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@@ -34,14 +34,18 @@ the time is outside the current Tor network consensus'
fields). When Tor fails to
bootstrap, Tails is effectively useless for networking.
It should be noted that the clock just has to be off by a few hours
It should be noted that
when using obfs4 bridges,
the clock just has to be off by a few hours
for Tor to become completely unable to bootstrap, and that's not very
uncommon. Certain OSes (including Windows up to Windows 8 at least)
set the BIOS clock to the local time, and since Tails uses UTC (and
assumes the BIOS clock is UTC), this becomes a problem for every user
but those living in the GMT+0/UTC timezone. Hence this is a very
who needs obfs4 bridges, and whose clock is set to system time,
unless they live in the GMT+0/UTC timezone. Hence this is a very
When connecting to Tor directly or using regular bridges,
the clock can be off by a few hours without causing bootstrapping trouble.
What we want