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When you are reading this page, it may be safe to make the assumption that you are interested to be more anonymous, i.e. to be less unique. If you are willing to seriously look into these issues - by all means - please help according to your skills. Testing, bug reporting or even bug fixing. If you are new to this stuff, you likely will require at least half an hour per message / identifier to learn if the result you found on let's say browser test website or some log file etc. is a:

  • false positive
  • regression
  • known issue or
  • unknown issue.

None of the Leak Testing Websites running inside Whonix-Workstation was ever able to find out the real external clearnet IP address, even if (recommended against for fingerprinting issues) plugins, flash and/or java are activated. Messages such as "Something Went Wrong! Tor is not working tin this browser." [1] (from about:tor) or "Sorry. You are not using Tor." (from check.torproject.org) are in most cases non-issues. If you could find out your real external IP address from inside Whonix-Workstation, then we really would have found or a real issue. Otherwise not.

What however is not helpful at all is asking questions in forums, issue trackers and on mailing lists all over the place with stuff that has already been discussed, that are either known issues or false positives. Please search first. Otherwise that would only worsen the noise to signal ratio and hinder actual improvement. You don't want this, otherwise this would violate the above assumption.

If you consider it a Whonix specific issue, please make sure you have understood Whonix Free Support Principle first.
  1. https://forums.whonix.org/uploads/default/original/1X/c2c9bb5dc7efee7a933dd00d3bf0c30c29c99daa.png