OnionBalance provides load-balancing and redundancy for Tor hidden services
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The OnionBalance software allows for Tor hidden service requests to be distributed across multiple backend Tor instances. OnionBalance provides load-balancing while also making onion services more resilient and reliable by eliminating single points-of-failure.

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Getting Started

Installation and usage documentation is available at https://onionbalance.readthedocs.org.


This software is under active development and likely contains many bugs. Please open bugs on Github if you discover any issues with the software or documentation.

I can also be contacted by PGP email or on IRC at #onionbalance on the OFTC network.

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