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# Additional resources
### Configure Daemon to allow RPC
## Connecting to your node from a local wallet
File: `~/.bitmonero/bitmonero.conf` (in the home directory of the Monero user)
File: `/etc/torrc`
## GUI
``` HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/monero-service/ HiddenServicePort 18081 ``` Restart Tor: ``` sudo systemctl restart [email protected] ```
If everything looks good, make a note of the hidden service (onion address) name: ``` sudo cat /var/lib/tor/monero-service/hostname ``` It will be something like 4dcj312uxag2r6ye.onion -- use this for `HIDDEN_SERVICE` below.
If you are interested in experimenting with the GUI over Tor, you can try `torsocks` (note this may leak info -- do not rely on it if your life depends on maintaining anonymity). Here is an example on MacOS, adjust as needed for the Linux GUI: ``` torsocks --port 9150 /Applications/monero-wallet-gui.app/Contents/MacOS/monero-wallet-gui ```
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In future versions of the GUI, we expect to add direct Tor / I2P support so that `torsocks` + commandline are not needed.
In this example, we don't use Tor for interacting with the p2p network, just to connect to the monero node, so only RPC hidden service is needed.
Make sure the daemon started correctly: ``` tail -f ~/.bitmonero/bitmonero.log ```
Make sure Tor started correctly: ``` sudo systemctl status [email protected] ```
Make sure you have Tor running locally so you can connect to the Tor network. One simple way on the Mac is to just start the Tor browser and use its Tor daemon.
``` no-igd=1 restricted-rpc=1 rpc-login=USERNAME:PASSWORD ``` (Make up a USERNAME and PASSWORD to use for RPC)
Once it is working, you can connect using your cli wallet: ``` ./monero-wallet-cli --proxy --daemon-host HIDDEN_SERVICE.onion --trusted-daemon --daemon-login USERNAME:PASSWORD --wallet-file ~/PATH/TO/YOUR/WALLET ``` Replace values above as needed.
Restart the Daemon: `monerod stop_daemon; sleep 10; monerod --detach`
Then test a simple RPC command, eg: ``` curl --socks5-hostname -u USERNAME:PASSWORD --digest -X POST http://HIDDEN_SERVICE.onion:18081/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"get_info"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' ``` Replace `USERNAME`, `PASSWORD`, and `HIDDEN_SERVICE` with values from above. Change `9150` to another port if needed by your local Tor daemon.