Whonix Gateway Freezes without Warning but Whonix Workstation Internet Connectivity Continue

As the title states, Whonix-Workstation is able to continue sending and receiving all packets while Whonix-Gateway is unresponsive. While I am able to send a SHUTDOWN signal from VirtualBox Manager, after a long delay, the Whonix-Gateway eventually shuts down.

My understanding was that Whonix-Workstation didn’t know its own IP and would not be able to reach the internet without a responsive Whonix-Gateway.



A frozen GUI isn’t an indicator of network issues.

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Try increase VM RAM to address VM freezing issues. See:

Troubleshooting - Whonix chapter Low RAM Issues in Whonix wiki