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AnOminous

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What's wrong with just having a link to the onion on the front page?
 

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Recent versions of Tor Browser introduced support of Onion-Location header, which, if present, offers user to visit hidden service instead of regular clearnet domain. Maybe it's a good idea to add it here, too.
It seems problematic to redirect users to another entire network than they requested. Suppose they don't want to go to the onion for whatever reason. Suppose it's broken as it often is. Now you can't get to the site at all.
Onion-location is opt-in with respect to browser settings. Try visiting https://torproject.org in Tor Browser. If "Prioritize .onion sites when known" (browser setting) is enabled, it will smoothly redirect to http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/index.html (no refresh, no lag), otherwise it will just show ".onion available" in the URL bar. The default is "Ask every time".
 

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Weird, for the first time ever I apparently lucked into an exit node that didn't get flagged by Cloudflare and redirected to the onion.

Tried changing my exit node just to verify and sure enough it still does the Cloudflare captcha and then redirects me to onion. So it hasn't been turned off, I just happened to find an exit node that wasn't on the list.

Onion-location is opt-in with respect to browser settings. Try visiting https://torproject.org in Tor Browser. If "Prioritize .onion sites when known" (browser setting) is enabled, it will smoothly redirect to http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/index.html (no refresh, no lag), otherwise it will just show ".onion available" in the URL bar. The default is "Ask every time".
Brave's Tor mode apparently doesn't support it. :(
 

hundredpercent

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Weird, for the first time ever I apparently lucked into an exit node that didn't get flagged by Cloudflare and redirected to the onion.

Tried changing my exit node just to verify and sure enough it still does the Cloudflare captcha and then redirects me to onion. So it hasn't been turned off, I just happened to find an exit node that wasn't on the list.
This doesn't happen with Tor Browser. I have never gotten a captcha for Kiwi Farms. Brave's Tor implementation is probably broken.
Brave's Tor mode apparently doesn't support it. :(
Broken. Use Tor Browser or use a regular VPN.
 

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This doesn't happen with Tor Browser. I have never gotten a captcha for Kiwi Farms. Brave's Tor implementation is probably broken.
As long as you're using the onion URL you will never see a captcha. That only appears if you try to access the Cloudflare-protected clearnet site and Cloudflare detects that the request is coming from an IP address that has been detected as suspicious (which Tor exit nodes almost always are).
 

hundredpercent

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As long as you're using the onion URL you will never see a captcha. That only appears if you try to access the Cloudflare-protected clearnet site and Cloudflare detects that the request is coming from an IP address that has been detected as suspicious (which Tor exit nodes almost always are).
I am using Tor Browser. If I go to kiwifarms.net, I will either get an instant redirect or standard Kiwi Farms without captcha. Your browser is broken.
 

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I am thankful Null maintains a real hidden service for KF.

I just wish TOR browser had a way to block the redirect to the .onion. When the hidden service is down I can't get to this site at all because the .NET automatically redirects me to the broken .onion. This isn't a KF only issue. It happens on other sites that run on both sides.
 

hundredpercent

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I am thankful Null maintains a real hidden service for KF.

I just wish TOR browser had a way to block the redirect to the .onion. When the hidden service is down I can't get to this site at all because the .NET automatically redirects me to the broken .onion. This isn't a KF only issue. It happens on other sites that run on both sides.
If the site is configured correctly, you can block it. Open Preferences, go to Privacy & Security, set "Onion Services" to "Ask every time".

If you want a workaround, go to x.kiwifarms.net, click the green lock by the address field, and select "New Circuit for this Site". Check if it works with the main domain, and repeat until you're no longer redirected.

This trick also works for YouTube, by the way.
 

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@Null - FYI, over the past 20-30 hours or so have seen an increasing number of periods where the onion service is unavailable or very slow. Seems to take effect for a few minutes at a time, regular domain appears still to work. Raising it in case there's an attack on the onion service or something.
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Null - FYI, over the past 20-30 hours or so have seen an increasing number of periods where the onion service is unavailable or very slow. Seems to take effect for a few minutes at a time, regular domain appears still to work. Raising it in case there's an attack on the onion service or something.
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Can confirm. It's been super flaky and now appears to be down entirely. Restarting Tor would fix it briefly, but now it's just gone.
 

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The .onion being offline isn't a big deal since I can get to the .net fine. It's the forced redirect that keeps fucking me. :(
I can use the site for a while then bang, I get redirected to the broken .onion and that's it for the rest of the day.
 

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I also lucked into a sneaky exit node and I must say this whole situation has been a PITA. Or maybe the redirect is disabled? If so thanks @Null!

EDIT: now I got redirected to a working onion
 
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I can use the site for a while then bang, I get redirected to the broken .onion and that's it for the rest of the day.
For what it's worth, if the onion goes down again and this starts happening again, open a tab to zzz.kiwifarms.net, which is just going to be an error page and won't redirect you. That allows you to get a new Tor circuit for the site, and then open a tab to kiwifarms.net to see whether you get one that actually works. If not, go back to the zzz tab and repeat. Often took 5 or 6 tries to get a circuit that would send me to .net before it tried to redirect me to onion.

It seemed like any decent length of idle time (sometimes just reading a whole page of posts) would end up generating a new Tor circuit due to the inactivity, and usually causing it to break again, so I'd end up having to do that pretty often.

I'm wondering if there are just some Tor nodes that are configured to force redirection to onion regardless of what you're asking for on your end.
EDIT: now I got redirected to a working onion
Yeah, it's finally working again.
 

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Yep all good now. Thanks Null.
When its working KF's .onion is great. Fast af tbh fam.

(((Salt))), Ill keep the zzz trick in mind if it ever happens again.
 
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