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#316

I was trying to add some information on configuring Tor Bridges. Unfortunately, all the changes just disappeared and I did not back it up.

I was also trying to create templates called Template: Anon Connection Wizard Use Bridges and Template: Anon Connection Wizard Use Proxy, but I was not able to find the place to create an article page. Do I still have the privilege to create new page? If not, could someone help me to create the templates please? :slight_smile:

Thank you very much!


#317

Done.

These empty template pages can be found through the search bar.

Just search for template:Anon Connection Wizard Use Bridges and template:Anon Connection Wizard Use Proxy and edit away.

To insert the templates on an existing documentation page, just reference {{Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Proxy}} and {{Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Bridges}}

Safest method for edits is to have a separate Work VM (not connected to the Net) where you put all your proposed changes in a gedit program or similar. Then cut and paste into the wiki page, so that when you get some server error or bad Tor circuit when trying to save edits, you don’t lose your work.

Plus, you shouldn’t type directly into the web browser for security/privacy reasons :wink:

Love your work Iry! :slight_smile:


#318

https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=AppArmor&oldid=30960&diff=cur - apparmor-profile-tor - there is no such thing.


#319

There is https://github.com/Whonix/apparmor-profile-anondist (installed by default) and Tor’s profile (installed by tor package by default).


#320

torjunkie:

Done.

These empty template pages can be found through the search bar.

Just search for template:Anon Connection Wizard Use Bridges and template:Anon Connection Wizard Use Proxy and edit away.

To insert the templates on an existing documentation page, just reference {{Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Proxy}} and {{Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Bridges}}

Thank you very much for your immediate help and detailed instructions,
torjunkie!

Safest method for edits is to have a separate Work VM (not connected to the Net) where you put all your proposed changes in a gedit program or similar. Then cut and paste into the wiki page, so that when you get some server error or bad Tor circuit when trying to save edits, you don’t lose your work.

Plus, you shouldn’t type directly into the web browser for security/privacy reasons :wink:

Thank you for sharing the instructions with me! I agree with you that it
is strongly preferred to edit locally in a separate Work VM without
Internet connection :slight_smile:

Love your work Iry! :slight_smile:

Thank you for your encouragement, @torjunkie !


#321

in this wiki:- https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Support&stable=0

in section:- Got No Anonymous E-Mail Address?

i have upgraded the emails link to more reliable anonymous centralized emails services (also replaced sigaint since its down, with Portonmail.onion link)


Which e-mail provider is more adviseable, protonmail or lavabit reloaded?
#322

diff: https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Support&curid=475&diff=31014&oldid=29276

Any comments?


#323

Could anyone help with the following please?

Anything worthwhile to salvage there?

Could you parse the existing discussion, which changes are minimally required, request these changes or even better, make these changes?

With DispVM stuff, it might be better to avoid the effort and to wait for Qubes R4?


New page, unfinished:


#324

This may sound more friendly and constrictive than https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle. Do you think https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle has room improved to look at this from that angle as well?


#325

Nil comments.

However, once Protonmail provides Thunderbird desktop support for the masses, this has to be the easiest solution by far.

I think it’s still in beta at the moment.

Also, Protonmail Tor address + Desktop integration has to be a reasonable second-tier option for people wanting to use PGP encryption, without all the many steps to create their own key manually etc, and should be reflected in the wiki eventually e.g.

“Although not recommended by Whonix, users who want a quick and easy (but less secure) method of sending end-to-end encrypted emails can…”

Yes, avoid all DispVM discussions until Qubes 4 stable is out. Too many changes.

Re: anything worth salvaging for the Whonix wiki, not so sure about that:

  • Why are they doing pull requests with references to factually incorrect / dodgy advice on stackexchange?
  • Why are they referencing multiple instances of Tor Browser stuff from Stackexchange, this is already addressed in various area of the Whonix docs i.e. more secure options?
  • Tor Browser without Tor seems a peripheral issue (how many are really going to use it?).
  • “no remote” options introduce risk for convenience. Not worth pulling into Whonix docs IMO

The author should change refs to Whonix wiki references instead or something else authoritative e.g. Tor Project links.

Re: Ledger Hardware Wallet - will have a look.

Re: Free Support Principle - yes, the wording is not great. The whole page needs polish (and I’m sure you’ve got more than one testimonial Patrick).

“Got No Anonymous Email Address?” is awkward too. Better would be “Creating an Anonymous Email Address” etc.

Haven’t gotten onto finishing off Advanced Security Guide yet - been trying to make the wiki pages “prettier” with warning/info boxes etc and general edits here and there.


#326
  1. Add instruction on how to use Anon-Connection-Wizard to configure bridges.
  2. Add meek bridge related information.

#327

https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Bridges&stable=0

Configure default or self-obtained Tor bridges in Anon-Connection-Wiazard.


#328

Add instructions on Tor bridges configuration:


#329

Add instructions on how to configure proxy in anon-connection-wizard:

https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Proxy&diff=prev&oldid=31133


#330

Add instructions on how to configure proxy through anon-connection-wizard on tunnel page:


#331
  1. Normalize font size on that page.
  2. Add instructions on how to configure proxy through anon-connection-wizard on tunnel ssh page:

#332

-> Done

Re all Iry’s additions above & template stuff, I’ve also edited all of them.

This is the next job.


#333

iry:

https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Bridges&stable=0

About the link format only, please see this:

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Forum_Best_Practices#Mediawiki_Clean_Links


#334

Thank you so much for your helping me revise all the posts, @torjunkie !

I have reviewed all your changes, trying to learn more on how to edit Wiki in a more professional voice. :slight_smile:

Would you mind sharing your idea on this question? The tips I poted in this Wiki doc is also what I used in the Anon-Connection-Wizard. Do you think it would be preferred to use what you have edited in Anon-Connection-Wizard, or it would be more user friendly to stay with the old content?

https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Anon_Connection_Wizard_Use_Proxy&diff=next&oldid=31134

Thank you very much, @torjunkie !


#335

Thank you very much for pointing this out, @Patrick !

It was my mistake. I have also revisited all the other recommended practices in the doc. I will be more careful in the future. :slight_smile: