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John Gow

Eddie v. 2.19.4 Exp build security/crash issues on Linux

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Hello friends,

I usually resort to installing the experimental builds instead of posting here, as those have fixes for crash problems not in the stable branch.
Just now, Eddie appeared gray (offline) in the systray. I quit Eddie, but the window persisted, as did my connection to the VPN. This was a new one, but it is compounded by another more worrying bug.
On a couple occasions I have quit eddie and OpenVPN will remain on, when the proper behavior is for Eddie to terminate the processes for which it has been given elevated privilege.
If I logoff with Eddie still on, eddie doesn't know how to deal, and will "crash," while the OpenVPN session remains active.
All this is pretty worrying, as I don't know what the real status of my connection is, if network lock is actually working, etc.
Kernel: 4.15.0-112-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)

           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) info: mate-panel dm: lightdm
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Please let me know if this is a known problem, if  I can give you logs, and if this might be addressed in a coming patch. Thank you for all the work you do!


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I've had this problem for over a year, I've reported it several times. Tech support is useless, they tried to blame it on my pc. Well, I've replaced the laptop, and have a fresh install of Linux mint, which I've run for years without any problems. Eddie is a buggy piece of crap in my opinion. It's sad no other service has a client like this, if they did, I'd dump airvpn in a heartbeat!! But changing vpn servers otherwise is a slow, tedious task.

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@John Gow Interestingly, another user posted a similar thing two days ago, and he was also using Linux Mint 18.3. I have reason to believe it to be a Mono version thing.Could you do my suggestion there as well and report back?
40 minutes ago, pop22 said:

Tech support is useless, they tried to blame it on my pc.

To be fair, at least 80% of problems are problems with a client's setup (OS, config, connection, ISP, etc).

» 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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