No choice (general talk is closed), so I’m using the closest subforum. I still haven’t installed whonix.
Anybody knows how to download torbrowser via onion hidden service?
It used to be possible via:
I use vanguards, not for OR Tor, my Tor is not a relay or a server. I get 5-6 hops to internal or external destination. It’s way safer.
Because just three hops, the guard, the middle relay and exit node before the clear net… That’s not good enough.
Yup! Clicking on that link gives you this same link clickable above.
Creators of hidden services do not want to use hidden services… No, they want that whoever downloads TorBrowser, goes through no more than three hops. Fullstop.
http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/dist/torbrowser/9.5.4/tor-browser-linux64-9.5.4_en-US.tar.xz redirects to https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/9.5.4/tor-browser-linux64-9.5.4_en-US.tar.xz.
This is an issue indeed. But Whonix isn’t the cause of this issue. The Whonix project controls whonix.org. But the Whonix project does not control torproject.org / Tor Project onion. What happens with Tor Project server is entirely up to The Tor Project.
Therefore as per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle the appropriate point of contact is The Tor Project (TPO). Please check if this bug has already been reported to TPO and if not please submit a bug report and leave a link here since this is interesting for Whonix too.
vanguards is enabled by default in Whonix. See:
Also please 1 topic = 1 forum threat. Not productive to mix vanguards with download of Tor Browser over onion.
Found this thread via search after I noticed that Tor Browser in my whonix-ws template was no longer getting updated via update-torbrowser with the message: http://rqef5a5mebgq46y5.onion could not be reached. Just to confirm, recommended workaround is simply to drop --onion, right?