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whonixsetup, when selecting "tor is censored in my area" says "Go add bridges to torrc and come back". The advice " Start -> Applications -> torrc" needs to be changed to Start -> Applications -> System -> torrc

torrc.examples shows how to add bridges (but should obfs4 have the "managed" line?). It gives a link, but there is a better link:
https://bridges.torproject.org/options

However, once you have those bridges, it looks like you can copy and paste them into your torrc. A careful reading of torrc.examples shows that you need to put "bridge" before each line.

I can't remember: is host -> guest clipboard sharing enabled by default in the gateway ova?

Right now it's tough for a new user to connect via bridges. I'm thinking about how to make it easier.

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JasonJAyalaP updated the task description. (Show Details)Jun 3 2017, 1:38 AM
JasonJAyalaP updated the task description. (Show Details)Jun 3 2017, 1:41 AM

There is a lot great news going on with anon-connection-wizard recently. iry is our GSoC student working on anon-connection-wizard. Pointed iry to this ticket.

https://forums.whonix.org/t/graphical-gui-whonix-setup-wizard-anon-connection-wizard-technical-discussion/650/247

I can't remember: is host -> guest clipboard sharing enabled by default in the gateway ova?

Yes.

( Documented here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/VirtualBox/Guest_Additions#Clipboard_Sharing )

iry added a subscriber: iry.Jun 4 2017, 2:31 AM
iry claimed this task.Jun 4 2017, 4:57 AM

whonixsetup, when selecting "tor is censored in my area" says "Go add bridges to torrc and come back". The advice " Start -> Applications -> torrc" needs to be changed to Start -> Applications -> System -> torrc

Thank you so much for bring up this problem, JasonJAyalaP!
I just fixed that: https://github.com/Whonix/whonix-setup-wizard/pull/1

iry added a comment.Jun 4 2017, 5:42 AM

(but should obfs4 have the "managed" line?).

Good question! I am curious about the answer, too.

I posted the question to the Whonix Forum
hope someone who is familiar with that could answer it: https://forums.whonix.org/t/should-obfs4-have-the-managed-line/3991

Anything left to do here?

Yes.

iry is handling the changing the the whonixsetup text. I'm hoping he can put in better text about how to edit the torrc file for bridges (instead of "go do it").

iry added a comment.Jun 8 2017, 4:11 AM

I'm hoping he can put in better text about how to edit the torrc file for bridges (instead of "go do it").

How do you like the following instructions?
<p>A detailed instructions on how to do this can be found in /etc/tor/torrc.example file's Bridges section</p>
<blockquote>Start Menu -> Applications -> System -> Torrc.example</blockquote>

Notice that I have no idea how to find the path to torrc.example in graphical gateway. Could anyone help me to check if the information in block quote is correct or not please?

BTW, the instruction is not perfect, but hopefully we will not use it any more when the anon-connection-wizard replace whonix-setup-wizard.

@iry I'm fine with those instructions. You're right to point out that replacing the whole thing (and making it automated as possible) is the right answer. To open torrc.example in graphical gateway, it is indeed how you wrote it.

iry (iry):

Notice that I have no idea how to find the path to torrc.example in graphical gateway. Could anyone help me to check if the information in block quote is correct or not please?

cd /etc/tor
ls -la

There it is.

iry added a comment.Jun 9 2017, 5:43 AM

Thank you so mcuh for your feedback and instructions!

Here is my pull request:
https://github.com/Whonix/whonix-setup-wizard/pull/2

iry added a comment.Jun 30 2017, 5:28 AM

Is there anything left to do?

Patrick edited projects, added Whonix 16; removed Whonix 14.Jul 23 2017, 5:52 PM