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Anonymize /etc/machine-id

In anon-base-files, there’s an anonymous /var/lib/dbus/machine-id which is meant to be shared across multiple anonymity focused distros. It doesn’t have a /etc/machine-id though.

Is there any reason not to anonymize this as well?

If not, it should be the same as /var/lib/dbus/machine-id.

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Why doesn’t it exist on my system? Deprecated file, no longer in use? Something still using it?

Does Tails ship one?

related: https://phabricator.whonix.org/T582

Something useful inside https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/machine-id.html?

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It exists on mine. Might be a Qubes thing?

Not that I’m aware of.

It does but they don’t seem to have done anything with it yet.

https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/7100

Could you please read above link (if not done already) (it talks about
the format of the file), and then implement?

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It says it’s the same format as the D-Bus machine ID (/var/lib/dbus/machine-id).

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Merged. :slight_smile:

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Not great during upgrades.

Setting up anon-base-files (3:3.6-1) ...

Configuration file '/etc/machine-id'
 ==> File on system created by you or by a script.
 ==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
   What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
    Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
    N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
      D     : show the differences between the versions
      Z     : start a shell to examine the situation
 The default action is to keep your current version.
*** machine-id (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ? 

Can we avoid this interactive dpkg conflict resolution dialog? Somehow preseed saying yes?

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Not sure. I’m not that experienced with dpkg.

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Anonimizar Machine-id solo es una parte , los ataques que rompen a la red tor buscan algo mas concreto que pueda ser utilizado en el forence como su numero unico de ID / Software IDs Attack / SIA
/proc/sys/kernel/random/boot_id

Hi jonathanvlan

Welcome to the Whonix community
¡Bienvenido a la comunidad de Whonix!

Used Google translate but not sure of the accuracy.
Usé el traductor de Google pero no estoy seguro de la exactitud.

Anonymize Machine-id is only a part, the attacks that break the network are looking for something more concrete that can be used in the forence as your unique ID / Software IDs Attack / SIA number
/ proc / sys / kernel / random / boot_id

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/proc/sys/kernel/random/boot_id doesn’t exist on Whonix for me but it does exist on my host (Arch). Even if it did exist, I assume it’s random as it’s in a directory called “random”.
/ proc / sys / kernel / random / boot_id no existe en Whonix para mí, pero sí existe en mi host (Arch). Incluso si existiera, asumo que es aleatorio ya que está en un directorio llamado “aleatorio”.

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