When I use Whonix I have a good amount of questions, but difficulty the answers ...
I sometimes use a VPN over Tor and I see that the circuits are often the same .
I saw the confguration file and new circuits are build every 10 minutes, but in the active connection, or the continous stream onto specific circuit, how Tor manage this stream ?
I mean whether Tor create a new circuit for this stream or a new stream for new eventual connections .
I'm worried whether the circuit of the current stream remains the same .
I use a VPN over Tor because all sites ban Tor exit nodes, will be there the change of the circuit to the VPN ?
For this setup I use Tor Browser Bundle unless Tor and I don't use a Firewall because I didn't resolve my firewall problems, I can implement the Workstation Firewall but I noticed is a plus not usefull for me, the VPN runs correctly unless Firewall or with Workstation-Firewall and there aren't leaks on web traffic, the awesome usefull thing (fail closed mechanism) there isn't . I understood the problem of usability in this situation and I haven't the solution for now .
In other cases, so in normal user of Tor Browser Bundle, how Whonix-Gateway or Tor in general manage the current connections/streams ? If I download a 4Gb of data over Tor unless VPN, the circuit change each 10 minutes or it would be the same at the end of the size of the file ?