Use a .onion address from a Whonix Workstation?

To prevent system-tor from starting. (most of the popular Linux distros use systemd)

sudo systemctl mask tor


 sudo systemctl status tor@default
● tor@default.service - Anonymizing overlay network for TCP
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/tor@default.service; static; vendor prese
  Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/tor@default.service.d
   Active: inactive (dead)

And ps should only return grep tor

ps aux | grep tor

user 1053 0.0 0.0 12724 948 pts/1 S+ 20:22 0:00 grep tor

I’ll update https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser/Advanced_Users#Whonix-Custom-Linux-Workstation.

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Didn’t think ps aux | grep tor was needed for testing since system-tor is disabled. Are there any other tests needed?

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Could you please mention that any upgrade of system-tor or TBB may break this?

Could you please move all of it to https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Other_Operating_Systems and just leave a link? Reason: at the moment documentation is split by technical component but from the user’s point of view it’s better to have documentation is arranged by topic they’re currently interested in.

Also since the system-tor advice applies to https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Other_Operating_Systems whether using TBB or not.

Advisable anyhow. The implementation on how system-tor is started is likely to change in future. (They want to improve multi-instance Tor systemd setups.)

No problem. I’ll have this completed a little later on today.

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Done. I’ll have to double check that links are functional once edits are pushed.

Removed and added links.


Migrated to.


One question. How to get CodeSelect to work correctly when a pipe " | " is used in the command?

ps aux | grep tor

(only shows) ps aux. So I had to use </pre.>

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