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If I wanted to use the OpenVPN app to connect to AirVPN's VPN servers, downloaded the config files I want and made sure nobody that is not me can physically access my device, would that be significantly less safe than just using Eddie? (not considering the fact that obviously I would not be able to use the network lock)

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3 hours ago, Wg99Cx2h said:

If I wanted to use the OpenVPN app to connect to AirVPN's VPN servers, downloaded the config files I want and made sure nobody that is not me can physically access my device, would that be significantly less safe than just using Eddie?


What makes you think that?
 
3 hours ago, Wg99Cx2h said:

not considering the fact that obviously I would not be able to use the network lock


No, NetLock is just a bunch of firewall rules, so the real obvious thing is that you can have a NetLock with whatever firewall you are using.

Also, it's a bit ambiguous: Are we talking Android or PC here?

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1 hour ago, giganerd said:

What makes you think that?
 
No, NetLock is just a bunch of firewall rules, so the real obvious thing is that you can have a NetLock with whatever firewall you are using.

Also, it's a bit ambiguous: Are we talking Android or PC here?

Is there somewhere that i can view the extra firewall rules?
I can add them manually to the software firewall i use.

thanks

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3 hours ago, giganerd said:

What makes you think that?
 
No, NetLock is just a bunch of firewall rules, so the real obvious thing is that you can have a NetLock with whatever firewall you are using.

Also, it's a bit ambiguous: Are we talking Android or PC here?
PC. I'm not an expert here, but based on what I know, in the config files there is (necessarily) everything needed to connect to the servers, keys included, and the config files are in plain text. Doesn't that  mean that anyone/thing that can read them can decrypt my encrypted traffic?

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3 hours ago, Wg99Cx2h said:

Doesn't that  mean that anyone/thing that can read them can decrypt my encrypted traffic?


No. Think of them as the key to an AirVPN server connection. Someone using this config will create a second connection to AirVPN, nothing more.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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6 hours ago, giganerd said:

No. Think of them as the key to an AirVPN server connection. Someone using this config will create a second connection to AirVPN, nothing more.
Ok, thank you a lot for the info!

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