I beg for help, I’ve been getting A LOT of headaches trying to set up the obfuscated bridges in my whonix gateway.
I’ve followed the tutorial at http://kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion/wiki/Bridges , and after many many attempts still failure:
when “sudo service tor@default restart” after the proper modification of the /etc/tor/torrc file with all the bridges obtained in the tor website etc… I get an errors (which I can’t paste here because I can’t access the web with the whonix gateway) saying it failed at “anonymizing overlay network for TCP” and thus the status of the tor service is “failed”.
DOING a “sudo -u debian-tor tor --verify-config” for debugging, I see that the problem is in the misconfiguration of the torrc file, in fact the output of this command is basically “Read configuration file /etc/tor/torrc” and then “Unable to decode Bridge key digest” and then “Failed to parse/validate config: Bridge line did not parse. See logs for details”.
In the guide at http://kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion/wiki/Bridges at the beginning of the “Step 2” it’s also written highlighted “Do not copy and paste this list of bridge entries to the torrc file”, what does that mean? I also manually typed all the bridge characters one by one to fix it but obviously didn’t work…
BY THE WAY TO COPY THE obfs4 bridges from the tor site I had to manually write then down and then write them again in a txt file in the whonix gateway, since in the gateway I couldn’t bring any file, nither use a browser, and the scurl to download the page containing the bridges doesn’t work ither for the purpose…
At first I though I had misstyped one of the bridges characters, but then I checked again thoroughly and It was all correct! so I don’t understand why it is “Unable to decode Bridge key digest.”…
WHAT SHOULD I DO??
I BEG FOR HELP I NEED TO USE THE BRIDGES!!!
ps:I’m using the obfs4 type of bridges, and I’m sure the syntaxt is correct in the torrc file.
ps2: I also tried to set up the gui connection-bridge-wizard at https://www.whonix.org/blog/connection-bridge-wizard using https://github.com/Whonix/anon-connection-wizard but i’m too noob for that ( tough I tried that too!!!)
HELP ME PLEASE!!