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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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What is browser fingerprinting? What is linkability?

What do people refer to when they talk about browser fingerprinting? What is the difference between browser fingerprinting and linkability? Why is it important? For what is it used?
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Tor use frequent entry nodes after each launch

After launching Tor I can see in my firewall logs there are always few IPs that i'm connecting to. Is this something normal? These are entry nodes right? But why always the same? Does Tor cache ...
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How can I set up the most useful Tor node?

I've heard of Torservers and Noisetor. I've considered donating to them, but I want to avoid consolidating the Tor network in those two organizations, so I'd like to operate my own Tor node. (I also ...
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What is the overall safest way to use Tor?

I have reason to believe that I my status or activities place me at particular risk. I would like to do everything that I can to keep safe while using Tor. I think that I should get a dedicated ...
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How can I get help with Tor?

I want to download and use Tor, but something isn't working. I don't want to describe my situation or my problem in public, using IRC or on Stack Exchange. Is there any way that I can get private help ...
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How should I verify Tor downloads?

When I go to https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html to download the Tor Browser for Windows, how can I be sure that the package I'm downloading is genuine, and hasn't been tampered with? ...
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Is it possible to install the VLC plugin in the Tor browser?

I know that you're not "supposed" to use plugins in Tor - Flash and Java are two of the stupidest things you could use while trying not to be discovered. But let's say you'd like to view a video file ...
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Where is the Tor API documentation?

I want to have a program I'm writing interact with the Internet exclusively through Tor. After perusing the Tor project's documentation it appears that they do not specify the API anywhere i.e. how a ...
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Chromium browser bundle

What is the current state of porting the TBB from Firefox to Chromium? Several years back the Tor Project blog mentioned work by the Chromium developers to implement the needed APIs; since then, ...
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Would relay with temporary keys live the same great as with constant keys?

I'm on Debian-like OS. Directory /var/lib/tor/keys/ contains secret_id_key and secret_onion_key RSA keys. Would my relay work the same with 5Mb/s of bandwidth if I remove these keys each reboot, ...
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Why do I get an avast notice on my host (!) machine when I run tails in a virtual machine?

About 30-50% of the times I run tails in a vm my avast pops up a notice on the host complaining about some problem with a certificate. The sites, however, do not seem to exist and the url looks more ...
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Would anoNet-style darknets of Tor hidden services be workable?

Reading user329's question about running a secure email network using SMTP over Tor, I was wondering how standard email transport could be implemented among hidden services. And then I remembered ...
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How many Tor-like networks are around?

I'm about an idea, onion routing. Are there a secret or governments or a half-secret projects with similar technology? For example, DARPA-BAA-10-69 is a project called "SAFER" (May 20, 2010). The ...
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I want to setup my own Tor implemintation, what should I take for?

I have download latest source. Am I must to change default hard-coded 9 nodes and default ports 9001,9030 only? How much nodes should I setup around the world for small group of confederates?
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How to implement transparent proxy on OS X?

I run Tor on my MacBook Air, which has two interfaces: USB Ethernet Adapter and Wifi. I want to use my MacBook as transparent proxy so that it can share the Tor connection through Wifi for cell phones....
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Is this possible and if so would it be useful to cracking some hidden services? [closed]

I found this on StackOverflow and I found it interesting... If this is possible wouldn't this be so useful to the feds? It asks can you get the server ip address from a mysql database for a login ...
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Where along the path is encryption used?

This question is born out of two questions that I saw coming up. Is the connection between my computer and the Tor network encrypted? How does Tor encrypt my traffic before it sends it to the server?...
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Why does the number of open circuits fluctuate that much in my heartbeat logs?, new d

I have a new exit relay running on DSL. It's version 0.2.3.25 running on Windows. Most of the time, there's only a few connections, but every so often there's a lot more. They all appear and disappear ...
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Why does Tor use three hops, instead of two?

With onion-routing a relay in a circuit only knows its predecessor and its successor, while a "normal" proxy is just one hop, so that it knows who connects to it and where it has to connect to. ...
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Would Tor remain anonymous in a post-quantum future?

I'm writing a near-future sci-fi novel where general quantum computing has been developed and SSL has been replaced with a security protocol based on quantum key distribution (QKD). Tor would still be ...
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What does “[warn] Query '[scrubbed]' didn't have valid rend desc in cache. Failing.” mean?

I am transferring files over Tor and I am seeing the following message in my Tor log file. Can someone explain what it means? [warn] Query '[scrubbed]' didn't have valid rend desc in cache. Failing.
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Is TorBirdy also securing requests by Thunderbird to PGP keyservers?

I use Icedove/Thunderbird on Debian together with TorBirdy. And it works very well. Now I created a new keypair and uploaded it to a keyserver and asked myself if TorBirdy is taking care of this ...
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How can find my Amazon EC2 Bridge with Globe

I installed a cloud bridge on Amazon EC2. Now I wanted to find it using Globe (http://globe.rndm.de/). But what name do I search for? I didn't choose one.
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How to protect against DoS but not harm Tor users

Often when websites want to protect themselves against Denial-of-Service attacks, they will limit the number of requests one IP address can make in a given span of time. Sometimes this practice ...
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How to virtual box tails in a tails environment?

How to virtual box tails in a tails environment? I'm Noob, need the step by step. I see there's several ideas but no step by step guide for the current/future distros. Please walk me through how to ...
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Why is the amount of incoming/outgoing traffic different on a non-exit relay?

I noticed something when letting a relay (non exit) run for a few days: The amount of traffic sent is larger than the amount received. This is confirmed by looking at the tor log and also by looking ...
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How are the exit and non-exit packets in the Tor relay system recognized?

Relay setting in Vidalia has two options for relaying: "for the Tor network" and "inside the Tor network". The options enable relaying either just inside the Tor network or additionally out of the Tor ...
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Is it possible to run a secure email network using SMTP over Tor?

I have thought about some of the security issues inherent in email. For example that even if the body is encrypted the headers are plain text so metadata is available. I was wondering if this could ...
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How can I change from a private to a obfsproxy bridge on Amazon AWS?

I set up an AWS server as a private bridge, but actually wanted to have a obfsproxy bridge. Is it possible to change it later, or should I delete the old server and set up a new one?
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Accessing my Amazon AWS Tor Bridge

I just set up a Tor Bridge on a Amazon AWS Server (very good explanation how to do that on https://cloud.torproject.org/). Now its up and running and I try to access it. I copied the private key (tor-...
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Tor hidden service on Raspberry Pi

I want to set up a Tor hidden service on a Raspberry Pi. What is a good way to do that? Maybe start with Occidentalis v0.2 by Adafruit? Is there a special tutorial for the Raspberry PI?
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Are low bandwidth DoS attacks performed over the Tor network a problem to be considered?

For low bandwidth and slow DoS / DDoS attacks (for example Slowloris, SlowLoris and PyLoris) the Tor network seems to be very useful medium. For free it offers two important things to the attacker: ...
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Why is Tor written in C?

Why is Tor implemented in the C programming language? Was that decision a matter of luck or taste of Tor's inventors? Are there any advantages of implementing this kind of technology in C?
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Is it posible to choose what entry node you want to use?

If I know of an entry node that I know the device running it is not malicious or being watched, do I have the ability to only use that as an entry point? And would this be potentially more secure than ...
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Register .onion as gTLD?

For some weeks in 2012, "arbitrary" gTLDs could be applied for at ICANN: On June 20, 2011 ICANN's board voted to end most restrictions on the generic top-level domain names (gTLD) from the 22 ...
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Secure my connection with VPN router & Tor

I just decided to buy a new router that support the OpenVPN protocols called "Linksys E4200". It is a very very good router. I read about Tor Over VPN & VPN over Tor. So my first question is: ...
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Can I run an exit relay through a VPN service?

Is it possible to run an exit relay through a VPN service? As long as the service provider has approved this, is it otherwise workable? Do any technical limitations or performance disadvantages make ...
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How are Hidden Service Locations Protected From Exit Nodes?

What is to prevent exit nodes from seeing the location of servers hosting Tor hidden services?

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