The Enterprise Onion Toolkit
Primary Supported Platforms
- Ubuntu 18.04LTS, Latest Updates
- OSX Mojave with Homebrew, Latest Updates
- Raspbian Stretch/Stretch-Lite, Latest Updates
Maillist / Group
General discussion mailllist: deployment, tweaks and tuning:
- mailto:email@example.com (via email)
- https://groups.google.com/group/eotk-users/subscribe (via web)
NB: bugs should be reported through
EOTK In the News
- Oct 2019 BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror
- Oct 2019 BBC launches dark web news site in bid to dodge censors
- Oct 2019 Tor blimey, Auntie! BBC launches dedicated dark web mirror site
- Oct 2019 BBC News heads to the dark web with new Tor mirror
- Jan 2018 Volunteer Spotlight: Alec Helps Companies Activate Onion Services
- Nov 2017 Un service Wikipedia pour le Dark Web a été lancé par un ingénieur en sécurité
- Nov 2017 Δημιουργήθηκε σκοτεινή έκδοση της Βικιπαίδειας για ανθρώπους σε λογοκριμένα καθεστώτα
- Nov 2017 A security expert built an unofficial Wikipedia for the dark web
- Nov 2017 There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia
- Oct 2017 The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service
- Apr 2017 This Company Will Create Your Own Tor Hidden Service
- Feb 2017 New Tool Takes Mere Minutes to Create Dark Web Version of Any Site
EOTK provides a tool for deploying HTTP and HTTPS onion sites to provide official onion-networking presences for popular websites.
The result is essentially a "man in the middle" proxy; you should set them up only for your own sites, or for sites which do not require login credentials of any kind.
Please refer to the Changelog.
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Important Note About Anonymity
The presumed use-case of EOTK is that you have an already-public website and you wish to give it a corresponding Onion address.
A lot of people mistakenly believe that Tor Onion Networking is "all about anonymity" - which is incorrect, since it also includes:
- extra privacy
- identity/surety of to whom you are connected
- freedom from oversight/network surveillance
- anti-blocking, and...
- enhanced integrity/tamperproofing
...none of which are the same as "anonymity", but all of which are valuable qualities to add to communications.
Further: setting up an Onion address can provide less contention, more speed & more bandwidth to people accessing your site than they would get by using Tor "Exit Nodes".
If you set up EOTK in its intended mode then your resulting site is almost certainly not going to be anonymous; for one thing your brand name (etc) will likely be plastered all over it.
If you want to set up a server which includes anonymity as well as all of the aforementioned qualities, you want to be reading an entirely different document, instead.
EOTK stands largely on the experience of work I led at Facebook to
www.facebookcorewwwi.onion, but it owes a huge debt to
Mike Tigas's work at ProPublica to put
their site into Onionspace through using NGINX as a rewriting proxy --
and that he wrote the whole experience up in great
including sample config
Reading this prodded me to learn about NGINX and then aim to shrink & genericise the solution; so thanks, Mike!
Also, thanks go to Christopher Weatherhead for acting as a local NGINX sounding board :-)
And back in history: Michal Nánási, Matt Jones, Trevor Pottinger and the rest of the FB-over-Tor team. Hugs.