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Should I run fast Tor relay or a stable relay is fine?

I recently started a Tor Relay on my own VPS. It has 500GB bandwidths each month, and I limited bandwidth rate to 1500 KBytes. I don't know which one is better for Tor network: Running a fast relay ...
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Editing Wikipedia on Tor without creating an account?

It is widely known that editing Wikipedia on Tor IP addresses is systematically banned, to avoid vandalization from abusive users looking for no-risk anonymous editing, for their own wikipedia-...
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transparent proxy .onion firewall rules

I am configuring a tor hardware router as an anonymizing transparent proxy using the info here and the good news is everything is working as it should; I can connect and browse sites, dns is forwarded ...
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How to interpret the Circuit handshake stats?

What do the numbers in Circuit handshake stats since last time: 1833867/1833868 TAP, 159257/159257 NTor. mean? Is it how many of them were completed?
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How to configure a Tor relay through my VPN service?

I would like to run a Tor relay through my VPN (Linux using OpenVPN). My anonymous VPN service connects through an OpenVPN tun0 interface. I run both "Tor ->- over ->- VPN" and "TBB ->- over ->- VPN" ...
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What does “[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed].” means?

What does "[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed]." means? Vidalia occasionally gives this warning.
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Custom cryptography for Hidden services

Tor support AES for symmetric cryptography which is fine but for asymmetric cryptography we might prefer something else (I guess now its RSA1024 which is almost broken and proposals are saying to ...
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Can I use the Tor-Browser-Bundle update my ubuntu or it may be a bad idea?

I'm really enjoying using this software, but would like to upgrade my ubuntu by network tor with TBB using the command apt-get update and upgrade. I need advice if this is possible or compromise my ...
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What is the reasoning behind keeping hidden service onion RSA keys at 1024 length?

Is the cost to performance of using larger key length not cost effective? How would it negatively impact anyone if some hosts decided to use a larger key length (i.e. Why isn't anyone free to manually ...
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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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Is it possible to team multiple circuits in the current Tor network?

The client-selected paths that carry traffic through the Tor relay network are called circuits. Tor clients switch circuits at ten minute intervals for better anonymity. However, latency and bandwidth ...
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What threat model is Qubes OS TorVM most appropriate for?

Why would someone want to use Tor through a TorVM in Qubes, compared to other approaches? This page compares TorVM to Whonix, Tails, and Tor Browser but doesn't come to a firm conclusion as to which ...
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Can somebody force my Tor circuits to always start from his “guard node”, to access my traffic?

The first node after "my browser" is always the same. I am worried to see that even when asking for "new identity" or "new circuit", it restarts always by the same IP address in France. I have no ...
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Tor over VPN - http status code 404 not found

[warn] Received http status code 404 ("Not found") from server 'x.x.x.x:9001' while fetching "/tor/keys/fp/(40-key-characters and numbers)". Is there a way to allow the keys? Is it important to have ...
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Circuit Build Times in Tor

Why does Tor save the circuit build times and what does it want to learn out of them? Tor loads the circuit build times from a file at the beginning. I do not know why it needs them.
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Are Tor Hidden Service Addresses private by default?

If I want to configure a Hidden Service but only for personal use and didn't give out its hostname/.onion address to anyone. Can its address still be crawled/known to any third party? Summary: If no ...
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How to install Tor with Meek support on Ubuntu/Debian

Is there any easy way to install and run Tor with meek support on Ubuntu? https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/meek Beside it is possible to download the bundle archive I'm interested in ...
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Windows Installation Location

The installation instructions don't cover this. I'm trying to install Tor Bundle for the first time and the setup prompts me for an installation location, defaulted to a folder on my desktop. This ...
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Adding/removing hidden services while not affecting the others

I want to host multiple hidden services on the same Tor instance and have the ability to add/remove "programmaticaly" hidden services while Tor is running. As of now I would update a Torrc file and ...
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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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How can I start obfs4proxy.exe without starting Tor Browser?

Under WIN7 platform, when I start tor browser, there is a job running in taskmanager named `obfs4proxy.exe. How can i start it through command-line since I don't need tor browser? By the way, I can ...
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Is there a hot-key for new identity?

In the Tor Browser, you can get a new identity by clicking a button with your mouse. Is there a keyboard hot-key or combination for that?
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Tor does not connect----The probable cause: The security system CYBEROAM

My college has installed a security system called Cyberoam. Now they have blocked many things including youtube, break, etc., as a counter measure, I tried to find a way to circumvent this security ...
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Firefox sync seems not to work

I installed Tor on my Windows 7 PC in parrallel to Firefox. Both products can be run at the same time without any problem. My intention is to uninstall Firefox once I am Sure that Tor can be used ...
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How can I verify my relay is working?

This is the first time I'm running a relay. Doing it on a raspbian, and I've got some short questions. Be ready: I'm a newb. I'm only controlling my raspberry via SSH, so no GUIs. I opened ports on ...
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How to configure IPv6-enabled bridge?

I'm looking for a valid configuration of an IPv6-enabled Tor Bridge. I have working IPv6-enabled relays, now I'd like to have a bridge (and not to loose IPv4 clients). I wonder if adding the following ...
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How much time they may take to track me down?

What I did: I used Tor Browser Bundle and created a fictitious Facebook account. The Facebook was registered through a fake email, No personal information was given. I uploaded the video and copied ...
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Vanity onion address not working properly

I have a hidden service with a normal onion address created by the tor program. I then made a vanity address using Scallion and added this to my Tor configuration as a second hidden service but ...
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Tor.real and problems restarting Tor

I was surfing and the Tor Browser suddenly closed. Now when I restart it (latest version 5.0.4 Mac) it gives me a screen to Restart Tor and at bottom of page are Quit, Copy Tor Log to Clipboard, and ...
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How does Tor handle DNS poisoning?

Tor uses an exit node to resolve DNS as per How does Tor route DNS requests?. Isn't it very easy for the exit node to serve a fake website by DNS poisoning? How does Tor handle this threat?
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Calculation of bandwidth and measured-bandwidth for votes

In the consensus files there are bandwidth specifications for every router. This (consensus) data originates from the directory authorities votes, which contain a bandwidth as well as measured ...
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How can we get more community-operated (non-NSA) Tor relays set up?

One of the greatest threats I can see to the anonymity of the Tor network and its users, is NSA/GCHQ (etc.)-operated Tor nodes. No matter how state-of-the-art 'good practice' a Tor user adheres to - ...
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What am I doing wrong? Attempting to host multiple Tor hidden services on one server

I am using centos 7 and apache with the latest version of Tor. When I add a second HiddenServiceDir line to the torrc file, not only does the second (or third or fourth) service not work, it also ...
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Free static web hosting inside the Tor hidden services network

Do anyone know of any free (as in no payment, no ads, and no invites needed) web hosting provider inside the onion network currently? Or did everything die with Freedom Hosting? I don't want anything ...
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How do I report a security issue to the Tor project?

I have found a security issue in Tor which allows for information leakage in certain scenarios. I went to report this to the Tor project, but found nothing more than a bug tracker, and no obvious ...
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Cannot open Tor Browser using Terminal

I recently extracted tor-browser-linux64-6.0a4_en-US.tar.xz on a mounted drive. And tried to start the browser. The Browser didn't open due to not recognizing the .desktop file which starts the ...
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Tor Browser doesn't work due to no access to control port [closed]

I try to connect on Tor, but I always got the same message "Something Went Wrong!" It appears after deleting the previous version (3.x) to the new one (4.x) When I try to change my identity it's ...
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Can I use skype using Tor?

I have college wifi when I use Skype it gets connected and after some time gets disconnected. This happen repeatedly. I want to know Can I use Tor to avoid this problem ? I am not sure but may be ...
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How safe are Tor users?

Given that Silk Road was just shut down, an article was published stating that: Tor Can't Always Keep You Safe; Just Ask Silk Road ... careful traffic monitoring and a little math you can figure ...
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Failed to connect to Tor network?

I tried connecting to the Tor network. Each time it stops at Loading Network Status . This is the log file: 27-05-2015 10:54:40.877 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-...
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Are slow relays useful for the network?

If you a ran a very slow relay, would you be contributing much to the network or would it not help very much?
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What would happen when multiple servers are having the same onion hostname?

I'm concern about uniqueness of the onion sites in terms of finding the right onion hostname and publishing it. How I can be guaranteed that my onion site will be the only one in Tor network with the ...
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Unable to start Tor browser using an account other than the one it was installed with (Windows 7)

I have just installed Tor Browser package (Windows), using my admin account (installation failed with a normal account due to insufficient privileges. I am able to start the Tor browser ok with the ...
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Does those ExitPolicy make my relay a Tor non-exit relay?

I just set up a non-exit relay and it seems to work. I just want to make sure that I really have a non-exit relay. In the torrc file I set the option ExitPolicy to reject *:*. Does this make a non-...
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Does the Tor Browser Bundle cache relay information?

When I restart the Tor Browser Bundle shortly after I've closed it I have the impression that relay information load faster. So I assume that the information about running relays is cached somehow. Is ...
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How does a OR know that it is the cells final destination?

As far as i understood the payload is encrypted in layers and each relay router decrypts its layer as the cell passes along its way to the exit router. Contained within this payload is also the relay ...
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Is my Tor browser's connection to the Tor routing network encrypted?

I have frequently heard that the endpoints of a Tor connection are unencrypted. This makes no sense to me. If the purpose of Tor was originally to protect dissidents in places like China, then why ...
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How to use Tor behind a http-only proxy?

A proxy supports only http. No http"s". Connect method not supported. In other words, a client can only visit http port 80. Anything else is unsupported. Can Tor be used in such an environment? How? ...
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Tor Warning Against Maximizing Window

When I maximize Tor, it says this: How can my monitor size be used to track me? I mean, I guess if I have a certain brand, you can rule out some countries, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one ...
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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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