Ansible Playbook for the Dark.Fail Onion Mirror Guidelines

Dark.Fail is a dual stack (clearnet + .onion) website whose stated purpose is “to compile a list of ‘official’ .onion links to serve as an anti phishing resource”.

To aid in their (and everyone’s) ability to confirm if a given .onion mirror is legitimate or not the Dark.Fail website has proposed the “Onion Mirror Guidelines”.

This blog post discusses the OMG and Ablative’s OMG Ansible role that is available on Ansible Galaxy.

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Onion Only IRCd - Part 1

Since the early days of QuakeNet I’ve always wanted to run an IRC server but I’ve never had a real reason to do so. With Ablative Hosting starting to gain traction I’ve found that some people don’t want to send an email to ask a question or get support. It seems I now have my reason.
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Proxying Monero

One of the key elements of Ablative Hosting is that it will primarily use cryptocurrencies so it can’t have it’s funding sources pulled as happened to FetLife. Bitcoin transactions are entirely public, ZCash has issues when moving funds between shielded and normal addresses so for the customer who demands the utmost privacy the obvious choice is Monero. When I first set about implementing support for generating Monero addresses (and monitoring transactions to the that address) I had standardised on using nginx to reverse proxy connections to various daemons.
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