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How is a .onion URL resolved?

I am interested in how a .onion url is resolved to a server in the Tor network. In the normal internet there is DNS, which is not used on the Tor network. How does the name resolution work there?
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Will Tor block favicons by default?

I realized this was possible years ago but people told me I was crazy and that it was impossible. https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/22/favicons-may-be-used-to-track-users/
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Month-long bitcoin subscription on .onion sites: How are returning subscribers identified each day?

If a month-long subscription is paid in Bitcoin to an .onion site using Tor browser, how does that site still recognize/identify the same anonymous user when the return in subsequent sessions, given ...
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Tor without Tails or VPN

How easy is it for the ISP or other party to see online movement of someone using the Tor browser without the Tails OS, as well as without a VPN? From what's written Tor doesn't automatically come ...
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Are Tor state files under /var/lib/tor functionally write-only?

Does any of the tor software/infrastructure read state files under /var/lib/tor? Or (unlike, say, cache files) are they simply there for debugging/monitoring (and presumably can be removed at will)?
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torrc file for a private Directory Authority in Private Tor network

I am trying to build a private tor network using raspberry pis. As a start, I am trying to emulate the basic-min network configuration (4 Authorities(also works as non-exit relays), 1 Exit, 1 Client) ...
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TOR over VPN for home network

I would like to use a VPN service that does not support a build in Tor over VPN option. So would there be a way to make this at home for the whole network? Would something like this make sense? ...
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Tails mobile OS for smart phones: where is it?

These two articles from March 2020 claim to have insider knowledge about Tor developing the Tails OS for use on mobile smart phones, but where actually is this product now, is it available yet? If not ...
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Which major sites block Tails and Tor visitors from creating user accounts?

This documentation discusses how networks can fingerprint a user who's using Tails OS https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/fingerprint/index.en.html There's plenty of write-ups on how Tails and Tor ...
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Can the USB drive containing Tails OS be shared with other files?

If Tails OS is installed on a USB drive, can other files of considerable size not related to Tails also be saved on the same USB drive in a separate folder, or is this not recommended? If not, why?
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Tor Address Migrate/Copying [duplicate]

Hello, I want to move my v3 onion address to the new server. How can I do? Thanks
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Ideal computer for running Tails and Tor on Windows?

I read the system requirements for Tor and Tails, but for Windows-based x86 (64-bit) systems, what properties or hardware should someone steer away from when making a purchase that might make the ...
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How to redirect OpenVPN traffic through Tor along with all server traffic

I have a VDS server and OpenVPN on it. I want to redirect all server traffic (including OpenVPN) through Tor. I tried using this example and I was able to redirect server traffic, but OpenVPN traffic ...
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Why can't I connect through tor when I can connect through tor browser?

I am trying to use tor on Windows to access Imgur which is blocked in my country, now when I try to use Tor Browser with obfs4 everything seems fine but when I try to use only tor somehow I can't ...
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Using Tor with Tails and captcha prompt in yahoo site

-When I use Tor in Windows and try to login to my Yahoo account I don't get ask for captcha (find vehicles, bicycles etc...) -When I use Tor with Tails and try to login to same Yahoo account I am ...
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Tor browser drops cookies for .onion websites

.onion websites don’t need HTTPS because Tor hidden service provides defense against man-in-the-middle attacks. Yet, it seems that .onion websites without https are not able to persist cookies which ...
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Device spoofing, instead of MAC address spoofing

Besides MAC address spoofing, how can device name, device brand, and device type spoofing (randomization?) be done on a Tails (windows) system, so that WLAN hotspot hosts see different information ...
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Besides MAC address, how else do public wi-fi networks identify connected hardware devices?

The list of connected WLAN clients (users) on my wi-fi only gives the following fields per user: Duration of time connected IP address MAC address Device name The last two fields are always unique ...
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Aren't public wi-fi hotspots still insecure for Tails and Tor users?

If connecting to public wi-fi with only Windows and Chrome already makes a user cautious of their activity, how much more of a shield is it to connect to the same public wi-fi with a Tails-Tor system? ...
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Never using Tails and Tor from home IP address but still caught

If a system using Tails and Tor always connects to public wifi in a city far away from someone's home IP address, what are all the different ways this would backfire such that authorities still manage ...
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Is There Any Way to Specify URL Hashing Algorithm?

Long-story short, I'm building a social network, where each of my users has an onion address, and can sign their status updates with their private keys (so their friends can share them when they're ...
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Cannot run tor as a su on Ubuntu 20.04 with an apache2 server

I am trying to set up a .onion website but I am experiencing some issues in doing so. I set up a apache2 server and configed the torrc file, but when I save the changes on the torrc file and try to ...
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Is there a way a website can identify me when connected to it via Orbot?

When using Orbot and not coupled with Tor browser, but rather through Google Chrome or Firefox, can a website I visit de-anonymize me? Particularly know anything about my location, IP, service ...
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Booting live OS (Tails) from SD Card

I get the following error while booting Tails from a micro Secure Digital (SD) Card: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system. On boot, my laptop Dell recognizes the micro SD ...
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Is reddit blocking Tails?

Yesterday I was runnig Tails and obviously using tor. The point is that some subreddits doesn't allowed me to access, showing a 503 message. After a moment, the message appeared in general. Right now ...
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Only use Tor for .onion requests (direct clearnet access)

Is there a way to configure the Tor Browser (or its alternative) to send clearnet requests directly, while retaining the ability to connect to .onion sites? Of course, in this scenario, I couldn't ...
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When I download tor from its original site, am i downloading a complete browser or just the software to connect to a tor network

I downloaded tor for linux, named "tor-browser-linux64-10.0.7_en-US.tar.xz" from its official site, which I believe is called the browser bundle. I started tor by runnning ./start-tor-...
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Block http traffic

I configured a hidden service and it works. But when i type the IP into a regular browser, the same web page is hosted from the apache server. How do i prevent it from serving the http content and ...
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HTTPS Everywhere doesn't work all the time

I tried to access http://uniquemachine.org and tor-browser/HTTPSeverywhere-add-on reached it without warning me. Would you know why ? How to automatically warn me at every single http:// i'm trying to ...
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Anonimity with TOR + PUBLIC WIFI + MAC SPOOF + no webcam

As the title says, I would like to ask how anonymous are you if you use TOR on a public wifi, being sure that are there no webcams, and spoofing your Mac address. Maybe you can also use TAILS. Let's ...
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Self health check for Hidden Service

I've found that my hidden service occasionally becomes unreachable. Restarting TOR on the server helps. I want to remediate the connectivity issue automatically. To know when to restart, I need a ...
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Sync a machine's firefox bookmarks to a tor browser

Is there a way to periodically pull a linux machine's firefox bookmarks to a linux tor browser ? I mean pull and not sync because I want the URL ending in .onion that I saved in tor browser to stay ...
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What would be an example of a routing protocol that preserves anonymity even if the Guard Node and Exit Node are both compromised

I was reading a comment discussion on the answer to this question Where it's basically revealed that large numbers of middle nodes do not provide any additional security if the Guard Node and Exit ...
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What are the requirements for onion v3 sites?

What is requirements for Onion v3 sites? Greetings to the experts! I'm not can open any v3-sites (htt_://56characters.onion), but only v2-sites (htt_://16characters.onion) My noob brother must do ...
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Tor Browser Logging

Trying to troubleshoot browser crashes and would like to locate log files and also enable verbose logging. What directory would I find this in and how to increase log verbosity of the Tor Browser? ...
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Tor Browser stuck on “Waiting for Tor to Start”

I installed and kept reinstalling Tor Browser to no avail. When I open the 'start tor' application, I get a window saying "Waiting for Tor to Start". Nothing happens at all. Here is what I ...
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How can I analyze Tor traffic on my relay?

I'm doing a research on Onion routing (Tor). I've successfully set up a middle relay for the purpose of analyzing Tor traffic. I'd like to: See all circuits that my relay is currently part of See &...
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Is it possable to manulaly log tor with journalctl

I am trying to log tor with the following command: journalctl -f -u tor@default.service | echo < log.tor.txt Is there anything that I should change? Is this possible with journalctl? should I see ...
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Opening Control Port On Tor

It seems that when I enable the control port on port 9051, the IP would be 127.0.0.1:9051. When I visit the website, it says that it is a socks proxy, not an HTTP proxy.
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Tor Browser on ARM - Message regarding background update

My setup is Windows 10 (ARM insider Preview), on a Mac (the new ARM based processor). I installed Tor Browser and on start-up it says that an update has occurred in the background and I need to ...
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Opaning a control port on Tor [SOLVED]

I am trying to open a control port on tor with the following command: sudo -u debian-tor tor --CookieAuthentication 0 --ControlPort 9050 --SocksPort 50001 but it will only stay open for 5 or so ...
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Setting country using command line in standalone tor distribution

My goal is to run tor as a socks proxy, mimicking user from Switzerland (on Windows). With "Tor Browser" distribution I was able to set country using torrc file by adding: ExitNodes {ch} ...
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Tor unable to read /etc/tor/torrc and isn't saving log on /var/log/tor

I just installed Tor on my server and am still using default torrc. It's Ubuntu 20.04. systemctl reports it's active, but ps doesn't list it. /var/log/tor is empty, its permissions is drwxr-s--- 2 ...
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Mosh (UDP) over Tor, instead of SSH over Tor?

Benefit that I'm looking for: Tor is slow. When SSH'ing over Tor doing even the basic things takes a lot of time and concentration Especially painful are: editing a file or a mistyped command line ...
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Is the cell at the rendezvous encrypted with only the symmetric key exchanged with the HS?

My question pertains to the scenario after the client and the HS have exchanged a symmetric key. So, we have the following circuit: Client -- c_relay_1(guard) -- c_relay_2 -- RP -- s_relay_3 -- ...
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Does torify/torsocks give access to hidden services?

Most torify documentation is about accessing non-hidden services. Yet .onion address look like real tcp addresses, does torify make those available.
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Switch from v1 or v2 to v3 address on hidden service

I am currently trying to run a hidden service on my kali laptop. Everything is working fine, except the address, which I have been poking around for 2 days trying to get a custom one. I only have ...
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tor browser profile profile accessing problem

I am using tor browser on windows 10 pro, and recently I can not use it. when I start the program, I receive following message: ***Tor Browser does not have permission to access the profile. Please ...
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Reusing a Tor “dirty” circuit

I have a couple of questions related to Tor circuits. Let's say that there is a circuit that was used and marked "dirty" and has also expired (no active TCP stream). Can this circuit ever ...
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How to get Onion v3 private key file from files generated by mkp224o?

I have genarated a castom onion v3 domain by using mkp224o i got 3 file hostname hs_ed25519_public_key hs_ed25519_secret_key now I need the private key file to upload it to the TOR host's server. I ...

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