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improve usability of user -> Tor -> VPN/proxy Tunnel support
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Description

Issue:

Tunneling lovers are often confused why there applications are "only" routed through Tor and not user -> Tor -> VPN/proxy/ssh due to Whonix's stream isolation design.


To aid this, in such cases, we could on documentation side:

  • disable uwt wrappers (documented here) (done)
  • enable Transparent Proxying for Tor Browser (documented here) (done)

And on technical side:

  • whonix-ws-firewall needs a VPN_FIREWALL feature -> T158

Implementation idea:

whonixadvsetup on Whonix-Workstation could get a new menu point I would like to keep as simple by default for users who are not interested in user -> Tor -> VPN/proxy/ssh.

Title:

VPN/proxy/ssh Tunnel support

Text:

Do you plan to tunnel a VPN, proxy or ssh through Tor (user -> Tor -> VPN/proxy/ssh -> destination)?

Most users don't need this. If you don't know, just choose No.

Question:

Yes / No (Default: No)

Also also a details button, where it is explained in detail or links to documentation.

If "No" gets chosen -> just do nothing and continue.

If "Yes" gets chosen. It could be either a textual feature or really do something (T143).

Details

Impact
Normal

Event Timeline

Patrick updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 7 2015, 5:44 PM
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Patrick updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 10 2015, 2:13 PM
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Patrick renamed this task from user -> Tor -> VPN/proxy Tunnel support to improve usability of user -> Tor -> VPN/proxy Tunnel support .
Patrick updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 9 2016, 6:53 PM
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