Jump to: navigation, search


ZeroNet - Decentralized websites


Won't work in Whonix 13. You need to wait for Whonix 14.

Connecting to Tor before ZeroNet[edit]

User -> Tor -> ZeroNet -> Internet

Since there is no package of ZeroNet in Debian yet, you have to manually install it. [1] [2]

Get ZeroNet's signing key. [3]

gpg --recv-keys "960F FF2D 6C14 5AA6 13E8 491B 5B63 BAE6 CB96 13AE"

Update your package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Install dependencies.

sudo apt-get install python-stem python-msgpack git

Get ZeroNet.

git clone https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet.git

Get into ZeroNet folder.

cd ZeroNet

Check ZeroNet signature.

git log --show-signature

Start ZeroNet. - Does not work yet! [4]


./zeronet.py --tor always --fileserver_ip $(qubesdb-read /qubes-ip)


./zeronet.py --tor always --fileserver_ip

To reconfigure Tor Browser so you can access the local web interface, apply the following six steps.

TODO: Check with TBB series 7.0+ once it becomes stable. There are alpha series bug reports that it doesn't work https://forums.whonix.org/t/new-version-of-tbb-no-longer-accepts-foxyproxy-plugin/2565/32

Step One: Make the tbb-foxyproxy config file available to Tor Browser. [5] [6]


cp /usr/share/usability-misc/tbb-foxyproxy/foxyproxy.xml /home/user/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/

Step Two: Download and install the add-on:

Browser Settings -> Add-ons -> Search: "foxyproxy" -> Install: FoxyProxy Standard

This is safe to do since all add-ons on Mozilla's servers are now signed and verified by FireFox 43+.[7]

Step Three: Restart Tor Browser.

To reverse this and restore the default Tor Browser fingerprint its best to use a VM snapshot taken before installing the add-on. Re-downloading Tor Browser is another option in case no snapshot was taken. Alternatively FoxyProxy can be removed via about:addons -> Extensions menu.

Note: Tor Browser will soon ship with sandboxing on an opt-in basis. Unfortunately the initial sandbox versions are incompatible with such configurations and must not be enabled.[8]

Start Tor Browser.

If you are using Qubes-Whonix:

Qubes Start Menu -> Whonix-Workstation AppVM (commonly called anon-whonix) -> Tor Browser

If you are using a Non-Qubes-Whonix:

Start Menu -> Tor Browser

If you are using a terminal (Konsole):


Go to the ZeroNet web interface. Paste into Tor Browser's url field and press enter.

Done. You can now use ZeroNet.


  1. https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet/issues/241
  2. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=850474
  3. https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroNet/issues/759
  4. You won't be able to use the following specialized Tor mode, you won't be able to use --tor always in Whonix 13. It is because a newer version of control-port-filter-python will be required which will be available when Whonix 14 gets released.
  5. https://github.com/Whonix/usability-misc
  6. https://github.com/Whonix/usability-misc/blob/master/usr/share/usability-misc/tbb-foxyproxy/foxyproxy.xml
  7. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons/Extension_Signing
  8. https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2016-December/011733.html

Random News:

Do you wonder why Whonix will always be free? Check out Why Whonix is Free Software.

Impressum | Datenschutz | Haftungsausschluss

https | (forcing) onion
Share: Twitter | Facebook | Google+
This is a wiki. Want to improve this page? Help is welcome and volunteer contributions are happily considered! See Conditions for Contributions to Whonix, then Edit! IP addresses are scrubbed, but editing over Tor is recommended. Edits are held for moderation. Whonix (g+) is a licensee of the Open Invention Network. Unless otherwise noted above, the content of this page is copyrighted and licensed under the same Free (as in speech) license as Whonix itself.