sdwdate-gui: Secure Distributed Web Date Graphical User Interface

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sdwdate-gui systray with popup on mouse hover


sdwdate-gui is an optional graphical user interface (GUI) for sdwdate. sdwdate-gui can optionally be configured to block networking until sdwdate finishes, preventing potential leakage of the time before it is changed.


Figure: sdwdate-gui Systray with Popup on Mouse Hover


Figure: sdwdate-gui Functions


Figure: sdwdate-gui Successful Time Fetching



Qubes-Whonix - Unexpected Autostart of sys-whonix[edit]

Follow instructions multiple Qubes-Whonix ™ Whonix-Workstation ™. [1]


Disable Autostart[edit]

  • Qubes users note: Apply the following steps Whonix-Gateway ™ (whonix-gw-16) and Whonix-Workstation ™ (whonix-ws-16) TemplateVM. [2]
  • Non-Qubes-Whonix users note: Apply these instructions wherever you like to disable sdwdate-gui autostart.

[3] Open file /etc/sdwdate-gui.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.

(Qubes-Whonix ™: In Template)

This box uses sudoedit for better security [archive]. This is an example and other tools could also achieve the same goal. If this example does not work for you or if you are not using Whonix, please refer to this link.

sudoedit /etc/sdwdate-gui.d/50_user.conf




The process of disabling autostart of sdwdate-gui is now complete.

See Also[edit]


The sdwdate-gui source code can be found here [archive].

Interested readers can follow open sdwdate-gui phabricator tickets here [archive] and the development discussion here [archive].


  1. Qubes bug report: [archive]
  2. Qubes users might want to use folder /usr/local/etc/sdwdate-gui.d in TemplateBasedVMs instead since that folder would persist after reboot and does not require changes in TemplateVM.

    Create folder /usr/local/etc/sdwdate-gui.d.
    sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/sdwdate-gui.d

    Then edit file /usr/local/etc/sdwdate-gui.d/50_user.conf instead.

  3. [archive]

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