Hosting a Whonix Mirror

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Instructions on how to set up a Whonix Download Mirror

rsync from whonix.org[edit]

Overview[edit]

  • Available over encrypted clearnet port 874. (Default port by openssl-rsync.)
  • Available over encrypted clearnet port 1874. (Default port by Debian ftpsync package, rsync-ssl-tunnel script.)
  • Available over encrypted onion, port 873. (rsync default port.)

Security advice:

  • Encrypted rsync is better.
  • rsync over onion is best.

Commands below use for testing:

  • --dry-run

Therefore:

  • Later for production you might wish to drop --dry-run and change the destination folder from ~/whonix to a folder of your choice such as /var/www/whonix.

preparation[edit]

sudo apt install rsync

unencrypted rsync[edit]

Deprecated. Please use TLS encrypted rsync or rsync over onion as documented below.

encrypted rsync over TLS[edit]

rsync-ssl --dry-run --recursive --delete --times --perms rsync://whonix.org/whonix ~/whonix

encrypted rsync over onion[edit]

Preparation.

sudo apt install torsocks rsync

rsync over onion from Whonix onion.

torsocks rsync --dry-run --recursive --delete --times --perms "rsync://dds6qkxpwdeubwucdiaord2xgbbeyds25rbsgr73tbfpqpt4a6vjwsyd.onion/whonix" ~/whonix

Current Mirrors[edit]

Mirror Speed Test[edit]

03 Mai 2020

  • dotsrc 103 MB/s in in 16s [acting as primary mirror since]

21 April 2020

  • whonix.org 44 MB/s in 39s
  • dotsrc 138 MB/s in in 12s

October 2022

  • dotsrc: Download speed 7-10 MByte/s (normal for that 50-100 Mbit connection). Took about 3 - 4.5 minutes.

Forum discussion:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. https://quantum-mirror.hu/web/status_en.htmlarchive.org [stale, reported] quantum-mirror.hu (DNS round robin) super.quantum-mirror.hu 1000/350 Mb/s 78.131.56.189 nova.quantum-mirror.hu 1000/350 Mb/s 195.38.126.147 IPv4 only no FTP supports rsync
    • ftp://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/dist/whonix/
    • rsync://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/dist/whonix/
    • gopher://ftp.icm.edu.pl/1/pub/Linux/dist/whonix/

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