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fixing onion v3 links to onion main page


#1

if u go to whonix main page in onion v3 link u will c that the following links need to be change:

  • wiki should redirect to onion v3 link this one not to the clear net link.

  • so as forum should refer to this one , not to the clear net link.

also if u open wiki link in onion v3 u which is this one u need to replace the following links on the top:

  • Home should redirect to this one not the clear net link

  • News should redirect to this one instead of the clear net link

also why do we still support onion v2 ? isnt that consuming things for nothing? better to be deprecated.


#2

Thank you for reporting the problem.

Done:
https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix-Website/pull/3

Note that <li><a href="https://forums.whonix.org/">Forum</a></li> still uses absolute path because its root is forums.whonix.org, not www.whonix.org.


#3

I could not find the way to edit this on Wiki.

Do you know how to fix this, @torjunkie ?


#4

Hi iry,

I’m not sure - I’m only useful for stuff that can be edited directly in the page, and I see those redirects are not there i.e. sit outside of that.

Re deprecating v2 onions, not sure if that is a good idea. v3 are still considered experimental by the Tor Project, and I remember multiple occasions in the recent past when the v3 Whonix onion was sketchy or wouldn’t connect, but the v2 onions still did.

Probably good to have as a backup.


#5

TNT BOM BOM:

if u go to whonix main page in onion v3 link u will c that the following links need to be change:

  • wiki should redirect to onion v3 link this one not to the clear net link.

  • so as forum should refer to this one , not to the clear net link.

also if u open wiki link in onion v3 u which is this one u need to replace the following links on the top:

  • Home should redirect to this one not the clear net link

  • News should redirect to this one instead of the clear net link

Can’t fix. Long standing issue:

also why do we still support onion v2 ? isnt that consuming things for nothing? better to be deprecated.

Really negligible consumption. v2 onion can remain for compatibility
with old links. v2 should be changed to v3 links.

I don’t think we need to mention our v2 links more than once on
whonix.org. So https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Forcing_.onion_on_Whonix.org
could be updated.


Long Wiki Edits Thread
#6

@Patrick @iry

Possible, easy (?) solution re: redirecting all Tor Browser users seamlessly from whonix.org clearnet address to the v3 .onion (or I guess v2 .onion as backup)

https://blog.torproject.org/privacy-international-protects-partners-its-onion-address

In addition, we now check if someone visiting our clearnet address is coming from a known Tor exit node, and then seamlessly redirect them to our onion address so they can benefit from the extra protections offered by the network.

With the simple code here:

https://gist.github.com/CJFWeatherhead/3b907ffc0817a1255658df2195a68a75


#7

It’s a cool idea but not really a solution. It’s a server side thing.

user visits onion -> user clicks clearnet link (because popular web apps don’t support being on two domains at once) -> server notices clearnet request from Tor user -> server redirects to onion.

Under the threat model of SSL being broken and MITM:
user visits onion -> user clicks clearnet link (because popular web apps don’t support being on two domains at once) -> MITM keeps redirecting to https.


#8

This should be fixed now (at least when visiting the home page). When on .onion (either v2 or v3) the link to Forums and News will be the respective forums onion address.

With regards to the Drop-down nav on the wiki itself (the link to the home page, and the Blog page (which is defunct anyway), that’s different, not sure it can be fixed in MediaWiki.


#9