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#121

Nice! You really have a talent to word things much more eloquently than I ever could.

Of that loads of edit, one is broken.
https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Qubes/DisposableVM&oldid=29460&diff=cur

Meaning changed from Due to [[#Warnings|a few usability issues [with DisposableVMs] to DisposableVMs [[#Warnings|must be carefully used which is not exact on point.


#122

Thanks, but my German sucks, and we know programmers get all the hot chicks :wink:

That last edit -> Fixed.


#123

Well, 27 edits later, I think Disposable VMs is looking a bit tighter.

It was a sea of red text 7 hours ago. I matched the wiki style to the rest of the Whonix bible, since it overused [code] pretty well everywhere ->

http://kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion/wiki/Qubes/Disposable_VM


#124

Re: Wiki Back-up

I didn’t see any relevant script in the Whonix Backup wiki entry. So I just ran:

git clone https://github.com/WhonixBOT/WhonixWikiBackups.git

and ended up with an .xml file of less than 7MB & 500 odd media files.

Is that all that’s required for documentation backup or is that the wrong way to do it? Any good free .xml editors or viewers in Linux?

I avoided the whonix-dev-backup command, since it started cloning every Whonix repository under the sun :slight_smile:

Re: Tor Browser entry

When you say it does “protocol level clean up” in the wiki, it’s not clear what you mean. The Tor Project doesn’t use the term.

Do you mean Torbutton features that handle the Firefox patches to nuke attacks stemming from Javascript, cookies etc? e.g. this text ->

http://kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion/wiki/Tor_Browser#Torbutton


#125

Since https encryption is explained on the Tor Browser wiki page, could you please add onion encryption as well?

Partially as a giant footnote:
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Hidden_Services#Notes_about_End-to-end_security_of_Hidden_Services

Not sure if worth a wiki template since similar information may be useful for https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Hidden_Services.

Right. Not that I know.

XML is just a format that could be re-imported into mediawiki. We have to take a leap of faith that this would actually work in case we ever need to restore from there. (It was tested earlier, but at this point there is no way to have some automated way of testing.)

Please also git clone https://github.com/WhonixBOT/whonix-wiki-backup and then keep both current by using git fetch every now and then. https://github.com/WhonixBOT/whonix-wiki-backup is a much more human readable version, that however could not be automatically re-imported into mediawiki.

Yes.


#126

Please note these two mediawiki shortcomings in these very two chapters:


I am not so sure about this edit. https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Qubes/DisposableVM&diff=next&oldid=29526 Generally, by using special characters inside titles, we may get nicer looking titles, but uglier looking anchored links. Opinions?


#127

Will do & think about a template or not.[quote=“Patrick, post:125, topic:3477”]
Please also git clone https://github.com/WhonixBOT/whonix-wiki-backup and then keep both current by using git fetch every now and then. https://github.com/WhonixBOT/whonix-wiki-backup is a much more human readable version, that however could not be automatically re-imported into mediawiki.
[/quote]

OK. Will also do.[quote=“Patrick, post:126, topic:3477”]
I am not so sure about this edit. https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Qubes/DisposableVM&diff=next&oldid=29526 Generally, by using special characters inside titles, we may get nicer looking titles, but uglier looking anchored links. Opinions?
[/quote]

Right. I was just thinking about the grammar, not the appearance. Whatever you think is best.


#128

After finishing the Tor Browser entry, I’ll take the next ones on my “to do” list from here:

https://phabricator.whonix.org/T141

  1. Edit first.
  2. Restructure them coherently.

Shouldn’t take more than a month or two. Then you can cross it off the list.


#129

Added the .onion (end-to-end encryption) part to the Tor Browser entry.

What is the process for uploading screenshots to Whonix? I want to add the Tor one noted in the entry.

I haven’t even tried screenshots in Qubes. It must be done from dom0 right? I presume we should strip meta-data from the file too.

Other to do:

  • What about those empty Wiki templates that were created? Which are easy to do i.e. not technical. They shouldn’t be forgotten.

#130

Yes, dom0 screenshots. Metadata cleanup using mat if you are anonymous. Then just upload them and add some copyright information “created by torjunkie submitted under CC0”.

Otherwise we could as if @TNT_BOM_BOM our specialist for screenshots could kindly create any missing screenshots.

Any specific questions? Actually, I was just hoping that you might fill them with life whenever you find inspiration and time. :slight_smile:


#131

Created the snapshot, cleaned it with MAT, tried to upload it (blocked by AppArmor), temporariliy remove AppArmor, drag and drop, “this file can be uploaded”, click File Upload, “You must be signed in”, try to sign in with normal credentials, “that account doesn’t exist”???

Do you need a separate wiki account to upload files? I thought it was the same as the forums?


#132

Forum and wiki are separate software projects, have different databases,
need different accounts.

Single sign-on (SSO) would be desirable, but we don’t have anyone to set
that up.


#133

Created new account just for screenshots -> “Upload File” -> “You do not have permissions to create new pages”

You guys are making it pretty hard :slight_smile:

Can someone give the necessary permissions to the “mrscreenshot” account?

Thanks


#134

Just now added uploadaccess to mrscreenshot. (I guess for wiki admin you would create another account.) Please try.

(Yeah, upload access and new pages are the major sources of robot automated spam. With these in moderation, the time spent on fighting spam could be greatly reduced.)

Note to self: https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUserRights&user=mrscreenshot


#135

I see the account has upload access, but when I tried it again, it still tells me “You don’t have permission to create new pages”.

I have to change some setting or something?


#136

My mistake. Please try again.


#137

Thanks, worked! Picture uploaded.

PS For some reason when I re-edited that blog post for those two errors and hit update, it looks like it disappeared from the main blog page? Weird.

But if you hit the link from the forums, the old (unedited version) comes up… sorry, surely I stuffed something up there. All I did was hit the update button from the wordpress area. Maybe because no JS was running.

Edit: What’s the difference between starting tor browser from terminal with “torbrowser” vs starting it from terminal with “./start-tor-browser” from the Tor Browser folder?

I gather the only difference is that latter method allows for the --debug option.

BTW, the instructions were wrong around where the Tor Browser folder is for “cd” operations.

It is actually (now) -> ~/.tb/tor-browser/Browser

Must have changed with recent releases or something.

Just give me a few more days, and the new and improved Tor Browser entry will be finished for you to look at in one chunk. Don’t bother until then because the changes and re-organization is so huge.

So much stuff needs to be moved around for it to be logical, and a lot of key information was/is missing, and the formatting has been a nightmare.

And I thought that wiki entry was gonna be a “quick win”. :slight_smile:


#138

In very essence /usr/bin/torbrowser just cds into the Tor Browser folder and runs “./start-tor-browser”. (With more features such as reporting error conditions, no Tor Browser folder, non-zero exit code failures, download if missing, and more.) But yes, manually starting from command line is very much fine.


#139

Not your fault at all. It’s a caching issue on the server. That case solved. Generally unsolved.


#140

On https://www.whonix.org/wiki/DoNot the dot (.) has to be removed from headlines since this breaks in copied/pasted links. (mediawiki vs discourse) Could you rewrite those please?