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AirVPN, Eddie, Portmaster and DNS: How to configure

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Portmaster is Free Software to help people monitor and configure their network.

https://safing.io/portmaster/  
 
Could AirVPN please create a "How To..." to assist users setting up AirVPN so that it works well with Portmaster?  There seems to be an issue connecting to AirVPN servers due to the DNS settings. Portmaster suggest using OpenVPN as a workaround.

There is a Portmaster page where you can show how well AirVPN works here:
https://docs.safing.io/portmaster/install/status/vpn-compatibility

The DNS guide is here:
https://docs.safing.io/portmaster/guides/dns-configuration

OpenVPN Downloads:

https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/

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Needed some time to grasp what this is. As far as I understand it, it's a software centralizing network monitoring tools that are already in the OS, at least on Linux, making them more accessible to the user. On Windows, though, it uses a custom kernel space driver. Kind of what I expect, it's Windows, after all, but there's also Sysinternals directly from Microsoft, weird that they don't use this.

For DNS it seems to act as a DNS forwarder as simple as a service/daemon like dnsmasq accepting requests on port 53. Whether this and connection tracking works or not should be tested by the community, so far I don't see any doings for Eddie devs.
Mullvad guides seem to point at setting the DNS server to 127.0.0.1 to make DNS work, so I'll probably suggest the same with Eddie: In Preferences > DNS, add 127.0.0.1 to the DNS servers.


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