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How to set up a Tor hidden service?

Seeing that I find the technical side of it extremely interesting, I want to try to set up a Tor hidden service. For this I am following the Torproject instructions. I installed Tor, have it running, ...
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How would I effectively deploy a current version of Tor on an Ubuntu system?

With the packaging of Tor in Debian and Ubuntu set where neither will ship the latest version of Tor for users as it is in the Debian "experimental" repository, what alternative repositories are ...
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“The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root” Why?

I tried to run Tor browser bundle as a root but it it didn't start and I got the above quoted error message. I'm not sure why? and I'm also wondering if there is away to make that possible. Thanks,
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How to properly start tor service

For months I've been using: $ sudo systemctl start tor.service but I just realized we can start tor by simply typing "tor" into a terminal. What's the proper/safest way to start and stop tor.service?...
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How secure is downloading Tor from a PPA vs. from official website?

I use Tor browser on Ubuntu and every time it updates, I have to download and unpack the binaries again. This is a bit annoying, so I would prefer to use a PPA. I found this ppa by the webupd8team, ...
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Can I use the Tor-Browser-Bundle update my ubuntu or it may be a bad idea?

I'm really enjoying using this software, but would like to upgrade my ubuntu by network tor with TBB using the command apt-get update and upgrade. I need advice if this is possible or compromise my ...
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How to install Tor with Meek support on Ubuntu/Debian

Is there any easy way to install and run Tor with meek support on Ubuntu? https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/meek Beside it is possible to download the bundle archive I'm interested in ...
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Cannot open Tor Browser using Terminal

I recently extracted tor-browser-linux64-6.0a4_en-US.tar.xz on a mounted drive. And tried to start the browser. The Browser didn't open due to not recognizing the .desktop file which starts the ...
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Use Tor browser as non-root Linux

If I want to use the Tor browser as a non root user is there a way to do it without having to completely logout of the root workspace and log back in as another user? Basically have the browser run ...
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I get a load balance error 429 on a particular website [closed]

In particular I get "Load Balancer Error: 429 Someone on your network is abusing this site with automated malicious software" when connecting to torrentz.eu or any mirror site. If I connect via my ...
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Obfsproxy problem in ubuntu

I have problem with Tor and obfsproxy for using bridges on ubuntu 14.04. Tor could not start obfsproxy and always return permission denied. tail -f /var/log/tor/log Aug 01 13:06:30.000 [notice] Tor ...
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How to use tor with a program in shell?

I am running some programs in Bash in Ubuntu. The programs download something using network sockets. Their README file says they can be used with tor, and I hope to change the external IP address by ...
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Problem running Tor under Ubuntu

I followed the instructions to install Tor in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I invoke Tor from the command line it proceeds to the point that I'm told that it has bootstrapped 100% and a circuit is ...
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Tor close control connections

When I'm using ARM for Tor, and close it (via menu -> exit or q) it seems to leave the connection open. It seems so, because when I reopen it, I see the following line in the log: 11:14:30 [NOTICE] ...
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find needed details of my own private obfs4 Tor bridge

I've set up a private obfs4 Tor bridge following the official tutorial, PublishServerDescriptor set to 0. /var/log/tor/log shows positive entries so it should be configured correctly. The machine is ...
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How to properly build static binary of Tor on Ubuntu 13.04?

Is there a guide to build static version of Tor from latest source on Ubuntu 13.04? I'm looking for ldd output: not a dynamic executable There is main problem that I have remembered, openssl-dev ...
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Fetching v2 rendezvous descriptor failed. Retrying at another directory

My system tor version 0.2.9.10 (on Ubuntu 16.04) is outputing a lot of the following warnings: Fetching v2 rendezvous descriptor failed. Retrying at another directory. Is there some way to fix it? ...
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Why isn't `control_auth_cookie` being created?

On Ubuntu, how come Tor (0.2.4.20-1) doesn't create control_auth_cookie anywhere on the system after enabling CookieAuthentication in /etc/tor/torrc? # /etc/init.d/tor start * Starting tor daemon... ...
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How to implement the modified source code of Tor?

I want to log how many circuits have been made through my Tor onion router (OR). So if I do some changes in the original source code, how can I make my Tor use that changed source code. I am now using ...
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Can't Open Tor (Ubuntu/Linux) - says its already running

I'm having difficulty running Tor on Ubuntu (linux). This is a new problem, as I had been using it with no problems over the past year. Today, it will no longer start up when I click the icon. The ...
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SSH from tor on ubuntu

I am trying to setup SSH tunneling using tor on Ubuntu 14.04 I have added the tor repo: deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor lenny main And installing the following packages: - tor - ...
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Two instances of Tor behave differently

I have a local and a server instance. My task: Run multiple Tor instances. On the local machine, I run Tor by means of command line: tor --RunAsDaemon 1 --CookieAuthentication 0 --...
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Tor unexpectedly exited when I started using terminal [closed]

Using Ubuntu 14.04 when I use this to sh start-tor-browser it won't start
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Please Provide a Step by Step Guide to Upgrade Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm a noob user of Ubuntu and Tor Browser Bundle. I have a flashing warning sign on the Tor button that I understand means I need to upgrade. I'd like a very simple step-by-step how-to if one exists - ...
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Tor Browser 7.0.9 can't print page to file

My desktop OS is Fedora 26 and the Tor browser is 7.0.9. I found tor browser can't print as print to file, it produces nothing. The print preview looks nice but doesn't produce any file (PDF or PS) ...
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Trying to config hidden service, but encounter folder permission error

I installed Tor in Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and try to setup a hidden service via Apache virtual host (I know Apache is unsafe for hidden service, but I'm out of options). I'm confused with the folder ...
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Torsocks vs Proxychains?

I often alternate between torsocks/proxychains when using wget, youtube-dl, gpg2, ssh, pacman and more [non-multithreading] applications. If torsocks breaks or seems abnormally slow, I'll likely try ...
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Can I install Tor by making source lists HTTPS

I am trying to install Tor on a certain PC, but the firewall at the gateway does not allow me to do so. I obtained my instructions to install Tor from https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian In ...
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Tor Browser Bundle - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - How To Launch [start-tor-browser]

I am running the Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS, 64-bit (Desktop) and now the (Tor Browser Bundle) Ver.3.6.2 refuses to run the shell-script or launch the start-tor-browser?
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How to use multiple profiles with Tor?

Firefox allows for the ability to use multiple profiles by starting the browser from the command line as such: firefox --ProfileManager Or more directly: firefox --CreateProfile However, despite ...
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http status code 404 (Not found)

I'm trying to setup non-exit Tor Relay on ubuntu Server 16.04.1,but I'm getting the following warning: Mar 21 11:37:28.000 [warn] Received http status code 404 (Not found) from x.x.x.x while ...
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ENVError while starting obfsproxy

I tried to run tor in command line by running service tor start After seeing this message * Starting tor daemon... [ OK ] I tried to start "...
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How can I force terminal to use Tor on Ubuntu

I wanted to install a program on terminal but it's blocked. How do I torfiy my terminal to fetch the package over Tor?
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Can't access my hidden service

I have tried nginx and apache2. I have configured everything according to all the guides and my hidden service still won't come up. I've done port forwarding to the port I want apache or nginx to ...
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Does arm work with the version 3.5 of Tor browser bundle?

I thought I would try monitoring Tor with arm instead of Vidalia, but I keep getting errors. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
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tor v3.x in xenial?

just saw the latest posts on the torproject blog, i see tor v3.x is out, but after running apt-get update there isn't a tor update? > apt-cache policy tor tor: Installed: 0.2.9.10-1~xenial+1 ...
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How to set up Apache2 hidden service?

Could someone make a simple guide on making a hidden service for apache2? I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed and I'm just running a boring site. (Hosting malware, botnets, spying kits, rats, ...
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Guard Nodes: how long is too long?

I've had the same guard node for almost 4 weeks now. I know it's natural to have the same guard for a prolonged period, but a month? I use tbb every day, tbb version 6.0.7 on ubuntu 16. Would anyone ...
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How can I have tor and tor-browser both installed?

I already have install tor-browser installed and working on my Ubuntu. However when I try to install tor to use torify on terminal, I get the following error Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to make an executable file out of start-tor-browser?

After extracting the tor-browser.tar.xz, I found there are two things in the tor- browser folder. One is a Browser folder and the other is a start-tor-browser file, which I used to be able to open as ...
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Force Unity Dash and/or Smart Scopes through Tor Network?

When I enter keystrokes into Unity Dash with an original Ubuntu 14.04 setup, my understanding is that these are sent to local- as well as cloud-based "Smart Scopes" on Canonical servers. How can I ...
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What exactly are Tor DNS servers?

I am using Tor for a while and I don't understand what exactly are it's DNS? I have a few website that can't be open when I use Tor because it's DNS server can't find it's IP! Can't we change it's ...
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Can't access Tor authcookie file from third party program

I've been trying for hours to get a munin monitoring plugin to hook into the Tor control port without success. The problem is that it's unable to access the Tor authcookie in /var/run/tor with the ...
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Several Tor sessions when using several Tor processes

I want use several different Tor configurations (different countries) on Ubuntu server. I found this one, however, i get some errors. root@s2hptor:~# /usr/sbin/tor -f /usr/local/etc/torrc1 Apr 19 22:...
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I have specified a DirPort (80) in my torrc, and it is allowed in UFW but metrics.torproject.org/rs.html does not list it

This seems to started after I specified an IPv6 address for my ORPort. Everything server side indicates my DirPort is reachable, but Tor Metrics (not tor on my server) says it is unreachable (...
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Application request when we haven't used client functionality lately

Just glanced at my logs and noticed 50+ messages like this from tor. What exactly do these messages mean? I don't think I was using tor at the time the messages occurred. What might've invoked them? ...
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Several symbols not found when running torify

I run the following in ubuntu and bash. What do the missing symbols mean? Is it necessary to solve the problem? How shall I solve the problem? Thanks. $ torify myprogram 22:12:35 libtorsocks(19139): ...
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Why is my Tor browser not working?

I use a Ubuntu linux and I recently installed Tor and created a few .onion sites. When I first did this, I was able to pull them up with localhost on my normal internet or open the Tor browser and go ...
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No terminal messages from tor 4.5.1

After downloading the last release of tor (4.5.1), terminal messages do not appear anymore. The usual stuff tor used to tell me when ran from terminal is not there - stuff like "Tor can't help you if ...
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connecting issues when setting 'ExitNodes' in torrc

The Tor connection was unstable so I had to use bridges.Got the bridges from bridges.torproject.org and put in the torrc file: UseBridges 1 # This works for Ubuntu Linux, adjust the path according to ...