How to compile and use Shallot on Debian GNU Linux

Hello,

Here is a simple guide on how to compile and use Shallot on Debian GNU Linux.
The same procedure should work on any Linux distribution.

Shallot is used to generate an Tor .onion address that includes a specific word.
This is done by generating a private key until a match is found for the hashed hostname.

Longer words can be extremely CPU and time consuming, see the “performance” section in the README below!
https://github.com/katmagic/Shallot

1. Make sure you have gcc, make and libssl-dev

apt-get install gcc make libssl-dev

2. Download Shallot

wget https://github.com/katmagic/Shallot/archive/master.zip

3. Unzip master.zip

unzip master.zip
cd Shallot-master/

If you don’t have “unzip”, install it.

apt-get install unzip

4. Configure and compile

./configure
make

5. Test Shallot

./shallot ^test

You should get a result similar to this (but with a unique pattern after your “test” word).

----------------------------------------------------------------
Found matching domain after 763166 tries: testx2oljxiewtpy.onion
----------------------------------------------------------------
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----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-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

Now you can go ahead and use it on your Tor server.
Hope this was of any use to you.

/Trigger

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1 Comment

anon says:

Thanks for this! Made understanding this a lot simpler than other tutorials!

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