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How to run an obfs4 bridge?

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 ...
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Tor is blocked for me now (I'm in turkey) what can I do?

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 ...
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How to install a Transport Plugin on OnionPi

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://...
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How to run an obfs4 bridge?

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 ...
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Proxy Client: unable to connect to xxx.xxx.xxx ("Connection refused")

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 ...
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Facebook mobile phone activation

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 ...
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Can Tor be used to log in skype when it is blocked at work place?

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 ...
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Website blocking Tor Traffic

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 ...
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Work censorship

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 ...
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Converting an existing Tor relay into a bridge, does it make sense?

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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Why Tor is not already a decentralized network?

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 ...
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In China, Meek-azure and Meek-amazon can not be used, the following is the log, how can we use Meek?

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 ...
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TICKET_CREATE privileges - Can't create a ticket on the tracker

The Tor Project is currently in the process of migrating from trac to a Gitlab instance. It may be difficult to report issues there for the next few weeks. Instead you can try mailing lists, or asking ...
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Avoid autokilling of Tor process

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....
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Any way to use Flash with Tor (to ONLY view country-blocked video streams)?

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 ...
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Complete Network Noob: please help me set-up Tor

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, ...
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Is there a way through DPI firewall?

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 ...
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Website blocking Tor Traffic

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 ...
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Tor Doesn't Work Anymore

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#...
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Why is Tor not illegal anywhere?

Simple explanation could be - for the same reason that although it is not illegal to keep secrets, it becomes illegal if the secret endangers a person / place / nation. another example - courts are ...
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How often do Tor exit nodes change Ip addresses?

Typically the IP address won't change. A large number of exit nodes are on dedicated servers or VPSs, so the public IP will likely stay same unless the owner moves to a new server. In this case they'...
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How to use tor exit node and VPN to break through GFW in China?

I'm not familiar with Tor, but I suppose you just want to go through the GFW in China with a VPS server.(Hong Kong Server is ok) Most people in China nowadays use SS(shadowsocks)/SSR/V2ray to get ...
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Bridges - How to prevent a big adversary to learn all bridges

It works, and exactly like this! To learn published bridges you need : A working Perl + some modules(email-related) A working list of emails OR a script to create ones A...Tor client(!!!) for making ...
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Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities?

When a normal client first starts it fetches the directory information from a directory authority (or a fall-back). Since it does not know any relays it has no choice but to fetch them directly. At ...
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What's keeping [insert dictatorship here] from blocking all bridges after first use?

China has already been doing this for some time. Anyone who runs a Tor relay will often receive inbound connections from some random residential looking IP address in China, often with some bizarre ...
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Loading tor browser gets stuck at establishing encrypted directory connection

You have a SSL/TLS active attacker on your connection, use Meek pluggable transport to mitigate this. You can also try obfs4
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Optimal configuration for an obfs4 bridge

What numbers to choose for OR and obfs4proxy ports? For an obfs4 bridge I'd recommend: Picking a low numbered port that's used by a common service for obfs4 (it takes a few extra steps to allow ...
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