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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

The difference between .onion URLs and normal URLs, is that the normal URL is simply a "human readable pointer" points to a network location... on the other hand, a .onion URL is actually the only ...
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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

No, correctly-configured Tor hidden services are not accessible by direct IP connection. When setting up a hidden service, you set up your web server to only listen to traffic from the local machine, ...
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What type of search engine is DuckDuckGo?

Neither of those links are to onion services. The first one (https://randomletters.onion.pet) is a MITM proxy which you can see from the .pet at the end. The second one (https://otherletters.com) is a ...
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Is it possible to access a dark web server by a public IP instead of an .onion address?

The concern you're rising here is "will it be able to detect a clearnet address of a darknet server" - so it's must be protected by firewall. And the most effective technique here is to separate the ...
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Tor + I2P on a system and Is I2P better than TOR?

Answering in the context of the edit (accessing clearnet): Tor is better than I2P for accessing clearnet, because that is what it was originally designed for. Exit nodes are a fundamental part of the ...
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Not working on Android device

Check Orbot setting, could you able to see NOTICE: Bootstrapped 100%: Done if not you need to wait still it joins the Tor network. OrFox - check Tor connection by visiting https://check.torproject.org ...
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How is connecting to clearnet sites diffrent than connecting to .onion sites?

Connections to clearnet sites have to go through exit relays. While it is wrong for them to do this and they'll get removed from the network when caught, exit relays are in a position to log and ...
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Are Tor and BitTorrent somehow related?

There is no association between the two in any form (etymological, architectural, etc). Both Tor and BitTorrent were created around the same time (early 2000s), but for entirely different purposes (...
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Month-long bitcoin subscription on .onion sites: How are returning subscribers identified each day?

If no login/password is implemented in any form, then it is 100% scam.
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Two(sometimes 3) leading definitions of Darknet/Deep web nomenclature?

These words have no technical meaning and aren't used by the people who actually build these systems, so they have no formal definitions. For example these words are not used by Tor or the research ...
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Are '.onion' websites safer/better than 'normal' clearnet websites like '.com'?

Short answer: Using the .onion links can only increase your security or do no harm (the security stay the same). Use them as much as possible. Long answer: It depends on what your threat model is. If ...
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Tor Search Engine? is there any Tor2web search engines in clearnet?

I prefer Bullmask search engine. Personally I'm using this tor search engine for tor2web. This site has a neat interface and those onion results are like google SERP. Also, you don't need tor browser ...
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Besides .onion, what other domain extensions exist for the darknet?

It depends on what you mean by Dark Net. There are several TLDs used for different systems of anonymous internet access. Here are a few: .bit used by Zeronet .i2p used by the Invisible Internet ...
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Besides .onion, what other domain extensions exist for the darknet?

Onion services can only use a single TLD (.onion). The Tor network is designed to use only one TLD and you would need to modify all Tor clients and servers if you wanted to support more. As the ...
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What's the difference between darknet, clearnet and hidden services?

First, let's establish the proper definitions of each term: The clearnet: the publicly available internet. This is the surface web, the part of the web that can be accessed by search engines. Darknet: ...
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Hide/disable clearnet website and make only available through onion link

It's just as simple as putting it behind a reverse proxy: basically, Tor is a reverse TCP proxy for it's hidden services. So - make a separate localhost interface with an address like 127.0.0.2 to ...
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Do introduction points know their hidden services' onion addresses?

Hidden services anonymously choose random Tor relays as introduction points. The introduction points do not know the service location of the hidden service and can't control which hidden service they ...
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What other cryptocurrencies and financial innovations are gaining adoption on the darknet besides Bitcoin and Monero?

Here are some crypto currencies other than Bitcoin, Monero, and DeFi that are used on the dark web: Litecoin Litecoin is in a structural way similar to Bitcoin However, it has faster processing times ...
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Does Torch, a darknet search engine, really index 1 billion hidden services?

A "page" and a "site" are different things. For example, Wikipedia is just one site, but it has 52,702,416 pages. If Torch has indexed two million hidden services, then it only ...
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What did Darknet shoppers use before Bitcoin?

Using credit cards or PayPal accounts (stolen or not) weren't that private or anonymous and could be traced, so the majority of darknet shoppers didn't use them while purchasing products even before ...
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How do darknet merchants ensure the shipping of illegal goods to customer's home?

You are correct, packages are usually inspected and can technically be seized and the seller knows your name and home address. And there is no guarantee if the package will even arrive or if it will ...
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i can't open .onion sites on tor

I've checked the entered Onion both in TOR browser and Tor2Web service. Non of them, could load the address. Maybe the link is down which is normal in TOR network. Suggesting check in other time or ...
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Not working on Android device

You have to be on wifi with no restrictions like at your house. I can use orbot/orfox for regular sites but when I try to access onion sites it loads about 25% the way and stops. Normally, if a site ...
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Why did Ross Ulbricht only use public WiFi?

In a private network you are all alone with your ISP, even if you use Tor. They know the connection coming to your home, they know when you connect to the Internet, they know when you switch to ...
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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

will it affect my anonymity if I use that OS through virtual machine in windows? yes it can! if the host OS is compromised it may be completely pointless what OS you are using in the VM. also ...
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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

You must first evaluate your threat model. If you are browsing Tor for fun, Windows is fine. If you are browsing Tor to do something illegal in your area of the world, then you would need to take more ...
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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

my preference is FreeBSD, but if you have ARM SBC like Raspberry Pi - you can use Linux with a last kernel compiled from source - NOT a dpkg/rpm/apt/yum provided one! If you can tell me more about the ...
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what does it mean Darknet use non standard protocol?

I think (maybe) it means they don't use standard Internet protocols to provide the same Internet services. For example, when you go to https://tor.stackexchange.com/, your browser sends a DNS request ...
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