Tor access

How can I federate my server with onion servers?

First, you should make sure Tor is installed on your server. Then, there's two ways to go about it. Prosody server has excellent Tor/onion integration with mod_onions.

If you don't want to use this module, or are not using Prosody, you may consider configuring Tor as a transparent proxy. Tor will answer to DNS queries about onion services (for example, on port 5352), announcing a record for a local address (for example in the range), which iptables will forward through Tor's SOCKS5 proxy (for example,

Step 1: Add to Tor config (usually /etc/tor/torrc):

VirtualAddrNetworkIPv6 [FE80::]/10
AutomapHostsOnResolve 1
TransPort [::1]:9040
DNSPort 5352

Step 2: Add in iptables config (usually /etc/iptables/iptables.rules):

-A OUTPUT -d -p tcp -j REDIRECT --to-ports 9040

Step 3: Add in dnsmasq or other resolver's config (usually /etc/dnsmasq.conf)

Finally, configure your DNS resolver to use Tor's exposed transparent onion resolver as source of authority of ".onion" domain. For example, with dnsmasq you may simply add to /etc/dnsmasq.conf: