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How to properly start tor service

Normally the Tor service should be started/stopped with either: sudo systemctl start/stop tor.service Or: sudo service tor start/stop Personally I've always used the service command because it is ...
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"The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root" Why?

Use the text editor and open the start-tor-browser script file. Search for the word root, you will see these lines: if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then complain "The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run ...
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How to use Tor with Google Chrome?

From the Arch Linux Wiki: chromium --proxy-server="socks5://127.0.0.1:9050" --host-resolver-rules="MAP * 0.0.0.0 , EXCLUDE myproxy" However as the wiki explicitly warns: this will be used for ...
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Torsocks vs Proxychains?

You should prefer torsocks over proxychains, since torsocks is intended to block potential leaks. Especially in cases with tools like youtube-dl which might try to pass over execution to programs ...
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How secure is downloading Tor from a PPA vs. from official website?

As far as I see it, the package file brings its own version of the Tor Browser Bundle. So if you want to make sure that someone didn't change anything you'd have to check the integrity for yourself. ...
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Trying to config hidden service, but encounter folder permission error

Tor should control the hidden service private key, it has nothing at all to do with the httpd so you shouldn't be putting the private key or setting the hidden service directory anywhere related to ...
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find needed details of my own private obfs4 Tor bridge

From the obfs4proxy README: The autogenerated obfs4 bridge parameters are placed in DataDir/pt_state/obfs4_state.json. To ease deployment, the client side bridge line is written to DataDir/...
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How to shut down a Tor relay

The default systemd/upstart script should handle a shutdown properly. The only thing that special about a relay shutdown is that there is a grace period of 30 secs to avoid tearing down short-lived ...
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How to install Tor with Meek support on Ubuntu/Debian

At the moment the meek packages are landing in debian so we can expect them to arrive in ubuntu too. UPDATE Previous info are not working fine anymore, it looks there is now a repository for debian ...
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Tor Browser Bundle - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - How To Launch [start-tor-browser]

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) ...
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Obfsproxy problem in ubuntu

Premise How to configure Tor and Obfsproxy: - https://www.torproject.org/projects/obfsproxy-debian-instructions According with this bug report: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6996 .....
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How to set up a Tor hidden service?

I just solved what I believe may be your problem as well. Try leaving the 'HiddenServiceDir' alone or back to it's normal value which I believe is HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ ...
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Use Tor browser as non-root Linux

You can run any command as a different user using sudo: sudo -u my_user tor-browser-en If you need to use multiple commands you can do this: sudo -u my_user sh -c "first && second" If you ...
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ExitNodes directive not working?

Also add StrictNodes 1 to your torrc.
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Cannot open Tor Browser using Terminal

The desktop file doesn't work in any case. However Tor comes with a shell script. You can execute it and Tor Browser will start. It is located in the Browser/ subdirectory: tor-browser_en-US/Browser/...
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Run Tor browser in the background?

If you want to run a tor hidden service, you should use tor, not tor browser. You can run tor as a daemon. sudo apt-get install tor tor Make sure you properly set up your hidden service too.
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How to use tor with a program in shell?

From the README: The getxbook program downloads books anonymously. Using it will still result in your IP address being logged (use torify to stop this)... torify is tool that attempts to wrap ...
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How to torify a web browser?

This isn't really possible, and officially advised against. The whole reason the Tor Browser was created was because of the difficulties in trying to make other browsers "safe". Have a look at the ...
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How to perform NAT Punching with Tor

The NAT punching properties described in the video, are those of onion services. These are a default property of onion services. Normally if you've providing a service that you want to be accessible ...
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Fetching v2 rendezvous descriptor failed. Retrying at another directory

Your version of Tor has bug which causes this messages (see #21056). Version 0.3.0.6 has a partial fix. If you install this version there are high chances that the messages will go away. Currently the ...
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How to use multiple profiles with Tor?

This won't work, given that Tor Browser ships with a specific default profile which it uses, and needs to use to operate properly, creating and utilising different profiles will cause issues. Instead,...
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Does arm work with the version 3.5 of Tor browser bundle?

Perhaps this would help: How to use Arm with Tor Browser Bundle
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Vidalia fails to start

This bug has been confirmed. Some workarounds have been communicated, but no final solution / bugfix. See launchpad: Bug #680192 “Vidalia was unable to start Tor. Check your setting...” and try to ...
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Redirect all traffic from VirtualBox in a Tor

You can 'torify' your ubuntu machine, and route all traffic through tor, see the wiki here for guides for that: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy Or you can set up ...
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Where to put tor on Ubuntu 14.04

You can put it in any directory and extract it there. You can even extract it in the Downloads directory. After extracting, you just need to execute the start-tor-browser script by running it in ...
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Can't access my hidden service

NameVirtualHost 127.0.0.1:6666 Listen 127.0.0.1:6666 Your server listens to port 6666 .. HiddenServicePort 6666 127.0.0.1:7777 .. but your Tor tries to connect to 7777 You should change your ...
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SSH from tor on ubuntu

I tend to use socat instead of connect, using the following ProxyCommand: ProxyCommand socat STDIO SOCKS4A:localhost:%h:%p,socksport=9050 No need to use tor-resolve, as, quoting the man page, In ...
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Why isn't `control_auth_cookie` being created?

Your Tor is probably under the impression that it has already created one. (Maybe it did and you deleted it?) Try the following: Edit your torrc to set CookieAuthentication to 0 reset your Tor (...
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Accessing my hidden service through Tor me sends to the wrong port

Are you sure it's clicking on subdirectories causing the problem? nginx should just provide any existing file/directory that exists, and should not be aware what port it is serving the content on. ...
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ExitNodes directive not working?

Tor and Tor Browser are two different things. The Tor software uses /etc/tor/torrc as a configuration file and is system-wide available. Tor Browser uses the file Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc in ...
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