Try to get bridges from BridgeDB or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and add it to your Tor Browser Bundle.
Make sure you add at least one bridge with port number 443 and one with a random port.
If bridges didn't help, you need Pluggable Transport Bundle. This way it's much harder for your firewall to detect connections to Tor network.
First make sure your clock, date, and timezone are set correctly.
Also check the log for any issues.
Many sites has gone down, and are not online anymore that are linked to all over the place.
Then try some of the sites that are hosted by big providers with the most amount of uptime.
Some examples are:
If these sites work, then I'd ...
First, you could set up a web site mirror for torproject.org. It requires approximately 8 GB of disk space. Detailed instructions for setting up a mirror are available.
Second, you could add flash-proxy badges to the web sites you run. This is done by simply adding an iframe to your HTML source. By including the badge, you can easily help users in censored ...
Tor, sometimes called little-t-tor, is the core of the Tor Project's software. It acts as a SOCKS proxy and anonymizes your connection. You can set up Tor in your torrc. This file is either in the directory /etc/tor when Tor is installed as a system-wide daemon or it is in your local home directory when you use the Tor Browser.
Tor Browser is a browser (...
Try using bridges. The easiest way to block Tor is by downloading the publicly available list of Tor relays and blocking access to all those IP addresses. Bridges are Tor relays that aren't listed in that publicly available list (the consensus). You can get bridges by visiting https://bridges.torproject.org or by sending an email to email@example.com ...
This is a known bug, due to the lack of developers working on the Expert bundle.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for a workaround, you can use Tor binaries and files found in the TorBrowserBundle. You will find Tor/ and Data/ directories under c:\path-to-your-torbrowser-dir\TorBrowser\Browser. The rest should be easy. And you will get a console output with ...
Delete the folder you unpacked it to, as simple as that.
Or to make sure all traces are gone use something like fileshredder to make sure its fully untraceable (it's used for removing folders and files and overwrites with random data).
A solution that doesn't break all your shortcuts:
Right-click the Tor Browser folder (which you probably installed to Program Files)
Properties --> Security --> (Your username) --> Edit --> (Your username) --> Allow full control
It is repeatedly warning you about the time being wrong. A synchronized clock is extremely important to make a connection to anything even if you've been able to download all of the consensus information.
7/8/2015 6:49:43 AM.695 [WARN] Our clock is 1 hours, 10 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-07-08 08:00:00 ...
The volunteer page on the Tor website lists several easy things you can do to help the Tor Project. A few easy ones are below.
If you're willing to spend a tiny bit of money (~20 USD per month) you can set up a Tor bridge relay via Tor Cloud.
Know any languages that Tor should be in? You can help with translating tor.
And of course, advocacy is always good (...
If the above doesn't work, here are the longshots:
Try using a different computer. It could be a configuration error. While most issues stem from the clock/date/timezone as mentioned above, it could be something unforeseen. Never hurts to check. Try a library.
If that fixes it, double-check your requirements and try posting your log. There might be ...
but almost every single onion site
If you can connect to one .onion address, then there is no reason on your end why you could not connect to all of them.
The Hidden Service itself could be down or overwhelmed. (Or moved on to a new .onion address)
How to configure Tor and Obfsproxy:
According with this bug report:
... the obfsproxy permission error is triggered by the tor init script ( at least on debian/ubuntu ) because of tor apparmor wrong script (/etc/apparmor.d/...
This was caused by the fact that the Tor Browser was running from Program Files. It would have been useful in the help to say that the Tor Browser bundle should be copied to a location with write access. Non admin accounts can't write to Program Files, which is why it failed. I just copied to /User/Public, and all is fine.
There are two options at a start in new TBBs 3.0+. You can connect to the Tor Network directly or use second option Configure which is described as:
"This computer's Internet connection is censored, filtered, or proxied."
Through this option you can easily configure Tor in such situations, while you have to ask for bridge too by visiting https://bridges....
No, Tor is not inherently a peer-to-peer network. Tor is network of virtual tunnels an is therefore more like a virtual private network (VPN), but differs from the usual VPN in that the the tunnels proceed from your machine to another (the Entry Guard) and then to a second machine and from there to a third machine (the exit node) and finally, to the point to ...
Apache doesn't run through Tor. It is a service that listens on the ip address(es) and port(s) you specify in its config file. If you want to configure Apache to host only hidden services, then you limit your listening IP address to 127.0.0.1:
After that, in the VirtualHost block, you put the onion address in the ServerName. For example:...
The first warning in the logs is this:
11/6/2015 7:05:53 AM.400 [WARN] Our clock is 1 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-11-08 10:00:00 UTC). Tor needs an accurate clock to work correctly. Please check your time and date settings!
So this is currently your main problem:
Tor needs an ...
You'll find the search bar right beside the address bar. I provided you with a screenshot. You can also press Ctrl+k to reach it.
By default Tor Browser uses Disconnect.me as a search provider. If you click on the down arrow you can also choose another one.
Ok, I figured this out. For some reason the custom onion address I made with Shallot was no longer working. I made a new hidden service and got rid of the existing one, restarted Tor, and voila! I'm not sure why this happened, but this solved both hidden services that had stopped working.
It's a big probability that it was a clock skew: on reboot many OS'es and distro's are updating the local time using NTP protocol, so - once you've got rebooted you had an accurate time and was able to join the network successfully.
If you follow these steps below and done everything correctly,
then this will work like a charm!
This might also work on other versions of Ubuntu & TBB.
Download the latest (Tor Browser Bundle) from https://www.torproject.org/ and save it into the Home (Downloads) directory.
Create a new folder somewhere in the Home directory. Example: Documents and ...
However I don't own big servers and also don't want to run a relay
from my home.
Probably, if you already use Tor from your home, and you have an external IP address, or may do port forwarding for a web server, you can easy help Tor with a middle relay, not an exit relay. This is simpler than even deploying a web mirror.
Meaning, your relay will not be ...
From what you wrote in your question it seems that connections to the Tor network are blocked. So you need not only bridges, but also so-called pluggable transports. On the page you'll find a download area. Using this packages you should be able to connect to Tor.
Furthermore lately a technique called ScrambleSuit was developed. This even works in this case ...
I have set up gits in the past, and have used Tor to protect them. It works just as setting up any other service. Simply set up your server (ensure that there is not something that could expose your true IP address in it), and then forward the port to Tor.
The only problem I have had in the past with this is the fact that it isn't easy to connect to Tor ...
Your question is two fold. So :
1) "get into my traffic and find out my location" For this, you need tor. Install Orbot from f-droid.org client.
2) "see what I was saying" For this, you need something like OTR or any other end-to-end encrypted protocol like axolotl.
2.a) Install a chat client with OTR support. Install Chatsecure from f-droid.org client. ...