If I go to onion duckduckgo and type “whats my ip” I get one ip. ok that’s normal. But after doing it for around 2 days in a row and rebooting all the system more times, every time I go back to duckduckgo onion and check for my ip address is still the same!!! it doesn’t change at all for onions apparently, IS IT NORMAL?
PLUS I went to check.torproject.org to check my tor configurations and it said “Congratulations. This browser is configured to user Tor.” and it also showed my ip address. that ip address is different from the one I got on the onion duckduckgo (which is normal because to access clearnet you go through an exit node right), but then I immediately went to duckduckgo normal clearnet search engine and searched for “whats my ip” exactly like on the onion duckduckgo, and it’s even weirer than before! I GOT an ip address different from both of them!!
so basically I got different 3 different ips at the same time:
1 ip from onion duck duck with persists after reboot and after days;
1 ip from https://check.torproject.org to check my clear ip
1 ip from duck duck normal clearnet search engine.
ALL THOSE 3 ips are different at the same time!!!
So question is: shouldn’t my clearnet ips be only 1 at the same time? or perhaps the ip I get from check.tor.project is somehow different from the real one got at clearnet duckduckgo? AND WHY does my onion ip stay the same after reboots and days? isn’t it supposed to change? isn’t only the guards supposed to perform “persistence”?