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Anyone try tethering to rooted Android running Orbot?


#1

With root access to Android device, Orbot allows you to “Torify” all traffic. Has anyone tried this, whilst tethering the device to their laptop or desktop? I haven’t rooted my S7, otherwise I’d try it myself. I run Private Internet Access at all times, though, and I’m anticipating that plus Orbot simultaneously would make for some painfully poor connection speeds.

Taking this concept a step further, would it pose a “Tor over Tor” issue if I tethered a device configured as described above to a computer running a Whonix VM? I’m sure that’d be unbearably slow, but I’m just curious if it’s otherwise problematic.


#2

Yes.


#3

Why doesn’t it cause a similar dilemma when I activate Tor from the terminal on my host machine, whilst using Whonix? I recognize the difference in terms of hardware, but I don’t understand how the end result isn’t effectively the same.


#4

That is explained here in Tor Browser and Prevent Tor over Tor Scenarios