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If Whonix had a DHCP server running on eth1 on Whonix-Gateway...[edit]

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Higher attack surface due to DHCP?

Needs research:

  • Does DHCP have some feature which a compromised Whonix-Workstation could abuse? Does DHCP have a feature such as "tell me the IP of your upstream router"?

If Whonix has a DHCP client running on eth0 on Whonix-Workstation...[edit]

Disadvantages:

  • Needs research: Some users with little knowledge only download Whonix-Workstation and set its network settings to DHCP. (example) Accepting any IP from DHCP would allow them to non-anonymously use Whonix-Workstation easily. We would have to add some protection not accepting an IP from Virtual Box NAT, if that is possible.
  • Needs research: Configuration of Hidden Services could become more difficult, because these need a fixed internal IP?


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