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How secure is downloading Tor from a PPA vs. from official website?

As far as I see it, the package file brings its own version of the Tor Browser Bundle. So if you want to make sure that someone didn't change anything you'd have to check the integrity for yourself. ...
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How to install Tor with Meek support on Ubuntu/Debian

At the moment the meek packages are landing in debian so we can expect them to arrive in ubuntu too. UPDATE Previous info are not working fine anymore, it looks there is now a repository for debian ...
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How do I setup Tor on Debian for secure use as a SOCKS5 proxy?

I've just tested this in a CrunchBang 11 x64 VM. It should work in Ubuntu and the rest of the Debian family. First install Wireshark, by opening a terminal and running these commands: sudo apt-get ...
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What kind of different information can be had/ascertained in the logs with the various entries in logs

The different levels are as follows (Tor Docs) ERROR critical issue occurred, the user needs to be notified WARN non-critical issue occurred that the user should be aware of NOTICE ...
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Tor permission error

When you want to start via command line you need to do it as the correct user. As the message says it expects debian-tor. So call Tor in the following way: sudo -u debian-tor tor
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Tor permission error

I found out that tor was blocked by SElinux. I disabled SElinux and everything was working.
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Why is the configuration generated with Arm's setup not persistent?

You are not doing anything wrong. The message you see is in fact a false alarm. According to the arm maintainer: That message simply means that tor is currently running with the 'RunAsDaemon' ...
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Use Tor browser as non-root Linux

You can run any command as a different user using sudo: sudo -u my_user tor-browser-en If you need to use multiple commands you can do this: sudo -u my_user sh -c "first && second" If you ...
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How to use FTP with Tor?

You need to make sure that these lines exist in the serverside torrc configuration: HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/ftp-service/ HiddenServicePort 21 127.0.0.1:21 You should also make sure you use ...
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How to run Tor on Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi?

This info seems obsolete. On the 'Pi: sudo apt-get install tor ...now results in a working install. (Of course, you must appropriately edit torrc and then restart the service.)
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How do I replace my existing .onion hostname on a working site with a new hostname?

You are correct in the way you are doing it, what you can do is to remove the key\hostname file located where the hidden service stored it. First make sure you are in the right folder by checking the ...
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Is there a way in tor to tell to prefer tor relays from another country?

Well, it depends on the relay's place in the chain: Entry node - yes, you can use EntryNodes {us},{fr} for example, to specify the countries USA and France Middle node - via configuration file - no, ...
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Confused with user running tor (Address already in use. Is Tor already running?)

You Tor is running as a systemd service so trying to run a second instance manually won't work. If you run "sudo systemctl stop tor" then you can use the tor command because you've stopped the process ...
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How do I replace my existing .onion hostname on a working site with a new hostname?

you should create new onion domain with its private key. Making Onion Domain you will have to use software Shallot. If you have Linux at your home PC/Laptop, just install shallot (./configure &&...
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Arm for Tor Relay Bandwidth Descrepancies

The measured bandwidth is mostly determined by external measurements by the Bandwidth Authorities. The following should help explain it... https://blog.torproject.org/blog/lifecycle-of-a-new-relay
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How to map specific .onion addresses to static local virtual IP address?

I am not aware of any method to map .onion addresses to local IP addresses like you described, so I am going to propose an alternative approach. When connecting to an onion SSH service, use the ...
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How to safely update Tor relay installed on VPS with Debian?

If you installed it via apt you can easily update it with apt-get upgrade. Your fingerprint shouldn't get lost during that process. For safety reasons backup your private key file. It is in the ...
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Running Tor in /opt

In complement of Alexey's detailed answer, let me add the following. As indicated, for instance, here, the simpler way to install tor browser in /opt on Linux is probably the following: Download a ...
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How to start tor on boot in Raspian Jessie?

You can make Tor start on boot by running (as root): update-rc.d tor enable Because you compiled Tor from source, you may not have the files to automatically start Tor at boot. If it says some file ...
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How to start tor on boot in Raspian Jessie?

The best way is to use a three components: /etc/rc.local - It's a script that is executed on boot. I'm using it to start the components I need - see how downstrings. A daemontools package - it's ...
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Does installing Tor as root user cause problems?

No. The tor package available through apt-get isn't needed or related to using Tor Browser. As such the steps you performed as root won't affect the steps you performed to install Tor Browser, ...
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Compile Tor Browser on Raspberry Pi 2

Tor Browser does not work on ARM as of this time. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/12631 TOR ticket tracker for porting to ARM hasn't had much traction at all. I wouldn't expect this ...
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Compile Tor Browser on Raspberry Pi 2

Speaking from experience, this is not currently possible. During the compiling process, the make script will download some binaries that are only built for X86 and not for ARM and therefore the ...
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Displaying the Tor circuit via terminal

To get circuit information you'll need a ControlPort. Here's a couple example scripts that provide circuit information... Script to list current circuits Script to show information about exit relays ...
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Running Tor in /opt

So - here are your answers, step by step: Q1 Tor has no folder-hardcode in it's entire source, and if you're about to use /opt/tordir or anything else that is physically reachable in your FileSystem ...
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Make Tor Browser Bundle use debian-tor tor and not tbb-tor

By adding the following to extension-overrides.js in your TBB profile pref("extensions.torlauncher.start_tor", false); pref("extensions.torlauncher.prompt_at_startup", false); about:tor will report ...
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Make Tor Browser Bundle use debian-tor tor and not tbb-tor

You will use two guards, but for two different types of connections and may not use both simultaneously.I don't see much advantage for your adversary. If you want to be more quiet, you can still add ...
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Follow-up question: Why my log is not showing tor_notices.log and tor_traces.log?

I'll summarize the discussion from the comments and the chat here: The original poster had a system-wide installation of Tor in their Debian system and furthermore installed a Tor Browser. The system-...

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