Is it possible for Minetest server to work as Tor hidden service?

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Is it possible for Minetest server to work as Tor hidden service?

by Chrysolite Azalea » Post

Hello, everyone!

I want to play with my friends on Minetest server, but I am behind NAT set by ISP. But I found out that I can start my server as Tor hidden service to let my friends connect. Can Minetest server work like that? Will the bandwidth be enough for it?

Or do I have to get a virtual private server?

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Re: Is it possible for Minetest server to work as Tor hidden service?

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Minetest uses the UDP protocol which is incompatible with Tor.
Even if it was, the latency would be too terrible to play over it.

If you're looking to host a server from home there is software like Hamachi that makes this possible.
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Re: Is it possible for Minetest server to work as Tor hidden service?

by Chrysolite Azalea » Post

Thank you!

Also, is there any free software to build a VPN network? Is it possible to use OpenVPN or WireGuard? Since Hamachi is a proprietary and commercial software.

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Re: Is it possible for Minetest server to work as Tor hidden service?

by sfan5 » Post

I just mentioned Hamachi because it's a relatively easy solution I knew that worked.

Sure, you can also use OpenVPN or Wireguard, in which case it'd make sense to rent a cheap VPS which tunnels back to your home and portforward on there.
Your friends would then connect to the IP of your VPS and "arrive" at your server at home.
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