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ZeroNet

ZeroNet - Decentralized websites

Introduction[edit]

Won't work in Whonix 13. You need to wait for Whonix 14.


Connecting to Tor before ZeroNet[edit]

User -> Tor -> ZeroNet -> Internet

Since there is no package of ZeroNet in Debian yet, you have to manually install it. [1] [2]


Get ZeroNet's signing key. [3]

gpg --recv-keys "960F FF2D 6C14 5AA6 13E8 491B 5B63 BAE6 CB96 13AE"

Update your package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Install dependencies.

sudo apt-get install python-stem python-msgpack git

Get ZeroNet.

git clone https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet.git

Get into ZeroNet folder.

cd ZeroNet

Check ZeroNet signature.

git log --show-signature


Start ZeroNet. - Does not work yet! [4]

Qubes-Whonix:

./zeronet.py --tor always --fileserver_ip $(qubesdb-read /qubes-ip)

Non-Qubes-Whonix:

./zeronet.py --tor always --fileserver_ip 10.152.152.11


To reconfigure Tor Browser so you can access the local web interface, apply the following six steps.

TODO: Check with TBB series 7.0+ once it becomes stable. There are alpha series bug reports that it doesn't work https://forums.whonix.org/t/new-version-of-tbb-no-longer-accepts-foxyproxy-plugin/2565/32


Step One: Make the tbb-foxyproxy config file available to Tor Browser. [5] [6]

Run:

cp /usr/share/usability-misc/tbb-foxyproxy/foxyproxy.xml /home/user/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/


Step Two: Download and install the add-on:

Browser Settings -> Add-ons -> Search: "foxyproxy" -> Install: FoxyProxy Standard

This is safe to do since all add-ons on Mozilla's servers are now signed and verified by FireFox 43+.[7]


Step Three: Restart Tor Browser.


To reverse this and restore the default Tor Browser fingerprint its best to use a VM snapshot taken before installing the add-on. Re-downloading Tor Browser is another option in case no snapshot was taken. Alternatively FoxyProxy can be removed via about:addons -> Extensions menu.

Note: Tor Browser will soon ship with sandboxing on an opt-in basis. Unfortunately the initial sandbox versions are incompatible with such configurations and must not be enabled.[8]


Start Tor Browser.

If you are using Qubes-Whonix:

Qubes Start Menu -> Whonix-Workstation AppVM (commonly called anon-whonix) -> Tor Browser

If you are using a Non-Qubes-Whonix:

Start Menu -> Tor Browser

If you are using a terminal (Konsole):

torbrowser


Go to the ZeroNet web interface. Paste http://127.0.0.1:43110 into Tor Browser's url field and press enter.

Done. You can now use ZeroNet.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet/issues/241
  2. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=850474
  3. https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet/issues/759
  4. You won't be able to use the following specialized Tor mode, you won't be able to use --tor always in Whonix 13. It is because a newer version of control-port-filter-python will be required which will be available when Whonix 14 gets released.
  5. https://github.com/Whonix/usability-misc
  6. https://github.com/Whonix/usability-misc/blob/master/usr/share/usability-misc/tbb-foxyproxy/foxyproxy.xml
  7. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons/Extension_Signing
  8. https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2016-December/011733.html

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