[tor-talk] hidden service - for dummies ?
Jason S. Evans
jsevans at gardeng.nom.es
Wed Sep 27 14:21:33 UTC 2017
First of all, I'm writing this for Linux as I don't know IIS and I've
never used apache on Windows. Use any Linux distro that you want listed
below. I do not recommend Tails as it is not meant for web servers.
OK, so there are two parts. 1. Set up tor. 2. set up your web server.
Part 1: Install tor.
$ sudo zypper in tor (opensuse)
$ sudo apt-get install tor (debian/ubuntu/mint)
$ sudo yum install tor (fedora)
Edit the /etc/tor/torrc file.
$ sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc
Uncomment the following lines:
#HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80
$ sudo systemctl enable tor && sudo systemctl start tor
Get your new onion name
$ sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname
Part 2: Set up a web server.
$ sudo zypper in apache2 (opensuse)
$ sudo apt-get install apache2 (debian/ubuntu/mint)
$ sudo yum install httpd (fedora)
Create the files for your very basic website in:
/var/www/html (everything else)
Finally enable and start apache.
$ sudo systemctl enable httpd && sudo systemctl start httpd (fedora)
$ sudo systemctl enable apache2 && sudo systemctl start apache2
You now have a very very basic onion site. It is not secured beyond the
protections that tor inherently provides.
I think is about as "for dummies" as it can be without someone
scripting it beforehand.
On Tue, 2017-09-26 at 17:21 -0400, Muppet96 wrote:
> today my colleague told me that he would like to start to write some
> kind of blog and publish it in the tor network. Because I`m not use
> to say people that I`m using TOR Network, I answered that I simply do
> not know how its working and who can help him.
> My colleague is very good journalist but he doesnt have any ITtpd
> experience. Every day at work he using some kind of CMS system where
> he is able to start publishing new articles and so on and so on.
> Unfortunately as a real normal user (as far as I know) without an IT
> knowledge, he will not be able to publish his articles in the tor
> network on his own hidden service. Please correct me if I am wrong...
> I know many people with small IT experience which a running relay
> nodes. This is quite easy process to build new relay. Unfortunately,
> building of the hidden service portal seems to be that part of the
> knowledge reserved to the masters of IT..
> Is there any free distro like (tails) with a possibility to build TOR
> Hidden Service in minutes to start publishing html pages ? Distro,
> first of al which can be easily installed/booted by the user with low
> IT skills ? Distro which will have a properly compiled secure HTTP
> server with some kind of CMS System ?
> Does any one could support / advice here ?
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