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Onionshare doesnt connect to the Tor controller

Expected behavior:

  1. change the OnionShare settings to Connect using control port, as per whonix wiki to make OnionShare work.
  2. Test Tor Settings with following output:
    Congratulations, OnionShare can connect to the Tor controller.
    Tor version: 0.4.1.5
    Supports ephemeral onion services: True
    Supports stealth onion services: True
  3. Save
  4. Add file to be shared and start sharing

Current behavior:

  1. change the OnionShare settings to Connect using control port, as per whonix wiki to make OnionShare work.
  2. Test Tor Settings with following output:
    Congratulations, OnionShare can connect to the Tor controller.
    Tor version: 0.4.1.5
    Supports ephemeral onion services: True
    Supports stealth onion services: False
  3. Save
  4. Add file to be shared and start sharing -> pops up following message:
    Error talking to the Tor controller.
    If you’re using Whonix, check out whonix wiki (link) to make OnionShare work.

OnionShare is currently impossible to use. I am using latest Qubes, fully updated.

Version of OnionShare in Debian buster (Whonix is based on buster) is quite old.

1.3.2

https://packages.debian.org/buster/onionshare

Guess: Installation of a newer version of OnionShare might fix this.

Possibility: OnionShare’s onion-grater profile lacks whitelisting of some Tor control protocol commands required for stealth onion services. It’s been a some time since I tested these last time.

To debug:
Watch onion-grater’s log on Whonix-Gateway ™ while using it.

sudo journalctl -f -u onion-grater

Related:

//cc @mig5

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