[Whonix-devel] Running Whonix on top of Qubes - testers wanted!

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Sat Aug 30 18:26:02 CEST 2014

This is a repost of what WhonixQubes ( https://www.whonix.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=269 ) posted on various mailing lists ( https://www.whonix.org/forum/index.php/topic,392.msg3667.html#msg3667 ).
With the help of several kind people in the Whonix & Qubes communities, I
have successfully integrated the Qubes + Whonix operating systems

For those who would prefer Whonix as an alternative to TorVM in Qubes,
this option is now available to you.

This initial Qubes + Whonix configuration is achived using current versions:

- Qubes R2rc2 & Whonix 8.2

Qubes + Whonix currently exists as a customized dual HVM configuration:

- Whonix-Gateway HVM + Whonix-Workstation HVM

A simple networking setup for Qubes + Whonix would look like:

- NetVM <- FirewallVM <- Whonix-Gateway <- Whonix-Workstation

Where, for example, the Whonix-Gateway conceptually replaces TorVM as your
Tor ProxyVM, and Whonix-Workstation conceptually replaces your standard
AppVMs (AnonVMs).

You can get the Qubes + Whonix step-by-step instructions and more info here:


All suggestions and feedback are welcome!

I look forward to helping make Qubes + Whonix integration even tighter and
more seamless throughout the future.

If you're interested in the future growth of the Qubes + Whonix platform,
then please join in with us to actively further this goal.

For example, when ProxyVM support is added to the Qubes Debian Template,
we can take Qubes + Whonix beyond the current HVM limitation and utilize a
naitive ProxyVM + AppVM setup for Whonix.

Thank you again to everyone who helped me bring the first known successful
Qubes + Whonix configuration to the world...

Patrick, Joanna, Marek, Jason, Axon, cprise, and everyone else who has
helped! Thank you!

P.S. Qubes + Whonix 9 support is coming soon!
I don't know if user QubesWhonix has done leak tests ( https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/Leak_Tests ) yet, but I guess it will be done shortly.

So if you're interested on running Whonix on top of Qubes, now is a good time to join us testing.

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