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OnionShare is installed by default, no need to get with git.


4. Adjust I2P Settings:

  • I2P Tunnels Settings

Set the Inbound and Outbound Tunnel Length to 0:

sudo sed -i "s/\(.*outbound.length=\).*/\10/g;s/\(.*inbound.length=\).*/\10/g" "/var/lib/i2p/i2p-config/i2ptunnel.config"

  • I2P Router Configuration

(Explanation in order) [2] more Options [3]

sudo su -c "cat > "/var/lib/i2p/i2p-config/router.config" << EOF

whonixcheck SSL Certificate Pinning[edit]


Advanced users only!

In Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™.

You need torbrowser-launcher installed. [6] This is currently only available from stretch-backports. [7]

To enable this on a by case base, use the --pin-tpo-cert command line option. Example.

whonixcheck --pin-tpo-cert

Or to permanently enable this.

Create a file /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf.

sudo nano /etc/whonix.d/50_user.conf




  1. It is faster and less connection interrupts. Anonymity is already provided by Tor. No need to leech from Tor/I2P.
    • change router identity and UDP port when IP changes \n
    • Enable NTCP
    • Disable automatic IP fetching # We dont want/need to publish the Exit-Node IP
    • Disable Ipv6 for the NTCP #Unsupported by Tor so we dont need it
    • Number of concurrent NTCP connections # Reduced Connections so we dont overload the Tor node with connection attempts
    • Disable Udp #Unsupported by Tor
    • Sets the source of IP detection
    • We dont want/need to publish the Exit-Node IP
    • Disable Ipv6 for Udp
    • toggles UPNP off # No need for Upnp
    • Don't save your IP in the netDB and publish to other I2P routers(
    • Sets the bandwidth that is max used by particiapting tunnels # We dont participate in Traffic so no need to share
    • Disable In-network Updates # We use apt for that
    • Disable time comparisation in I2P router
    • Set ntp timesource to localhost
  2. , and
  3. UDP is unsupported by Tor. Only outgoing TCP supported by Tor. If you know to use an onion service, please add this information. Incoming connections are not possible, because Whonix-Workstation ™ is firewalled.
  4. Clock Skew Issues: There should be none anymore since Whonix ™ 9 so configuring time.sntpServerList=localhost is no longer necessary. Please report if they occur. (Old clock skew documentation moved to Deprecated#I2P.)
  5. Because torbrowser-launcher ships The Tor Projects SSL certificate

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