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Stuck on Waiting for latency tests (143 to go)

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Dumps an rpm file on me with no further instructions, so I try the obvious.

# rpm -i eddie-ui_2.20.0_linux_x64_fedora.rpm
# eddie-ui
. 2021.05.10 09:09:08 - Eddie version: 2.20.0 / linux_x64, System: Linux, Name: \SKernel \r on an \m (\l), Version: Linux linux 5.11.18-100.fc32.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon May 3 15:30:24 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux, Mono/.Net: (tarball Tue Feb 23 06:02:51 UTC 2021); Framework: v4.0.30319
. 2021.05.10 09:09:08 - Command line arguments (2): path.resources="/usr/share/eddie-ui" path.exec="/usr/bin/eddie-ui"
. 2021.05.10 09:09:08 - Raise system privileges
. 2021.05.10 09:09:09 - Profile path: /usr/lib/eddie-ui/default.profile
. 2021.05.10 09:09:09 - Profile options not found, using defaults.
. 2021.05.10 09:09:10 - Tun Driver - /dev/net/tun
. 2021.05.10 09:09:10 - OpenVPN - Version: 2.4.11 - OpenSSL 1.1.1k  FIPS 25 Mar 2021, LZO 2.10 (/usr/sbin/openvpn)
. 2021.05.10 09:09:10 - SSH - Version: OpenSSH_8.3p1, OpenSSL 1.1.1k  FIPS 25 Mar 2021 (/usr/bin/ssh)
. 2021.05.10 09:09:10 - SSL - Version: Initializing (/usr/bin/stunnel)
. 2021.05.10 09:09:10 - curl - Version: 7.69.1 (/usr/bin/curl)
/usr/lib/eddie-ui/eddie-tray: error while loading shared libraries: libappindicator.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I 2021.05.10 09:09:13 - Ready
. 2021.05.10 09:09:15 - Collect information about AirVPN completed
I 2021.05.10 09:09:57 - Checking login ...
! 2021.05.10 09:09:59 - Logged in.
I 2021.05.10 09:10:31 - Session starting.
. 2021.05.10 09:10:31 - Waiting for latency tests (167 to go)
. 2021.05.10 09:10:32 - Waiting for latency tests (143 to go)

After 15 minutes the number of tests to go started *increasing*. 

I feel I wasted my three euros.

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Eddie desktop edition sends simultaneously a lot of ICMP packets to different destinations (all the VPN servers in your white list, or all AirVPN servers if a white list is not defined). Such a behavior is sometimes forbidden by some ISPs which will block ICMP packets after a certain threshold is reached.

However Eddie should not get stuck and it should go on after each request times out, so it could be a bug which deserves investigation, thank you for the report.

In the meantime, try this: disable latency tests and the problem should be gone. From Eddie's main window select "Preferences" > "Advanced", then de-tick "Enable latency tests" and finally click "Save". What Eddie calls "latency tests" are a measurement of the round trip time via ping, so by disabling them you should cut out the problem roots.

When you disable latency tests Eddie is not able to pick a really good server for your node (you might find its choice of a "recommended" server bizarre, because it does not know anymore the round trip time from your node to the VPN servers), so take care to define a white list of servers according to your preferences, or pick servers or countries manually.

Kind regards

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Noteworthy, partly as a replacement.

» 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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