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Template:Running Whonixcheck

Running Whonixcheck[edit]

By default, Whonixcheck runs automatically from time to time whenever the user starts up a Whonix-Workstation (commonly called whonix-ws). When run, Whonixcheck will verify that the Whonix system is up-to-date and that everything is in proper working order.

Even though Whonixcheck should run automatically from time to time (i.e. not every time the user starts a Whonix-Workstation), you may want to manually run Whonixcheck just to make sure that everything is in order. To do that, follow the directions below

How to manually run whonixcheck[edit]

If you are using Qubes-Whonix, complete the following steps:

Qubes App Launcher (blue/grey "Q") -> click on the Whonix VM you want to check -> whonixcheck / System Check

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If you are using a graphical Whonix, complete the following steps:

Start Menu -> System -> whonixcheck

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, complete the following steps:

whonixcheck

Whonixcheck will take a few minutes to run. Assuming everything is good, you should get a print out where each heading "INFO" is in green (not red). See example printout below:

Example of Whonixcheck printout[edit]

INFO: SocksPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: 146.10.104.240 
INFO: TransPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: 91.89.96.88 
INFO: Stream Isolation Test Result: Functional. 
INFO: Whonix News Result:
√ Up to date: whonix-workstation-packages-dependencies 2.5-1
√ Up to date: Whonix Build Version: 11.0.0.3.0 
INFO: Debian Package Update Check Result: No updates found via apt-get. 
INFO: Whonix APT Repository: Enabled. When the Whonix team releases JESSIE updates, they will be AUTOMATICALLY installed (when you run apt-get dist-upgrade) along with updated packages from the Debian team. Please read https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Trust to understand the risk. If you want to change this, use: 
Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Whonix Repository 
INFO: Tor Browser Update Check Result: Up to date. 
INFO: Please consider making a small reoccurring donation. See: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Donate

Tor Bootstrap[edit]

Tor bootstrap refers to... It's "Tor connecting xx percent...", "Tor not connected", "Tor connected". That's all. It's not about "secure", "not secure", "anonymous", "not anonymous".
  1. Qubes VM Manager -> right-click on the Whonix VM you want to check -> select "Run command in VM"
    

    Type the following.

    konsole

    Then press.

    <ENTER>
    

    Type the following.

    whonixcheck

    Then press.

    <ENTER>