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Re: Example hidden service issue

Karsten Loesing <karsten.loesing@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> > In the documentation it tells you to set up an example hidden service
> > pointing at google.com, eg:
> > 
> > HiddenServicePort 80 www.google.com:80
> > 
> > I've just started looking at hidden services so I'm not exactly sure
> > how they work yet, but if I'm correct, by setting that up and testing
> > it surely you'll be connecting to www.google.com on port 80 from the
> > server with your hidden service and doing a:
> > 
> > GET / HTTP/1.1
> > Host: youronionaddress
> > 
> > Wont that give google a map of Real IP -> Hidden service name?
> In fact, that is not the information you want to hide. The server that
> is to be hidden may know which Tor node is actually hiding it. Hidden
> services are meant to hide the locations of the servers (here: Google)
> from others.

The problem is that:
instructs the user to first test the setup with
Google as hidden service, and then switch to the real on,
using the same onion address:

|Step Three: Connect your web server to your hidden service
|This part is very simple. Open up your torrc again, and change the
|HiddenServicePort line from "www.google.com:80" to "localhost:5222".
|Then restart Tor. Make sure that it's working by reloading your hidden
|service hostname in your browser.

Sounds like a pretty bad idea to me too.


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