Setting up a Tor hidden service — knowledge base

Prerequisites

Method 1 (recommended)

ControlPort 9051 CookieAuthentication 1 CookieAuthFileGroupReadable 1
ps -eo user,group,comm |egrep 'bitcoind|bitcoin-qt' |awk '{print "Bitcoin user: " $1}'
usermod -a -G tor BITCOIN_USER
proxy=127.0.0.1:9050 listen=1 bind=127.0.0.1
onlynet=onion

Method 2

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/bitcoin-service/ HiddenServicePort 8333 127.0.0.1:8333
onion=127.0.0.1:9050 listen=1 externalip=ONION_ADDR discover=1
proxy=127.0.0.1:9050 listen=1 bind=127.0.0.1 externalip=ONION_ADDR
onlynet=onion

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