Yep that's what I'm up to. It all started when I just happened to find out about Tor and ran into "this"
on their site. Being the curious little cuss that I am I decided to try it out to see what its all about.
I followed these instructions in step one;
HiddenServiceDir C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\hidden_service\
HiddenServicePort 80 www.google.com:80
They did what they were supposed to do and setup the files that they were supposed to setup but I had to run search to find the files. Q: How do I get that 'Application Data' folder to show up where I can just click my way to it? At the moment it is kind of on the invisible side and I have to use search to get to it.
Anyway when I finally found the file that had the host name in it I copied it to the browser and Wa-la I got the Google front page so I continued on to step two and this is where I run into a stumbling block because I think that those instructions are just for Unix and OS X operating systems and not for windows.
I followed this instruction;
If you're on Windows, you might pick Savant
, and be sure to configure it to bind only to localhost. You should also figure out what port you're listening on, because you'll use it below.
Stumbling block number 1 is the fact that I have no idea how to set either one of those up to bind only to localhost. Stumbling block number 2 is the fact that I have no idea how to figure out what port my PC listens to anything on.
I understand the reason given in those instructions for binding the web server to the local host I just don't know how to do it.
Next comes this:
Once you've got your web server set up, make sure it works: open your browser and go to http://localhost:5222/
, where 5222 is the port that you picked above. Then try putting a file in the main html directory, and make sure it shows up when you access the site.
That just does not work at all, all I get is page cannot be displayed when I enter http://localhost:5222
and if I just put in localhost I get a 404 saying that the domain name could not be resolved.
When I try to follow step three I get the same results so I'm stuck! *screams and pulls hair*
As to step four all I know is that I had taken their advice and downloaded Savant for this project. Now I'm not too sure about that program as there doesn't seem to be a lot of help available for it.
Any thoughts on this thing?