I recently installed the newest Whonix and after finishing installation received the error:

Tor Boostrap Result: Tor's Control Port could not be reached!


  • Confirm that Whonix-Gateway is running
  • Run whonixcheck on Whonix-Gateway and confirm success.
  • If you're running multiple Whonix-Workstations simultaneously, confirm that separate IP address are configured
  • Rerun whonixcheck here.

    (Technical information:) (Code: 255) (tor_bootstrap_timeoit_type: none) (tor_bootstrap_status: Socket error: [Errno 113] No route to host) (check_socks_port_open_test: 7) (Tor Circut: not established)

I tried all the troubleshooting tips and nothing seemed to be a problem. My Whonix Gateway tested fine. What else could be the problem?

  • Googling "tor's control port could not be reached" throws up a couple of Whonix-specific threads - have a look at those if you haven't. The "no route to host" error could indicate a complete lack of connectivity to the outside world. – Richard Horrocks Jul 14 '15 at 19:36
  • Guy's if you having the problem with tor connection in workstation[CODE:255] it's only because you are using your WIFI connection.ALL you goota do is:- 1. USE LAN[It's Required or your tor connection in workstation won't work] 2. Get Latest VirtualBox. 3. IMPORT both ova files of Workstation and Gateway. 4. RUN both files together in VirtualBox. voila! your code 255 problem is resolved. – user13575 Jul 9 '16 at 18:07
  • I am a long-time whonix user and this just started happening to me for no apparent reason. Could it be the latest updates to the gateway? That's the only thing that changed that I noticed. I'm on KVM in Linux. Workstation says "Tor's control port could not be reached!" – user13900 Aug 6 '16 at 20:49

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