Win 10 user, PC, trying to setup Daemon on a local hard drive. Before I do, I want to know about the privacy options regarding IP addresses when using a node.
- Does the latest Monero release, to run your own daemon, contain support for I2P and Tor?
- Is it only the GUI, CLI or both?
- For a regular non computer geeky type of user, is it easy to learn the CLI and is that the better one for privacy? I was going to use GUI for simplicity, but if the CLI has better privacy then I'll learn that.
- Just to be clear, so I understand, is support for I2P and Tor included in the latest daemon? Can you run it on clearnet from home and your ISP won't know you're connecting to other Monero daemons?
- Do you still need to use Whonix or Tails for total privacy with latest release of the GUI or CLI?
Some questions about general use of Monero on clearnet without the privacy of Tor:
If using from home, and setting up a daemon on a PC hard drive, when does your ISP actually record connections to Monero? I mean does downloading the blockchain mean there is a connection to Monero even before you use the wallet?
For privacy concesious usage, is it best to download the blockchain to my PC before getting the GUI and CLI or should it be done at the same time? I thought that downloading the blockchain first might be more secure.. but not sure.