Website Relaunch

Nearly five years after we published OnionCat for the first time at the 25C3 in Berlin we chose that it is time now to relaunch the primary website. Nowadays, we know that there is much more surveillance in the background as many of us might have expected as Ed Snowden has disclosed.

OnionCat being a Tor-based decentralized peer-to-peer VPN is a powerful tool to protect against surveillance. It can be used to easily connect to remote systems using protocols different than HTTP such as e.g. SSH or DNS simply by using their OnionCat-created IPv6 addresses.

This website is intended to give as much useful information about OnionCat to any user who is interested in securing network communication against surveillance.
It is not complete yet but we do our best to provide more information as soon as possible.

We have several plans to improve OnionCat and add new features.
Don’t hesitate to contact as and of course have fun and feel free — as in freedom — to use OnionCat and give us feedback!

The old Trac wiki is accessible at https://www.cypherpunk.at/onioncat_trac/.


Comments

Website Relaunch — 23 Comments

  1. huhu, nice idea.

    i am planning to use OnionCat for RetroShare.

    OnionCat offers a lot of Interresting possibilitys.

    habs leider erst vor paar tagen entdeckt. ganz im verborgenen.

    grüße nach st.p

  2. Hi,

    onioncat is an excellent piece of software. I’m loving it. Where have all the services gone? For example the IRC-Server and the web-based service registration directory. Are they having new adresses or are they down?

    Greetz

    Martin

    • Unfortunately, the guys who operated those two services “disappeared” and I don’t know if somebody picked up their ideas. You’re welcome to operate a service!

          • Sorry, still not available, tried from 2 different machines:
            Jun 23 13:38:14 onioncat[2726]: [connector] trying to connect to "2niilu7gjv2cpae4.onion" [fd87:d87e:eb43:d350:85d3:e64d:7427:809c] on 12
            Jun 23 13:38:16 onioncat[2726]: [connector] SOCKS request failed, reason = 91
            Jun 23 13:38:16 onioncat[2726]: [connector] rescheduling SOCKS request

  3. Hi,

    sorry for the late reply. I discovered some strange routing issues. I set up another instance for a friend and from there I’m also not able to connect to my service mentioned above. But connecting to my second onioncat instance on another machine works very well. I’ve no explanations for that. Here is the output of a nmap scan, tried from my friends machine: http://pastebin.com/cCrd6NXX

    No luck πŸ™ but when I’m issuing the same command from my second onioncat instance it works very well: http://pastebin.com/JycQecyj

    Please try this command:
    http://pastebin.com/0xc9E3Pp

    Thanks in advance

    Martin

  4. Can’t even install it. I’ve already got Tor installed with the Vidalia bundle, plus the Tor Browser. However, if I try to install OnionCat 0.1.13 it insists that I install Tor first; “You have to install Tor first. Press Yes to download and instal Tor”. This takes you straight to the Tor Browser for Windows which I’ve already installed.

    Pressing “No” ends the instal.

    Upshot is, it is impossible to install OnionCat 0.1.13. πŸ™

  5. OnionCat ip not available from other devices in Tor network.

    I’m using Linux and installed Tor and OnionCat. My goal is to access my web server over ocat ip. I tried this:

    1. Created a Tor hidden service. Onion url: http://4ax5y56zepbahajs.onion I can this over Tor

    2. Started OnionCat with “sudo ocat 4ax5y56zepbahajs.onion -U” and received ip address “fd87:d87e:eb43:e02f:dc77:d923:c203:8132”

    3. I can ping the above ip from my local machine. Also, when I open http://[fd87:d87e:eb43:e02f:dc77:d923:c203:8132]/ in firefox, I get the webpage on local PC

    My problem is, I can NOT ping the above ip or access that url from other PC setup with Tor and *OnionCat*

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    • Most probably the reason is that you didn’t setup the correct port for OC for the hidden service. I assume that you configured something like that for your web server:
      HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/other_hidden_service/
      HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80

      OC does not use port 80 but port 8060. Thus, you have to add the following line to your torrc (directly behind the previous stanza):
      HiddenServicePort 8060 127.0.0.1:8060

      Bernhard

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