I have a setup where multiple gateways are on the same network. To avoid problems I changed the hostname when I changed the IP address for the other gateways. For example, instead of 10.152.152.10 the IP would be 126.96.36.199 for one of the extra gateways.
This setup works and I have tested it. My only problem is that Whonixcheck complains that the hostname has changed. I really like Whonixcheck and want to keep it enabled but I don’t like seeing the errors all the time. Is there any way to get Whonixcheck to be okay with this without hacking the source? I’m worried if I hack the source I won’t get updates.
Is this what you intended? If your goal is isolation, shouldn’t they be on separate networks? On different networks, they don’t need new IPs or Hostnames per: Multiple Whonix-Workstation ™
That address is not reserved for Private IPs. In fact, it resolves to “DoD Network Information Center” (DoD = US Dept of Defense). Very active web spider, apparently.
I tried that and it didn’t seem to work I can try again. It didn’t seem to like multiple servers with the same IP address.
Answering to your first post. Interesting! Possible using whonixcheck settings.
whonixcheck_skip_functions+=" check_hostname "
Thank you Patrick for the help and for working on Whonix. I’ll report back with some information once I get it working.