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A while ago I wrote a thing about running an old school BBS over tor: github.com/ajroach42/Docs/blob

If you know anything about tor or BBSs, would you mind giving me some feedback on it? I'm going to polish it up and publish it today.

@Andrew (R.S Admin) That's a pretty cool idea! Not experienced enough with either topic to spot any mistakes though. I like the idea, though!

@ajroach42 synchronet...now that’s a name I hadn’t heard in a while :)

@ajroach42 I didn't think Synchronet worked on the Raspberry Pi as the Endianness is different from a PC, or have they fixed that?
@ajroach42 Huh.

I guess they've fixed it.


Are you going to write the bit about automating it in the article?
@ajroach42 Also: Does the Onion URL change if you restart the service/reboot the Pi?

@ajroach42 Make note of this command, you’ll probably end up running it a couple of times by hand, before we set it up to happen automatically.

The first time we start it, we’re going to start it by hand. Later we’ll automate this.

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@ajroach42 added to my favorites. I was a BBS kid growing up in the 80’s. Lots of great memories. This might be a fun project to do!

@ajroach42 can you recommend a kit off Amazon? So many options, not sure if one is better than another. Haven’t done anything with raspberry pi kits before.

@Snowcrash I wouldn't recommend a kit, personally.

If you're going to run it headless, you just need an SD card, a case, and a power supply. For what I'm proposing a pi 3 would work fine.

Pi, power, case, SD card. That's it.

pi adafruit.com/product/3055

case
adafruit.com/product/2258

@ajroach42 Sorry to bother you again. Can you have multiple HiddenServicePort sections in the same HiddenServiceDir of /etc/tor/torrc and thus run many services on the same Onion URL?

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Thanks.

How does the "friendly name" thing you mentioned at the bottom work (especially now V2 Onion addresses are deprecated and V3 are harder to brute-force to be friendlier)? I didn't think you could DNS to an Onion address?

@DHeadshot ah! That's the bit I'm working on now.

Basically hostfiles or running your own dns.

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