Tor v3 onion address auto-mode rule

I finally came up with an auto-mode rule that would automagically enable proxy-mode as well as exclude force-https-mode on v3 onion addresses!

((match-regex "^https?://([a-z0-9.-]+.)?[a-z2-7]{56}.onion") :included (nyxt/proxy-mode:proxy-mode) :excluded (nyxt/force-https-mode:force-https-mode))

And then here’s my proxy-mode config…

(define-configuration nyxt/proxy-mode:proxy-mode
  ((nyxt/proxy-mode:proxy (make-instance 'proxy
                                         :url (quri:uri "socks5://localhost:9050")
                                         :allowlist '("localhost")
                                         :proxied-downloads-p t))))

Perhaps someone has ideas for improvements? It’s possible, say, that the regex is slightly off, but so far, it’s worked for everything I gave it in real life!


That’s a nice one!

Maybe we should enable something like it by default?

What is the ([a-z0-9.-]+.)? in the beginning for? Are some websites not following the [a-z2-7]{56} format?

This regex can be easily expanded to support v2 too (using an additional clause with {16}) :slight_smile:

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

It’s for URLs like Brave Search https://search.brave4u7jddbv7cyviptqjc7jusxh72uik7zt6adtckl5f4nwy2v72qd.onion/, where it’s a subdomain of some onion address.

I would advise against v2 onion addresses, although I’m not entirely sure they are completely, absolutely unavailable these days. I know TBB doesn’t allow them anymore.

Oh, it never occured to me that .onion donains can have subdomains xD

Then there’s a dangerous unescaped dot before the closing parenthesis in your regex :slight_smile:

OK Mr. Smarty-Pants, does ^https?://([a-z0-9.-]+\.)?[a-z2-7]{56}\.onion look better to you? :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes, it does xD

Sorry if I was being annoying :slight_smile:

Actually, I always forget how much (one or two?) backslashes one needs to use in CL to hape properly escaped regex special characters, so it can still be “incorrect” :upside_down_face:

Another tip: instead of merely customizing proxy-mode, you can subclass it and use that instead, in case, say, you have more than just Tor for a proxy.

(define-mode tor-proxy-mode (nyxt/proxy-mode:proxy-mode)
  "Set proxy to local Tor SOCKS5 proxy."
  ((nyxt/proxy-mode:proxy (make-instance 'proxy
                                         :url (quri:uri "socks5://localhost:9050")
                                         :allowlist '("localhost")
                                         :proxied-downloads-p t))))