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Re: [tor-talk] Hidden Service (Nginx) setup guide
Nice to see more user friendly information on setting up hidden services
being published. :)
I'm a maintainer of the Qubes + Whonix platform.
Correct that Whonix or Qubes + Whonix is not optimized for remote server
configurations (but can be used if one has the resources and is a more
Although, noted as beyond the scope of Thomas' article, one potential
downfall (which many will accept) is that even with some dynamic
software-driven disablement of the server's networking upon intrusion
detection, if malware gets in, then it can still get out by re-enabling
whatever services are disabled.
So using a separate Gateway & Workstation for forcing even malware out
through the Tor Gateway could be of great anonymity importance for some
FYI: I'm writing a new user application on top of Qubes + Whonix this
year, and am probably going to add in an easy point-and-click or fully
automated Hidden Service setup at some point.
Also, with upcoming version R3, Qubes should be coming to KVM, etc, in
the future, so it can be installed as an app onto other OSes and Qubes +
Whonix will then hopefully be able to have a more minimal footprint on
typical VPS or User systems.
Also, which many people here know, Hidden Services on user desktops has
some interesting applications beyond web servers.
BTW, thanks for your personal support of Whonix! :)
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