Information about system timezone setting. How to change the System Timezone.
Quote Whonix™ Post Install Advice:
To protect against time zone leaks, the system clock inside Whonix is set to UTC. This means it may be a few hours before or ahead of your host system clock. Do not change this setting!
Change System Timezone
2. Select your platform.
3. Run the following command.
sudo touch /etc/noutc
3. Run the following 2 commands.
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/
sudo touch /usr/local/etc/noutc
4. Actual timezone change.
Whonix unspecific part: Time zone can be adjusted as per Self Support First Policy.
- A) System setting: System timezone as configured
/etc/localtimeis a "system setting".
- B) User setting: What (Xfce) graphical user interface clock widget is showing and its setting might be independent from the "system setting" since that is a "user setting".
The process of changing the timezone has been completed.
Timezone vs sdwdate
sdwdate is mostly unrelated. It can operate independently of system timezone setting. It is a time synchronization daemon. It does not alter the system timezone.
Timezone vs Tor Browser
Tor Browser has its own independent development team and independent implementation of timezone change. This is unspecific to Whonix. Tor Browser does the same on non-Whonix systems. In other words, Tor Browser does the same on Debian hosts. Changing the system timezone will not affect Tor Browser.