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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

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 ...
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Why there are so much Tor IPs blacklisted?

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 ...
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How does torcheck know I'm using TBB?

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 ...
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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

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 ...
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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

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 ...
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c# make web request using Tor

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 / ...
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Proxy over Tor?

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 ...
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How do I script-check whether Tor is used in the most efficient and stable manner possible?

Why do you think it would change at any moment? I'm too searching for short/comfortable json-like-way. But, for the first time, I do not think that plain/html - is high-resources or would be changed ...
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Unable to connect to check.torproject.org

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 ...
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Tor Expert Running tor check fails

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] ...
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can Tor/Tails have dropouts

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 ...
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Can't connect to onion sites

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 ...
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What causes "The connection was reset" error message?

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. ...
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Why there are so much Tor IPs blacklisted?

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 ...
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Running Tor first time

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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