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When you execute the command, you should get some info about the remote daemon if everything is working correctly. If not, add a ` -v ` to the beginning and try to debug why it's not connecting, check firewalls, password, etc.
We only need to configure the RPC server to run as a hidden service here on port `18081`.
[Using Tor](https://github.com/monero-project/monero#using-tor) (Monero README)
This will allow the GUI to communicate with the Tor network. Once the GUI is open and a wallet loaded, you must configure it to connect to your Tor hidden service by adding your onion address to: "Settings > Node > Remote node > Address".
Then test a simple RPC command, eg: ``` curl --socks5-hostname 127.0.0.1:9150 -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.
Restart the Daemon: `monerod stop_daemon; sleep 10; monerod --detach`
Once it is working, you can connect using your cli wallet: ``` ./monero-wallet-cli --proxy 127.0.0.1:9150 --daemon-host HIDDEN_SERVICE.onion --trusted-daemon --daemon-login USERNAME:PASSWORD --wallet-file ~/PATH/TO/YOUR/WALLET ``` Replace values above as needed.
``` no-igd=1 restricted-rpc=1 rpc-login=USERNAME:PASSWORD ``` (Make up a USERNAME and PASSWORD to use for RPC)
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.
Make sure Tor started correctly: ``` sudo systemctl status [email protected] ```
Make sure [Tor is installed](https://community.torproject.org/relay/setup/bridge/debian-ubuntu/) and running correctly, then proceed.
Make sure the daemon started correctly: ``` tail -f ~/.bitmonero/bitmonero.log ```
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.
In future versions of the GUI, we expect to add direct Tor / I2P support so that `torsocks` + commandline are not needed.
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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 ```
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.
``` HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/monero-service/ HiddenServicePort 18081 127.0.0.1:18081 ``` Restart Tor: ``` sudo systemctl restart [email protected] ```
## GUI
File: `/etc/torrc`