Hello! My Tor connection in sys-whonix rarely finishes bootstrapping successfully (but Tor Browser works every time from another system on the same network, so it’s not a bridge issue, and it does succeed occasionally). What % it gets stuck at varies; it usually hangs at 95% but sometimes lower.
In Nyx, I see many events of the form
[WARN] 17 connections have failed
[WARN] 5 connections have died in state handshaking (TLS) with SSL SSLv3/TLS write client hello in HANDSHAKE
Watching the sdwdate log, I see that it gets stuck in a loop running anondate-set. Here is the relevant output:
____ ### START: ### /usr/sbin/anondate-set ____ INFO: Status file '/run/sdwdate/tor_certificate_lifetime_set' does not yet exist. ____ INFO: Running anondate-get... ______ ### START: ### /usr/sbin/anondate-get ____ INFO: anondate-get returned Tor consensus middle range time or minimum time. ____ INFO: The 'anondate-get' time_result is earlier than the current system time, ok. Note setting clock backwards. ____ ### END: ### Exiting with exit_code '3' indicating 'Setting time using anondate either not possible or not required.'
date on my Whonix gateway VM displays the correct time (to within a few seconds) with UTC time zone.