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Why was I2P chosen over Tor for native Monero integration?

There are several advantages where I2P implementation is more suitable over Tor, e.g. I2P is significantly faster when routing internal traffic, where Tor is optimized for low-bandwidth clients and ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Verge (XVG)?

Despite both being advertised as privacy-focused cryptocurrencies, they are very different. Summary Monero uses ring signatures, RingCT, and stealth addresses to hide information on the blockchain. ...
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What Ports Does Monero Use? (RPC, P2P, etc.)

On the daemon side (bitmonerod) P2P Port is the one used to connect with the other nodes on the network (or locally in some cases). RPC port (Remote Procedure Call) is used to let other applications ...
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Tor support on MyMonero.com

There was evidence of several cases of Tor exit nodes injecting JavaScript into the page. The developers of MyMonero did not want to risk MITM attacks leading to more theft of Monero funds. At some ...
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Running a full node without revealing my home IP address

I can only speak for Tor: using torsocks can make monerod connect to other nodes via the Tor network. This will run monerod with Tor: DNS_PUBLIC=tcp torsocks monerod --p2p-bind-ip 127.0.0.1 --no-igd ...
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SIGAINT and Monero Tor node

What is SIGAINT From their website: What is SIGAINT? SIGAINT is a darknet email service that allows you to send and receive email without revealing your location or identity. We provide this ...
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What Ports Does Monero Use? (RPC, P2P, etc.)

You can run Monero without an open port but others will not be able to connect to your node in order to help synchronize their nodes. Open port 18080 to allow incoming P2P connections. The RPC port ...
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Why not have Torsocks on by default while we wait for Kovri?

If the majority of monerod instances were wrapped with torsocks, but otherwise not Tor-aware, then the network would end up having to concentrate all of its traffic through the few nodes that weren't ...
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What Ports Does Monero Use? (RPC, P2P, etc.)

The bitmonerod defaults are: Mainnet: P2P: 18080 RPC:18081 Testnet: P2P: 28080 RPC: 28081 The wallet's RPC port has no default. Wallet and daemon may use 53 for DNS, which is optional. It is ...
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I see gray inactive peers. Will they be recorded forever?

There is a limit of 5000 entries (P2P_LOCAL_GRAY_PEER_LIST_LIMIT), and they are stored in p2pstate.bin, which is in your daemon's data directory (typically $HOME/.bitmonero). It is a privacy leak if ...
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What's the purpose of Kovri?

Firstly, Kovri is an abandoned i2p router implementation. There are plenty of other actively developed i2p routers (such as i2p-zero), all of which can be configured to work with Monero via the ...
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Does the kovri pre-alpha build already work for running a monero node?

From the Kovri FAQ: What is the current state of Kovri? Kovri is in active development and currently pre-alpha. Kovri is not yet integrated with monero but, in addition to several core features, we ...
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Since monerod through Tor is slower (on Whonix), would importing the .raw be faster?

It seems likely that this would be a good idea to import the raw file. Not only will this possibly be faster, but also avoid spamming the Tor nodes on your way with gigabytes of blocks. One very ...
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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?

If the vendor also runs a Monero node, and is currently connected to your own node, then their node will see your transaction being forwarded to their node. If they set things up to keep track of IPs ...
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I see gray inactive peers. Will they be recorded forever?

Your p2pstate.bin file will keep a record of IP address from your peers. These peers will know that certain IP's are running Monero nodes but will not be able to tell who is creating Monero ...
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How do I allow incoming connections to my node running on Tor?

Monero does not have an hidden service as Bitcoin does. This would be needed in order for an external client to connect via Tor. Allowing clients to connect via clearnet would need code changes in ...
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Whonix problem: Wallet Address Changed, Coins Lost

A Monero mnemonic seed is a word based representation of a secret spend key. It is essentially the secret spend key. If you use the same set of words, you will end up with the same secret spend key, ...
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Can I run monero desktop wallet over Tor?

There are detailed instructions for using Monero over TOR on the project homepage: https://github.com/monero-project/monero#using-tor. Essentially to use the GUI wallet over TOR, you'd need to have a ...
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Why is mymonero.com blocked when using the Tor Browser?

According to site operator fluffyponyza there should be an error message that explains this: The site you are visiting is NOT the real MyMonero! Please make sure that in future you type mymonero....
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Having trouble with tx-proxy

--add-peer xmrtolujkxnlinre.onion:18081... that is the known onion node for xmr.to Here is your misunderstanding: --add-peer is for adding peer nodes, nodes that will talk to each other on the Monero ...
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Changing IP tables for Monero on Tails returns error

You are missing a newline character between ACCEPT and DNS_PUBLIC. The iptables rule addition is the command: sudo iptables -I OUTPUT 2 -p tcp -d 127.0.0.1 -m tcp --dport 18081 -j ACCEPT And the ...
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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. I wouldn't use the term "opaque", rather they are ...
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Running a full node on Tails

There is no avoiding editing the firewall rules on Tails. Instructions for running Monero on Tails can be found in the projects README and quoted below: Using Tor on Tails TAILS ships with a ...
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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?

I had missed the question earlier, sorry for late reply. I run xmr.to and the only reason we advise to connect to us via TOR is to protect your IP address from us knowing it. It has nothing to do with ...
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Advantages of using monerod over Tor

Anonymity networks make sense for remote nodes, not local. The monerod runs in the data center and wallets @home or mobile phone. Here & here you can find some public .onion nodes. Your linked ...
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Monero and Tor onion service

Yes. There are two guides: https://www.getmonero.org/resources/user-guides/tor_wallet.html and https://github.com/monero-project/monero#using-tor
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Android wallet with Tor

In Monerujo you can tap on the area within the red circle as seen on this picture: It should then enable Tor support.
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How do you setup a node to communicate with other nodes only over an anonymous network?

How do you setup a node to communicate with other nodes only over an anonymous network? Pretty much all of this is covered in ANONYMITY_NETWORKS.md. Node to node communication, i.e. P2P traffic: for ...
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Is the connection over Tor between client and remote node safe?

Your wallet password is local to the wallet. It's not sent to the daemon, which never gets hold of that, nor the wallet keys. Using Tor, information is encrypted between your own tor daemon (though if ...
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Connecting Monero Light Wallet on Tails with Remote Node

Many remote node servers use the port 18089 as explained on Connecting to the remote node from the wallet, so you should try using that port.
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