First of all, I am not asking if it is a good idea to use Tor for sites like The Pirate Bay. I know that it will slow down the network for everyone else (and has been asked previously).

I am developing a C++ application that uses a DHT server as the backend. If I use DTLS and route the traffic through Tor, will that be secure and work with Whonix? I know that by default Whonix blocks DHT traffic and requires a VPN for DHT to work. I am also using the rasterbar libtorrent libary.


  • Can you clarify? You say you know you need a VPN for DHT to work so, ultimately Tor won't directly impact what traffic can or cannot be routed over some virtual tunnel you create through it. How does Tor relate to this question? – cacahuatl Feb 28 '17 at 22:54

At time of writing, no leaks demonstrated with Whonix ever.

Whonix doesn't really care if DHT or whatever. DHT usually apparently is just UDP. Maybe look if there is some TCP based DHT? Then you can safe the VPN. Or use Tor hidden services as your DHT replacement, a bit like ricochet?

If UDP / DHT leaked, we did something major wrong at Whonix.

Full disclosure: I am a maintainer of Whonix.

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