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[SOLVED] How to set up onion service?

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[SOLVED] How to set up onion service?

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I want to serve a website through tor, so that I don't have to pay a hosting service or provide my ip to the users.

I've followed the steps on Arch Wiki and

Step 0: Get a working Tor

$ yay -S tor
$ sudo systemctl enable --now tor.service

Step 1: Get a web server working

Previous steps.
$ cd ~/code/go/stash-box
$ ./stash-box --host --port 9998 &

Step 2: Configure your Tor Onion Service

Added this lines to /etc/tor/torrc
HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/media_wiki/
HiddenServicePort 9998

Step 3: Restart Tor and check that it worked

$ sudo systemctl restart tor

Step 4: Test that your Onion Service works

When I visit the address in /var/lib/tor/media_wiki/hostname with the Tor Browser I see an Unable to connect message.

What else do I have to do?

Tags: linux arch-linux manjaro tor