Sorry in advance if this has been already addressed somewhere else, couldn’t find anything.
I tried to set up a ssh server in a Whonix-14 Workstation. All I got were “connection refused” errors when I tried to log in. After reading the documentation:
I finally realized that I had to add
EXTERNAL_OPEN_PORTS+=" 22 "
in the file
on the Workstation.
Now everything is working fine.
This however raises two very quick questions:
When was this implemented and why? I had set up ssh servers in Workstations in the past (don’t remember if 13 or 14 versions), and I don’t think that I had to explicitly open port 22 in the firewall. Is it something new? And why this change?
Is it normal that in the Workstation, the file
30_whonix_gateway_default.confalso exists (in directory
/etc/whonix_firewall.d)? Does modifying this file in the Workstation have any impact on the Gateway’s firewall settings?