Thomas White
Thomas White

Privacy and technology activist. Full time Linuxer. Audentes fortuna adiuvat.

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Rebooting on Out of Memory Error

Out of memory errors can be a real nightmare. While the OOM killer will do a decent job at keeping the system stable, sometimes it can also get overwhelmed and killing the processes may only put the system into perpetual instability. Instead, if the situation gets so bad that the OOM killer is invoked, I prefer to restart the system. I s…

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Creating your first hidden service Part 2

Great, you've got your first hidden service set up, and you're ready to do a little more work to secure it. In this post, we will be looking at ensuring Nginx only serves traffic through the Tor process and set up a very basic firewall configuration to block inbound traffic other than whitelisted protocols and services. As with my previou…

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Creating your first hidden service Part 1

If you've kept up with the latest news, you've probably heard the word "Dark web" or "Dark net" or "Deep web" bandied around quite loosely, usually in the context of some murky illegal activities. The reality of this though, is that this "dark net" is simply a term used to describe corners of the internet which reside on the Tor network,…

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