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Why doesn't Tor browser block HTTP by default?
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It's not enabled by default because it would block a significant fraction of the Internet for users. Blocking HTTP-only traffic will likely come in the future once Tor Browser is using a version of ...

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Should I first stop all local servers running on localhost before starting Tor?
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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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Would video buffing speed mean anything when using TOR?
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Relays in the Tor network have varying CPU and networking performance. This means that the throughput of a circuit depends on the performance of the relays in the circuit. Some circuits will be slower ...

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Is there a public view of the Tor network speed?
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The Tor Project provides the Tor Metrics website which allows you to see a variety of details about the network. You may find the Performance page useful.

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TICKET_CREATE privileges - Can't create a ticket on the tracker
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The Tor Project is currently in the process of migrating from trac to a Gitlab instance. It may be difficult to report issues there for the next few weeks. Instead you can try mailing lists, or asking ...

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Autodiscovery of Hidden Services Given a Domain or a Website
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This is now possible in Tor Browser 9.5: https://www.torproject.org/releases/tor-browser-95/ You can set the Onion-Location HTTP header or add a <meta> tag to the HTML. See https://community....

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Can Tor connection be intercepted/tampered by exit nodes?
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Yes, the exit node can inspect and tamper with the TCP traffic as it leaves the network. It's impossible for Tor to provide integrity for this traffic. You should always use secure protocols like TLS/...

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Cannot connect to tor hidden sevice on my server after years of use
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You're probably using a v2 onion service. These v2 onion services are now deprecated and are no longer supported by the network for security and privacy reasons. You need to upgrade your v2 service to ...

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How does Tor connect to a server while hiding it's ip?
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The general idea is that the client doesn't connect directly to the onion service. Instead, the client creates an anonymous circuit to a relay, the onion service creates its own anonymous circuit to ...

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What prevents the first relay from decrypting the rest of the layers in the onion packet?
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These "layers" in Tor are actually layers of encryption, where each relay only knows how to remove a single layer. As a client builds a circuit, the client performs a key exchange with each ...

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Connecting to Tor Directory Authority via Proxy Server (Protocol Question)
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Tor processes (client proxies, relays, bridges, etc) do not communicate over HTTP. They use a custom link protocol within a TLS connection. You must use a tor proxy (or generally, a proxy that speaks ...

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How come Facebook has an onion domain with 15 custom letters?
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Facebook's onion domain has only 8 custom characters, not 15. Since they generated multiple names with those 8 characters, they chose the one that looked best. It is still out of reach of modern ...

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Are .onion sites also written in HTML?
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Building onion websites is generally no different than building regular websites. The main difference is the underlying connection protocol and not the website itself. You build onion websites using ...

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What type of search engine is DuckDuckGo?
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Neither of those links are to onion services. The first one (https://randomletters.onion.pet) is a MITM proxy which you can see from the .pet at the end. The second one (https://otherletters.com) is a ...

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Besides .onion, what other domain extensions exist for the darknet?
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Onion services can only use a single TLD (.onion). The Tor network is designed to use only one TLD and you would need to modify all Tor clients and servers if you wanted to support more. As the ...

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Are Tor and BitTorrent somehow related?
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There is no association between the two in any form (etymological, architectural, etc). Both Tor and BitTorrent were created around the same time (early 2000s), but for entirely different purposes (...

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Does the Tor browser save cached versions of .onion sites to computer?
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The Tor Browser is designed to avoid writing any sensitive data to disk unless the user changes the default settings to enable a feature that does record sensitive data. So with the default settings, ...

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Sending a request over Tor without binding port on localhost
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If you plan on using the standard tor implementation, then yes you will need to use some form of local proxy. If you don't want to bind the SOCKS port to a localhost address, you can also use a unix ...

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Determining circuit tor client is using
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Tor clients keep a pool of circuits and may use several circuits simultaneously for streams depending on factors such as exit policies, stream isolation, etc. So there is generally not a single "...

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Two(sometimes 3) leading definitions of Darknet/Deep web nomenclature?
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These words have no technical meaning and aren't used by the people who actually build these systems, so they have no formal definitions. For example these words are not used by Tor or the research ...

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Forcing ExitNodes fails for specific country
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There are no exits in Israel (or at least with the il country code): https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#search/country:il%20flag:exit Updated link to show only exit relays.

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Creating alias for .onion addresses
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Your closest option would be tor's MapAddress option. You can use this to set up an alias for all connections made by the tor client. For example: MapAddress blah.fx ...

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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?
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There is no way to specify the US state for an exit relay. This is mainly due to two reasons: Translating IP addresses to geographic locations is difficult, and even just IP to country is complicated....

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Why are entry nodes allowed to know that they are entry nodes?
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The network doesn't make the distinction of entry relays. Any Tor client is allowed to use any relay for any hop of the circuit (except with restrictions on the exit relay). To limit the types of ...

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What's the difference between torify, usewithtor, tsocks and torsocks?
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Most of the links you posted state the differences. You should use torsocks. tsocks: Allows non-SOCKS aware applications to use a SOCKS proxy. No longer maintained. tsocks' role is to allow these ...

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Calculating relay bandwidth/burst
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Rather than setting a bandwidth/burst, consider enabling the bandwidth accounting: https://2019.www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en#AccountingMax Limits the max number of bytes sent and ...

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How to access Tor's request error logs?
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The Tor Browser has more detailed information because it uses the ExtendedErrors configuration for the SocksPort in the torrc file. For example in your torrc file, you can use SocksPort 9050 ...

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Tor directory servers
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The list of directory authorities (src/app/config/auth_dirs.inc), as well as a list of stable default directory caches/mirrors (src/app/config/fallback_dirs.inc), are built directly into tor.

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Tor consensus store location
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The Tor Browser downloads the microdescriptor consensus, which you can find at Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/cached-microdesc-consensus.

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How to allow hidden services on a port whilst blocking the port on a local wifi?
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In general you should have a firewall that blocks all incoming connections unless you explicitly add a firewall rule to allow them. You can look into the ufw tool for details. As a Tor onion service ...

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