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"The Onion Router", Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication.

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Clearnet local node or Tor remote node

My threat model involves state-sponsored attacks. I would host my local node over Tor, but Tor simply does not have the bandwidth to sync it in a reasonable time. Would it be better for more to use a ...
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How do I gracefully make monerod exit when it was launched with --restricted-rpc?

I want to run monero-wallet-cli on a separate machine that connects to monerod onion service. To this end, inspired by this tutorial, having created the onion service I configured my bitmonero.conf: ...
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Broadcasting txs over Tor, is Dandelion++ still used?

According to Monero contributor selsta, when using the --tx-proxy option without noise_disabled: [monerod] uses a combination of Tor, noise, randomized delays and Dandelion++ to break IP <-> ...
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In monerod, is --add-peer necessary when using --tx-proxy to discover anonymous peers?

From https://github.com/monero-project/monero/blob/master/docs/ANONYMITY_NETWORKS.md it seems you don't have to specify --add-peer: If desired, peers can be manually specified: --add-exclusive-node ...
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Unable to send transaction(s) to tor

I have set up a Public Node following these instructions https://monerodocs.org/running-node/open-node-tor-onion/ and at the end ran the tests and got a response each time. However, I keep getting the ...
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Can private coin wallets be IP tracked?

Say you have a private currency like Monero. You receive private coin in your wallet, an address on the blockchain basically. Is there any way your computer can be tracked down? Like when you interact ...
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Transaction relay behaviour with anonymity networks

The anonymity network doc says: If any anonymity network is enabled, transactions being broadcast that lack a valid "context" (i.e. the transaction did not come from a p2p connection), will ...
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From a privacy perspective, what does wallet reveal to node when it syncs and broadcasts transactions?

Asking because Tor support (using torsocks) is unstable. Trying to wrap my mind around the privacy implications of using a public node vs a self-hosted private node (without routing connections ...
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It it "normal" that monerod and monero-wallet-gui are very unstable over torsocks?

I configured a private remote node using the official docs (compiled from source at release-v0.17 on Debian buster). When I run monerod --config-file /home/monero-admin/.monero/monerod.conf, the node ...
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Advantages of using monerod over Tor

According to the README, it seems like only the transactions sent from local RPC to the daemon get propagated through Tor. I am unable to understand why this choice was made/what its advantages may be....
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Monero and Tor onion service

Is it possible to run Monero completely over and as a Tor onion service?
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What are the risks of using a remote node through the Tor and a node hidden service?

How insecure is the use of remote nodes, but through the Tor and tor hidden services(remote node with .onion domain)? What are the possible attacks? How much damage can it do? Hope for your answer!
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Android wallet with Tor

Is there a way to force all connections through Tor on any android wallet? I tried Cake wallet with Orbot in VPN mode but I don't think it blocks connections without Tor if Orbot is off. I don't have ...
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Whonix problem: Wallet Address Changed, Coins Lost

Hi I am new to crypto and I am still learning the basics of things. I hope somebody can help me understand what's going on with this problem I am struggling with for the past many hours. I installed ...
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Monero on Tails OS - Connection Errors Download Node

I am trying to run the Monero wallet in Tails using the Guide to creating a Monero GUI wallet in Tails. I run the following iptables command from within the extracted Monero wallet: sudo iptables -I ...
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How do you setup a node to communicate with other nodes only over an anonymous network?

BACKGROUND: My understanding is that at some point in the future i2p will be integrated into monero, so that it is trivial to launch the monerod daemon in such a way that it only communicates with ...
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Having trouble with tx-proxy

I created a test transaction to test broadcasting monero tx over Tor, from a computer running a full node. On that computer, I started monerod with the following options: ./monerod --tx-proxy tor,...
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Changing IP tables for Monero on Tails returns error

When setting up Monero on Tails I get an error (Bad argument 'DNS_PUBLIC=tcp') when following the instructions given on the Monero Github site to change the IP tables with the below command: Using ...
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Questions about ANONYMITY_NETWORKS.md

I find the info in the ANONYMITY_NETWORKS.md document to be somewhat opaque and the cost of misconfiguring your anonymity network could be high. Some specific questions: Under what conditions would ...
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What's the purpose of Kovri?

Obviously the literal purpose of Kovri is to hide the IP address associated with Monero network activity, but what does this achieve in the sense of improving the anonymity of transactions? I could ...
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Trouble setting up Local Node on Tails

I'm trying to run the commands to download the blockchain to an external drive in Tails. I tried to put a folder for the blockchain on an ext4 partition but it won't let me write to it so I thought I ...
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Running a full node on Tails

So I'm running the Monero GUI on Tails, using remote nodes, and the remote nodes are very unreliable. I was thinking about running a local node. I've read the sheep's noob guide but I'm hesitant to ...
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Can I run monero desktop wallet over Tor?

Can I use desktop version of monero wallet https://getmonero.org/downloads/ over Tor ? I read Web version mymonero.com is rejecting Tor connections. Does desktop wallet work over Tor ?
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Is the connection over Tor between client and remote node safe?

I'm using torsocks to connect my CLI wallet to a remote node (geo.node.moneroworld.com:18089). I don't need a high level of anonymity, but I would like to understand what information is at risk. For ...
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Torsocks server failure when running monerod with Tor on Tails

I'm trying to run the Monero daemon (monerod) v. 0.12.2.0 with Tor on Tails 3.7.1. I'm doing exactly what is written here: Medium - Sheep’s Noob guide to Monero GUI in Tails 3.2. Basically: Download ...
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I can't stop monerod (monero daemon)

So I'm using 0.12.2.0 on tails 3.7.1 and running a local node (through tor). I use these commands to start the daemon: sudo iptables -I OUTPUT 2 -p tcp -d 127.0.0.1 -m tcp --dport 18081 -j ACCEPT ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Verge (XVG)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy features of Monero vs Verge. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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How do I allow incoming connections to my node running on Tor?

I have a node running on a Pine64, and allow incoming connections to it by forwarding port 18080 on my router. Checking status on it would show 8(out)+x(in) connections, with x usually hanging around ...
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Connecting Monero Light Wallet on Tails with Remote Node

I have downloaded Monero Command Line Interface on Tails and I tried connecting it to a remote node with this command as described here: https://github.com/monero-project/monero Command: sudo ...
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Monerod not syncing past ~1200700 in TAILS - Segmentation fault

I have been unsuccessfully trying to sync the blockchain for the past 5 days using the latest 32bit Linux Monero Core on Tails live USB. I followed the instructions in the Tails/Tor post on /r/Monero ...
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Why is mymonero.com blocked when using the Tor Browser?

When trying to access mymonero.com via the Tor Browser I am redirected to another site that says blocked.mymonero.com. When one of the main purposes of monero is to establish anonymity, why is access ...
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Is it true that a vendor can see my IP address if I send moneros via my GUI wallet without using Tor or I2P?

xmr.to recommends to always use Tor or I2P to cover the ip address. I've tried to inform myself on that topic, but to be true it is to complicated for me. Is it right that, in the future, a possible ...
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Is it possible to set the GUI to run over Torsocks?

Hopefully this will be possible and made easy for the user, perhaps with the click of a button?
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Does the kovri pre-alpha build already work for running a monero node?

As i understand kovri aims to add support for the I2P network through C++ code instead of the java code it is originally built on. Not only as a monero specific implementation, but also as a general ...
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Since monerod through Tor is slower (on Whonix), would importing the .raw be faster?

My understanding is that importing a blockchain backup with Monero and other cryptocurrencies takes about the same time it takes to sync normally. The only reason I could see for someone doing that, ...
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Segmentation Fault problem when running monerod in whonix

The first time I ran monerod in whonix, everything worked perfectly. But everytime after that, when I try to start it up, everything looks normal (green line read: NET service bound to ...)(second ...
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Why not have Torsocks on by default while we wait for Kovri?

Recently, funding has been allocated to pay for Kovri's development and integration into Monero. Kovri is a re-implementation of I2P, an anonymity tool similar to Tor in its goals, but with a lot of ...
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SIGAINT and Monero Tor node

What is SIGAINT and why are they running a Monero node on Tor? Has SIGAINT made a statement explaining their rationale?
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I see gray inactive peers. Will they be recorded forever?

I know that white peers are active peers on the latest version and gray peers are either on an unsupported version or inactive. In my understanding, my computer connected to all of these peers ...
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What Ports Does Monero Use? (RPC, P2P, etc.)

What is the Monero P2P port? What is the Monero RPC port? What purposes do the different ports serve? Are there other ports Monero needs to have setup properly in order to use extra features?
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Running a full node without revealing my home IP address

How can I safely run a full node without revealing my home IP address? Please compare the privacy and security of the following methods for running a Monero node both from home and by using a cloud ...
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Tor support on MyMonero.com

Many privacy focused Tor users are interested or have the potential to be interested in Monero. IP address protection is important to Tor users. Why was Tor removed from the CORS headers on the ...
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Why was I2P chosen over Tor for native Monero integration?

Tor is currently much more popular than I2P. Why was I2P chosen (Kovri project) over Tor for native Monero integration?
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