gAtO hAs- been looking for this golden grail —how to customize a .onion address — but nobody knew how to do it or would never tell. Job security I guess but as I have been in i2p land and not much on Tor but I found this link to Shallot in github.com from and i2p site about Tor and i2p. Well the jig is up. I understand why it may not be a good idea for a custom name – It’s all about math and every custom digit of the 16 digit .onion address takes more time to calculate when your onion ur;l is generated in Tor. I have a new toy for a Saturday night project – Well here it is enjoy it– gAtO out
Shallot allows you to create customized .onion addresses for Tor’s hidden services. (By customized, it is meant that part of the address can be selected. Choosing an entire address would take far longer than the universe is believed to have been in existence.)
A History of Shallot
Shallot has a long history in Onion Land. In its original incarnation, Shallot was originally written by a mysterious Onion Lander called Bebop, who created its predecessor, onionhash-0.0.1, at some unknown time in the distant past. That quickly(?) evolved into onionhash 0.0.2 and 0.0.3, until Bebop and Bebop’s New Home in Onionspace mysteriously vanished. At this point, it was picked up by `Orum, who gave Shallot its current name, and went through three versions until `Orum’s site, hangman – hidden (in plain) site, went down. I (katmagic) got Shallot’s sources from Tas’s site and put them into a Git repository. I made a few modifications, wrote a new README, and put the whole thing up on GitHub for all to see.