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Need help with Bitmessage please


#1

Hello there,

firstly, im using whonix on virtualbox. Ive installed bitmessage and it runs just fine but i cant connect it. Ive read the stream isolation guide and configured the settings as sock5 with 10.152.152.10:9153 but it still doesnt work. The icon which shows my connection is still red on the right side.


#2

Can just somebody give me an advise on this please?

It says on the console “socks5 connection error authentication required most likely” something like that. Do i need to set up the firewall on the getaway for this?

PS: Is there a good bitcoin calculator/tool which can be used in whonix?.


#3

Good day,

to be honest, I’m not really sure I’ve understood you. So you’ve first done everything explained in here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Install_Software and then this: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Stream_Isolation#Basic_Protection and it doesn’t work? Do the logs tell you anything? Furthermore, what do you mean by a “bitcoin calculator”? A mining calculator or a $ to BTC calculator? Because I don’t think the latter exists due to the complexity of calculating a real worth of bitcoins for a given point in time, since there are no federal banks involved in bitcoins for the most part. Your best bet would be to go to a few sites which show you an estimated worth, add those numbers up, divide them to get the arithmetic mean and use this as a reference. You could of course out source this to a script, though keep in mind, this is only as good as the sources you use and at any given point in time, these can fluctuate in an area of up to 2$…

Have a nice day,

Ego


#4

Hello iLovePGHP,

Did you fix the problem with the Bitmessage connection ?

My BitMessage doens’t connect to the network on Whonix 14. It did on Whonix-13.0.01.4 though…

Please find bellow some print screens :

Thank you for you help.

Edit : Any other members’s support is really welcome.

Best regards,


Can't connect to Bitmessage with whonix 9
#5

Does https://www.whonix.org/wiki/E-Mail#BitMessage help?

13->14 introduced Whonix-Workstation firewall. Maybe that breaks it?

For debugging you could try to disable Whonix-Workstation firewall. For better security have only one Whonix-Workstation run at that time. Instructions:

Does it work without Whonix-Workstation firewall?


#6

SOLVED


#7

@Patrick

This issue is definitely not a Whonix 14 / Debian stretch issue. The current bitmessage 0.6.3.2 stable (commit 95e300d) does not function with Debian.Tried everything I could think of but I never receive any log output which might be a clue? However, bitmessage 0.6.3.2 ( Emergency release exploit mitigation on Feb 13) does work. This is the version Cottonwoodhill was referring to.

Obviously there was a commit(s) that broke bitmessage since Feb13. No one has reported this on https://bitmessage.org/forum/ and I’ve has no luck registering for an account to ask for support so next step would be open an issue on github.


#8

Dear 0brand,

If I can help here in anyway, please let me know. That would be a pleasure for me even if have a limited knowledge :blush:

I opened a thread on github to discuss the matter I was encountering a few days/weeks ago. Many developers of Bitmessage are aware about some issues that have to be fixed. Would you mind having a look here : Issue #1343 [closed]


#9

The issue with BitMessage has been fixed. The bug was introduced in a previous commit. Tested, no problems connecting in Whonix.

https://github.com/Bitmessage/PyBitmessage/issues/1343


#10

0brand

Thank you for participating in this.