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How to Setup TOR on Blocknet (BLOCK)


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 Bitcoin Wiki is a good source for different ways to set this up. But for a basic version running Linux, specifically Ubuntu, read below.
https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Setting_up_a_Tor_hidden_service

Setup TOR, the easy way is

sudo apt-get install tor

Otherwise look here https://2019.www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en

Once that is done lets add the hidden service, which will be your onion address.

sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc

Now add this to the file. Blocknet might only work with v2, and might not work with v3, so we force that option.

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service_blocknet/
HiddenServiceVersion 2
HiddenServicePort 41412 127.0.0.1:41412

Close and save, then restart the tor service.

sudo service tor restart

To get your new onion address.

sudo cat /var/lib/tor/hidden_service_blocknet/hostname

Now to setup the blocknet wallet, stop your Blocknet wallet and edit the blocknet.conf

nano ~/.blocknet/blocknet.conf

Add these lines, and this is where reading through the Bitcoin Wiki link above is a good idea.

onion=127.0.0.1:9050
externalip=yournewonionaddress.onion
listen=1
discover=1

I like to remove peers.dat before restarting the wallet, now restart, and hopefully some others have setup onion's to connect to.

here is one to try as an addnode

47cv7y5hopidftc6.onion

To addnode either in blocknet.conf

addnode=47cv7y5hopidftc6.onion

or in console

addnode 47cv7y5hopidftc6.onion add

To go through the tor network completely

proxy=127.0.0.1:9050
bind=127.0.0.1
externalip=yournewonionaddress.onion
listen=1
discover=1

Read up on the Bitcoin TOR wiki for some options on how to go more anonymous or less anonymous.

getnetworkinfo command should show this once its setup on your daemon / QT

    {
      "name": "onion",
      "limited": false,
      "reachable": true,
      "proxy": "127.0.0.1:9050",
      "proxy_randomize_credentials": true
    }
  ],
  "relayfee": 0.00010000,
  "incrementalfee": 0.00001000,
  "localaddresses": [
    {
      "address": "47cv7y5hopidftc6.onion",
      "port": 41412,
      "score": 4
    }
  ],

 

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