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Can't use VPN Firefox extension

#1

Hi, i’m trying to create (TOR -> VPN -> WWW) connection using Firefox VPN extension inside whonix workstation.
But i have an error ‘Unable to find the proxy server’

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I dont wanna use openvpn, it’s too hard for me (it hasnt GUI).
Could u help me please?

#2

Hi dubvil

VPN tunnel-links other that openvpn are unsupported.

VPN Client Choice

  • Use OpenVPN.
  • Using bitmask with Qubes is not yet documented.[2]
  • Other VPN clients are unsupported. We are not aware of any sane VPN client choices besides OpenVPN.

Also keep in mind the Tor Project warns against using non-defualt add-ons in Tor Browser.

https://whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Non-default_Add-ons


Please don’t interpret this is unwillingness to help you. This is because our primary focus is security and keeping our user safe while using Whonix. If you would be willing to try out openvpn I’ll do my best to help you get that set up.

First read:

https://whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels

Next move over to User -> VPN --> Tor -> Internet setup

https://whonix.org/wiki/Tunnels/Connecting_to_Tor_before_a_VPN

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#3

This might (in theory, untested) be nice to get around blocks of Tor by destination websites.

( https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Bypass_Tor_Censorship )

This particular add-on might be non-free software? Another reason to stay away from it as per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Warning#Avoid_Non-free_Software.

Tor Browser modifies network settings by Tor Project (original developer) default. Therefore I would expect another add-on which modifies network settings, i.e. any VPN or other tunnel add-on to be difficult to set up.

This would likely also happen with Tor Browser outside of Whonix, for example this is likely to happen with Tor Browser on Debian too. In that case:

#4

Thank u so much, i’m gonna learn more about openvpn

#5

Would this be safe workaround: Install VPN addon in a plain firefox-esr in a whonix-ws-based VM?

#6

Either way you’re best off sticking to Tor Browser for reasons mentioned on https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser.

#7

Tor Project (original developer) default. Therefore I would expect another add-on which modifies network settings, i.e. any VPN or other tunnel add-on to be difficult to set up. diebestetest

#8

Here’s a hint: You don’t want to use a provider with some addon. Make sure you use clients like OpenVPN which are already installed on the system and are libre.