I am using Qubes-Whonix. For a while now I have noticed, by monitoring ARM, that Tor attempts to connect to various random hidden services. Unplugging my connection results in rows of the following:
"[notice] Tried for 126 seconds to get a connection to [onion URL]. Giving up."
During regular operations, I sometimes find this manner of messages:
"[notice] Closing stream for [onion URL]: hidden service is unavailable (try again later).
I am not setup as a relay. Is this normal behavior?
It also does not help that today, while reading through the tor logs in a separate terminal window, ARM asked me to press 'c' in order to confirm if I want to purge the logs, all by itself. Visual glitches are not rare either.