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No longer an issue.

A rule of thumb is to select Y or I for packages coming from {{project_name}}, and N for packages coming from other distributions.

No longer an issue.

This:

A rule of thumb is to select Y or I for packages coming from {{project_name}},

vs this:

and N for packages coming from other distributions.

Is no longer valid.

There is no more “coming from other distributions”. Since use of config-package-dev, Whonix can “steal” ownership if config files coming from “other distributions” (Debian “mostly” [except third party repo added by user]).

So recommended is I (install) in any case. Except the user has customized something the things get difficult. Then it’s up to user to merge this. One strategy would be to install and then re-add customization if still relevant. Or not do it and then check what Whonix changed and backport these if worth it (not worth it for trivial updates such as copyright year updates).

Maybe the latter two paragraphs are worth documenting? That would belong to Operating System Software and Updates - Whonix?

“coming from other distributions” was from times in cases where Whonix was modifying config files owned by other packages when config-package-dev didn’t exist (or wasn’t used). So many releases ago that I’d have hard time to point out the release. :wink:

Now that we tried hard and went through several revisions on How-to: Install the Stable Version of Qubes-Whonix ™ 16… This cannot be clear enough… In an attempt to clarify things, do you think it’s a good idea to combine the 3 notices

  • Qubes version support notice
  • Qubes-Whonix ™ 15 to Qubes-Whonix ™ 16 Release Upgrade Notice:
  • Qubes-Whonix ™ 16 Notice

into a table of notices similar to how it’s presented on Release Upgrade Whonix 15 to Whonix 16 - Whonix?

new wiki page:

new wiki template:

Could you review Difference between revisions of "Account and Mobile Security" - Whonix please? @HulaHoop

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Is this a solution to 20 years of censorship of Tor exit nodes?

https://seclab.cs.georgetown.edu/hebtor/

Bypassing Tor Exit Blocking

Tor exit blocking, in which websites disallow clients arriving from Tor, is a growing and potentially existential threat to the anonymity network. We introduce two architectures that provide ephemeral exit bridges for Tor which are difficult to enumerate and block. Our techniques employ a micropayment system that compensates exit bridge operators for their services, and a privacy-preserving reputation scheme that prevents freeloading. We show that our exit bridge architectures effectively thwart server-side blocking of Tor with little performance overhead.

Code here:

This repo contains two independent packages, eebt and hebtor. To be specific, eebt corresponds to our first publication, Ephemeral Exit Bridges for Tor (DSN2020), and hebtor corresponds to our second publication, Bypassing Tor Exit Blocking with Exit Bridge Onion Services (CCS2020). Both packages are fully open-sourced under GPLv2 license.

Maybe you could promote it on official social media accounts?

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Could you move this please to a separate forum thread in development forum?

Not really as adding a user payment system brings its own set of anonymity problems. Also providing a public database of exit nodes was a conscious decision by TPO. They claimed exit nodes could be enumerated by third parties anyway. The current workarounds we documented are more practical and work today.

Any reason not to delete https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Deprecated?

Reason: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Special:SpecialPages has many reports such as for example https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Special:WantedPages. Easy tools to get clear overviews of what’s broken in the wiki. wiki/Deprecated shows a lot stuff that needs fixing but then isn’t worth fixing as currently not needed.

Maybe a better way to keep it would be to clear the page i.e. to remove all contents with nothing. Then it would be more accessible in the wiki history if needed again.

Viewing these special pages requires user account at least. Maybe even admin account. Deactivated for anon-users to reduce server load (some automated bots kept comparing every wiki history revision with every other wiki history revision which expands exponentially).

Thank you! However, to avoid duplicated discussion, I’d suggest for next time to move the existing post to a new forum topic (+ edit if desired). Can I delete it from here?

Sure - was looking for the move button, but couldn’t see it. :slight_smile:

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We rarely go back and use any of that material there, so I think you can clear out the attic and either a) delete it all or b) delete the page entirely.

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Great, done. :slight_smile:

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