I have just learned of whonix.
I have just installed and am now running the duble vm system withing Virtual Box.
I can think it is running correctly for general browsing purposes, because when I use the /check ip/ link in the included TOR browser it gives me a TOR generated IP somewhere else on earth.
What I don’t understand is what the interaction between my workstation and the gateway is.
I also don’t understand who to ensure I only a particular exit relay or group of exit relays. Or how I can black list certain exit relays in certain countries. Or how I can even confirm which exit relay I am using.
The reason of confusion is this:
Running tor-arm on the gateway the list of circuits, including all exit relays does not match what my browser in TOR browser on workstation tells me when I /check ip/
When I run tor-arm on workstation, it says not connected to tor at all.
I am reading and reading about tor and how it works, but I don’t want to do too much until I understand how to ensure my duble vm setup is doing what I want.