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Failed to start Tor control port filter proxy on Gateway after upgrading from Whonix 14 to Whonix 15 [FIXED]

Hi @ and thank you very much to the developers for the great job you are doing.

I upgraded my Whonix 14 to the current version following the instructions in the Wiki.

Unfortunately I get some errors while starting the Gateway running on Oracle VirtualBox.

Please see following capture :

Is that alarming ? How can I fix that ?

Thank you once again for all your work and your amazing support.

Best regards,
Cottonwoodhill

Hello, welcome back!

It’s a bug that will break various things (Tor Browser new identity, whonixcheck, sdwdate) but not an indicator of compromise.

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Malware#Indicators_of_Compromise

Debugging and fixing that may be possible. Would require several times going back and forth most likely. But more easy to start with a newly downloaded Whonix-Gateway.

If you like to debug…

sudo journalctl -f

And in another terminal emulator tab.

sudo systemctl restart onion-grater.service

Post the output here. Will try to see if there are any DENIED messages (apparmor issue) or ANOM_ABEND messages (seccomp).

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Also make sure you followed these instructions https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Upgrading_Whonix_14_to_Whonix_15#onion-grater

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https://forums.whonix.org/t/timesync-error-vgsvctimesyncworker-vbglr3gethosttime-failed/8053/3

Dear Patrick,

Thank you so much for your fast answer and for caring.

output for sudo journalctl -f is :

>     -- Logs begin at Tue 2019-09-10 18:28:10 UTC. --
>     sep 10 18:30:03 host sudo[2441]: pam_exec(sudo:auth): Calling /usr/lib/security-misc/pam_tally2-info ...
>     sep 10 18:30:03 host sudo[2411]: pam_tally2(sudo:auth): user user (1000) tally 9, deny 100
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host audit[2411]: USER_AUTH pid=2411 uid=1000 auid=1000 ses=1 subj==unconfined msg='op=PAM:authentication grantors=pam_exec,pam_exec,pam_tally2,pam_permit acct="user" exe="/usr/bin/sudo" hostname=? addr=? terminal=/dev/pts/0 res=success'
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host audit[2411]: USER_ACCT pid=2411 uid=1000 auid=1000 ses=1 subj==unconfined msg='op=PAM:accounting grantors=pam_tally2,pam_permit acct="user" exe="/usr/bin/sudo" hostname=? addr=? terminal=/dev/pts/0 res=success'
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host sudo[2411]:     user : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/user ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/journalctl -f
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host audit[2411]: USER_CMD pid=2411 uid=1000 auid=1000 ses=1 subj==unconfined msg='cwd="/home/user" cmd=6A6F75726E616C63746C202D66 terminal=pts/0 res=success'
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host sudo[2411]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by user(uid=0)
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host audit[2411]: CRED_REFR pid=2411 uid=0 auid=1000 ses=1 subj==unconfined msg='op=PAM:setcred grantors=pam_tally2,pam_permit acct="root" exe="/usr/bin/sudo" hostname=? addr=? terminal=/dev/pts/0 res=success'
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host sudo[2462]: pam_exec(sudo:session): Calling /usr/lib/security-misc/permission-lockdown ...
>     sep 10 18:30:09 host audit[2411]: USER_START pid=2411 uid=0 auid=1000 ses=1 subj==unconfined msg='op=PAM:session_open grantors=pam_permit,pam_unix,pam_exec acct="root" exe="/usr/bin/sudo" hostname=? addr=? terminal=/dev/pts/0 res=success

output for sudo systemctl restart onion-grater.service is :

> Job for onion-grater.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
> See "systemctl status onion-grater.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
> user@host:~$ sudo systemctl restart onion-grater.service
> Job for onion-grater.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
> See "systemctl status onion-grater.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

Hope it helps you to find out what the issue is. (If there is one)

In the meantime, I remain to your disposal for any further tests.

Best regards & thanks again.

:grinning:

Fixed with :

sudo unlink /usr/local/etc/onion-grater-merger.d/* ; echo “$?”

Following by :

sudo rm /usr/local/etc/onion-grater-merger.d/40_bisq.yml ; echo “$?”

As described in the Wiki :grimacing:

Sorry for taking your time @Patrick. Hopefully it will help some other users.

Chears :tada::pray::beers:

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Hi Cottonwoodhill !

Good to see you again!

Your always most welcome on the Whonix forum! :wink:

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