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TorBrowser fails to connect, if profile is a smb share


#1

The browser profile is stored in ~/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/, I want to use a profile which is stored on a smb share. I mount the share (cifs.mount by the same user as TorBrowser is executed by) to ~/test and copy the profile.default folder to ~/test. I edit ~/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/start-tor-browser to reflect this change and when I execute the script the Broser starts without any issues - but: It cannot connect to websites.

If I umount the smb share and copy the same profile to ~/test There is no issue. I tried this several times to be sure that I am not just unlucky regarding the chosen Tor curcuit.

How is this possible? I spend more than one day now trying to get this working.


#2

Tor Browser inside Whonix vs Tor Browser on Debian differences are minimal and unrelated to your issue. (As per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Whonix_Tor_Browser_Differences)

The issue you described would most likely also happen with Tor Browser on Debian. Therefore your issue should be sorted out as per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle as it is more of a Linux or Tor Browser rather than Whonix specific question.