Is there was way to make the Tor bootstrap test run more often
than the default settings?
How often whonixcheck runs is currently hardcoded in
Two times it uses:
sleep 3600 &
You could change it to something else, but then whole whonixcheck
would run more often.
You could also set up a script to run
whonixcheck --function check_tor_bootstrap
as often as you see fit.
You could even set up custom notifications. Use this “API” style etc.
Have a look at:
The check_tor_bootstrap script is a user of:
That it essentially. Then you have access to variable
$tor_bootstrap_percent. If it’s
100, then bootstrap is 100% and
perfectly fine. Otherwise, something else.
Am I correct after a successful test at startup, if there are
issues later with Tor bootstrap, all Tor Browser activity will
fail, so perhaps there’s no need for more tests after the test at
Yes. You would figure out pretty easy that Tor is not bootstrapped,
because no more internet connections would be possible from the
workstation [or gateway].
What type of error message will the user receive if a Tor
bootstrap failure occurs during Tor Browser activity?
Stop Tor or shut down Whonix-Gateway to find out.