I am on a cafe’s wifi network, and here the sys-whonix sdwdate (as well as all the other qubes that make us of sys-whonix qube) fails all the time. This cafe wifi is the only place that I have encountered sdwdate failure to fetch time (or sync time?), and I would like to troubleshoot this issue or at least learn more as to why this occurs.
This is intriguing because the TailsOS is able to connect to the Tor network just fine on the same cafe wifi. So, if it was a “network obstruction” (as is often linked to at the whonix wiki in such discussions), wouldn’t TailsOS also have failed in connecting to the Tor network?
Also, on the Qubes Whonix, on this cafe network, I see a lot of Tor circuits failing, disappearing being replaced by triple dots (“…”). While the TailsOS constructs and maintains the Tor circuits just fine. Why would that be?
Could be. But Qubes Whonix is unable to successfully do its sdwdate thing, for the past 2 years, in that cafe’s wifi network. During all that time, Whonix should’ve had many different Tor entry guards.