Onion Services Guides
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Whonix ™ handles the anonymity aspect safely and transparently allowing you to concentrate on running and managing your service.
Here are guides for some interesting use cases.
Some very useful info on scaling Onion sites was recently published in an article series on the Tor blog. 
This is a guide to help you set up your own secure and anonymous whistle blowing platform. Note that this is a standalone node and not part of a network, although you can optionally list yourself in the Leaks Directory [archive].
Multiplayer Onion Gaming
See: Onion Gaming.
SecureDrop is another widely used whistle-blowing platform installed at many news organizations. To set it up please refer to the official guide [archive]. To use SecureDrop as a source, refer to this documentation [archive] and for using SecureDrop as a journalist go here [archive]. For general information and project code go to their main Github page [archive].
For a private and anonymous DropBox alternative you can run Sparkleshare as a Onion Service [archive]. To ensure that only you and the intended parties can access the service you need to set up Onion Service Authentication, see instructions [archive].
Secure Shell is the dominant protocol for secure remote login and system administration. It is a critical component of server and internet infrastructure. Recent revelations from the Snowden documents and further analysis has uncovered weaknesses in some of the included cipher-suites, allowing abuses by resourceful Nation-State adversaries. If you run SSH in this day and age, it should be done from behind a Tor Onion Service.
- Protection by Tor
- Robust access control provided by Onion Services authentication
- NAT traversal
- No need for services like DynDNS
- https://blog.torproject.org/blog/cooking-onions-finding-onionbalance [archive]
- https://stribika.github.io/2015/01/04/secure-secure-shell.html [archive]
- Shields SSH from brute-force attacks and exploit attacks against the SSH server daemon.
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