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Onionbalance Whonix Benefits?

What are the advantages of using Whonix as the system for Onionbalance? To my understanding, Onionbalance only collects the introduction points from the Onion descriptors and publishes a master descriptor. This way Whonix should not make a big difference in usage, right? Also, if Onionbalance only publishes the master descriptor, the instance shouldn’t be hit by actual users, right?

Why use Whonix ™ for Hosting Onion Services

I am aware of the amazing benefits of Whonix. My question is about how useful Onionbalance is in combination with Whonix. From my understanding Onion Balance is a separated system on a 5 USD VPS. It doesn’t look like doing much so isn’t Whonix not overkill for it?

The only way to find out would be remove Whonix from the question, make a generic argument and ask onionbalance developers.

Yes, that would be a good thing. From my understanding is Onionbalance doing so less and unfrequent that it shouldn’t matter.

What I meant to say: please ask upstream.
As per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle
Otherwise it doesn’t seem like any new information will come up here anytime soon.

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