Continuing with UTC as default, can we add an option to set the system time to another timezone?
- Make it more difficult for a site to classify origin as Whonix user in some case. E.g. Japanese site that receives Tor traffic in Japanese timezone but sees the host has UTC timezone. Can be a UK-based Japanese staying up at nights, otherwise a Japan-based Whonix user.
- In Tor before VPN setup, the site observes server (VPN) time is different than host time. That can be a reason to discriminate against / suspect this traffic, even if the VPN server itself isn’t blacklisted. Same with Tor before Proxy.
- Similarly to (2), if user sets his own VPN on a VPS, he can set the timezone on the VPS to UTC, however some sites block non-local traffic.
Mentioned here (Socks5 for Germany - although the user probably had other issue, and the case of Tor before VPN for another user):