hidden service for whonix.org taken offline

Fortasse (whonix.org webmaster) and I agreed to take down the hidden service for whonix.orgĀ http://xxxxxxxxxxh5kyrx.onion.

(If you’re wondering, why we provided a hidden service, but didn’t use it for location privacy, see:
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Forcing_.onion_on_Whonix.org)

The reason for this unfortunate change is, that the Tor service on whonix.org took an immense amount of CPU time. So much, that whole whonix.org was no longer accessible without server reboot.

The bug we’re affected from has probably already been reported:
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8864

Unfortunately, it is unlikely, that this bug gets fixed anytime soon:
https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2013-December/031531.html

See also:
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/hidden-services-need-some-love

Patrick started developing Whonix, the Anonymous Operating System in 2012, when quickly others joined efforts. He collected experiences working pseudonymous on Whonix for two years, enjoys collaboratively working on privacy preserving software.

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