Should work as described in theory. But probably require a Whonix specific modifications. Namely, the listening IP. We had onioncat previously working.
I don’t remember why onioncat was deprecated. Possibly because it was abandoned upstream. This may or may not have changed. See:
If you mix
it might work.
Tor modifications -> on gateway.
onioncat, freenet installation -> inside workstation.
The issue I see… Currently https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Freenet supports connecting to opennet. No prior knowledge / social connection to any network participants required. However, quote https://bluishcoder.co.nz/2016/08/18/using-freenet-over-tor.html
Add a friend
Now is the time to add a Darknet friend who is also using Tor/Onioncat. Go to “Friends/Add a friend”. Choose your trust and ability to see other friends settings and enter a description of the friend. Paste their
noderef in the “Enter node reference directly” box.
Give your noderef to your friend and have them add it. Once both connections have been added you should see “Connected” in the Friends list for that connection. The IP address should show the onioncat IPv6 address, beginning with “fd”.
Therefore this is different. Not using opennet but friend to friend. I wouldn’t know whom to add. Maybe there is a public instance aka “Tor freenet bridge” or something. I.e. someone who hosts such a node for the benefit of others. Security/anonymity consequences of that would have to be researched too (or left as open question).
Anyone welcome to research and document that.
Not necessarily. Could be. Signatures are still valid. Depends on upstream’s key policy. Upstream might explain when/if they issue a new key or extend the existing one.