only from some peers

As titled, my hidden service is reachable to some peers, which are able to connect. From others, they get a Connection Refused. Is that something I can address in some way? I'm using Tor 0.4.2.7. ...
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Tor Hidden Service v3 'INTRO-AUTH' Client Authentication

In the Tor hidden service v3 protocol spec https://github.com/FiloSottile/torspec/blob/master/rend-spec-v3.txt there are 2 types of client authentication described, HS-DESC-ENC which uses an x25519 ...
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Sending data to hidden service without browser

So I have currently setup a hidden service to give me an onion address and the port it runs off is port 80 or 443. For some cybersecurity research I'm doing, I was initially going to setup an exit ...
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Hide/disable clearnet website and make onyl available through onion link

it seems like an easy question but I cannot find good information. I have built a PHP website that is of course available in the clearnet through the IP and I have a hidden service running (so it is ...
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Not able to ssh over tor

I did setup and V3 hidden service for ssh but I'm not able to connect to the server through tor. When I run torify ssh USER@MYHIDDENSERVICEADDRESS.onionI get the following error: 1639811611 ERROR ...
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would this break onion security? serving clearnet resources from an onion site to force visitors to go through exit nodes

i read in another post "Onion services do not use exits and are end-to-end encrypted. They don't need HTTPS for its encryption and its impossible for connections to be man-in-the-middled." I ...
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How does Tor connect to a server while hiding it's ip?

This may be a naive question. When I type in a .onion address I assume that the Tor network is designed to not know the ip of the server, or else law enforcement could easily subpoena Tor saying "...
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Socks Proxy or Tor Browser for self/friendhosted services?

I'm wondering.. Would you use Tor Browser for self-hosted or friendhosted onion services? Or would you use your own Firefox+socks proxy specifically for these services? I reckon there might be a lot ...
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How do I create a TOR site for an already running HTTP server?

I have an HTTPS server made in JavaScript running on port 443 directly (not the best idea, but whatever). I would like to add an onion domain to this, how should I go about getting the data from the ...
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What is the difference of double onion and just onion?

Can anyone eli5 the difference of double onion and onion? How many hops will doubleonion use?
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How to generate a Vanity domain in windows 10? [closed]

Basically what the title says. I cannot find a tool that does it for me for Windows 10 in 2021.
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How do clients find what nodes to connect when connecting to a .onion link

I never seen a full explanation of how the server connects to these "introduction" nodes to the client, I understand the idea of the tor path ending with the exit node that's then resent ...
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Put Ed25519 keys in usable file format for Tor

I'm making an onion (v3) address generator in Python. Here is the part that generates the keypair: from cryptography.hazmat.primitives import serialization from cryptography.hazmat.primitives....
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What are the botnets that can be used on tor?

I am a student and want to study botnets on tor, so I would like to ask what are the botnets that can be used on tor, preferably controlled through C&C. It would be nice to have the source code of ...
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Can't you DoS attack a hidden service by constantly shutting down its introduction points?

I know that it's infeasible for you to find the ip of a hidden service nor find the clients that connect to said service. However, as far as I understand, the ips of a hidden service's introduction ...
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Tor protocol server-side

I am trying to understand the protocol used when a hidden service establishes itself on the Tor network. I read multiple documentations about it, but its not all clear to me. If I understand correctly,...
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Connection not secure warning when connecting to .onion domain with Tor Browser

I have self-hosted Discourse based forum, available over .onion domain only (Hidden Service Version 3). Everything works as expected, however when I connect to the forum with an up to date version of ...
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HSv3 openvpn server setup

Until now i have run an opevpn server over Tor as a Hidden Service v2 on port 443 tcp. Am now trying the same with v3 Hidden Service and the connection is timing out. I note that the HSv3 creates a ...
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Who can determine the guard-node of a hidden-service?

If someone hosts a hidden-service, then the hidden-service obviously knows its guard-node. I would guess the guard-node knows that it is the guard-node of the tor-application which is used by the ...
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What is the authorization cookie of a .onion address?

I was reading the svn-archive (Section 5.2) to understand how a .onion address is generated. From my understanding, the "x.y.onion" address, comprises 'x' as 'the authorization cookie', and '...
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Node.js in a hidden service?

Is it safe to use Node.js as the backend language of a hidden service? Or is it a poor choice when compared to languages such as PHP and/or Python?
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When the domain is called, port 8080 is attached?

I am trying to create a hidden service in TOR this due to learning reasons. It all seems to work fine when I want to use this normally with HTML. But as soon as I want to install a dynamic web ...
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How to allow hidden services on a port whilst blocking the port on a local wifi?

While hosting a hidden service, e.g. a website on port 5678 from a device with a local ip address of 123.4.5.67 and a public ip4 address of the gateway of 78.9.0.12, I noticed that if one is ...
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When connecting to a hidden service, which relay contains information about the circuit used on the hidden service side?

I know that a client needs to establish a rendezvous point in order to connect to a hidden service but the rendezvous points neither knows the hidden service nor can it decrypt the data. If it doesn't ...
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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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How can I find the IPs of introduction points for a hidden service?

I was wondering if it is possible to find the IPs of introduction points used by a hidden service. Specifically I was looking at facebook's hidden service.
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internet banking over tor

If tor and tor .onion sites are more private than clearnet, why does no online banking use .oinon or https .onion websites? Wouldn't internet banking want the most private websites available, or do ...
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V2 Domain RSA Private not working

I'm trying to connecting venify v2 domain with tor hidden_service. I'm using eschalot and shallot for generate domains. but when I change domain name in hostname and replace private_key. It stop ...
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Can hidden service owners sell their domain?

I'm still learning about hidden services and I was wondering if hidden service domains could be on sale. I've seen websites on the clearnet such as http://thisdomainisforsale.com/, that are selling ...
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Can captchas expose hidden services? And how?

I heard that the server location of the Silk Road hidden service was caught by employing an IP leak caused by a Captcha prompt on the site's login page. That got me a little confused. Aren't captchas ...
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Does using a hidden service mirror of a clearnet site improve the privacy/anonymity of the user (generally)?

Some clearnet sites are also available as hidden services such as DuckDuckGo, Ahmia, and Z-Library. Would using their Tor hidden service instead of their clearnet website increase your privacy/...
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How come Facebook has an onion domain with 15 custom letters?

https://facebookcorewwwi.onion I was told a computer would take millions of years to generate such custom domain. Obviously, that is not true, unless you have got a good piece of hardware. Although, ...
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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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Can onion service owners prevent their site from being indexed by darknet search by using a meta tag?

There are many multiple darknet search engines including Ahmia.fi and Torch. These darknet search engines index new hidden services every day. Can darknet site owners use: <meta name="...
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Why does the Tor browser come with DuckDuckGo (normal) as the default search engine and not DuckDuckGo onion?

After installing the Tor browser, the user's default search engine is https://duckduckgo.com. However, it make more sense for the user to search with DuckDuckGo's onion service. This way all the ...
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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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Would a url shortened link redirecting to a hidden service be considered part of the dark web?

https://tinyurl.com/ allows you to shorten URLs. Suppose I shorten the hidden service for DuckDuckGo (https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/) to make it: https://tinyurl.com/2lxqxljq. This link redirects to ...
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Does Torch, a darknet search engine, really index 1 billion hidden services?

Torch is a darknet search engine (URL: http://cnkj6nippubgycuj.onion/). It indexes new hidden services every day. You can search anything on it (it's uncensored). It's the oldest and longest running ...
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What's the difference between darknet, clearnet and hidden services?

Hidden services and darknet seem to be conjoined concepts, although distinct as the former seems to be a feature of the latter, not vice versa. But the description of the "clearnet" tag ...
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How do onion services host anonymous chatrooms and what level of anonymity is present when using one?

There are many onion services such as Talk to John Doe and OnionChat which have anonymous chatrooms. How do they connect random users and let them chat with each other. How anonymous are users when ...
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When new versions of the tor client stop supporting v2 addresses, will old clients still be able to access v2 addresses?

I have an application that uses v2 addresses-- if both ends (the hidden-service client and the hidden-service server) continue to use older tor client software (that "supports v2 addresses"),...
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