onion v3 for whonix website + repo DOWN

@mig5 please fix up all onion v3 links, as all of them are down now.

Thank You.

The onions are working fine (I’m writing on it)

The server is experiencing periodic hardware issues (which are known about with the provider, they are working on a solution).

The hardware issue causes CPU lockups which causes Tor, and other things, to go out of whack a bit.

An existing Tor v3 onion bug (not our bug, but a bug in Tor, expected to be fixed in stable in December) then results in the .onion failing to re-publish its descriptor to the HSDir for a while, but this issue clears itself after some time.

Nothing I can do about it I’m afraid. Soon we will hopefully migrate to a new server. Since the server is being provided in-kind (I think), we will need to be patient :slight_smile:


Thanks for all your work. I see you fixed the no JS issue with v3 onions in forums (now works - yah!).

Seems to be down again. Is it a different issue than above?

Nope - the onions are definitely up (I’m writing to you via v3 onion and checked the wiki etc) and we have received no alerts from our internal monitoring for several days.

Might be your Tor circuit…

That happened to me within the last day or so. Probably Tor network congestion.

Weird, thanks both- apt-update worked against all the other repos except Whonix’s, and I couldn’t hit the forum on v3 either in TBB. Both are working now.

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onion V3 (repo,website,forum…) reported from different sources is down.

Works for me.

sudo apt-get update
Hit:2 http://deb.whonix.org stretch-developers InRelease                                                                                                     n
Ign:3 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease                                                                                                      
Hit:4 http://deb.qubes-os.org/r4.0/vm stretch InRelease                                                                                                      
Hit:5 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch Release                                                                                                        
Ign:7 tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian stretch InRelease                                                                                             
Hit:8 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates InRelease                                                            
Hit:1 http://security-cdn.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease                                                                    
Hit:9 tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian stretch Release                                              
Hit:11 tor+http://deb.dds6qkxpwdeubwucdiaord2xgbbeyds25rbsgr73tbfpqpt4a6vjwsyd.onion stretch-developers InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
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great :+1:

Seems to be not stable , it keeps up and down from time to time:

W: Failed to fetch tor+http://deb.dds6qkxpwdeubwucdiaord2xgbbeyds25rbsgr73tbfpqpt4a6vjwsyd.onion/dists/stretch-testers/InRelease SOCKS proxy socks5h://localhost:9050 could not connect to deb.dds6qkxpwdeubwucdiaord2xgbbeyds25rbsgr73tbfpqpt4a6vjwsyd.onion ( due to: Host unreachable (4)

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I can confirm that they’re very unstable (completely offline for me) for a few weeks now.

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Qubes v3 web site is down for me. So not just a Whonix issue.

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Unfortunately, nothing can be done about this at this point.

Consider onions experimental.

You’ll still get all upgrades over clearnet. So onion errors can be ignored for now.

Please refer to this documentation chapter if you want to disable onions:


  • Onions are optional.

  • Onions are experimental.

  • The experiment failed.

  • For now ignore error messages by onions.

  • If you want, disable onions to get rid of the error message.

  • For foreseeable future: updates without onions required.

  • Other onions being functional unfortunately is not a grantee this onion can be functional. Reason: technical reasons. More detailed:


Perhaps this decision should be officially reviewed once onionbalance for v3 onions is sorted, and Debian is providing a v3 server option by default for tor junkies.

Of course, that will probably be ‘years’ later.

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