Onionsite has disconnected
With the release of Tor Browser 11.0, I remembered that I have an onion site so I figured it was a good time to see how it was doing. However, I must have been sleeping in class because the Tor Browser informed me that the site was most likely offline.
After checking and confirming that the tor.service was active and running on my server I issued a restart to see if that would fix the problem. Well, it didn’t, but the output from systemd’s journal was clear enough:
Nov 09 13:52:59.134 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc". Nov 09 13:52:59.135 [warn] Onion services version 2 are obsolete. Please see https://blog.torproject.org/v2-deprecation-timeline for more details and for instructions on how to transition to version 3. Nov 09 13:52:59.135 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to configure rendezvous options. See logs for details. Nov 09 13:52:59.136 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
Onion services version 2 are obsolete with Tor 0.4.6.x. How the time does fly. I find it remarkable that this misconfiguration didn’t cause the systemd service to fail, but I digress. A quick edit of
/etc/tor/torrc to remove the version 2 service, and I should be back in business in no time.
# Now obsolete /0\ HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service HiddenServiceVersion 2 HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:8080
After the removal, another restart of the tor.service had everything running smoothly again.
Tor can’t help you if you use it wrong!
- The Tor Project
Thanks for all the fish:
slackiuxopmaoigo.onion: November 05, 2016 - November 09, 2021
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