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Re: [tor-talk] Cannot access tor onion sites via FF

On  Sun, 8 Jul 2018 02:54:19 -0400
Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 07, 2018 at 11:19:49PM -0400, David Niklas wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm running firefox 61.0.1. I am trying to access the media outlet
> > defcon's onion site. https://media.defcon.org/ points me to:
> > http://m6rqq6kocsyugo2laitup5nn32bwm3lh677chuodjfmggczoafzwfcad.onion/
> > 
> > I have network.dns.blockDotOnion false
> > network.http.referer.hideOnionSource true and
> > network.proxy.socks_remote_dns true.
> > Tor's https://check.torproject.org/ reports that I am using tor.  
> You should first be aware that the right way to do what you want is to
> use Tor Browser. Using any other browser with Tor is likely to not
> provide the same behavior, protections, etc:
> https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/

Ah, finally I find out how the TBB has been changed.

> So if you have a great reason to not use Tor Browser, ok, but you are
> in expert mode territory. :)

1. I did not know what they changed.
2. Where is the source code?
3. Noscript is a poor man's privacy protector. I use scriptsafe. It has
many JS fingerprinting protections. And yes, many sites do require JS. I
block as much as possible by default.

> > This: http://www.idnxcnkne4qt76tg.onion/ is said to be the tor
> > projects home page which times out. Defcon's address returns "Unable
> > to connect" without any perceptible delay.  
> This could be explained by a lot of things. My first thought is that the
> version of Tor you have is old, so it doesn't know about v3 onion
> service names (the longer safer kind). And my first suggestion for
> fixing it is to use Tor Browser.
> Hope that helps,
> --Roger

Fixed. Now tor works, thanks!
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