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From time to time you may notice that Tor connection does not work smoothly, and this is a problem we would like to address and solve soon.
This may also be a reason of slow start-up when you first launch the StarNet program.
Tor by default should be in disconnect; only when mannually switch on, program then tries to connect with Tor server.
In Tor mode it's recommended to use StarNet in Tor Browser:
•Start the Tor Browser
•Go to address about:preferences#advanced
•Enter 127.0.0.1 to field No proxy for
Upgrade to latest version of Tor (we need 0.2.7.5+), follow these instructions eg. for Debian:
•echo 'deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org jessie main'>> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list
•gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
•gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add -
•apt-get install tor
Edit config to enable control protocol:
•Remove the # character from lines ControlPort 9051 and CookieAuthentication 1 (line ~57)
•Add permission yourself to read the auth cookie by usermod -a -G debian-tor [yourlinuxuser]
(if you are not on Debian check the file's user group by ls -al /var/run/tor/control.authcookie)
•Logout/Login with your user to apply group changes
Tip: You can verify if your Tor running correctly using echo 'PROTOCOLINFO' | nc 127.0.0.1 9051
Tip: It's also possible to use without modifying torrc (or using older version of Tor clients) by running it zeronet.py --tor disable --proxy 127.0.0.1:9050 --disable_udp, but then you will loose ability to talk with other .onion addresses.
If you want to hide your IP, click Tor > Enable Tor for every connection on StarNet Homepage.
On Windows Tor is bundled with StarNet for other OS follow Tor install instructions, edit your torrc configuration file by removing # from line # ControlPort 9051 then restart your Tor service and StarNet.
Tip: You can verify your IP address using Stats page.
Tip: If you get connection errors make sure you have the latest version of Tor installed. (0.2.7.5+ required)