Instead of using the Tor bundle, I have done the full routing for Tor in my Linux router ; including DNS as in resolving DNS via Tor
I can pretty well open
.onion sites using
However when using Firefox either in my FreeBSD or MacOS machines it says
Site not found. What is happening?
P.S. I am aware of the security implications. This question is more concerned why a plain Firefox browser is not able to open such an address.
Here is Solutions:
Nowadays for security reasons, the Firefox DNS resolver blocks names ending up with the domain
.onion by default.
You have to perform the following steps:
- It will then complain about "This might void your warranty!" (duh?), you click "I accept the risk"
- Then in the search field above your write
onion; the keyword
- Double click on that line, the (boolean)
Valuefield with change from
Presto, your firefox can now open
According to this page, this new setting has been added in newer versions of Firefox (starting from the version 45.0).
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂