Index of hidden services?

Andrew Lewman andrew at
Fri Jan 7 21:26:22 UTC 2011

On Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:22:58 -0600
Peter McCann <mccap at> wrote:

> On the website describing how to set up a hidden service
> I saw a mention of a (hypothetical?) "Hidden Services Wiki"
> where pointers to hidden services are stored.  Does such a wiki exist?
> If so, where can I find it?

Years ago, there was a popular place called "The hidden wiki" which was
the only one in existence, that anyone knew about.  It was then
beseiged by child porn links and images and went away.  Since then,
many different services claiming to be "the hidden wiki" have
come and gone.

Someone also tried to setup a google search appliance to crawl all
of .onion space.  It didn't get very far for the obvious reason of
most hidden service sites don't want to be found by the general
population. The services don't link to each other, and they may be on
random ports.  It's possible one could create a search engine that
crawls every possible .onion hostname on common tcp ports (80, 443,
8080, 8443).  Over long periods of time, this may find many hidden

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