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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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Access ORPort via tailscale

I'm trying to setup Tor Exit Node but I'm behind CG-NAT. I came across the idea of port-forwarding my local ORPort to a VPS which has Public IP and is accessible to world. For communication between my ...
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Tor Browser: Is it safe to connect to Tor via a proxy server?

When using the Tor Browser, is it safe to connect to Tor via a proxy server? There is an SSH connection between the proxy server and my computer: ssh me@proxyserver -D localhost:9999. In the Tor ...
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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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The first time I started tor through the terminal, it got stuck at 5%, but clicking on the tor software worked. In China

Sep 15 20:59:48.986 [notice] Tor v0.2.4.27 (git-412e3f7dc9c6c01a) running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.21-stable and OpenSSL 1.0.1f. Sep 15 20:59:48.986 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! ...
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Burpsuite and Tor browser problem

I set http / https proxy as 127.0.0.1 / 8080 in tor browser and set socks proxy as 127.0.0.1 / 9150 in burpsuite. But whenever i click 'connect' in tb, it doesn't work. what is wrong??? OS : win 10 ...
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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 directory servers

I’m learning how to use Tor and was wondering how Tor Browser connects to directories. I know that the directories have all info on nodes in the network but how can tor connect to directories if it ...
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How to disable JavaScript on Servers

if you're a client using a Torbrowser, it's recommended to disable JavaScript. But if you're a server providing a service - how to disable JavaScript? TIA
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Tor comunicating to other IPs beside my guard node, should it happen?

Running netstat and analyzing my established connections I noticed sometimes tor talks to other IPs that aren't my guard node. I'm not sure if this is supposed to happen because I very very new to ...
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I am really puzzled why I have less CAPTCHA with Tor browser than with normal Firefox via VPN

Many years ago I used some days or weeks Tor Browser, but gave up because too slow and especially because of the many CAPTCHAs. Now I have since a few days the Tor Browser set as default and get less ...
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Do bridge admins blacklist IPs?

I run an onion service hiding it behind an obfs4 bridge. I noticed that sometimes my onion host lost connection to Tor over the bridge, while the bridge itself seems to be still available from other ...
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torsocks on macOS: ERROR: YYY is located in a directory protected by Apple's System Integrity Protection

I wish to tunnel CLI tools over tor network in macOS 11.5.2 None is working. I only installed torsocks, did no configuration. brew install torsocks torsocks whois example.com ERROR: /usr/bin/whois is ...
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Tor with VPN on VPS

I was thinking about something like that Tor -> VPN or VPN -> Tor After I read it I got it is not the best deal to do Clint -> VPN -> TOR The VPN and Tor on VPS, Using Tor is enough. My ...
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Tor Browser does not have permission to access the profile... Win 10/64

I've looked at the other questions regarding this message, and none of the "cures" work for me. Not even running as administrator. The "profile" it's complaining it can't access......
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Extracting stats for Snowflake commandline

I noticed that the Firefox browser plugin tells you the number of users connected through your snowflake instance and the number of users that connected within the last 24 hours. I was wondering if ...
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How does tor browser know there is an onion site available for the URL?

When I open a clear net site like torproject.org in the Tor Browser, the browser shows me this: How does it know there is a onion site available for the URL? Is there a file that maps clear site URLs ...
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Own TOR website to mirror another tor website

is this possible to to mirror any tor website to my tor site? I found some article about such https://itgala.xyz/nginx-reverse-proxy-to-onion-site-in-tor-network/ My Nginx config: /etc/nginx/sites-...
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How do I unpublish my tor exit node?

I ran a tor exit node on the wrong network. Which I realized after a couple of days, after I kept getting CAPTCHAs on Cloudflare. Also quite annoying that several sites that I use stopped working ...
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I clicked open instead of save and now I can't play the file I downloaded from Tor (Mac)

I just dowloaded the LOTR trilogy and clicked open with VLC Media player instead of saving and when I closed TOR the movie stopped playing. I see "The Fellowship of the Ring" in my recently ...
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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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Tor consensus store location

Where Tor client stores the consensus? It appears ./tor-browser_en-US/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/state only contains guard nodes data not other nodes
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Tor doesn't work until I run "Tor" in the terminal

Tor@default.service fails to run and journalctl -eu tor@default outputs this - https://campfirebg.eu5.org/upload/log.txt Any help?
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apt-key is deprecated. clarify instructions?

following instructions at https://support.torproject.org/apt/tor-deb-repo/ step 3: Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt # wget -qO- ...
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Tor doesn't read the torrc file

When I tried to create a .onion service by modifying the torrc file, nothing happened. I mean nothing. The official website says that if tor is not starting then there is a problem. Well tor is ...
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Error Connecting to Tor

Just recently installed Tails onto a USB, the first time I booted it up it seemed to connect fine. But then I restarted it and it's not working. I tried also on another laptop but still not working. ...
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Tor browser - critical error "Profile Missing - Your Tor browser profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible"

I used Tor a few year ago, but remember after some update my tor stoped working, i remember that i couldnt fix it then. So i uninstalled it all and delete the app. Now after a few year i would like to ...
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ORPort NoAdvertise & NoListen Not Working

I'm having issues when implementing the NoAdvertise & NoListen options of the ORPort directive and am hoping someone here might be able to point me in the right direction. I can get Tor to ...
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Can hidden services be de-anonymized with little or considerable control of relay nodes and /or by network monitoring?

There are multiple papers detailing the de-anonymization approaches. But what i have observed is that (1) 100% de-anonymization may not be possible (2) Even if its possible, one need to control lot ...
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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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Do introduction points know their hidden services' onion addresses?

If that's the case, how come law enforcement is not forcing them to close their connections with illegal hidden services?
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Why almost all deep web shops use the same CMS, and which is it?

I am noticing something strange but I can't find any info by "Inspecting elements". I notice that most of deep web stores are using the same CMS/Framework/Script (whatever it is). I am ...
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Advertised Bandwidth 0 B/s: Why?

My 7 year old relay was down for a week. In torrc I have: RelayBandwidthRate 180 MBytes RelayBandwidthBurst 200 MBytes But even so I get: Advertised Bandwidth 0 B/s in https://metrics.torproject.org/...
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Changing twitter profile picture in tor results in broken / static like image

I am trying to upload new profile picture to twitter using tor (image has all exif data deleted), however once I upload image that twitter displays is broken, it basically just shows colourful ...
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local broadcast is displayed on "onion circuits"?

When I'm using whonix, I frequently see ip address 255.255.255.255:443 on "onion circuits". Why is local braodcast is displayed as tor destination ? And this address remains even after I ...
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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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Is it possible to use built-in bridges or automatically request them for the tor daemon in Linux? (Not Tor Browser)

I want to use obfs4 proxy to connect tor through it. It is not a Tor Browser. I know that Tor Browser provides options to use built-in bridges or request them online, but to use it in tor daemon I ...
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Is this possible to provide command line arguments for TOR Expert Bundle?

I've downloaded TOR expert bundle from an archive from this directory (exact download link I used). When I run the tor.exe, this is what I get in cmd: Jul 21 09:11:11.941 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.9 (git-...
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Running tor without sudo on Ubuntu?

Context When I try to install tor without sudo, using apt install tor Ubuntu 20.04 returns: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to acquire ...
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Can I provide Tor non-exit node while using same Tor as SOCKS proxy?

I'm using Tor for localhost SOCKS proxy and I want to provide Tor non-exit node using same torrc file. ORPort 443 Exitpolicy reject *:* Nickname ieditedtheconfig ContactInfo human@... AccountingStart ...
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Connecting to Tor Directory Authority via Proxy Server (Protocol Question)

I've been trying to connect to the Tor Network from home, but my country's ISP has blocked all of the Tor Directory Authorities' IPs. No luck reaching them so far. I know, there are bridges, but seems ...
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Prosody XMPP server with onion domain

I set up the XMPP Prosody server in conjunction with the onion domain, it works fine with v2 domains, but when I trying to configure it with onion v3, it does not connect. Everything is clear in ...
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API to get Tor SSL certificates

Some onion websites, like facebook, have TLS implemented on top of Tor. Is it possible to fetch the certificates and TLS versions of these connections using something like torpy?
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How to build and install Tor from the source code from Git repository?

I want to build Tor from source code. Also, I was wondering if this source builds just the Tor service, or it includes the Tor Browser itself? If not, how can the Tor service that I built and ...
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Resolution to prevent fingerprinting 1 pixel off?

Tor Browser is using letterboxing to prevent fingerprinting by screen size. Now, I have done a test on Cover Your Tracks website from EFF and the results show a unique fingerprint and the reason for ...
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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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Can't set master password in the tor browser

I'm using the tor browser version 10.5.2 in whonix 15, everything works, except that I cannot save logins in the tor browser because every time I try to setup a master password, a popup window appears,...
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Using a bridge even if Tor isn't blocked

By using a good bridge, it is more difficult for your ISP to detect that you are using Tor which can slightly improve your anonymity. I know it can slow down your connection speed, but with the ...
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