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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: Facebook DuckDuckGo If these sites work, then I'd ...


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check.torproject.org does not test the version of your TBB (Tor Browser Bundle). The test is performed by the TBB itself and the information is explicitly passed to the server. In the Firefox preferences check the Home Page setting. When TBB is up to date you will see: https://check.torproject.org/?lang=en-US&small=1&uptodate=1 when TBB is out of ...


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Attempting to answer this specific question here, which perhaps will shed some light on the other points: Can somebody explain how the check.tp.o query works, for normal users, so its clear why this happens The Torproject keeps -- and makes available -- an updated list of all of the relay and bridge nodes that are currently running. So the torcheck app ...


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Having only a thousand exit relays does not harm your anonymity directly. If there were only a thousand users, then that would be a problem. But there aren't. There are many thousands of users, and you get your anonymity from blending in with them. Or, in other words, you derive anonymity because nobody can tell you from the hundreds of thousands of ...


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Can somebody explain how the check.tp.o query works, for normal users, so its clear why this happens? check.tp.o is composed of two parts, TorDNSEL and TorCheck. TorDNSEL is used to create a list of all the IPs that correspond to exit relays. That is, when you exit from a relay, what IP do you assume. It does this by running an http server listening on a ...


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Did you hear about the millions of people that ride motorcycles safely to work and then home every day? Yeah, probably not - I didn't either, but I did hear about that horrible accident, and that made me worry about motorcycles being safe. The fact of the matter is, of all the people using Tor, you never hear about the good things that Tor users do for ...


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Tor check looks at the IP the request is coming from and checks if it matches the IP of a known exit node to check if you're using Tor. Tor does not attempt to hide the fact that you are using Tor from any end servers, it just hides who you are. To see if you're using the TBB it checks that your user agent matches that provided by the latest TBB (Mozilla/5....


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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)


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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 ...


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You are using port 8118, this is privoxy's port. your code doesn't appear to run privoxy. download privoxy, change its config to work with tor by uncommenting the forward-socks5 / 127.0.0.1:9050 . line run privoxy and tor at the same time edit: the reason to run tor through privoxy is because c# does not work with socks proxies. ...


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It's particularly not surprising to see different exit IPs for different protocols. This previous question of mine discusses this partially. Essentially each connection to the net looks for a circuit that supports that protocol. If there's an circuit already waiting with that port open (and it's less than 10 minutes old) then Tor will re-use that. If not ...


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https://check.torproject.org/ may be down temporarily due to a long list of reasons, ranging from DDoS attacks to a simple planned maintenance. Disable DNS in your network settings and try to visit a Web site in .onion zone. If you can do that, you're using Tor.


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check.torproject.org has a manually updated list of "recommended" Tor Browser Bundle versions. It is trivial to check TBB's version against this list. The Tor Browser Bundle's own version number is updated whenever any of its components are updated. The User-Agent string is not used at all. The actual version check is done by the Torbutton component.


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No, everything is fine. Tor is creating Circuits consisting of an entry-node, some middle-nodes and an exit node. Usually your entry-node is a guard node and is your first contact point to the Tor network. The middle-nodes are relays which just relays your traffic. The exit node will then communicate for you with the "real" world. Usually connections to ...


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This option is for setting the proxy port Tor uses. When you start the Tor Browser Bundle an instance of Tor will also be started. This is what you see listening on Port 9150 and where by default the Tor Browser would connect. What service is running on port 9956? If you start another instance of Tor on port 9956, you really don't need to. If you have ...


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Yes, there are only 1k exits. It is easy to explain why so. Earlier, Internet was a paradise of spammers. There are couple of generations of spammers growth in the network. Once you've setup your node as an exit, you've lost your IP address forever. Just try it yourself. You will become blacklisted by every kind of SpamCops. Requests from your IP would ...


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Click the link that says Atlas below your exit IP. This will open up the Atlas details page for that relay.


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You could try and use jtorctl which is a A Java library for controlling a Tor instance via its control port. It is used in the Android app Orbot as well as others. Orchid Orchid is a Tor client implementation and library written in pure Java. It was written from the Tor specification documents, which are available here. Orchid runs on Java ...


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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 on your browser. you should see a message, "Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor. Then try accessing the website/onion sites. (make sure ...


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The message itself comes from the start script. It checks if the current user has the id 0 (which is the root user) and exits with the message: The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root. Exiting. In general it is considered good security practise that one should not run software as root. Especially when one browses the web there are quite some ...


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This is a temporary file left behind by the sed command-line utility. sed describes itself as "a stream editor", saying "A stream editor is used to perform basic text transformations on an input stream (a file or input from a pipeline)". It's often used in shell scripts for searching and replacing text and similar operations on text files. sed is used in ...


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Not "+SocksPort 9990" but just "SocksPort 9990" - and, according to your logs - it is not fully bootstrapped yet when you're trying to use it - look for a message Sep 28 22:41:48.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done only after this line you can start to use Tor. And - you seem to be using it as a HTTP proxy, but it's a SOCKS one(in the latest alpha they do ...


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The Tor binary contains fingerprints of keys for the directory authorities. These are used to then load the consensus, which contains key material for all other relays. Unless your ISP has some new attacks on cryptography that are unprecedented in literature or known real world application, they cannot do this. The easiest way for them to do this is to ...


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From Tails, using Thunderbird with it's default settings? No. If Tor's connection dropped or Tor crashed you'd just lose connectivity entirely. Any programs correctly configured to use Tor's SOCKSPort, like Tor Browser or Thunderbird with TorBirdy installed, would just throw errors about being unable to connect either to or through the proxy. They would ...


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Tor's sysadmin team has disabled the support for this hidden service. See trac #11567 for some information. When you want to test some hidden services you can choose one from: fine example DuckDuckGo search engine Facebooks's onion service test one or more hidden services from the list of onion domains


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Sometimes, with slow sites, loading the page takes so long that the connection is reset. Sometimes it works simply by trying again. There could also be a problem with loading data from other hosts. You could check the 'Developer Console' in your browser.


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Transparency is an important aspect of Tor's design. Information about all relays (except bridges) is available for public review. Information about bridges is not published, in order to help protect them against censors. It's arguable that exit IPs should also remain private. But that would frustrate public review of exit ownership. VFEmail welcomes Tor ...


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If you did not do it before, you must manually set an option to use a proxy server in your browser. How to set it, depends on the browser you choose. You always can check your status on this page.


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This problem is actively discussed in the bug report #10499. It seems there is a bug in TorDNSEL. It might be a good idea to follow the report. So you get updates on the issue. I'll also try to update to answer if there is a solution.


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You can lookup a relay by its IP address: https://atlas.torproject.org/#search/82.72.118.90 Edit: How can I glean the fp from TBB 3.5? The fingerprint of which relay? The relay linked on the Tor page is the exit you used to get to the Tor page. All your connections may not use the same exit node, and until you make a circuit, you have no exit node. ...


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