Clock setting in host


My Qubes clock is set to UTC and not to my city that is different. Is it good?
From when I installed Qubes I never change it


Did you try to enter whonix utc into a search engine?


From the wiki:

Additionally Whonix’s Protocol-Leak-Protection and Fingerprinting-Protection mitigates many possible fingerprinting attacks by using common, non-identifying defaults. (username set to user; timezone set to UTC; etc.)

I read somewhere that it shouldn’t be changed for that reason i.e. fingerprinting risk.




I mean the host clock not whonix is set to UTC, I know the whonix clock has set to UTC and it shouldn’t be changed


Good day,

That is not a Whonix related question and should thus be asked in the Qubes forum.

Have a nice day,



Whonix does not mind about your host clock time zone as long as correct time is set.


correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems sdwdate-gui should be active, if one intends to suspend their whonix sessions (eg suspending the Qubes OS, instead of a full shutdown)
keep sdwdate active, but manually run it when 1st starting out of suspend mode, how often is the default time tha sdwdate re-runs itself? 2 hours? any reason to use gradual vs. instant ? :slight_smile: