A few more questions:
Tue, Jul 7
Btw, Devuan is almost the same Debian with systemD removed from it.
Devuan even uses the same Debian binary repository with a few its own Devuan packages substitutions.
May I know, what do you think about Whonix vs OpenBSD in terms of security for a headless server without any GUI?
Mon, Jul 6
May I know, what do you think about Whonix vs OpenBSD in terms of security?
I guess it shall not be any harder to port Whonix to Devuan than porting it to original Debian.
There's no manual.
Sun, Jul 5
Thu, Jun 25
Thanks for the report.
Wed, Jun 24
More useful information from my tests: When I setup obfs4 using the Anon-Connection-Wizard the previous obfs4 that I used worked fine. Unfortunately I can't setup snowflake from it.
Tue, Jun 23
Sun, Jun 21
Don't know if this is indicative of anything but after I add -log snowflake-client.log -log-to-state-dir at the end of the ClientTransportPlugin snowflake line in /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/50_user.conf I obtain the following error:
Fri, Jun 19
Tor Browser onion authentication prompt:
Thu, Jun 18
What Tor related apps are broken without support for this?
Alternative to github.com now needed.
Maybe this is bound per connection similar to ephemeral Tor onion services? In that case, other VMs couldn't re-use it.
Maybe this is bound per connection similar to ephemeral Tor onion services?
Update Tor to 0.4.3.5
May 30 2020
Ticket above closed and convo moved to tails-dev.
May 29 2020
The The news report  link is nowadays broken. It redirects to another page.
Indeed. The rest is tracked under component Whonix-Host.
Should we close this ticket since Whonix-Host is precisely a "usb stick with whonix installed and ready to boot", already available as an ISO image, even if still in early stage?
May 28 2020
More points that should be removed:
May 22 2020
There's no ETA.
May 20 2020
That is a question to @Patrick , he is managing Whonix repositories.
@marmarek When do things ship in Qubes updates, from the Whonix dev repo (per Patrick's comment above)? Sorry, trying to coordinate with our training and documentation peeps for the Workstation—not "eager" just needing to manage other ppl's expectations.
May 19 2020
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May 17 2020
Yes, worth it. I guess lots of people are going to try Whonix-Host inside a virtual machine before considering installation on real hardware. That's why I even would like to have ability to run Whonix-Host inside VirtualBox.
Please post new tickets in forums as per:
Whonix. I'll ask @marmarta if she can help here.
May 16 2020
@marmarek Is this a Qubes or Whonix thing?
But forgot to add sudo install_package_list+=" debug-misc "...
May 15 2020
Just built 126.96.36.199.6-developers-only
Great! Will try to build tomorrow and report back... asap :)
Please add your build commands to Whonix wiki Dev/Whonix-Host, then I can add suggestion there how to improve these.
Not sure what you mean here?
That's probably because of T950. You'd need to remove both:
I see. But I won't lose time trying to debug this particular build, I will just try a new one and see if the problem persists. Had some problems with lack of space on the VM I am building with, maybe related. Not worth debugging if it's a one time thing. We'll see.
May 14 2020
@Patrick No biggie wrt the paid developer to implement. I like your idea on the Qubes GitHub ticket, of posting an article on the website. I'll email you separately, to coordinate on that. Said website post, I'd like to accomplish two things: one, solicit user input on any/all UX work. Two, put out the call for paid GUI dev work.
ninavizz (nina eleanor alter):
ninavizz added a comment.@Patrick I am currently working on a funding proposal, to get the UX work required to get production-ready handoffs to a developer, created.
Done, as well as further additions.
Seems I have quite a flexible notion of "asap" :)...
ninavizz (nina eleanor alter):
ninavizz added a comment.@Patrick Wow, you are FAST!! <3 Thank you! I did comment on the GitHub commit, with a "Waiting" icon (that Marta from Qubes pinged me on neglecting to include), and a grayscale "Stopped" icon—which will color better in the Qubes Tray UI. If those could make it into the commit, that would be superb.
May 13 2020
Added upload access also just now. Please try upload image.
@Patrick I am currently working on a funding proposal, to get the UX work required to get production-ready handoffs to a developer, created. The above was just a shared idea, to kickoff the conversation. My apologies for not being clear on that. I would like to work on a parallel proposal to get the development work done, to improve all of the Whonix GUI stuff; the time-sync widget menu, and the windows that enable deeper settings control.
@Patrick Wow, you are FAST!! <3 Thank you!
Done. Waiting for approval. Still uncompleted, will add instruction step by step.
I also wanted to add some pictures but I think I don't have sufficient rights...
I am not a GUI developer at this point so please don't wait for me to implement this. sdwdate-gui is from a time when Whonix had a contributor doing GUI development.
Thanks! The new sdwdate-gui icons were committed to sdwdate-gui git master just now.
Yes, by all means. Please do.
Generally, most non-controversial (and this one certainly is) wiki edits can be done without prior asking.
Glad that you liked it!
If you don't mind, I can already start modifying the Wiki page:
Warning: Whonix-Host is experimental software and still in early development. It is currently still lacking some core features, such as persistent installation in EFI mode or a working firewall on the Host, and is not yet ready for production, nor intended for end-users, only developers. Please see https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-host-developers-only-preview-version-15-0-1-2-7-released/9360 for more information on its development state. Help welcome.
What is Whonix-Host?
Whonix-Host is a complete Operating System provided by Whonix developers specifically designed to run Whonix virtual machines ("Whonix-Gateway" and "Whonix-Workstation").
May 12 2020
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Apr 23 2020
Works fine in 188.8.131.52.2-developers-only.
xfce4-power-manager is installed on Whonix-Host in 184.108.40.206.2-developers-only.
Fixed in 220.127.116.11.2-developers-only.
Setting quiet loglevel=0 in that exact order as per https://github.com/Whonix/security-misc/commit/6485df8126b52a2072824fa442e8d1dd5cb18981 does now hide [sda] Incomplete mode parameter data. However, messages by LKRG are not yet hidden.
Great news! I am rebuilding the whole package Host+gw+ws now, excited to test it out! Will report asap.
echo "options overlay metacopy=on" > /etc/modprobe.d/overlay.conf update-initramfs -u
Apr 21 2020
That would be OK but this is not my preferred solution. Reason: an unclean shutdown in Whonix installed persistent mode would with a subsequent boot into live mode would result in a failed reboot into Whonix installed live mode.
Awesome analysis and description!
Likely fixed in next build already. Updated, relevant code is here: