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Tor public key Provided object is too large

I try to import Tor browser public key like this gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 but I get error pubring.kbx': Provided object is too large I use debian ...
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RSA keys explanations

I am currently reading the Tor Spec (and other Tor-related technical documents) and have some questions about RSA keys. I can't understand why the "connection key" is used to establish the TLS ...
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How to avoid your onion host privatekey to be stolen?

i want to move my onion hosting from my local ubuntu 16 server to an hosting service one. My only concern is: how can i keep my domain generating privatekey totally safe? I've spent 12 days to ...
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Is there a mechanism for testing that addresses and private keys match?

I'm writing a tool to generate onion addresses but obviously want to make sure the addresses actually work. Rather than setting up a hidden service with the keys etc it would be nice to do it quickly ...
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How does an OR create keys?

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any reference to that question. Does Tor implement an own key generation for the RSA keys (and the other keys) or does the OR use an external implementation for that? ...
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How do you make a custom .onion link? [duplicate]

I read this one but didn't explain how to plug in your "private_key" properly. I have a "private_key" but I can't get it into the /var/lib/tor/hidden_service without changing the permissions and that ...
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Location of secret_id_key when built from sources

I ran tor on my raspian machine from the repositories. Since this version is quite old I built a newer version from sources. The files like config, etc., are located under /usr/local -- where the ...
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When using custom keys, what permissions do “/var/lib/tor/hidden_service/” need?

I have generated a custom onion hostname and key using eschalot. Tor will run fine on the default hostname (the one Tor generated itself), but not with my custom domain. The problem is with the ...
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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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Can't find the Tails subkey!

I know I've seen it somewhere but now I can't find it. Why aren't the subkeys displayed on the same page as the primary key here???: https://tails.boum.org/doc/get/trusting_tails_signing_key/index.en....
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Hidden service private key chain

Can a certificate chain be used for a hidden service's private key? It would be nice to be able to periodically re-sign a public key and upload it to the host. This would mean that in the case of the ...
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Is it a problem to frequently change a Tor relay's fingerprint

If each time Tor relay is started with a different key pair, would it be a problem for the Tor network to recognize it?
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Is Tor image friendly?

Are there any security concerns if multiple copies of a single Tor installation are used simultaneously? I ask this question in the context of virtual machine images or containers. Worded differently,...
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I have my custom url (private_key and hostname), but Tor won't serve it

I managed to get my private_key and hostname following the instructions here, which I copied over the one generated by starting the tor browser, in the hidden_services folder. (EDIT: Not sure it's ...
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In generating a new hidden service address, does the tor client check for collision with existing ones?

In generating keys for a new hidden service, and the corresponding .onion address, does the tor client check for collision with existing .onion addresses? The process being so fast, I can't imagine ...
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Can a Tor hidden service make outbound connections?

I am working on a decentralized card game and using Tor to easily avoid firewalls etc. In the application each user runs a hidden service via Tor and accepts incoming TCP connections. Now I want to ...
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Are there any good practices to keep my Tor relay's private key safe? [closed]

Assuming that I run a Tor relay on a virtual private server running linux, are there any good practices to keep my relay's private key safe? We can take for granted that software packages constantly ...