I think it would be great of Whonix provided its KVM users with far more in-depth documentation of how networking works, since networking represents the entire backbone of Whonix operations. From my POV, the current KVM documentation is inadequte.
Patrick asked me to ensure you were aware of my KVM networking-related comment:
The relevant comment is:
…I’ve never been sure whether folks understand this, because the Whonix KVM instructions don’t even address this critical matter.
When you run ifconfig, it should show, in addition to your physical network hardware and lo, virbr0 and virbr1.
default (NAT NIC) controls virbr0, and Whonix controls virbr1 (Whonix NIC). Therefore, we need to add a Whonix 11 network, which will control virbr2 (Whonix 11 NIC)…
That comment was extracted from my new: [HOWTO] Install Whonix-11 on KVM or VBox WITHOUT Touching Your Existing Whonix, available here: