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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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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 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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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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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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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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Download Error 404 while running torbrowser-launcher on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. tor-browser-linux64-12.0.2_en-US.tar.xz.asc not available

After running: sudo sed -i 's|self.language =.*|self.language = "ALL"|g' /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/torbrowser_launcher/common.py Tor-browser downloads OK (Downloading Tor Browser for ...
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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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ExitNodes directive not working?

Also add StrictNodes 1 to your torrc.
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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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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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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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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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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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ENVError while starting obfsproxy

obfsproxy should be setup inside of torrc if you wish to use it with tor, it shouldn't be executed seperately. The managed flag indicates that the opening process will be "managing" it, in this case ...
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http status code 404 (Not found)

It's trying to lookup a relay that seems to no longer exist, specifically whatever relay corresponds to the 58......88C fingerprint. It's possible that it does still exist, it just wasn't found on ...
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Can I install Tor by making source lists HTTPS

You have different possibilities to download Tor. Each comes with different advantages or disadvantages: HTTP: This is the default method which is offered through the Tor website. Usually HTTP works ...
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How to specify ExitNodes in Linux?

GeoIP needs to be installed for Tor to be able to determine in what country a exit relay is. You can install it using sudo apt install tor-geoipdb. From the logs: We've been configured to use (or ...
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Can't start TOR on freshly upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 (from 14.04)

As @Peter Gerber noted, that was an issue with systemd. What I've done: Changed symlink /var/run to point to ../run instead of /run Added ReadWriteDirectories=-/run to /lib/systemd/system/tor@default....
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Upgrading Tor on Ubuntu as a relay operator

how do I find out what version of Tor I am running? dpkg -l tor question how do I update Tor to a new version? Update all packages installed: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Update ...
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How to update Tor Browser

You could export settings and bookmarks by copying the files from somewhere in Tor Browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default
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Tor Browser launching very slowly

Welcome to StackExchange! Based on the question from my understanding the application is slow because the gpg keyring is not connecting to a tor relay if I understand correctly. There are multiple ...
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How to monitor traffic usage on a Tor bridge on Linux?

Take a look at Nyx. That is probably how most relay operators on Linux get their bandwidth and connection information.
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Download Error 404 while running torbrowser-launcher on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. tor-browser-linux64-12.0.2_en-US.tar.xz.asc not available

The version of torbrowser-launcher in your package manager is too old. For it to work correctly, you'll need version 0.3.6. This specific bug was fixed in #661.
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tor is not working in ubuntu 14.06

You're in the wrong directory. The screenshot shows you running the command from your home directory (~) but the file exists in your Downloads directory (~/Downloads). Either: run cd Downloads then ...
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Can I install Tor by making source lists HTTPS

Generally speaking, HTTPS is better than HTTP. But in case of the deb-packages it actually makes no sense at all : all the packages are digitally signed by the publisher's key. And - regardless of the ...
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Should I change the timezone of my laptop to UTC?

The Tor daemon doesn't leak timezone, if it did it would split users anonymity sets. Relays shouldn't be able to distinguish sets of users, this would allow them to and would break some of the ...
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Guard Nodes: how long is too long?

Yes, that is normal. The guard rotation periods were increased, and the number of guards chosen was reduced. The idea being that a passive adversary might want to run some percentage of Tor relays (...
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