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Access clearnet from within Gateway

#1

Hi,

I would like to temporarily access the clearnet with a browser from within the gateway.

Can this be done? And what steps are needed?

I know that this is a bad idea but sometimes bad is good enough.

#2

I’m sure it can. But you would be completely breaking the Whonix security model. Why not just use Tor Browser in Debian?

Not a bad idea. Its a terrible idea.

Try installing a browser with apt and disabling the Whonix-Gateway firewall.

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#3

Documentation just now written.

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Logging_in_to_captive_portals#Unsafe_Browser_Installation

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#4

Nice. Thanks.

#5

Some remarks about the doc if that’s ok here:

  1. For consistency with the structure, the text

The procedure of installing firefox-esr is now complete.

may be replaced with a description of what the command that follows,

sudo --set-home -u clearnet bash

actually does.

  1. Instructions to remove the browser when done with it required in this case?

apt-get remove firefox-esr

or

apt-get purge firefox-esr

and remove user and directory?

Or not bother with it since this is clearly a specially configured Gateway only used when really necessary?

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#6

Done.

https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Logging_in_to_captive_portals&type=revision&diff=47101&oldid=47000

#7

Try using it in Debian.It should help