@Gargron Requires ssl so it's like normal but you need to have a self signed cert
@Sir_Boops Imagine you're explaining it to someone who never used Tor (because you are)
> Setup mastodon following the usual steps except generate a self-signed cert ( Because you /can't/ get certs for .onion addresses )
> Install tor and add append these three lines to the end of the torrc file
HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/<some name>/
HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80
HiddenServicePort 443 127.0.0.1:443
And that's it it's now on tor
Now it won't fed because other instances won't take the broken ssl but that's a masto issue ;p
@Sir_Boops How install tor? apt install tor?
It is also recommended to use the new version of Onion Services by adding HiddenServiceVersion 3 right after what Sir_Boops said, as explained here: https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-onion-service.html.en#four
@Sir_Boops @Gargron @mrtino the difference is that onion routing confirms the identity by making it really hard to claim a specific identity (you'd need to generate a key with the same hash) whereas HTTPS confirms the identity of something human-readable (a domain name) and therefore requires at least some level of trust in the certificate before you can send any data
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