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Last updated : July 21, 2024
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How to Host Hidden Services on TOR Using Whonix?

 

Hosting Hidden Services on Tor network utilising Whonix is pretty simple and consumes a very little time. All you need to do is religiously follow all the steps mentioned below to get things done smoothly. To start off, you would need the Whonix Gateway and Whonix Workstation running on your system.

 

 

Step By Step Guide On Hosting Hidden Services On Tor Using Whonix

 

  • Run the Whonix Gateway and Whonix Workstation simultaneously on your computer.

startwhonix

 

  • Open the gateway and then open the console.
    Type “sudo nano/etc/tor/torrc” (without inverted comma) and press enter.

sudo nano/etc/tor/tor/torrc

  • Enter the password “torrcfile” and press enter.
  • Two lines are required at this point in torrc:
HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/
HiddenServicePort 80 10.152.152.11:80 (80 is the port and the rest is the IP of the gateway).

 
  • After you have entered it using the sudo and nano, press Ctrl+O to save followed by Ctrl+X to exit.
  • Now, you would need to restart the Tor service. To do that type “sudo service tor reload” (without inverted comma) and press enter.

  • Next, you would need to know the status. To do so, you need to type “sudo service tor status”(without inverted comma) and press enter. This is pretty much it to the gateway.
  • Now, you need to check the hidden service address. Thus, you need to type “sudo cat /vat/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname” (without inverted comma) and press enter.

 

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