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Hello!

I'm trying to setup a Proxy VM in Qubes OS using sys-whonix as a NetVM, actually it would be a VPN over Tor configuration. When i'm testing the connection, i'm only able to use this configuration if i specify a concrete server. Is it possible to use VPN over Tor if i'd like to use a random connection instead? To be specific: I've downloaded the european config file (TCP-443) and changed the remote line in the .ovpn file to europe3.all.vpn.airdns.org. Unfortunately if i'm testing the connection with

sudo openvpn --cd /place/of/ovpn/file --config AirVPN_Europe_TCP-443-Entry3.ovpn
this is what i get:
RESOLVE: Cannot resolve host address: europe3.all.vpn.airdns.org:443 (Temporary failure in name resolution)
Could not determine IPv4/IPv6 protocol
SIGUSR1[Soft,init_instance] received, process restarting
If i'm using europe3.vpn.airdns.org:443 in the .ovpn file it is working. Is this how it should work, or is there something I can do about it?

Thanks any help!

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[cc].all.vpn.airdns.org resolves to all addresses. [cc].vpn.airdns.org resolves to the "best" server in [cc], determined every five minutes. Use the latter in your setup.
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Thanks @OpenSourcerer!

I wanted to use the [cc].all.vpn.airdns.org configuration because it was recommended to me in the Custom random server config generator thread by @benfitita and it worked great in other setup (not with tor) in Qubes OS or in my router.

So if i understand you correctly, in this situation i should use the random server generator and specify exactly what servers i'd like to use. So basically when i'm downloading the config file, i specify the resolved host and adding all server addresses i want to use to the OpenVPN custom directives under the Advanced options?

Is it tor specific that the [cc].all.vpn.airdns.org does not work?

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10 minutes ago, KovaKovi said:

I wanted to use the [cc].all.vpn.airdns.org configuration because it was recommended to me in the Custom random server config generator thread by @benfitita and it worked great in other setup (not with tor) in Qubes OS or in my router.


Ah, I've even reacted to one of your posts in there :))
I don't know if that is setup-specific.
Your problem seems to be a DNS issue, not a VPN connection issue, so let's troubleshoot that, maybe.
 
15 minutes ago, KovaKovi said:

So basically when i'm downloading the config file, i specify the resolved host and adding all server addresses i want to use to the OpenVPN custom directives under the Advanced options?


It's one method you can use, yes.

» 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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26 minutes ago, OpenSourcerer said:

Your problem seems to be a DNS issue, not a VPN connection issue, so let's troubleshoot that, maybe


Then i think i'm gonna ask around in the Qubes OS forum and in the Whonix forum as well. I think it will be related to Whonix, because if i use the QubesOS's solution it works perfectly fine. I will report back if there is any progress! Till that time i will try out the random server generator too.

Am i allowed to use any AirVPN server address (like europe3.all.vpn.airdns.org) if i'm asking help? Or should i just use some random created address?

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6 minutes ago, KovaKovi said:

Am i allowed to use any AirVPN server address (like europe3.all.vpn.airdns.org) if i'm asking help? Or should i just use some random created address? 


That info is more or less public, anyway. Can't see the sense of a restriction here.
Do mention, though, that [cc].vpn… returns exactly one address while [cc].all.vpn… returns one or 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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20 minutes ago, OpenSourcerer said:

Do mention, though, that [cc].vpn… returns exactly one address while [cc].all.vpn… returns one or more.


Ok, i will! Thanks!

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