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Is it possible to a onion server to be censored?

From this question: How do onion addresses exactly work? I can see that the tor protocol need to upload the hidden service descriptor in item 6, to a distributed hash table (DHT), can't the government ...
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Why I can't open any onion link on TOR?

I am not able to open any .onion link on my Tor browser, I tried everything but don't understand what I missed. I also tried to open https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ but I can't. Please help me and ...
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Tor services seems to be not working

Well, things like that: I installed toriptables around a week ago, and it is worked perfectly. But about 3-4 days ago I tried to run iptables again and then it is just constantly showed me "...
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Where can I get a list of the most popular Onion Services?

Where can I find a (updated) list of the most popular Onion Services? Ideally, I'd like something that ranks popular .onion sites such that we can sort by different metrics, such as: Total bandwidth ...
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writes that I don't use tor, I can't

it gives an error already on the home page, I can't log in to any site, and in principle, searching for any information ends with an error and throwing out of the application
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Private key in bash history a security issue?

Assume I generate a Private key for a hidden service. Assume I receive it in base64 encoding (this can happen for example by using shallot and posting the results to stdout). Assume I install tor and ...
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How can I configure https for .onion in XAMPP?

I've reviewed and reread several guides on how to make https for localhost in xampp, but replacing localhost in the configuration with my .onion name didn't help me set it up as https - it just won't ...
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Unable get hidden service address

I followed this post: https://www.privex.io/articles/setup-tor-hidden-service-website/ to create a local lan website with ubuntu. But After I configurated and restarted the tor service. No hostname ...
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How to set hop count to 1?

I have set up an onion service to access my local network without forwarding ports. The service doesn't need to be anonymous and I am the only one accessing it (client authentication). So I want to ...
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Hidden service setup

Planning on starting my own hidden service but would want some advice regarding the security/privacy. Looking for someone with experience to be able to tell me from A to Z (from nothing to finished ...
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Why Tor Onion Service doesn't need port-forwarding, nor a configuration at the firewall?

Let us say, a client with Tor browser tries to connect to my .onion web-server, both the client and the server will create Tor circuits and meet at the Rendezvous-Point, for now I hope I'm right. The ...
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Setting up a cronjob on a hidden service

I have a script that is supposed to fetch data from a hidden service and has to be run behind a hidden service. How do I set up a cronjob on a hidden service?
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Tor traffic modify in my local server

Sorry about my poor English. I am a newbie in tor development and installed Test Onion Service on my local computer and tested it.(https://www.jamieweb.net/blog/onionv3-hidden-service/) Using tor ...
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Which V2 .onion services are still running?

Can you share any V2 .onion hidden services that are still up and running? I am doing a research project and looking into how difficult it is for an older Tor client to reach a V2 hidden service now ...
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I can't find TOR icon or app

I want to uninstall TOR but I can't find it. It's not listed in Control Panel - Programs and Features. None of the explanations I've read work. It's still on my computer somewhere because at odd times,...
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Can we make a non-tor .onion website?

.onion URLs that I've seen do not open normal web browsing. My question is can I open a typical website (like a .com or .net) and buy a .onion URL for it which can be opened through normal web ...
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How to implement a hidden service with bridges?

If my ISP blocks access to tor nodes, I would get bridge info from official tor website and connect tor again but how can I make my hidden service to use bridges ? Does hidden service even need ...
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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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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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