When I am creating a new Qube, it shows sys-firewall (default) as ‘Networking’. But then when it is created, the NetVM is sys-whonix. I thought Networking and NetVM is the same. What’s the difference?
did you searched the forum?
When you create qube from GUI, and press “OK” behind the scene a whole set of separate commands are issued.
$ qvm-prefs disp-sys-net netvm “”
in this case is performed, you will see qubes defaults set in Global Settings, and for a netVM qube default is sys-firewall. The command above changes this to
none, or in your case
sys-whonix when you choose it before pressing “OK”), and that is why you later see netVM which is set by you.
Thanks! So it’s basically because my global settings tell it to set sys-whonix?