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Questions tagged [tor]

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

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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?