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Tor processes (client proxies, relays, bridges, etc) do not communicate over HTTP. They use a custom link protocol within a TLS connection. You must use a tor proxy (or generally, a proxy that speaks Tor's protocol) to access the network. If you really wanted to use an HTTP proxy, you could try using the HTTPSProxy torrc option, which routes all of the tor ...


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The list of directory authorities (src/app/config/auth_dirs.inc), as well as a list of stable default directory caches/mirrors (src/app/config/fallback_dirs.inc), are built directly into tor.


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The Tor Browser downloads the microdescriptor consensus, which you can find at Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/cached-microdesc-consensus.


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secret_id_key is an RSA key and ed25519_master_id_key is a Ed25519 key used for Hidden Services v3. Here is what the spec says about it: https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/rend-spec-v3.txt#n127 0.1. Improvements over previous versions. Here is a list of improvements of this proposal over the legacy hidden services: Better crypto (replaced SHA1/...


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It is totally up to "designer" of this Search Engine, is not? Google has published their index-method, it is called PageRank, so here you could at least guess a little bit... Nevertheless, nobody knows all of "The Kitchen" and war for the first places in Google's Search Results is endless... You could try to tap your target, using kind of ...


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The Tor Browser is designed to avoid writing any sensitive data to disk unless the user changes the default settings to enable a feature that does record sensitive data. So with the default settings, Tor Browser does not save cached versions of websites. You might find this document useful (section 4.3. Disk Avoidance): https://2019.www.torproject.org/...


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