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mr.Rhee

IPv6 blocked (system level +) get Hummingbird warning

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Hi there,

A couple of times I've been torrenting overnight & found in the morning that Eddie was off & my internet was not blocked. Which is cause for concern...

So today I upgraded Eddie to 2.18.9 & for the first time installed Hummingbird (I use MX Linux running sysv init). I have IPv6 blocked at the GRUB kernel line (& /etc/hosts for all its worth) & via the Eddie GUI interface as well. I believe that due to IPv6 being blocked I get a Hummingbird warning as follows (taken from the Eddie System Report) when I start Eddie:
 

. 2020.09.21 12:21:54 - Elevated: __Shell, stderr: RTNETLINK answers: Operation not supported
W 2020.09.21 12:21:54 - Routes, add 2606:6080:1002:7:def:437f:f6fa:7759 for gateway fde6:7a:7d20:1402::1 failed: Exception: RTNETLINK answers: Operation not supported


This error doesn't really bother me, what does, is that the Eddie tray icon remains grey due to this warning (I think that's why, as in my ignorance I can see no other problems when I read the system report).

Is there a way to get that tray icon to function properly - display blue when it is connected & grey when not? As I find that to be such a quick visual validation of what is happening with Eddie/Hummingbird.

I made a conky script to display my external IP on desktop 1. only. As that is where I want to see it. This is nowhere near as good as the tray icon, as it is only hidden when I watch a video.

Thanks for your time. 

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A bit overkill on Linux: In any network manager, simply set IPv6 method to "Link-local"; OpenVPN and Eddie will treat it as unavailable instead of unsupported and not make a fuss about it. The error will much likely disappear as well. Maybe that will even fix the grey icon and subsequently the freeze; I hint a hiccup of Mono here because it expects v6 to function.
If you want to debug this further, launch eddie-ui via terminal and see if you get any errors particularly from Mono, which, as I wrote, I think you will definitely see.
 

12 hours ago, mr.Rhee said:

Is there a way to get that tray icon to function properly - display blue when it is connected & grey when not? As I find that to be such a quick visual validation of what is happening with Eddie/Hummingbird.


That's what it does under normal circumstances, anyway. The same rule as in programming applies here: Fix the errors at the top first because the errors after it are likely a consequence of the first.

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Thanks for your reply giganerd. I tried your link-local suggestion, unfortunately to no avail. I ended up turning on IPv6. For security/privacy reasons I've been blocking it since it first became available. From what I've read, it has become far more trustworthy as time has gone by.

Anyway, turning on IPv6 at the Linux kernel level, Network Manager & in Eddie/Hummingbird (prioritising IPv4), has activated the Eddie tray icon colours, which has solved my problem. 

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4 hours ago, mr.Rhee said:

I tried your link-local suggestion, unfortunately to no avail. I ended up turning on IPv6.


Well, of course you should do this with v6 enabled, otherwise there's no sense in setting v6 to link-local only if it's disabled and continues causing errors.
 
4 hours ago, mr.Rhee said:

Anyway, turning on IPv6 at the Linux kernel level, Network Manager & in Eddie/Hummingbird (prioritising IPv4), has activated the Eddie tray icon colours, which has solved my problem. 


Glad to read it. :) Though you could really just go with v6 now, there are no downsides to using it.

» 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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