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Re: [tor-talk] Problem with where hidden_services able to be placed/permissions.
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If you installed from deb.torproject.org I assume you are using Tor
0.2.6.10, correct? (run # tor --version to check this).
Please explain once again what you did, I don't exactly understand.
Have you restored a hidden service for which you had backups of
private_key and hostname files? Or did you leave Tor to create a new
hidden service? What do you mean by 'set-up a directory in user's
If you have installed via apt, your datadirectory should be
/var/lib/tor, unless you didn't change it by modifying torrc. Do you
see there files like cached-microdesc-consensus, lock, state, etc.?
Also, the username who should run Tor on your system is debian-tor.
Please provide more details and torrc entries.
On 8/10/2015 11:49 PM, MaQ wrote:
> I tried a couple of things.
> Gave complete permissions to user at
> /var/lib/tor/hidden_services/hostname recursively AND
> set-up a directory in user's Documents folder.
> In both instances Tor would not make a connection. Had to revert
> all settings back to only allowing files to be placed with root
> restrictions in /var/lib/tor/ (torrc was correctly set to best of
> knowledge in both instances).
> I'm using Debian, Tor was installed from apt repositories using
> instructions from torproject.org, with adding line to sources.list
> and keyring, etc.
> Need user to have access to hostname file.
> Did read something about differences in privileges depending if
> using apt or downloading tarball?
> What is solution?
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