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SAFECOOKIE authentication with a single script

https://stem.torproject.org/faq.html#i-m-using-safe-cookie-authentication I am trying to automate the process. Problem is that nc/netcat,socat,telnet client response has to act based on the server ...
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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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How to access Tor's request error logs?

There is the following non working URL: http://jamie3vkiwibfiwucd6vxijskbhpjdyajmzeor4mc4i7yopvpo4p7cyd.onion/ When I open Tor binary and route a GET request through it I receive: socks connect tcp ...
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How do I configure my router to allow a tor connection into onionshare?

I want to onionshare a file from a pc running tails that is behind a firewall. The firewall currently forwards a couple of ports to a webserver on a different device, but blocks all others. Everything ...
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Tried for 120 seconds to get a connection to [scrubbed]:80. Giving up. (waiting for circuit)

Self-hosting onion service and noticed service has availability issues. Added following API route over clear net to monitor availability using Cronitor. app.get("/api/status/tor", async (req,...
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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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Tab crashes when I am faced with a CAPTCHA

When I try to access Discord in the TOR browser, a lot of times I am asked to complete a captcha when I log in. When the captcha pops up, I get a message saying "This tab has crashed" on TOR ...
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Tor only starts hidden service when launched manually

I had big troubles upgrading tor from v2 to v3 (because of libevent...). Finally, when starting tor manually the circuit is created and sock is working. However, when using service tor restart, the ...
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TOR Network blocked in Russia

Are there any plans to circumvent the block of TOR Network in Russia?
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How to compile Arti on Windows?

I have attempted to compile Arti (https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/arti) on Windows but I get: note: LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'sqlite3.lib' Does anyone know how to fix ...
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Tor does not create new .onion address after reinstall to v3

My tor server stopped working vecause v2 has been deprecated. I could not get it into creating new v3 .onion address, so I uninstalled tor and installed again. Here is part of my torrc file: ...
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Tor does not work since yesterday. There is no error log

I open my Tor Browser and nothing happens: it immediately says "Tor unexpectedly exited. This might be due to a bug in Tor itself, another program on your system, or faulty hardware. Until you ...
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Are obfs4 bridges still effective against state-of-the-art Tor blocking techniques?

In response to the recent upsurge in Tor blocking efforts and following the Tor website recommendations, I decided to run a Tor bridge with obfs4proxy. I would imagine however that obfs4proxy bridges ...
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Cannot connect to tor hidden sevice on my server after years of use

may I please ask for help? My hidden service is now not working after years of using it. It is installed on ubuntu server. When I try to access it with tor browser, I now get "Invalid onion ...
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VPN through Tor. Are there any errors in my settings and can anonymity be improved?

I need to route traffic from multiple mobile apps and all sites through tor. Some apps and websites block tor traffic. For this reason, I decided to use tor and vpn together (vpn through tor). I know ...
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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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Exiting Tor Browser correctly by command

I am writing a script in bash that automatically starts tor browser by ./start-tor-browser google.com and trace for some time and end the process. After that I start the tor browser again and after ...
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AdBlock extension in TorBrowser using a lot of CPU power

I upgraded my TorBrowser to 11.0.1, and started noticing that the CPU in my machine is now doing a lot of work when I open TorBrowser. CPU load of 140-150% is reported used on TorBrowser (a CPU with ...
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What prevents the first relay from decrypting the rest of the layers in the onion packet?

My understanding of Tor is that each relay peels back a layer and forwards what's left. But why can't the first relay simply unpeel all of the layers and see what the actual data is?
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Rebuttal to Sven Taylor's article on Tor?

In October 2019, Sven Taylor published a sobering article titled Is Tor Trustworthy and Safe?. In it he argues that (numbering mine), US government agencies can de-anonymize Tor users on a “wide ...
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How to Disable Tor and Use the Tor Browser as a Privacy Hardened Firefox

I know this question has been asked multiple times here, but they are all very outdated (5+ years old), and none of the answers work with the latest versions. I am specifically asking for solutions to ...
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Start window with particular IP address

I would like to simulate my web browsing for certain IPs in particular regions in the US. Is there a way to start a Tor window with a randomish IP from a certain city or zip code? Something like this: ...
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Does Tor still maintain a list of all relays?

I know that few years ago (2015 and 2017), there was a centralized list of all Tor Relays. Is this still the case? Or is there some decentralization of the nodes?
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Public network safe with TOR?

As I know, public networks are highly dangerous for normal people as hacker can obtain their private data. One way to prevent this is using a VPN, since after the connection everything is encrypted. ...
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Tor Browser opens a new window with VPN ad each time a pirate bay search is started. Std Tor settings to block. How do you stop these popup ads?

Tor Browser opens a new window with VPN ad each time a pirate bay search is started. Std Tor settings to block. How do you stop these popup ads?
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user access to /var/lib/tor denied after fresh tor install on raspberry pi 4

Raspberry PI 4 running Raspbian Full Install, I followed the instructions at https://community.torproject.org/onion-services/setup/install/ following the debian/ubuntu section but using the default ...
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How to get as many new unique IPs as possible?

I am currently using one TOR browser and get on average 722 unique different IPs per day. I use MaxCircuitDirtiness 10 which gives me a new circuit/IP every 10 seconds. Next I set up a second tor ...
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Finding source code of the Tor metrics site

Hello I'm creating my own private tor network for me and my friends but I was wondering does anyone know where I can find the source code of the tor metric site? It would be really nice if I could see ...
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Gap - Counting number of packages to determine client?

I read a lot about onion routing and I am confused about the following fact on Wikipedia: Only the final node, the "exit node", is able to determine its own location in the chain. In my eyes ...
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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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What are "YEC" and "https-e" mentioned in Tor Browser 11.0.1 changelog?

Quotations from the changelog: Bug 40059: YEC activist sign empty in about:tor on RTL locales Bug 40383: Workaround issue in https-e wasm I assume this has something to do with Tor Browser ...
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realvnc viewer login username grayed out

When I login using vncviewer to vnc server it doesn't give me a user name in the login prompt, just a password. If I enter the password it won't log me in. I thought it might have a default username ...
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Fetching the Tor Developers key

C:\Users\HP\Downloads>gpg --auto-key-locate nodefault,wkd --locate-keys torbrowser@torproject.org gpg: error retrieving 'torbrowser@torproject.org' via WKD: Certificate expired gpg: error reading ...
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Static/Portable Tor Build For MacOS

Pretty much what the title says, is it possible to get a static Tor build running with modern code? All of the examples I've seen of this are from years ago, mostly on Linux too. I'm in an environment ...
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NAT PIERCING IN TOR

I was reading an article on how TOR has NAT piercing properties and I need to ask please: What is NAT piercing (in relation to the TOR network) and how does NAT piercing help the TOR network. And also,...
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Tor as daemon won't load torrc file, will run it when invoked as root via CLI

I've installed Tor on a debian bullseye setup, using Tor's own repo. When I invoke Tor through the command line (as root), the service loads correctly and I can access my test .onion site through a ...
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Tor exited during startup on Windows 10 Pro

After upgrading from Win10Home to Win10Pro on two PC and updating Tor, Tor still keeps working only on one of them. On the second one, instead of working during startup, Tor displays the message: Tor ...
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Absolute Browser Fiasco

I'm on a Mac 10.11.6 I used to work with TOR and BRAVE. Brave got worse with every update, so I dumped it and changed to Firefox. Now it was TOR's time to hit on me. Automatically updated itself but ...
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Tor Browser always display substitute tofu character after update

I am running Fedora 35 Workstation. With Tor Browser 10.x everything was fine. After update to Tor Browser 11.0, Tor Browser displays the tofu substitute characters in all places instead of the actual ...
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Address bar now has a microscopic size

Also I can not view tor circuit because the "i" button has gone.
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Noscript broken after 11, and in all alpha releases

Tor's script security is broken in version 11, putting the entire network at huge risk. Noscript's options menu won't even open. I downloaded both stable and alpha versions, noscript does not work on ...
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TorControl track notice

Good day, my Tor daemon is periodic freeze with this message [notice] Rend stream is 120 seconds late. Giving up on address '[scrubbed].onion'. How can i track this error with TorControl? I try to ...
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NoScript stopped working after update to 11 (UnSolved)

Update #2 After Disabling the "HTTPS Everywhere" Extension I was unable to remove it. So I deleted the TOR folder and downloaded the latest version (11) and reinstalled it to a new location. ...
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Distorted UI after update to 11.0

I have just updated to 11.0 and the UI appears like this: You can't see it but in the pixelated part, the middle part of the right side has the toolbar buttons that are obscured by the horrendous ...
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How shall i fix 11/8/21, 16:25:35.689 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set

i get the following error: 11/8/21, 16:25:35.689 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. Whenever,i try to ...
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How to setup VPN over Tor in Windows

I want to connect VPN over tor (not tor over VPN) in Windows to be able to access websites that are blocked to access by Tor. I also want that setup to hide my destination IP from Tor's exit node. I ...
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Disqus/ other commenting systems login not working in TOR

This is not a duplicate question about websites blocking TOR by IP. I'm hitting some issue where clicking on the login button or dropdown with Disqus and other commenting sites opens a new browser ...
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What are the odds of connecting to the same exit node within a period of a few hours?

There are currently around 1200+ exit nodes on the Tor network. What are the odds you get assigned to the same exit node every time you connect to Tor, say within a 2 hour period? From a classical ...
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Tor list of US bridges

Is there a list of US (United States) only bridges for tor? I need to relay thru US bridges only.
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