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Is there a way to update the bridges being used?


#1

I am hoping there is a single command I can issue that will update the tor bridges, so that I can add that command to a cron


#2

What do you mean by update Tor Bridges? Replace all existing bridges with new ones? Even if you wanted to use a new Bridge say, around the time Tor entry guards would rotate ( primary lifetime of 120 days). I think it would be OK to keep them for a while since there are default multiple bridges included with Whonix.

Not sure if there is a single command to rotate just bridges. Even to remove Tor state (or bridges), then running Whonixsetup (or add new bridges) requires interaction with the konsole.


#3

ok, Thank you, I will figure something out =]


#4

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle applies because of https://www.whonix.org/wiki/FAQ#Does_Whonix_Modify_Tor.3F.

Because of https://www.whonix.org/wiki/About#Based_on_Debian any solution that would work for Debian will also work for Whonix. Just replace the config file name which as of Whonix 14 is /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/50_user.conf. (Can be found here :https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor#Edit_Tor_Configuration)

Changing bridges by cron… I don’t think I saw any bridge cycling advice from Tor Project.

Good read on some background:

Which comes with some interesting quotes:

The following is a reminder about bridge versus non-bridge anonymity: [3]

Bridges are less reliable and tend to have lower performance than other entry points. If you live in a uncensored area, they are not necessarily more secure than entry guards.


#5

Hey Patrick, Thank you for the links, I will review them now =]