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OpenVPN + obfsproxy + obfs3 on Windows?

I'm in a country where obfsproxy using obfs2 is blocked, however obfs3 is still undetected. I use obfsproxy to route my OpenVPN tunnel through it in socks mode. However although I've managed to setup ...
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Does Tor take node age into consideration when building a circuit?

I've seen this for a while, but in my experience Tor seems to select well stablished nodes (whose uptime is >60 days) but in the specifications this is not shown. It's just that the current list of ...
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What libraries exist for writing a Hidden Service in Java?

What libraries exist for programming Tor Hidden Services in Java? I am looking for a Java implementation of the Tor Rendezvous Specification that allow you to implement a service using an existing ...
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How many distinct Tor circuits are possible?

Given the current relay census, and assuming a standard Tor Browser Bundle installation, approximately how many distinct Tor circuits are possible? Once entry guards have been chosen, approximately ...
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How to deal with “SOCKS5 TTL expired” error?

I use privoxy in combination with Tor. Sometimes when I visit a website I get the following error: 127.0.0.1: SOCKS5 TTL expired How can I stop this from happening? In most cases it gets fixed by ...
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What are the minimum amount of nodes traffic passes through?

Is there a minimum amount of nodes traffic goes through before reaching it's destination? To my understanding of Tor, every node increases the effectiveness of the encrypted communication.
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How do onion addresses exactly work?

I understand that the .onion address is a public key of sorts, but not much more than that (I can vaguely guess, though). When nobody knows the IP of the .onion address, how do requests reach it? Are ...
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Good DNS services for exit nodes

Open DNS and others hijack failed DNS lookups. Some DNS services censor or block access to sites due to government or corporate coercion. Is there a list of preferred DNS servers, ones that don't ...
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Where to with Tails when Vidalia dies

This question is prompted by the answer that was given to my question about the different behavior of the Tor Browser Bundle in Linux and Windows. If the Tor Browser Bundle is to dump Vidalia with ...
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Google indexing Onion hidden sites?

So I was searching to see what happened to Dread Pirate Roberts, the creator of underground marketplace Silkroad, and I came across something very strange; onion websites URLs being crawled by Google (...
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How to configure my own application to use Tor?

I'm trying to write a little application which connects to the internet over Tor. The application uses the zeromq messaging library to get some information from another server and it's basically only ...
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Entry guards and separate identities

I have just finished reading the posting on arma's blog about entry guards and I'm trying to reconcile what I have read there with what I (think) I understand from other postings about Tor. First, I ...
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How to call Tor browser using Selenium using Java?

How to call Tor browser using Selenium testing framework using Java? I have downloaded Tor and I have started IDE with Selenium JARs included. I want to open Tor browser using selenium with Java and ...
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Best way to set up a Tor lab?

What would be the best [and cheapest] way to set up a private Tor network for testing and experimentation? A rough size estimate is that it should consist of 12 or more onion-routers and should be ...
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How to verify Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) 3.x?

Downloading sha256sums.txt downloading one or more signatures the archive itself Then verifying each signature one by one. Then creating the sha256 of the archive. Then looking into the sha256sums....
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Why are there only 1000 exit relays?

I see from the Tor network-metrics page that there are only ~1000 exit relays. Even if the Tor browser is secure, having so few exit relays limits the anonymity provided, right? How could the Tor ...
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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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Does it make sense to use Tor on a vanilla Android phone?

I use Tor on Android because it's easily configurable for Duck Duck Go and Twitter with Orbot. It's possible to use it with a stable Firefox version too but I can't because I use the beta version. On ...
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Where is cookiepath of tor? [closed]

I am working on tools for change identity of tor every 3 minutes. But it require a cookie path of tor. I follow this one https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4881 but didn't find its yet. ...
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Is it dangerous to use Tails without persistent entry guards?

Being a LiveCD with no persistent storage by default, Tails currently does not use persistent Tor entry guards. In a recent post on the Tor blog, arma discussed the possibility of "improving Tor's ...
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Tor browser behaviour in Windows versus Linux

If I start the Windows Tor browser bundle using Start Tor Browser.exe and subsequently close the browser, Vidalia shuts down Tor and then exits. In Linux, if I start the Tor browser bundle using the ...
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Theoretically Speaking: Is it possible and safe to build a Stateful, Serverless Web Application?

I read about the Silk Road incident and wondered if it's possible for Tor relays to physically host services and distribute the load of executing the service across the network, while the service and ...
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Does Tor encrypt a client's connection to its entry node?

Does Tor encrypt a client's connection to its entry node? How does it do this?
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Compiled Tor binary doesn't match with Tor official downloaded package

When i compile source code to get a working safe Tor package, what i produced have different hash from official Tor binary in download section... is this a compiler problem or that's normal compilers ...
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Can clear activity be linked to hidden activity? [duplicate]

I'm using whonix for a good deal of activity but I'm very new to it and Linux. will using my computer for personal information while not running whonix or tor compromise my anonymity? What about at ...
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whonix and location of hidden_service?

I am newbie, first time I try whonix, I didn't find in workstation hidden_service in torrc file and gateway station show me /etc/tor/torrc but there is nothing, I added two lines: HiddenServiceDir /...
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Can I mix country name and nickname in ExcludeNodes line?

When I want to block tor nodes, can I mix country name and nickname and fingerprint or must I only use one of them? ExcludeNodes {de},{dk},{se},{fi},PiratenParteiNRW,...
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How can I learn about the network?

I'd like to learn about the Tor network in terms of numbers, statistics. Can I find out how many relays the network has and possibly where they are located? Can I learn about roles the relays play ...
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Compiling Tor on Windows, what is needed?

The current stable version of Tor, 0.2.3.25 works well on Win98/ME/2000. The present 0.2.4 versions require XP or newer. I'd like to compile the 0.2.4 versions to run on Win98 through Win 2000. What ...
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What license(s) are the Tor Browser Bundles licensed under?

When I go to download the Tor Browser Bundle, I cannot find any license information about the licenses that are applicable to the Tor Browser Bundle either included as a LICENSE file in the download, ...
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Firefox Profile Missing Error

An error pops up saying my firefox profile is missing. I have made three diffrent ones so I can assure that it is there. I'm assuming it is because I am on a public pc?
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CloudFlare's captcha screen insurmountable [closed]

CloudFlare's captcha screen appears more and more often during Tor browsing. First they ask for a CAPTCHA and that's ok. Then there's the copy/paste confirmation string. That should be the last ...
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'Sorry. You are not using Tor' - Strange issue 72.52.91.18/19

ADD: ^^^ mmm I don't think it's the same. In that question they talk about a false negative, but judging from the results of my port-scan, and considering that more than 2 weeks passed, it looks ...
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Can hidden services accept multiple simultanous connections?

When a webserver runs behind a hidden service, can it serve multiple HTTP requests at the same time, or will it only be able to handle one request at a time?
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What platforms does Tor work on?

I'm looking for a list of the operating systems/architectures Tor runs on while being supported by the Tor Project, and if it can be compiled on other system not directly supported by the Tor Project. ...
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Why aren't pluggable transports default?

Why are there separate packages for pluggable-transport versions of TBB? Seeing as how anonymity is the point of Tor, why wouldn't traffic be camouflaged by default? Especially since various ...
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Will hibernation cause my relay to lose the Guard flag?

My relay's outgoing traffic is limited, so I had to enable accounting. The limit hasn't been reached for a while now and recently my relay received the Guard flag. Will this flag be lost the next ...
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Socket creation failed — TBB unable to start Tor

I tried to start Tor in a computer pool and it failed. The PCs were running Windows 7. I downloaded the latest Tor Browser Bundle and executed the start script. Almost immediately a warning appeared ...
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How can one move its relay to another server without losing anything?

Supposing one runs a server on some server and wants to move it to another. How can this be done without losing the flags (like stable, guard, named) and the progress to get a t-shirt, if certain ...
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PPTP VPN to Tor [closed]

I have a Mac OS X server with a PPTP VPN server running. I want to connect my iPhone to Tor by routing all traffic via my VPN server. How can I configure my server to route the outgoing traffic over ...
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How does check.torproject.org know if TBB is up to date?

If all TBB versions have the same user-agent/fingerprinting, then how does torcheck check if TBB is up to date? How the "know if I'm up to date" system works?
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Tor executable file location not found on startup and new file folders created in TBB directory not part of installation

Yesterday I tried to start TBB and got a message saying that the executable file could not be found. I clicked the link in Vidalia settings and it shows the the location for the exe file being in ...
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Minimum Processor required?

I have an older computer I'd like to set Tor up on, but I'm trying to figure out if its Intel Pentium 2 will support it. I have 2GB of RAM, XP SP3, adequate graphic/audio cards, etc. I' just like to ...
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What is the best way to reset a .onion address?

I have no particular interest in finding a specific, non-random URL (How do Hidden Services get .onion domains that aren't random?), but would like to reset an onion address for a given hidden ...
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Is the Tor Project's Roger Dingledine Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin? [closed]

Historically, Roger appears to have been interested in systems with at least a vague resemblance to Bitcoin: http://archives.seul.org//freehaven/dev/Nov-2001/msg00000.html While I haven't used ...
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Why is the private key of hidden service stored in the public accessible directory, but /var/lib/tor?

Is Tor by default redirect request to Hidden Service from http://sha256domain.onion/private_key to 403 Forbidden? Why the private key is stored in the public accessible directory, but /var/lib/tor?
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VPN versus Bridges

What are the advantages of running Tor after a VPN as compared to using an Obfsproxy bridge? For example, assuming the goal is to prevent an eavesdropper on the local end from noticing Tor usage, it ...
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How to set up an obfs3 bridge on port 80 and/or 443?

While setting up obfs3 bridges on ports lower than 1024 seem to be tricky, some firewalls only allow connections on these certain ports. An in detail, step by step guide could help us here.
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Why shouldn't one run Firefox/Chrome/any browser behind a fully torified system?

One can fully torify a system using Qubes OS TorVM, Whonix or a custom transparent proxy. Everything gets torified, even Adobe Flash. Why should one use Tor Browser even though everything is already ...
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What is identity correlation?

Can you describe please, what identity correlation is referring to? Why should I care? How can it be prevented?

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