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You've a couple of options: If Github isn't blocked in your network, then you can go to the official Github website for downloading the Tor Browser which is: https://TheTorProject.github.io/gettor (gettor is case sensitive), or you can directly go the official repository for downloading the Tor Browser on Github: https://github.com/TheTorProject/...


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The Tor Project's official guide is available here. It has instructions on how to set up an obfs4 bridge for several platforms, including Debian and Ubuntu. Don't forget to make sure that your OR port and your obfs4 port must be publicly reachable. Tor automatically tests its OR port but it currently (as of August 2019) does not test its obfs4 port. You can ...


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This community wiki will list commonly used websites known to be troublesome for Tor users. These will be broken down into the following categories: Blocked Access to Tor traffic completely blocked Limited by CAPTCHA Access may require submitting a CAPTCHA or similar verification Otherwise Limited Access is limited in some other way, e.g. certain ...


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There seem to be some censorship events happening in Turkey. If you're having problems connecting to Tor, use obfs4 or meek-amazon. (Türkiye de bazı sansür olayları yaşanıyor gibi görünüyor. Tor'a bağlanırken sorun yaşarsanız köprülerden meek-amazon'u kullanın.)


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Looking at Wikipedia's spam blacklist, the line that's causing this message is the following regular expression: \b[_\-0-9a-z]+\.onion\b # was \bsilkroad.*\.onion\b (Essentially, match any URL with a string of alphanumeric characters followed by ".onion" followed by a word boundary.) So the suggestion in the question that all .onion links are blacklisted ...


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Your log tells you, that you have no usable consensus. So I guess, its not about the restricted sites you like to visit, its about your firewall, not letting you connect to the tor-default bridges behind 109.105.109.163. Restart your Tor-Client and read this information for a possible solution: https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#BehindANAT


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Great explanation, it helped me a lot. Like to add the following; These days I do not see a lot of obfs4 traffic yet. If you want to publish as an obfs3 AND obfs4 bridge relay you can change the line ServerTransportPlugin obfs4 exec /usr/bin/obfs4proxy to ServerTransportPlugin obfs3,obfs4 exec /usr/bin/obfs4proxy You only need to install obfs4 as ...


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I've built meek-client for RPi and RPi 2 at here, and I altered the provided install script a bit at here to automatically install meek-client and use meek-amazon. Install via curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/bbs4us/onion_pi/master/setup.sh | sudo bash


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Facebook allows neither anonymous nor pseudonymous accounts. That means you can't sign into Facebook as a guest, nor can you use a name that isn't your real name. It then follows that when you visit Facebook, either on the clearnet or via Tor, you have to sign in with your own credentials. If you're signing in with your own credentials, then Facebook has to ...


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Trying to circumvent anything that's blocked at your workplace may get you fired. And in any case, Tor isn't a good choice for Skype. That's because Skype works best using UDP for voice data, and Tor doesn't handle UDP traffic. Your best bet is asking IT support about this. If you're determined to go it alone, you'll have better results with a VPN service, ...


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If you need Tor access for work purposes, make arrangements through management. If it's for personal use, use your own device and network connection, such as a WiFi AP. Circumventing your employer's network security might get you fired. Also, even if you succeed, IT staff could observe your activities, and that might get you fired, or worse.


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Seems like you've failed to launch obfsproxy application. I suggest you to download a fresh copy of Pluggable Transport, verify it's signature, get some obfs3 bridges from BridgeDB (as described here), add them to Vidalia and relaunch PT Bundle. You may want to open a ticket or email help@rt.torproject.org if you keep getting that error.


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You are correct. Your IP address is tainted and not suitable to host a bridge. Even if it is not blocked, it is still unsafe to connect to your IP for people who need bridges.


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The answer would be simple: Decentralization is a difficult problem. I suggest you read The fifteen year struggle of decentralizing privacy-enhancing technology. In this paper the authors list 4 major problems that needs to be addressed for decentralization: Incentives in decentralized systems Most people take up bandwidth more than they donate and ...


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What do when meek is blocked https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-January/036410.html But suppose a censor makes that call, and blocks Google/Amazon/whatever. What then? The first thing you should try is a different backend. If you use meek-google, try meek-amazon or meek-azure. Maybe your censor has blocked one but not all of them. This is ...


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There are alot of places where sources of Tor may be found, e.g. github. You must remember that Tor is not a panacea and moreover, you must know how to use other software. There are great amount of projects which embed Tor in-self, e.g. yet another torbrowser, Tails LiveCD You can achieve torproject.org via free socks5 proxy or free vpn, e.g. vpngate.net ...


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It's possible that your university is blocking most outbound ports. After opening the Tor Browser Bundle, click Settings, click the Network tab in the Settings window, and check the box My firewall only lets me connect to certain ports. (The default Allowed Ports 80 and 443 should work.)


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As Peter already said it is not supported and I think it would hurt anonymity and performance. If Tor would keep track of the exits it used and discards them as exits for later circuits it will run out of exits to use. This narrows down where you will exit. If an attacker, who has guards and exits, could make Tor create new circuits he will be able to ...


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No, Tor has no direct support for tracking which middle or exit nodes you use. It'd probably be a bad idea anyway.


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Well, you could install VirtualBox, and run Whonix. Whonix comprises a pair of Debian VMs, one being a Tor gateway and the other a workstation. That would probably prevent the laptop from killing Tor. But maybe it also kills VirtualBox. That would be rather a no-brainer, no? Does the laptop belong to you or to the school? If the school owns it, you may get ...


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This is possible. You first need to get a fake IP for the specific region, then you need to activate the Flash plugin, which by default is disabled in the Tor Browser. Check the answer of IP address in specific city for IP address and the answer of Why can't Tor Browser use Adobe Flash Player? for Flash plugin.


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You might look at the pluggable transports like obfsproxy which is designed with DPI in mind. You might also try using a bridge relay rather than the regular 9 directory authority servers. These are the two typical ways firewalls can be bypassed that I know of.


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It is possible that your school's internet access is restricted to a white list of specific websites which only they are allowed to get surfed. If this is it, there is nothing you can do. Well, perhaps you can try using TAILS if there is something in the computer's software that disrupts the connection, but do not forget to turn off MAC Spoofing otherwise ...


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U need to login in your browser!? I think you have a proxy web server there! If its true, try set Outbound Proxy in torrc file. c torManual page: https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en#HTTPProxy


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Some websites tend to block IP addresses of Tor exit nodes because the abuse they get from some users anonymously accessing the site using the Tor network. When the website takes such decision, there is no way to circumvent it, as long as they keep their list of Tor exit nodes updated (which they usually do). If the website in question allow users to make ...


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One way to circumvent the blockage is to send the output of Tor network to a VPN or Web proxy as shown blow: Client---Tor---VPN---Destination site or Client---Tor---Web proxy---Destination site To show more detail it would look like this: Client---Guard---middle node---exit node---VPN---Destination site or Client---Guard---middle node---exit node---...


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