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If I install Tor Browser in a custom Whonix-Workstation will it lead to Tor over Tor?

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tor-over-tor

#1

Thanks.

So due to the risks involved I should rather use the real Tor browser. Wouldn’t I then have two Tor connections (Tor over Tor?), and make it twice as slow?


Use a .onion address from a Whonix Workstation?
#2

Yes, that would lead to Tor over Tor.

https://whonix.org/wiki/DoNot#Allow_Tor_over_Tor_Scenarios

There are advanced users only “experimental” instructions on how to configure Tor Browser with other OS’ to avoid this.

Note: Reading the entire page would be a good idea.

https://whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser/Advanced_Users#Whonix-Custom-Linux-Workstation


#3

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Whonix

You need to edit /etc/environment/ and add this:
TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1

it prevents Tor from being launched when starting Tor Browser
in case of Windows you can create .bat file and put
SET TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1
“c:\path\firefox.exe”

change path to where you have your Tor Browser