I want to apologize in advance for the noob question. I read the section about New Identity in Whonix, but I still didn’t fully understand what is the difference between when I get a New Identity through Nyx and a New Identity through Tor Browser?
When I receive a New Identity via Nix, if the Tor Browser was already open, then the Identity does not change. The IP address and everything else remains the same as it was. It is clear that if I restart the Tor Browser, then I will have a new Identity, but this way, when I restart the Tor Browser, its built-in New Identity mechanism automatically triggers. In general, I’m completely confused, as you can see. Maybe someone can help me?
Thank you very much for your reply. To understand the essence of the process more precisely, I wanted to clarify, if possible. If, for example, I want my telegram account to change the login ip, then in this case it is not enough for me to get a new identity through the gateway, I also need to restart the workstation, right? Or will it be enough to simply restart the workstation without manipulating the gateway?
A workstation restart does not necessarily result in a new Tor identity. It however makes sure that any long running connection was really terminated.
Only terminating the process would suffice too but as a user it’s hard for you to know if the process was really terminated. It’s however easy with minimal system administrator knowledge. Again → Potential Solutions Beyond Whonix!
related documentation pages I recommend reading:
Also potentially your next upcoming question “how to stop Telegram from detecting my operating system” would be answered here:
It’s my fault that you probably misunderstood me. Of course, I understand that it is impossible to select a specific IP via Whonix.
I use the portable version of Telegram, in this way there is no any problem that I do not know for sure whether the process has been completely terminated or not. However, due to what you wrote, I have one more question, if it’s possible. It turns out that the TOR provide every new instance of Telegram a new IP? That is, if I have 3 different telegram instances running, will each have its own IP?