Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#9576 closed defect (user disappeared)

Tor can't connect to Hidden Services (.onion)

Reported by: randomtoruser Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor:
Severity: Keywords: tor, vidalia, backtrack, 5r3, error, connect
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


Hello, I've been trying to get Tor to work when connecting to Hidden services.

Tor can connect to normal (HTTP/HTTPS) sites perfectly fine, and "" says that my tor is upto date and that I'm using Tor, but I can't connect to .onion sites.

Here's the message log.
Aug 24 17:43:58.626 [Notice] Tor v0.2.3.25 (git-17c24b3118224d65) running on Linux.
Aug 24 17:43:58.627 [Notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at
Aug 24 17:43:58.628 [Notice] Read configuration file "/programs/tor-browser_en-US/App/../Data/Tor/torrc".
Aug 24 17:44:02.262 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 2.0.21-stable using method epoll (with changelist). Good.
Aug 24 17:44:02.263 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on
Aug 24 17:44:02.263 [Notice] Opening Control listener on
Aug 24 17:44:02.263 [Notice] Parsing GEOIP file ./Data/Tor/geoip.
Aug 24 17:44:02.264 [Warning] You are running Tor as root. You don't need to, and you probably shouldn't.
Aug 24 17:44:02.264 [Notice] No AES engine found; using AES_* functions.
Aug 24 17:44:02.264 [Notice] This OpenSSL has a good implementation of counter mode; using it.
Aug 24 17:44:02.265 [Notice] OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0k 5 Feb 2013 looks like version 0.9.8m or later; I will try SSL_OP to enable renegotiation
Aug 24 17:44:02.265 [Notice] Reloaded microdescriptor cache. Found 4205 descriptors.
Aug 24 17:44:02.266 [Notice] We now have enough directory information to build circuits.
Aug 24 17:44:02.266 [Notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network.
Aug 24 17:44:02.266 [Notice] New control connection opened.
Aug 24 17:44:02.267 [Notice] Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 0:00 hours, with 1 circuits open. I've sent 0 kB and received 0 kB.
Aug 24 17:44:02.443 [Notice] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop.
Aug 24 17:44:04.481 [Notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit.
Aug 24 17:44:11.464 [Notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Aug 24 17:44:11.464 [Notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.
Aug 24 17:49:36.420 [Notice] Closing stream for '[scrubbed].onion': hidden service is unavailable (try again later).
Aug 24 17:50:41.310 [Notice] Closing stream for '[scrubbed].onion': hidden service is unavailable (try again later).

I am running Backtrack5R3, "tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-12-dev-en-US" is the .tar.gz filename, latest version for GNU/linux.
I haven't created another account for normal usage (non-root), so I've just commented out the anti-root part in the "start-tor-browser"

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by randomtoruser

Also, I forgot to mention...
I created a new ticket even though there is 4 or 5 of the same type (that I could find) because either they had other errors that were causing this one or the solutions in those tickets didn't work for me.

And here's my torrc.
# This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved
# The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig.1 or similar, and Tor will ignore it

AvoidDiskWrites 1
ControlPort 9151
DataDirectory /programs/tor-browser_en-US/Data/Tor
DirReqStatistics 0
GeoIPFile ./Data/Tor/geoip
Log notice stdout
SocksPort 9150
StrictNodes 1
CookieAuthentication 0

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by cypherpunks

Are you sure the hidden service wasn't down?

Try the following .onions (grabbed from
Tor homepage: http://idnxcnkne4qt76tg.onion/
Tor package archive: http://j6im4v42ur6dpic3.onion/
Tor media archive: http://p3igkncehackjtib.onion/
Tor bug tracker: http://vwp5zrdfwmw4avcq.onion/
DuckDuckGo: http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/
Example hidden service: http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Resolution: user disappeared
Status: newclosed

closing as 'user disappeared'. Please reopen if this is reproducible with a service that is definitely not down.

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