After this sudo service tor reload sudo service tor status - comes as active
but unabe to generate Tor Hidden service url using the following command
_sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname results in No such file or directory
Please help, what to do
I checked & rechecked but thats not the problem, i added this to torrc file HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ & i m following instructions at Onion Services - Whonix but still unable to generate Tor Hidden service url using the following command
sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hiddenservice/hostname results in No such file or directory
I only copy paste the code in terminal & used “sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname” instead of “sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hiddenservice/hostname”. I login & access forum outside of whonix as its my real identity & as its designed not to copy/paste the code outside of whonix so i punch the code manually on forum, hence the mistake
I added these 2 files as per the tutotial -
HiddenServicePort 80 10.152.152.11:80
sudo service tor reload returns Warning: Unit file of tor.service changed on disk, 'systemctl daemon-reload’recommended
sudo service tor status returns Active: active (exited) since…
sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname returns No such file or directory
I also tried debugging used it before the last command
sudo -u debian-tor tor --verify-config returns sudo: unknown user: debian-tor sudo:unable to initialize policy plugin
Please help i’m stuck on this simple step since 3 days
I recommend to start with Debian jessie and the tor package. For learning. Set up a test hidden service there using plain Tor documentation. Not involving Whonix for now. Then things should become more clear. And then easily replicated on Whonix.
i recommend to start with Debian jessie and the tor package. For learning. Set up a test hidden service there using plain Tor documentation. Not involving Whonix for now. Then things should become more clear. And then easily replicated on Whonix.
I m extremely sorry to bother you again & again but how to start in debain jessie or tor package? i googled the above lines but what i m getting is entirely different ways to do that & definitely not any easier than doing it on whonix also i have a mac & don’t have a machine for Debian
If the graphical instructions don’t work, try the terminal? I have a Whonix-12 Virtualbox installation somewhere but it’s not handy… Many users have transitioned to Qubes so may not be able to tell you exactly what to do in Virtualbox on short notice.
This is pretty basic stuff. If you’re stumbling here and unable to resolve yourself, I anticipate that you might need a lot of help going forward. Not trying to be a dick, it was your idea, not mine: Free Support for Whonix ™
(If you’ve already signed up, then I’ll let myself out.)
I thought it wasn’t working because you were running the commands on your Workstation. Did you copy/paste them to your Gateway? Like I said, I was able to generate an .onion address by following the steps exactly as they are laid out. In fact, I did it offline. If you don’t hear back sooner, I’ll try it on my Virtualbox setup in a day or two.