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How can I get consensus data from Directory authority servers for research purpose?

Near the top of this page: Consensus Health, in the Signatures section, you will find a 'consensus' (and 'vote') link for each Directory Authority. These link directly to http://ip.of.the.relay:...
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Suddenly my Tor hidden service isn't available

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 ...
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How do I host multiple hidden services in my server?

You need to add a server entry in your Nginx config file for each service. For example, with two hidden services your config file might look something like: server { listen 127.0.0.1:<...
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Is there a way to connect to a git remote located on the onion hidden service?

While marked answer is 100% correct I use a bit different approach. For ssh connections using OpenSSH client I utilze ProxyCommand for *.onion sites in the following way: Host *.onion ...
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What prevents directory server from being attacked?

What prevents a directory server from being dishonest and give malicious data to the user? The information served by the directories is generated by reaching a consensus between the authorities. You ...
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How can I get consensus data from Directory authority servers for research purpose?

You can easily fetch the consensus with... https://stem.torproject.org/api/descriptor/remote.html https://stem.torproject.org/tutorials/mirror_mirror_on_the_wall.html For an example of a script that ...
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is it possible to have a hidden git service?

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 ...
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Should I first stop all local servers running on localhost before starting Tor?

Unless you edit your tor configuration (your torrc file) to add an onion service, tor won't run any onion services and no one will be able to connect to any of your local servers, so you're safe. Even ...
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Setting tor hidden service in /etc/hosts

Should be fine. You're just affecting connections originating at your own machine. Whether it is safe to use drupal's autoupdater at all is something you have to ask yourself, of course.
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What is the difference between Atlas and Consensus health?

The difference is because Tonga is a little special. Unlike the other directory authorities Tonga doesn't vote in the consensus (iirc it's the bridge authority). Take a peek at the following list... ...
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Why my Tor relay server only use 10-15% of my bandwidth?

Thanks for running a relay. (: Clients choose which relays to use based on their consensus weight. The consensus weight is assigned by the directory authorities after measuring the throughput for ...
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Sharing port 80 between tor and nginx

You have a simple nginx webserver and it is listening on http port 80 for mywebsite.com. You set up tor to also listen externally on virtual port 80 as a onion service for mywebsiteabcxyz.onion. ...
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How to disable JavaScript on Servers

I'm not sure what exactly you mean here; but if you're trying to run a onion service you don't have to deal with JavaScript at all if you don't want to. Just don't include any JavaScript code on the ...
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Possible to run Tor router in headless ARM server

for sure is it possible to run Tor headless also on an ARM server! (although i'm not sure if every ARM platform has precompiled packages...) for example here is a very detailed guide for the ...
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Is there a way to connect to a git remote located on the onion hidden service?

torsocks is the way to go. You may need to install it separately from Tor if it is not installed automatically. Make sure Tor is running: systemctl status tor Run your command through torsocks: ...
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does anyone know how I can setup a server to host my own private shop on the hidden service

Most of these questions are far too broad, but I'll do my best. Setting an onion service is easy. You install the Tor service, tell it to use port 80, get your new onion address and start a web ...
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How do Tor websites continue to work behind NATs?

The main idea is that the onion service only makes outbound connections. Whenever it communicates with someone, the onion service creates a circuit to some relay and receives communication from the ...
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How can I use the control port to fetch content from an onion url?

No. The Control Port is used to control and query the Tor client. Using Tor as a client and implementing the HTTP protocol is outside of the scope of what the Control Port and the Tor daemon aim to ...
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Your Guard is failing - Tor Server on Raspberry Pi

If your guard node is failing, you could try using a different guard node if you really really want to: How to change the entry node? But according to this answer, you shouldn't have to: Should I ...
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Reducing Tor service shutdown time

The short answer "you can't", the description is: after sending a termination signal - it's wise to let the network find another chains, so that's why there's a delay in order, and there's absolutely ...
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Using ddclient in Whonix?

No, you cannot directly have an incoming clearnet IP. I.e. you cannot use the public clearnet IP of a Tor exit relay to anonymously host a server. Explanation on incoming connections / opening ports: ...
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Can't get 2/4 servers run

Yes, it's sad that it's not in the logs, but it is buried deep in the protocol mechanics. A brief guess is coming out of the EnforceDistinctSubnets directive description. To fix the case when you have ...
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Registering .onion with Certificate Authority?

As of March 2021, it appears the HARICA, a certificate authority based in Greece, also allows you to obtain an SSL certificate for a .onion domain. While HARICA offers them cheaper, To quote their ...
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Registering .onion with Certificate Authority?

As of February 2020, this is now technically possible, but it has yet to be implemented by Let's Encrypt. Why https for .onion domains? First, I think it's necessary to point out that there are non-...
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Registering .onion with Certificate Authority?

You cannot. Currently only EV certs that are valid for both some canonicle domain and an onion address are able to have TLS certificates issued but not an onion address alone, and not non-EV ...
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This appeared in one of my PHP files

"How did it get there" No idea. "what is it" It looks like a Tor network consensus document "why did it delete my PHP file" It's a plain text file, it couldn't have. "how do I prevent this from ...
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How to make the "Tor-network"

Tor Project: FAQ says: If you want to experiment locally with your own network, or you're cut off from the Internet and want to be able to mess with Tor still, then you may want to set up your own ...
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How can i change the server of a Tor relay

you must migrate your whole DataDirectory - the one you've specified in your torrc. after that you're pointing your new-hosted Tor to the same directory and config - and that's it! You can change a ...
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Does the current version of Tor work with Citrix/terminal services?

Tor can be used for several users at a time. Run Tor as daemon if you want, then you can proceed to run any network/internet software through Tor socks proxy: torsocks *software* For options about ...
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