I run tor on several computers, one whonix the others not, all using the same public IP. What’s the best way to get them all to use the same guard node?
I know I can run one tor client and tunnel all SOCKS to it but that machine must have most trusted status. This doesn’t work for me because I only have one computer on 24/7 but it runs a public-facing server, so it is least trusted. Conversely I run whonix on my most trusted machine but rarely.
I don’t know the significance of everything in /var/lib/tor, are there particular files that should be kept on the same machine, and files that can be copied to clients connected simultaneously?
Possibly related: I run Gateway and Workstation from immutable drives with shared folders for user data, and only reboot briefly into normal mode and no shared folders to apply updates. Will this cause any problems?
In the article on Tor Entry Guards
Can someone elaborate on this?
Suppose I pick a guard node to use for sensitive connections. If it is evil I lose. Then there is no harm in routing non-sensitive connections through it as well. I use tor for most web activity and I think it’s better to have constant traffic to one guard than constant traffic to one guard and sporadic traffic to another.