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On 1/11/2020 at 5:47 AM, giganerd said:


There is one thing you absolutely need to do: Bind qBittorrent to your TAP adapter! In Advanced section, look for a "Bind to interface" setting and select the TAP adapter from the drop-down menu when you're connected.
This causes qBittorrent to only use the TAP adapter when talking to the outside world, and if that adapter is not in a connected state it won't be able to talk. Easy. It's like a kill switch: If the connection dies, all connections of qB die. If you reconnect, qB will reconnect to peers.
 
In Speed section, set your max upload to whatever your uplink is you're subscribed to, -10%. The "problem" you might be facing is that a connection between computers is a two-way street. When you're downloading packets, you're also sending packets back which ACKnowledge that you received the package. As your download throughput increases, so does the amount of ACKs sent back. Plus, if other clients download from you, the bottleneck is perfected.
If you carelessly ignore the max upload setting, you allow the torrent client to fill your uplink with packets.


Hi, hope you don't mind me tagging you - you seem very knowledgeable and generous in responding.

I have read quite a few of the threads on torrenting, however some appear quite old and am not sure of their relevance today.

New to vpn and torrenting. Not very computer literate.

Using w10 and qbittorent and eddie client.

 

Regarding the one thing you absolutely need to do - binding the network interface.

At ipleak.net, the only ip and dns address shown are the airvpn server address (exit address?), webrtc shows no leak (disabled in browser), layeripv6 blocked in eddie 'networking menu', network lock set to automatic and padlock in locked position on eddie ui (although allow lan/private, ping - default setting?) and in qbittorrent tools>options>advanced, network interface 'bind' set to what appears to be the network that is the tap network, as opposed to the physical network card that came with the comp.

For a day or so the qbittorrent network interface 'bind' was only set to 'any interface'.

Then and now the torrent detection test at ipleak.net only showed the respective airvpn server address and the port forwarded through airvpn. During the day or so there did not appear to be vpn disconnections. Does this mean that for the day or so it was set to 'any interface', it would likely only be showing the airvpn server and forwarded port as appeared during the ipleak.net test (done when set to both the any interface option and the tap network option)?

Further, is the above sufficient, broadly speaking, to restrict real ip address appearing during torrenting.

I hope the above is set out in a clearly understandable way and would appreciate your response.

thankx.

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7 hours ago, zeedatrup said:

Does this mean that for the day or so it was set to 'any interface', it would likely only be showing the airvpn server and forwarded port as appeared during the ipleak.net test (done when set to both the any interface option and the tap network option)?


If you were connected the whole time, yes. All traffic is routed through the AirVPN server regardless according to the kernel routing table (in a command prompt or PowerShell, enter route print to see what I mean).
 
7 hours ago, zeedatrup said:

Further, is the above sufficient, broadly speaking, to restrict real ip address appearing during torrenting.


For torrenting it's even sufficient to connect to AirVPN and bind to the VPN interface in the torrent client. NetLock is for those who don't want any app to access the internet outside the tunnel.

By the way, they're not the same features: One tells the client which interface is to be used explicitly (so it's only for the torrent client), the other adds firewall rules to actively block outgoing connections to the world if not going through the tunnel (so it's for all apps on the PC, including the torrent client). I think they're not standing in each other's way if you want to use both, it's more like a redundancy.

Four simple things:
There's a guide to AirVPN. Before you ask questions, take 30 minutes of your time to go through it.

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here. It's the fallback DNS.
Running TOR exits is discouraged. They're subject to restrictions on the internet and harm all AirVPN users.

Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, you'll be unique among the mass again.

 

XMPP: gigan3rd@xmpp.airvpn.org or join our lounge@conference.xmpp.airvpn.org

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