after successfully using Whonix on my M1 Mac via UTM without a VPN on my Host, I tried connecting my host to a VPN (I’m using NordVPN over OpenVPN), which is causing some unexpected problems:
- With a VPN on my host, the Whonix Gateway’s internet seems to work without any issues (I did curl requests from the console and they all worked)
- Even though the Gateway’s connection works, the Whonix Workstation cannot establish any internet connection while using a VPN on the host, even after several restarts of both the Gateway & Workstation and the Host
systemcheck on my Workstation shows
Tor Connection Result:
Tor’s Control Port could not be reached. Attempt 1 of 5. Could be temporary due to a Tor restart. Trying again…
Any displayed troubleshooting steps do not help, as
systemcheck runs without any issues on my Gateway.
Tor works fine via VPN on my host and I didn’t change any networking settings in UTM, just built Whonix for Silicon Macs as described in the docs and imported the output to UTM directly.
I would appreciate any troubleshooting ideas as I have no idea where the issue could originate from.