Response to several posts: Tor facing ongoing denial-of-service attack

In recent months, Tor has been very slow, and several Qubes updates via Tor only succeed after several attempts. This is because of an ongoing DDOS against ToR. See:

This is a reply to several posts that have complained of slowness of Tor and of some Qubes OS functions.

Mitigation: Are there instructions on how to re-route the update mechanism to a VPN Qube / sys-vpn, as an alternative to update via Tor?


Just set your sys-vpn as the default update VM in your /etc/qubes/policy.d/30-user.policy

Or, install apt-cacher-ng, and change it’s netVM to sys-vpn on the fly when not satisfied with the speed…

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