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  1. 17 points
    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that a new 10 Gbit/s server located in Zurich (CH) is available: Xuange. It's the first server we propose with a dedicated 10 Gbit/s line and port. As we have now circumvented several computing limits through load balancing and improved optimization, it's time to gradually test larger bandwidth. The AirVPN client will show automatically the new server. If you use any other OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access it through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator"). The server accepts connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP. Just like every other Air server, Xuange supports OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.3 and tls-crypt. Full IPv6 support is included as well. As usual no traffic limits, no logs, no discrimination on protocols and hardened security against various attacks with separate entry and exit-IP addresses. You can check the server status as usual in our real time servers monitor: https://airvpn.org/servers/Xuange Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue. Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Team
  2. 10 points
    Staff

    VPNs - Caught in Lying!?!

    @arteryshelby We do not log and/or inspect our customers' traffic. Since 2010 you can't produce any single case, and not even the slightest clue, in which the identity of an AirVPN customer has been disclosed through traffic log and/or inspection and/or any other invasive method. It means a lot, given that various younger VPN services have been caught lying (ascertained court cases) and that AirVPN is now the oldest still active VPN service, with the exception of a minor service which anyway changed ownership twice in the last 12 years. By the way we have never asked our customers to blindly believe in our words. We do not block Tor and we even integrate its usage in our software, so you can be even safer if you can't afford to trust us OR some datacenter. For example you can use Tor over OpenVPN, to hide Tor usage to your country and ISP, and at the same time hide your traffic real origin, destination, protocol etc. to us and the datacenter the server is connected into. Last but not least, we invest a lo of money in Tor infrastructure and in 2017, 2018 and 2019 more than 2.5% of global world Tor network traffic transited on Tor exit-nodes paid by AirVPN. It is an important achievement we're proud of, and it hints to good faith. Kind regards
  3. 8 points
    Staff

    Black Friday Sale 2020

    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that the Black Friday week has just begun in AirVPN! Save up to 74% when compared to one month plan price Check all plans and discounts here: https://airvpn.org/buy If you're already our customer and you wish to jump aboard for a longer period, any additional subscription will be added on top of already existing subscriptions and you will not lose any day. AirVPN, one of the oldest and most experienced consumer VPN on the market, operating since 2010, does not inspect and/or log clients' traffic, offers five simultaneous connections per account, IPv6 full support, AES-GCM and ChaCha20 ciphers on all servers, Perfect Forward Secrecy with unique per-server 4096 bit Diffie-Hellman keys, active daemons load balancing for unmatched high performance and even more, exclusive features. AirVPN is the only VPN provider which is actively developing OpenVPN 3 library with a fork that's currently 91 commits ahead of OpenVPN master and adds key features and bug fixes for a much more comfortable and reliable experience: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/44069-openvpn-3-development-by-airvpn/ AirVPN, in accordance with its mission, develops only free and open source software for many platforms, including Android, Linux (both x86 and ARM based systems), macOS and Windows. Kind regards & datalove AirVPN Staff
  4. 7 points
    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that a new 1 Gbit/s server located in Auckland (NZ) is available: Fawaris. We're also very pleased to be back in Oceania. The AirVPN client will show automatically the new server. If you use any other OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access it through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator"). The server accepts connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP. Just like every other Air server, Fawaris supports OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.3 and tls-crypt. Full IPv6 support is included as well. As usual no traffic limits, no logs, no discrimination on protocols and hardened security against various attacks with separate entry and exit-IP addresses. You can check the server status as usual in our real time servers monitor: https://airvpn.org/servers/Fawaris Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue. Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Team
  5. 7 points
    Staff

    CHACHA20-POLY1305 on all servers

    Hello! We're very glad to announce all VPN servers progressive upgrade to Data Channel CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher and TLS 1.3 support. UPDATE 18-Nov-2020: upgrade has been completed successfully on all AirVPN servers. The upgrade requires restarting OpenVPN daemons and some other service. Users connected to servers will be disconnected and servers during upgrade will remain unavailable for two minutes approximately. In order to prevent massive, simultaneous disconnections, we have scheduled a progressive upgrade in 15 days, starting from tomorrow 5 Nov 2020. Please see the exact schedule at the bottom of this post, in the attached PDF file. Servers marked as "OK" have been already upgraded and you can use CHACHA20-POLY1305 with them right now. When should I use CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher on OpenVPN Data Channel? In general, you should prefer CHACHA20 over AES on those systems which do not support AES-NI (AES New Instructions). CHACHA20 is computationally less onerous, but not less secure, than AES for CPUs that can't rely on AES New Instructions. If you have an AES-NI supporting CPU and system, on the contrary you should prefer AES for higher performance. How can I use CHACHA20-POLY1305 on AirVPN? CHACHA20-POLY1035 on Data Channel is supported by OpenVPN 2.5 or higher versions and OpenVPN3-AirVPN library. In Eddie Android edition, open "Settings" > "AirVPN" > "Encryption algorithm" and select CHACHA20-POLY1305. Eddie Android edition will then filter and connect to VPN servers supporting CHACHA20-POLY1305 and will use the cipher both on Control and Data channels. In our web site Configuration Generator, after you have ticked "Advanced Mode", you can pick OpenVPN version >=2.5, and also select "Prefer CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher if available". If you're generating a configuration file for Hummingbird, select OpenVPN3-AirVPN: the configuration file needs to be different, because some new directives of OpenVPN 2.5 are not supported in OpenVPN3, and Hummingbird is based on OpenVPN3-AirVPN. In Eddie desktop edition, upgrade to 2.19.6 version first. Then select the above mentioned option. However, most desktop computers support AES-NI, so make sure to check first, because using CHACHA20-POLY1305 on such systems will cause performance harm when you go above 300 Mbit/s (if you stay below that performance, probably you will not notice any difference). Also note that if your system does not have OpenVPN 2.5 or higher version you will not be able to use CHACHA20-POLY1305. If you wish to manually edit your OpenVPN 2.5 profile to prefer CHACHA20 on Data Channel when available: delete directive cipher add the following directive: data-ciphers CHACHA20-POLY1305:AES-256-GCM Pending Upgrade Server Schedule Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  6. 7 points
    I have a reason to believe that M247 is falsifying a few of its server locations which it sells to VPN companies such as AirVPN. Disclaimer: I am not accusing AirVPN of participating in this falsification, I believe that AirVPN staff has the integrity and honesty to only purchase servers in locations they know are correct as advertised. My hypothesis is that AirVPN was merely duped into buying thse falsified locations because M247 claimed that they were real locations and AirVPN did not have any reason to suspect anything to the contrary. I noticed recently that the M247 "Phoenix" location seems to really be located in Los Angeles, M247 "Barcelona" location seems to really be in Madrid, and the M247 "Berlin" location seems to really be in Frankfurt. Traceroute shows identical routes between each of these false locations and the real location they are in, not to mention that neither Phoenix, Barcelona, or Berlin appear on M247's list of locations on their website Disclaimer 2: All of the data below is shown as it was generated, with the only thing being edited is the redaction of my ISP's traceroute hops for protection of my privacy. Exhibit A: "Phoenix" is really Los Angeles. Traceroute and ping to Indus , allegedly in M247 Phoenix Traceroute to Indus server traceroute to indus.airservers.org (193.37.254.26), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets [Redacted my ISP's traceroute hops] 8 * * * 9 ae-5.r01.lsanca20.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.6.49) 73.593 ms 68.449 ms 69.689 ms 10 ce-0-1-0-0.r01.lsanca20.us.ce.gin.ntt.net (128.241.6.1) 66.818 ms 71.847 ms 72.087 ms 11 * irb-0.agg1.lax1.us.m247.com (77.243.185.149) 89.481 ms et-0-0-49-0.agg1.lax1.us.m247.com (77.243.185.145) 79.797 ms 12 vlan2921.as09.lax1.us.m247.com (193.9.115.167) 123.200 ms 71.520 ms vlan2909.as09.lax1.us.m247.com (193.9.115.169) 74.228 ms 13 * * * 14 * * * Traceroute from Indus to Google traceroute to google.com (172.217.5.110), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 10.32.6.1 (10.32.6.1) 69.597 ms 69.603 ms 69.595 ms 2 vlan177.as09.lax1.us.m247.com (193.37.254.1) 69.687 ms 69.711 ms 69.778 ms 3 irb-0.agg1.lax1.us.m247.com (193.9.115.168) 633.031 ms 633.038 ms 633.034 ms 4 37.120.220.170 (37.120.220.170) 69.490 ms 69.452 ms 69.546 ms 5 72.14.204.180 (72.14.204.180) 69.661 ms te-4-3-0.bb1.lax1.us.m247.com (82.102.29.110) 69.769 ms 69.821 ms 6 10.252.217.158 (10.252.217.158) 69.615 ms 72.14.204.180 (72.14.204.180) 67.888 ms 10.23.211.158 (10.23.211.158) 68.754 ms 7 10.252.234.254 (10.252.234.254) 67.871 ms 142.250.228.74 (142.250.228.74) 68.216 ms 10.252.234.254 (10.252.234.254) 68.221 ms 8 108.170.247.244 (108.170.247.244) 68.254 ms 108.170.237.114 (108.170.237.114) 68.228 ms 108.170.247.244 (108.170.247.244) 68.243 ms 9 108.170.247.211 (108.170.247.211) 68.818 ms 108.170.247.148 (108.170.247.148) 68.598 ms 68.843 ms 10 108.170.230.123 (108.170.230.123) 68.806 ms 108.170.230.133 (108.170.230.133) 69.010 ms 172.253.75.217 (172.253.75.217) 76.905 ms 11 172.253.75.217 (172.253.75.217) 76.921 ms 172.253.70.153 (172.253.70.153) 80.406 ms 74.125.253.148 (74.125.253.148) 75.588 ms 12 142.250.234.59 (142.250.234.59) 81.965 ms 108.170.243.1 (108.170.243.1) 78.518 ms 80.377 ms 13 108.170.236.61 (108.170.236.61) 75.650 ms 75.356 ms 108.170.243.1 (108.170.243.1) 77.960 ms 14 sfo03s07-in-f14.1e100.net (172.217.5.110) 82.906 ms 108.170.236.63 (108.170.236.63) 77.106 ms sfo03s07-in-f110.1e100.net (172.217.5.110) 103.936 ms Ping to Indus PING 193.37.254.26 (193.37.254.26) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=69.5 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=68.8 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=69.1 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=4 ttl=57 time=68.0 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=5 ttl=57 time=69.3 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=6 ttl=57 time=68.5 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=7 ttl=57 time=70.0 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=8 ttl=57 time=69.2 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=9 ttl=57 time=69.7 ms 64 bytes from 193.37.254.26: icmp_seq=10 ttl=57 time=68.1 ms Hmm, I wonder why all the M247 router hops are all labelled as "LAX1" for a "Phoenix" location??? Now we will compare this to Groombridge, a server in M247 Los Angeles Traceroute to Groombridge traceroute to groombridge.airservers.org (37.120.132.82), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets [Redacted my ISP's traceroute hops] 7 * * * 8 ae-2.r25.lsanca07.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.189) 74.561 ms 97.764 ms * 9 ae-5.r01.lsanca20.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.6.49) 73.048 ms 70.967 ms 73.707 ms 10 ce-0-1-0-0.r01.lsanca20.us.ce.gin.ntt.net (128.241.6.1) 65.112 ms 73.968 ms 71.939 ms 11 irb-0.agg1.lax1.us.m247.com (77.243.185.149) 77.359 ms * * 12 vlan2926.as15.lax1.us.m247.com (89.44.212.37) 75.003 ms 73.769 ms 217.138.223.35 (217.138.223.35) 67.763 ms 13 * * * 14 * * * Traceroute from Groombridge to YouTube traceroute to youtube.com (216.58.195.78), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 10.15.134.1 (10.15.134.1) 71.514 ms 71.502 ms 71.493 ms 2 vlan170.as15.lax1.us.m247.com (37.120.132.81) 71.810 ms 71.986 ms 72.005 ms 3 * * * 4 37.120.220.198 (37.120.220.198) 75.969 ms te-1-2-0.bb1.nyc1.us.m247.com (77.243.185.18) 76.140 ms 37.120.220.198 (37.120.220.198) 75.971 ms 5 72.14.204.180 (72.14.204.180) 76.149 ms 76.154 ms te-4-3-0.bb1.lax1.us.m247.com (82.102.29.110) 75.138 ms 6 10.252.173.62 (10.252.173.62) 78.254 ms 72.14.204.180 (72.14.204.180) 73.797 ms 73.781 ms 7 209.85.254.86 (209.85.254.86) 73.773 ms 10.252.50.62 (10.252.50.62) 73.975 ms 108.170.247.193 (108.170.247.193) 74.551 ms 8 108.170.237.114 (108.170.237.114) 73.937 ms 108.170.247.193 (108.170.247.193) 74.759 ms 108.170.247.243 (108.170.247.243) 74.214 ms 9 * 108.170.247.244 (108.170.247.244) 74.196 ms 108.170.234.124 (108.170.234.124) 74.648 ms 10 209.85.254.229 (209.85.254.229) 86.701 ms * 108.170.234.27 (108.170.234.27) 72.588 ms 11 216.239.58.214 (216.239.58.214) 80.460 ms 142.250.234.56 (142.250.234.56) 81.648 ms 172.253.70.155 (172.253.70.155) 83.700 ms 12 108.170.242.241 (108.170.242.241) 80.580 ms 66.249.94.28 (66.249.94.28) 79.787 ms 108.170.242.241 (108.170.242.241) 81.349 ms 13 72.14.239.97 (72.14.239.97) 80.326 ms 108.170.242.241 (108.170.242.241) 81.308 ms 72.14.239.43 (72.14.239.43) 84.462 ms 14 72.14.239.43 (72.14.239.43) 82.598 ms sfo07s16-in-f78.1e100.net (216.58.195.78) 80.463 ms 81.950 ms Ping to Groombridge PING groombridge.airservers.org (37.120.132.82) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=68.8 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=68.8 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=68.9 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=4 ttl=57 time=68.0 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=5 ttl=57 time=70.4 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=6 ttl=57 time=69.0 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=7 ttl=57 time=70.4 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=8 ttl=57 time=67.6 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=9 ttl=57 time=68.3 ms 64 bytes from 82.132.120.37.in-addr.arpa (37.120.132.82): icmp_seq=10 ttl=57 time=68.0 ms Hmm, looks suspiciously similar to me... Routes are both the same, ping is near-equal Exhibit B: "Barcelona" is really Madrid Traceroute and ping to Eridanus, allegedly in Barcelona Traceroute to Eridanus traceroute to eridanus.airservers.org (185.183.106.2), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets [Redacted my ISP's traceroute hops] 7 * * * 8 be2332.ccr32.bio02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.85.246) 83.833 ms 82.655 ms 83.244 ms 9 be2325.ccr32.mad05.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.61.134) 86.389 ms 85.839 ms 86.422 ms 10 quantum-sistemas.demarc.cogentco.com (149.6.150.130) 110.559 ms 171.268 ms 118.386 ms 11 * * * 12 * * * Traceroute from Eridanus to YouTube traceroute to youtube.com (216.58.211.46), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 10.16.134.1 (10.16.134.1) 89.066 ms 89.077 ms 89.072 ms 2 * * * 3 xe-1-2-3-0.bb1.mad1.es.m247.com (212.103.51.62) 89.002 ms 88.997 ms 88.992 ms 4 mad-b1-link.telia.net (213.248.95.33) 89.157 ms 89.176 ms 89.172 ms 5 google-ic-314668-mad-b1.c.telia.net (62.115.61.14) 89.168 ms 89.324 ms 89.328 ms 6 * * * 7 142.250.239.26 (142.250.239.26) 92.637 ms 72.14.233.124 (72.14.233.124) 91.657 ms 142.250.62.202 (142.250.62.202) 91.548 ms 8 108.170.234.221 (108.170.234.221) 92.059 ms 74.125.242.178 (74.125.242.178) 91.787 ms 144.397 ms 9 108.170.253.225 (108.170.253.225) 91.930 ms muc03s14-in-f14.1e100.net (216.58.211.46) 91.631 ms 108.170.253.225 (108.170.253.225) 91.934 ms Hmm, I wonder why M247's router hops in the "Barcelona" location are all labelled as "MAD1" Ping to Eridanus PING 185.183.106.2 (185.183.106.2) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=89.4 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=85.9 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=84.9 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=56 time=85.5 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=5 ttl=56 time=86.4 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=6 ttl=56 time=85.0 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=7 ttl=56 time=85.3 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=8 ttl=56 time=87.1 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=9 ttl=56 time=85.8 ms 64 bytes from 185.183.106.2: icmp_seq=10 ttl=56 time=85.3 ms Comparing this to Mekbuda, a server in Madrid M247 Traceroute to Mekbuda [Redacted my ISP's traceroute hops] 7 * * * 8 be2332.ccr32.bio02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.85.246) 83.761 ms 82.333 ms 82.102 ms 9 be2325.ccr32.mad05.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.61.134) 86.121 ms 85.032 ms 86.308 ms 10 quantum-sistemas.demarc.cogentco.com (149.6.150.130) 94.879 ms 87.337 ms 88.230 ms 11 * * * 12 * * * Route from Mekbuda to Youtube traceroute to youtube.com (216.58.215.142), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 10.21.198.1 (10.21.198.1) 87.692 ms 87.693 ms 87.686 ms 2 vlan29.bb2.mad1.es.m247.com (185.93.182.161) 87.696 ms 87.690 ms 87.750 ms 3 xe-1-1-0-0.bb1.mad1.es.m247.com (82.102.29.25) 87.762 ms 87.758 ms 87.753 ms 4 mad-b1-link.telia.net (213.248.95.33) 87.956 ms 88.558 ms 87.931 ms 5 google-ic-314668-mad-b1.c.telia.net (62.115.61.14) 87.836 ms 87.992 ms 87.988 ms 6 * * * 7 mad41s04-in-f14.1e100.net (216.58.215.142) 86.846 ms 74.125.242.177 (74.125.242.177) 98.934 ms 98.992 ms Ping to Mekbuda PING mekbuda.airservers.org (185.93.182.170) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=87.0 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=88.4 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=86.2 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=4 ttl=56 time=88.4 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=5 ttl=56 time=86.7 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=6 ttl=56 time=85.7 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=7 ttl=56 time=85.7 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=8 ttl=56 time=87.1 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=9 ttl=56 time=88.3 ms 64 bytes from 185.93.182.170 (185.93.182.170): icmp_seq=10 ttl=56 time=88.2 ms Once again, everything is near-identical, with only a slight difference in Youtube traceroute. Exhibit C: "Berlin" is really in Frankfurt First we will test ping and traceroute to Cujam, a Berlin M247 server Traceroute to Cujam [Redacted my ISP's traceroute hops] 6 * * * 7 ae-9.r20.londen12.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.6.146) 73.904 ms ae-11.r20.parsfr04.fr.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.4.195) 78.812 ms 75.580 ms 8 ae-1.r21.londen12.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.183) 79.099 ms ae-2.r21.parsfr04.fr.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.46) 85.715 ms ae-1.r21.londen12.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.183) 78.384 ms 9 ae-16.r20.frnkge13.de.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.13) 91.553 ms ae-11.r21.frnkge13.de.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.5.26) 91.521 ms ae-16.r20.frnkge13.de.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.13) 94.728 ms 10 ae-0.a00.frnkge13.de.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.25) 92.855 ms 89.619 ms 90.740 ms 11 ae-8-501.a00.frnkge13.de.ce.gin.ntt.net (213.198.52.62) 91.869 ms 92.824 ms 93.136 ms 12 37.120.220.131 (37.120.220.131) 90.856 ms vlan2945.agg2.fra4.de.m247.com (193.27.15.241) 92.015 ms 37.120.220.116 (37.120.220.116) 89.007 ms 13 vlan2925.as03.fra4.de.m247.com (83.97.21.17) 88.304 ms vlan2901.as03.fra4.de.m247.com (82.102.29.155) 93.828 ms vlan2925.as03.fra4.de.m247.com (83.97.21.17) 89.713 ms 14 * * * 15 * * * Traceroute from Cujam to YouTube 1 10.11.102.1 (10.11.102.1) 89.968 ms 89.978 ms 89.972 ms 2 37.120.217.241 (37.120.217.241) 90.041 ms 90.036 ms 90.134 ms 3 vlan2925.agg2.fra4.de.m247.com (83.97.21.16) 89.915 ms 89.910 ms 89.905 ms 4 37.120.220.130 (37.120.220.130) 90.078 ms 193.27.15.240 (193.27.15.240) 89.956 ms 37.120.220.130 (37.120.220.130) 90.199 ms 5 vlan2906.bb1.ams1.nl.m247.com (37.120.128.248) 90.252 ms 90.009 ms 37.120.128.253 (37.120.128.253) 90.176 ms 6 37.120.128.253 (37.120.128.253) 90.171 ms no-mans-land.m247.com (185.206.226.71) 89.888 ms 37.120.128.253 (37.120.128.253) 89.597 ms 7 no-mans-land.m247.com (185.206.226.71) 89.851 ms 10.252.43.30 (10.252.43.30) 89.962 ms 10.252.45.126 (10.252.45.126) 89.649 ms 8 108.170.252.1 (108.170.252.1) 90.496 ms 108.170.235.248 (108.170.235.248) 89.578 ms 10.252.73.190 (10.252.73.190) 89.598 ms 9 108.170.252.83 (108.170.252.83) 90.067 ms 108.170.252.18 (108.170.252.18) 90.020 ms 108.170.252.65 (108.170.252.65) 90.430 ms 10 * * 209.85.252.77 (209.85.252.77) 90.872 ms 11 216.239.50.187 (216.239.50.187) 99.430 ms * 209.85.252.149 (209.85.252.149) 97.794 ms 12 108.170.230.210 (108.170.230.210) 98.329 ms 72.14.238.52 (72.14.238.52) 97.997 ms 97.910 ms 13 108.170.244.161 (108.170.244.161) 97.921 ms 108.170.235.98 (108.170.235.98) 98.316 ms 108.170.244.225 (108.170.244.225) 98.802 ms 14 108.170.232.125 (108.170.232.125) 97.839 ms 98.060 ms 98.173 ms 15 108.170.234.51 (108.170.234.51) 98.067 ms par10s27-in-f206.1e100.net (216.58.198.206) 97.811 ms 98.150 ms Ping to Cujam PING cujam.airservers.org (37.120.217.242) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=90.3 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=91.8 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=91.7 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=92.5 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=91.3 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=92.1 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=90.5 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=91.3 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=90.0 ms 64 bytes from 37.120.217.242 (37.120.217.242): icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=92.1 ms I wonder why there's no mention of "Berlin" in the traceroute hops, instead says FRA4 for Frankfurt.... Next we will compare this to Mirfak, a M247 Frankfurt server Traceroute to Mirfak [Redacted my ISP's traceroute hops] 5 * * * 6 if-ae-66-8.tcore1.l78-london.as6453.net (80.231.130.194) 93.049 ms if-ae-66-9.tcore1.l78-london.as6453.net (80.231.130.21) 92.427 ms if-ae-66-8.tcore1.l78-london.as6453.net (80.231.130.194) 92.662 ms 7 * if-ae-3-2.tcore1.pye-paris.as6453.net (80.231.154.142) 94.296 ms * 8 * * if-ae-11-2.tcore1.pvu-paris.as6453.net (80.231.153.49) 92.280 ms 9 * if-ae-49-2.tcore2.pvu-paris.as6453.net (80.231.153.21) 91.508 ms * 10 if-ae-55-2.tcore1.fr0-frankfurt.as6453.net (80.231.245.7) 100.752 ms 91.321 ms 92.308 ms 11 if-ae-55-2.tcore1.fr0-frankfurt.as6453.net (80.231.245.7) 88.325 ms 195.219.50.23 (195.219.50.23) 96.137 ms 94.877 ms 12 vlan2946.agg1.fra4.de.m247.com (193.27.15.243) 94.155 ms 37.120.220.116 (37.120.220.116) 93.367 ms 37.120.220.118 (37.120.220.118) 91.790 ms 13 vlan2917.as11.fra4.de.m247.com (212.103.51.191) 101.641 ms vlan2945.agg2.fra4.de.m247.com (193.27.15.241) 90.441 ms vlan2917.as11.fra4.de.m247.com (212.103.51.191) 93.836 ms 14 * vlan2917.as11.fra4.de.m247.com (212.103.51.191) 94.359 ms vlan2919.as11.fra4.de.m247.com (212.103.51.151) 96.080 ms 15 * * * 16 * * * The only difference in this traceroute is that the traffic goes through TATA instead of NTT which the Cujam server goes through, but the destination for both is the same: M247 in Frankfurt Traceroute to YouTube from Mirfak traceroute to youtube.com (172.217.17.46), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 10.27.230.1 (10.27.230.1) 96.778 ms 96.764 ms 96.774 ms 2 vlan27.as11.fra4.de.m247.com (141.98.102.177) 97.067 ms 97.135 ms 97.329 ms 3 vlan2917.agg1.fra4.de.m247.com (212.103.51.190) 96.705 ms 96.704 ms 96.699 ms 4 37.120.128.148 (37.120.128.148) 97.120 ms 193.27.15.242 (193.27.15.242) 97.724 ms 37.120.128.148 (37.120.128.148) 97.107 ms 5 37.120.128.253 (37.120.128.253) 96.833 ms 96.835 ms vlan2906.bb1.ams1.nl.m247.com (37.120.128.248) 96.894 ms 6 no-mans-land.m247.com (185.206.226.71) 97.037 ms 37.120.128.253 (37.120.128.253) 95.349 ms 95.494 ms 7 no-mans-land.m247.com (185.206.226.71) 95.615 ms 10.252.45.190 (10.252.45.190) 98.342 ms 10.252.45.158 (10.252.45.158) 96.818 ms 8 216.239.47.244 (216.239.47.244) 96.897 ms 108.170.252.65 (108.170.252.65) 97.534 ms 142.250.46.244 (142.250.46.244) 96.712 ms 9 108.170.252.18 (108.170.252.18) 97.041 ms 108.170.251.144 (108.170.251.144) 97.279 ms 108.170.252.18 (108.170.252.18) 96.977 ms 10 * * * 11 209.85.244.158 (209.85.244.158) 104.649 ms * * 12 216.239.42.171 (216.239.42.171) 104.672 ms 216.239.42.102 (216.239.42.102) 116.455 ms 216.239.43.37 (216.239.43.37) 104.324 ms 13 216.239.42.171 (216.239.42.171) 104.748 ms 104.733 ms 216.239.43.37 (216.239.43.37) 115.898 ms 14 108.170.236.135 (108.170.236.135) 104.245 ms 104.183 ms 108.170.236.137 (108.170.236.137) 104.074 ms 15 ams16s29-in-f46.1e100.net (172.217.17.46) 103.791 ms 103.813 ms 102.372 ms Ping to Mirfak PING mirfak.airservers.org (141.98.102.234) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=89.3 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=89.8 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=89.1 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=90.6 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=89.6 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=89.2 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=90.0 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=90.0 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=87.6 ms 64 bytes from 234.102.98.141.in-addr.arpa (141.98.102.234): icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=88.9 ms Again, everything is near-identical, suggesting that these Berlin, Phoenix, and Barcelona locations are just falsified geolocation information and nothing more. With near-identical traceroutes, and ping values that don't differ by more than 1-2ms , it is extremely unrealistic that these servers are in the locations they claim to be. If you think my data is wrong/inaccurate, then feel free to repeat my experiment yourself, you will find the same thing. I would like to reiterate that I believe that AirVPN has no part in this falsification and that they have no ill will, I think they were duped/deceived by M247 to believe that the Phoenix, Berlin and Barcelona locations are actually real physical locations M247 has their servers located in. I think after these findings, AirVPN should have a long discussion with M247 staff about this falsification that took place.
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    Staff

    Wireguard plans

    @wireguard User "wireguard" is not an account with a valid AirVPN plan If you really wanted to show your support to AirVPN and prove that you are a customer, you would have written from an account with a valid plan. In reality, accounts like "wireguard" seem to be created with the only purpose to pump something and defame something else. From now on, write only from an account that has valid plan, to show that you are in good faith. Our plans about putting Wireguard into production in the near future have been published with a lot of details, albeit without a precise release date (and we have thoroughly explained why), so we will not write again for the nth time about them. About performance, please provide details as we do frequently. Currently we outperform Wireguard with our setup in AES-NI supporting systems, as you can see from our and our customers' tests, while Wireguard can outperform OpenVPN in CHACHA20 in non-AES-NI supporting systems. . When we put Wireguard into production, OpenVPN will stay, so investing in our own OpenVPN development is perfectly fine. Just a few reasons that make OpenVPN superior to Wireguard for many, different needs: it's faster than Wireguard in AES-NI supporting systems when it uses AES. Have a look here! it can be connected over stunnel, SSH, SOCKS5 and HTTP proxies, and Tor swiftly even for the above reason, for an ISP it's not so easy to block OpenVPN, while it's trivial to block Wireguard it supports TCP it supports dynamic IP address assignment it supports DNS push it does not hold in a file your real IP address when a connection is closed a significant part of our customers will not be able to use Wireguard effectively, simply because UDP is totally blocked in their countries or by their ISPs UDP blocking and heavy shaping are becoming more and more widespread among mobile ISPs, making Wireguard slower than OpenVPN in TCP even in mobile devices, or not working at all in mobility About Torvalds and Linux kernel, you only tell a part of the story. Wireguard was first put in some Linux kernel line when Wireguard was still in beta testing and no serious audit was performed, and not put in a kernel milestone release. A further note about battery draining you mentioned in one of your previous messages: our app Eddie Android edition and Wireguard, when used with the SAME bandwidth and the SAME cipher (CHACHA20-POLY1305), consume battery approximately in the same way, so that's yet another inessential point that does not support your arguments and show once more that our investments have been wise. Finally, let's spread a veil on your embarrassing considerations on ciphers, security, privacy and NSA. Let's underline only that CHACHA20.-POLY1305 is very strong, the cipher algorithm in itself (if implemented correctly) is not a Wireguard problem in any way. It would be a reason of deep concern if Wireguard needed OpenVPN defamation to convince us that it's a good software. Unfortunately various bogus accounts have been created with such assumption and purpose, and the hidden agenda is no more hidden. Kind regards
  11. 6 points
    Hello! We are very sorry to inform you that we are withdrawing all of our servers in Hong Kong. Because of the new legal framework allowing unlimited line wiretapping by Chinese entities without judicial overview, the painful decision is due and undelayable. Our presence in Asia will continue in Singapore and Japan, where our infrastructure is oversized, while we are considering expansion in other countries when both legal framework and infrastructure status of a country allow it. Kind regards & datalove AirVPN Staff
  12. 5 points
    Eddie V2.20.0 suddenly won't connect using Windows 10, 20H2. It starts to connect, then disconnects, then restarts again - all in a continuous loop. Any ideas on a solution? Thanks.
  13. 4 points
    Hello ! Introduction Welcome To AirVPN! This is a guide meant to help new people. Whether you're new to VPNs in general or just new to AirVPN. I've tried to keep it fairly short, by using bullet points & spoiler tags. This hopefully also makes it more readable and less scary. I think AirVPN is a FANTASTIC VPN and while I don't own or have any stake in AirVPN myself, I'm a huge supporter of it. However, it can be quite scary and confusing to use when you first get started, so hopefully my little guide willl help you! This guide also includes links to resources provided by Air and other users, but I don't mean to take credit for these things. So please feel free to scroll to the bottom of this guide! Index: Introduction First Questions Getting Started With AirVPN After Downloading The Eddie Client [includes Troubleshooting tips] AirVPN Guides Section [Look here to find guides about: Security/Torrenting/Port-forwarding/Plex/etc.] Other Noteworthy resources Credits Why I made this guide: AirVPN was said to be very technical and thus hard to use. But since it's such a quality VPN, I don't want that to always be the main bad side to this great service. Therefore, this guide is also a response to this problem, so that newcomers can hopefully feel less overwhelmed about the idea of the air to breathe the real Internet. The Air staff clearly put in a lot of work every day and are extremely knowledgeable people, from all that I've seen. It's just that for newcomers, it can be hard and overwhelming finding all the relevant pieces of information and it can easily be too technical, so I hope my little guide will also be useful in that regard. This is also why, I collect other people's guides and put them in this guide, so that they're easier to find. However, Thank you to AirVPN, Staff and the many knowledgeable members of this community who help out people like myself quite a lot, through their contributions to the site everyday :] Feel free to leave feedback on this guide, both good and bad, if you want to, because I'll happily read it ! First Questions Do I have to be really technical to use this VPN stuff? AirVPN is one of the more technical VPNs out there and this is pretty much its only major drawback, when it gets reviewed. However, it offers unmatched attention to security and privacy. Not all reviews are entirely accurate either, sadly. Which the AirVPN Staff haven't hesitated to remark on though. So in short: No. But if you're new to VPNs in general and not a tech-savvy user, you do have to accept that you might be confused in the start. But this forum is here to help :]. Due to all the marketing and sometimes paid reviews, it can be hard to find out which VPN to trust at all. This is without even getting to the technical features. Air tends to somewhat pride itself on not overselling things however and so on the face of it, AirVPN can seem like it's no match for other, apparently bigger VPNs, but AirVPN has a lot to offer if you take a look. Will I become totally anonymous or completely secure? Please be aware that when using AirVPN or any VPN, while signed in to things such as your e-mail or other online accounts, you might get incorrect notices of being hacked. You have not been hacked most likely, it's just that when services see you log in from several different IP addresses, they get suspicious. Simply keep calm and investigate the issue. No, definitely not. But in terms of steps you can take to reach very high levels of privacy and security, this is one of the best steps you can take. Privacy and security are hard things. To achieve even higher levels involves sorting out things like your operating system, browser, various habits and using networks like Tor, in addition to a VPN like this. Security is hard. It's rarely, if ever, just a one-off solution. Often, security is as much a process, as it is about a single good product, like this VPN. However. just because a VPN doesn't do everything, it doesn't mean it's useless. A lot depends on what you're trying to do/achieve and who your "enemies" are. Yet it should be said, that AirVPN is quite extreme about security. For Air, it's "all or nothing" in many ways. AirVPN is so focused about security, that they even fix issues before they're published! However, VPNs and others technologies are becoming more and more important, as new spy laws like the UK Snoopers Charter & US Rule 41 Amendment crop up. Please check the question "What does AirVPN do to make it safe to use and does it log or track people?" further down, for more details. VPNs A & B have features X & Y, how does AirVPN compare? For this, check out the forum made specifically for that. It's often the case that features from other VPNs are either already included in AirVPN, aren't included because they're unsafe or just aren't as good as they sound. For instance, a rival VPN might say "We offer PPTP and many other secure protocols!", while Air doesn't, because Air knows PPTP is unsafe. Or they might say they offer a "multi-hop" VPN, which may or may not be useful, according to AirVPN Staff. Support for the protocol known as IKEv2 is another example of where Air doesn't support something, but has good reasons for not doing so. As a final example, you will sometimes see competitors speak of their super-secret "camouflage", "4Dstealth" or "hidden" protocols or servers. This is just marketing for gullible customers . But such aforementioned marketing can greatly confuse efforts to compare Airs product with the competitors. So if in doubt, ask the competitor who is offering "stealth"-something, what it is. If I use AirVPN, will I be able to use service XYZ with it? Please be aware that when using AirVPN or any VPN, while signed in to things such as your e-mail or other online accounts, you might get incorrect notices of being hacked. You have not been hacked most likely, it's just that when services see you log in from several different IP addresses, they get suspicious. Simply keep calm and investigate the issue. Please also be aware that it is NOT the main purpose of AirVPN to get access to geo-restricted content because it's a losing battle and Air cannot control how companies such as the BBC and Netflix act. Being able to get access to a site, generally depends on which service you want and which country it's in. AirVPN doesn't have servers in every country. In general, you can get access to everything. Although services like BBC iPlayer and Netflix actively try to block VPNs. Even services as normal as payment processors, such as PayPal don't always make things easy. This means it's not always possible for a VPN provider to do anything about it. But we do have forums to discuss and notify AirVPN on, so that AirVPN can try to solve it as best as it can. But before you post in that forum, make sure to Read This First, as it might help you & will make your posts more helpful to others. AirVPN has a very useful tool called the Route Checking tool. It allows you to test access to a website from ALL AirVPN servers. Just put in a full link in the search field and click the search button. Then press F5 or hit the refresh button in your browser. Green results usually mean there's access; red results mean the opposite. This is useful for seeing if it's only you who has a problem or only the server you're on. As well as which servers don't have a problem, so that you can switch to using those ones instead. It's most important that it's green in the "HTTP" column. There's many different HTTP Codes, so here's a list. VPNs generally slow down your connection a little. But AirVPN is so good that it's still possible to play Multiplayer games through it, without your connection slowing down too much, in my own experience. What does AirVPN do to make it safe to use and does it log or track people? AirVPN isn't just safe because it promises to be so in its marketing. Instead, it backs things up with hard technical specifications and high standards, that you can verify yourself. AirVPN is logless and can't be forced to log surreptitiously, fully supports P2P on all servers & as per #5 ignores all DMCA requests. Remotely-forwarded ports aren't logged either. Here's additional things Air does to increase its security and privacy: AirVPNs infrastructure conforms to a high degree of openness & transparency. This helps show that none of Airs locations are fake, but only bare-metal & lets users compare with one another. AirVPNs encryption standards are military grade and so for all intents and purposes unbreakable. It also only uses the most secure VPN protocol too: OpenVPN. No PPTP/SSTP/L2TP/IKEv2. AirVPN doesn't use any third party tracking on its website, such as Google Analytics or Social buttons, because they leak. Instead, it uses open-source analytics Matomo, which is closed loop. AirVPNs website meets the highest SSLabs security standards: A+. AirVPN takes its mission to fight censorship and manipulation of the Internet extremely seriously. This also means being highly willing to help out journalists and human-rights defenders. AirVPN only uses FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) in its Eddie client. Therefore the software running on your system is not a security "blackbox", but can be independently verified. AirVPNs Eddie client supports a wide selection of protocols. Including SSL and SSH. As well as anonymising services such as Tor; so that you can "partition trust" and need not trust AirVPN. AirVPN fully accepts crypto-currencies. Including to the point where it accepts Bitcoin directly. No middlemen. So if done right, you can use AirVPN with Air knowing nothing about you. AirVPN explains how it doesn't need to inspect or monitor traffic in order to check for breaches of ToS. AirVPN is against security through obscurity, including in its client software Eddie and so shows all the information it can; which leads some users to erroneously think there's logging going on. AirVPN has since then expanded on this point. AirVPN uses in-house support technicians and not outsourced third-party technicians and external packages such as Zendesk. So as with #3, it's closed-loop. No leakage. AirVPN has a strict location policy, so that it doesn't just set up servers in a new, potentially unsafe or questionable, location. One which can't supply the performance required, either. AirVPN has its own DNS servers and "killswitch" feature. With Network Lock on, any accidental loss of connection from Airs servers won't leak anything about you; including WebRTC. AirVPN is run by extremely knowledgeable technical people and not just businessmen. So they're easily able to both explain, defend and attack subjects on a purely technical level. AirVPN supports the auditing of some of the crucial security software that underlies different systems and also supports other projects/groups/services such as Tor, Edri and OpenNIC. AirVPN runs this forum, which can seem like a small thing, but it's actually really important, as it allows for the open sharing of knowledge, providing of technical support and mythbusting. AirVPN already acts as a "multi-hop" VPN and takes many other measures to increase security, such as separate entry & exit IPs, Perfect Forward Secrecy and HMAC SHA1. AirVPN has a strong focus on avoiding marketing fluff and overselling. Which means you know exactly what you're getting and don't need to deal with deceptive use of technical details. AirVPN is highly consistent with staying constantly on top of any security issue. AirVPN is based in Italy and is therefore within the EU. This has a range of other benefits too. That's 20+ ways in which Air has extremely high security "by default". All made nice and easy for you to use. If you want more, there's a simple 3 step guide for that. But seriously, there's always more you can do yourself. When will AirVPN add country or server XYZ? AirVPN Staff do not usually tell the community when a new country or server will be added. They simply add them. So it's easy to miss. The Eddie client will automatically show them. AirVPN frequently adds new countries/locations. This can be seen in the announcement forum, so please try to check this and the Eddie client (if you use it) before asking. Thank you. Requests for a specific location or addition to an existing one, are fine. But demands to know when something will happen, are futile, since AirVPN follows a strict location policy. The technical specifications regarding security/encryption for the Air servers that are used, can be found here. Further, those technologies and standards allows Air to pursue its Mission. Please remember that even if a country you want hasn't been added, you may still be able to get access to the web-content of that country, thanks to Airs micro-routing feature. Here's some old posts regarding different locations, so that you may not need to ask. Please note that some, such as Japan as of 2018 & Austria, were already added: Italian Servers? Japan/Korea Servers? [staff Comment] Russian Servers? Danish Servers? Middle-East/North African Servers? Indian Servers? Panama Servers? Australian/New Zealand Servers? Latvian Servers? French & Belgian Servers?[uPDATE: French Servers Momentarily Withdrawn] Austrian Servers? Central/South American Servers? AirVPN now allows 5 connections per account instead of 3, but is it possible to buy more connections? AirVPN has increased the limit from 3 to 5 connections. Thus it's unlikely to be possible to buy more connections at any point. But you can use a modified router if you still need more than 5. If you change your router firmware(software) to something like DD-WRT or Tomato for instance, you can make all devices on your Wi-Fi/Router go through AirVPN. However running a VPN on a router is quite hardwork for most routers. So you either need high-grade commercial ones or computers like the ZBOX Nano, converted into routers. That ZBOX Nano PC would be excellent for a VPN to run on, as the hardware is very good; even more than the commercial routers. Only savvy users should consider this. Who runs AirVPN & moderates the forums? The Staff account is the Official voice of AirVPN. Private messages cannot be sent to them. Clodo & pj are the most visible AirVPN employees. Clodo is the developer of AirVPNs "Eddie" client software, while pj is a co-founder of AirVPN. Community moderators: zhang888, giganerd and LZ1. Note that we are NOT AirVPN employees, have no access to Air infrastructure and do NOT speak for Air in an official way. Instead, zhang888, giganerd and LZ1 are a part of what the Air Staff call the Air "forum Staff". Note that member profiles can't be accessed by others by default, unless you add them as friends or they made their profile public. Air itself is based in Italy and so that's where their staff will be sourced from. What are some of the "Status" page functions for & how do I use AirVPNs "Micro-routing" feature? The first page you see when you go to the Status page, is an overview of Airs servers & service. Useful for seeing if any server is down or very busy, downloads and how many users there are. The Ping Matrix shows the latency between Air servers and if there's any (severe) packet loss somewhere. No packets = no connection. The Top Users page can help you verify if others are still getting good or bad performance, compared to yourself. The Checking Route page is for seeing if Air servers can or can't connect to a website you select. Unlike the Ping Matrix. There's also the special AirVPN "Micro-routing" service. To use it, simply make sure you connect to Airs servers & DNS. (Automatic when you use Airs Eddie client). Without the micro-routing, if you want to watch French TV for example, you would have to connect to a French server. But with micro-routing, you can connect to ANY Air server and still watch French TV, as long as the TV's website is on the "Website support" list. It's possible to make requests to get sites added to these lists. Anyway, this micro-routing is very very useful ! Because it means that EVEN IF Air takes all French servers offline for some reason, you will still be able to access French content! Is it free and if not, why should I pay for it? AirVPN is not free, but you can get a short trial if you ask nicely. The Trial has unlimited data and full speed. But you can only get a refund if you have used less than 5GB. Free services don't offer many of the very nice features which let you get around website/service blocks. But it can be hard to market these features to non-technical people, because they're not always easy to explain. Yet once you try them, you will appreciate them. AirVPN has quality servers & connections, as well as guarantees a certain speed, with no limits. So it's possible to play multiplayer games through it. Free services often have to exploit their users in order to survive. This is normally done by tracking you, possibly undermining your security and selling your data to 3rd parties. If a free service is leaking your data due to poor practices and technology by accident or selling it on purpose, what's the point in using it then? VPN means Virtual Private Network. Even if a free service doesn't exploit you, you still don't have the same level of security or assurances, because how would a free service pay for that? Real security is hard and costly. Would you rather go through 5 bad free services, risking your security and privacy or would you rather take your privacy and security seriously the first time, for a small fee? If you only need a VPN 1 time, then it's probably not worth it to use a paid service. But if you know you'll need it often, it's worth the investment. Air has a very cheap 3 day plan too though. Free services often have many limits. But AirVPN is logless, allows 5 devices per account, allows P2P and other protocols, has no data/bandwidth limits & very high security. So basically, you need to be able to Trust your provider, yet why would a free service be trustworthy? They don't owe you anything. But a paid one at least does - not that all paid services are great either though. Not all services on the web offer the same level of protection either, whether free or not. Many services, paid & unpaid, lie to you about where they have servers. Fake GeoIP addresses. Since AirVPN isn't free, is it possible to buy a Lifetime subscription, as with other VPNs? Does AirVPN hold sales at all? This question has received its own dedicated topic, so please click the link below All sales related questions are answered in this dedicated thread. Getting Started With AirVPN If you run into a problem with Airs software for some reason, then please make sure to check if there's an experimental version of the Eddie client you can download. Experimental versions aren't always available. How do I start using AirVPN? There's 3 simple steps: Create Account Choose a Plan Choose your setup Creating an account: You don't need a valid e-mail address. The site software, called IPB, just needs the field to be filled with something. Remember that password recovery will NOT work without a valid address. If you can, don't use something which uniquely identifies you. So even if you name your account ninja10834, that's still better than something about your real name, location or even interests. With this account, you can also post on the forums. However in the beginning, you won't be able to post on these forums immediately. This is because a moderator has to make sure that whatever you post, is both genuine and from a person. So when you click the "post" button, your own post will NOT show up immediately; so just be patient, when asking a question. After around 5-10 posts being accepted, your account will increase in level and you will be able to post things immediately, without any supervision. There's 2 names associated with your account. The first is your login name, which cannot be changed and can't be seen by others. You would need to make a new account, to change it. The second name is your forum display name. In my case, it's LZ1. This can be changed by you at any time, but only matters in the forum. NOTE: it's your login name you use for logging into the Eddie software, together with your login password. Choose a plan: At this stage, you pick both how you wish to pay and how much. It's possible to pay in currencies known as "cryptocurrencies". These cryptocurrencies, most famously Bitcoin, have a range of benefits when it comes to things like security and privacy, if used correctly. If you want to pay using a cryptocurrency, there's some guidance on what to do, further down, in the guides section. However if you're just starting out, it's fine if you just use your credit card or whatever method which suits you. It's also possible to ask for a short trial. You can also scroll back up to the "First Questions" section and look for the information on Air's sales, if you want to wait for a discount. After paying, you will be a "Premium User" and will be able to see how many days you have left of your subscription, at the top of the screen, when you're logged into your account. Choose your setup: AirVPN provides a mobile version of its Eddie app for Android. An iOS version is NOT available due to Apple's restrictive policies. This stage is pretty straightforward. Just make sure you select the right versions and hit Download. Your OS: Find out which Windows Operating System you're running or which GNU/Linux you're running. Mac users must use either Mavericks or something newer. Your Architecture: Most will be locked into 64-bit here, as 32-bit is outdated. Your Format: Windows users should select "Installer" & MacOS users select "PKG Package Installer". Ubuntu/Linux users pick according to distro; adding a PPA will enable auto-updates of Eddie. Your User Interface: Most people should pick Graphical UI. Unless you want to run some kind of headless install, as some technical users do. Then click the big blue Download button and follow regular installation procedures. Now you will be downloading the AirVPN software. DONE. No further reading is required from here. Just open Eddie and click "Connect to Recommended Server". Unless you need a guide for something or want to know some of the finer details. This software is called a "client". This "client" is called "Eddie", because that's what AirVPN calls it. So when you hear talk of "Eddie", it's referring to the software you downloaded. If you don't want to use Eddie for some reason, there's ways of getting around it. But for new and casual users, it's recommended that you use it. If normal Installer Formats create problems, you can sometimes fix them by using the portable formats. A portable download is also useful if you want to store Eddie on a USB stick. If the latest Stable or Experimental release doesn't work for you, then you can download an earlier version, by clicking the "Other versions" link under the blue download button. How and where do I manage my AirVPN settings? You do that in the Client Area Some of the most important things in this area include: Configuration Generator Ports Referrals Number 1 is where you automatically generate the files that your VPN needs to work (if you don't use the Eddie Client, such as if you use Android), after you tick some boxes. Number 2 allows you to tell the VPN which "ports" or "virtual doors" to open, which can speed up things such as your Bittorent client (qBittorent, uTorrent, Vuze, Transmission, etc.) Even though it looks confusing, the only thing you actually need to change, is putting the right number in the "Local Port" field. So if your torrent program uses port 7634 for instance, then you put 7634 into the "Local Port" field and simply click the green add button. Then a number will automatically be generated and put into the big white box at the top. All done. Number 3 shows you the link you can share with other people. If they buy an AirVPN plan, you get 20% of what they pay. Then you can use this money to pay for your own plan. What if I need help during the process? If you need help from Air, you can easily contact them. If you're wondering why AirVPN doesn't have "Livechat" or might take a little longer to reply than other providers, then this is why. However you can also just come to these forums. If you can't post yet, then you can read the various guides which exist. In the AirVPN program called Eddie, there's a tab called "logs", which lists various information about what's happening. You can copy this and post it on the forums so we can help. But when you post your logs, MAKE SURE you post them inside "spoiler tags". If you don't use spoiler tags, you will annoy and make things more difficult for everyone, including yourself. I've used untold numbers of spoilers in this guide, as an example. What are logs, where are they and how do I use spoiler tags? When the AirVPN Eddie software is running, it creates a list of what it is doing. What's connecting, when, where, if something went wrong and so on. A log of events. So when you ask for help on these forums, we will often ask about your logs, because without logs, we do NOT know what is happening, in your specific situation . If you open the AirVPN "Eddie" client software, you will see a "Logs" tab. On the top right-hand side of the window, the 2nd button from the top, lets you copy your logs quickly. After copying the logs from Eddie, paste them into your posts when you need help. Do so by typing the short codes necessary; which we call using "Spoiler tags". This makes it much more convenient for everyone; just like this question and answer, is inside a spoiler . Please try to do it, thank you! Is there anything in my AirVPN account I should change? Go to the top-right corner of the screen and click your account username. Then click "My Settngs" in the drop-down box. Under "Profile Privacy", you might wish to un-check the checkbox, if you want others to be able to view your profile when clicking your name. Under the "Notification Options" tab and then under the header "Topics & Posts", check the box which lets you auto-follow things you reply to. This is very useful. Because then you'll get a little notification in the top-right corner, every time someone replies to a thread you made. This makes getting help more convenient. It's also good for following what's happening in threads that you post in. Remember to check the boxes on the right-hand side, so that you can choose if you want to be notified via the forum or via E-mail . You can also enable notifications for when people "like" your posts, since that can be quite encouraging! Under "Profile Settings", you might be curious about who visited your profile. So you can make it show the last 5 visitors. Everything else such as signatures, allowing others to add you as a friend and so on, are up to you. Enjoy! Is there an Experimental or Beta version of the AirVPN Eddie Client I can try? If so, where is it and why would I want to try it? Note that whenever you download the Beta/Experimental Client, you'll always receive the latest one. You can check your version number after you open Eddie and go to its "About" page. There aren't always any Experimental clients to download and new clients are continuously released. So keep an eye on the announcement section, for Beta/Experimental clients. Just because a release is called the "Stable" version, it doesn't mean the Beta/Experimental client is "Unstable". However don't be surprised if you run into issues . You can find the Beta versions [if one is available] on the download page of your OS, under "Other versions": If for some reason an Eddie client doesn't work, try downloading a "portable" version on the OS download page, under "Format". Being Beta/Experimental, you might run into some bugs. However I use the latest all the time, with no problems really. For more information on what features are added and bugs taken away, go straight to the changelog The Beta/Experimental client often includes fixes for bugs which the "Stable" version of Eddie has, as well as various extra features and changes. This helps all platforms. For example, for Windows, a prior Beta release used WFP (Windows Filtering Platform), instead of Windows Firewall, which meant it became easier to use 3rd party security software. 3rd party security software, are things such as Comodo firewall or Avast anti-virus. Things which you install yourself. In addition, it also comes with the latest software updates "out-of-the-box", such as the latest TAP drivers and OpenVPN patches, so you don't have to update them yourself. It may enable some things by default, which a current Stable version requires you to change yourself (as explained in the next section of this guide). By using the Beta, you can also help AirVPN by providing feedback, which means Air can then make things even better . Each Beta release has its own feedback thread. Just remember to describe the problem, tell us which system you use (Linux/Windows/MacOS/etc.), the client version (Go to Eddie client "About" page) and some logs in spoilers! : D. Thanks! After Downloading The Eddie Client Please remember to share your Eddie logs and use spoiler tags, when you need help from the community. How to do so, is answered in the previous section, thank you! What's "Network Lock" & should I use it? Please be aware that using Network Lock with Tor can be contradictory to try. It's not currently planned for. Please also note that it's expected that Eddie turns off Network Lock, when Eddie is shut down. Network Lock in AirVPN, is what many other VPN providers normally call a "killswitch". So this is Airs own "killswitch". Network Lock (NL) is a way for the AirVPN software to force all of your computers network communications through the AirVPN service, so that nothing "leaks out" about your identity. For new users, I don't recommend using it too soon. I recommend waiting a few days and just getting comfortable with the day-to-day running of the software and then using it later. With NL on, your internet connection will stop entirely, if you lose connection to the Air servers. This is great for preventing information from leaking & is a feature, not a bug. Why is this important? Well, I don't want to name & shame other providers, but one poster showed that his last provider leaked his real IP address during server changes. This shouldn't happen. But with NL on, this won't happen to you, because changing servers in Eddie will mean disconnecting from server A to go to server B. Thus the connection is stopped first & then resumed. No leaks. But if you want maximum security right away and aren't afraid of small technical issues, you can start using it right away. It can always be changed back.. How can I test that AirVPN is hiding my IP and DNS addresses correctly? Turning on Network Lock in the Eddie client will protect you from WebRTC leaks. You can use AirVPNs own service called ipleak.net. Make sure it's .net and NOT .com. Since ipleak.net is run by Air, it has now received its own sub-forum, where you can ask questions, give suggestions and receive information on any changes made to ipleak. Un-configured, browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will "leak" (show) your real IP address through a technology called "WebRTC". To stop WebRTC, scroll to the bottom of the ipleak page and read the very short and simple instructions on how to fix it. It's not overly technical, don't worry. If you torrent files, there's also a torrent on the same website, which you can download in order to test which IP other torrenters would see if you torrented a real file. It's recommended you use Free & Open Source Software(FOSS). With this client, you can make it bind itself to whichever network adapter is using the VPN, which is convenient, so that it only torrents when using a VPN. I can recommend setting ipleak.net as your browser start page, so that every time you start your browser, you'll quickly be able to see if everything is working as intended. Eddie can't connect or is very slow, what can I do? If none of the below solutions work, then it's time to ask the forums or Air support. In BOTH cases, please supply your logs, as detailed before. Otherwise no one can help you. First, please make sure your client is updated to the latest Stable or Beta release. You can see your version number in Eddie>Top Left Corner Menu>About. Head to download page if not. Please try different protocols, at Eddie>Menu>Preferences>Protocols>Uncheck "Automatic">Select a protocol, such as SSL or TCP 443> Save>re-connect to an Air server. Please try connecting to not just different servers, but different countries too. Proximity to your location does not automatically mean better connections; due to routing technicalities. If you're an online gamer, you may benefit from changing the buffer sizes, as mentioned by Staff. If you're a Linux, MacOS or Windows user and webpages aren't loading fully or there's less than optimum speed, you can try the so-called "mssfix". If it's simply a problem with connecting to airvpn.org, then please try the alternate entry: airvpn.info - note that sometimes Air comes under attack from within and so you get an error page. If Eddie, such as in its Logs, says there's problems with route checking, please refer here for a solution. Note: disabling Preferences>DNS>Check Air DNS can be tried at the same time too. If you enabled Network Lock and can't connect to the web without Eddie turned on, then please disable Network Lock or reset your firewall and/or DNS, as shown in the two posts here. If torrenting speeds are slow, then please remember to port-forward and configure your torrent client correctly. For detailed guides on this, please go to the Guides Section below. For some ISPs, such as Virgin Media, please check the Guides Section below, for specific tutorials on how to optimize speeds. In some cases, especially if you run Air directly on your router, it's possible that your computer hardware isn't new enough to handle the encryption quickly enough. For Windows users, updating or downgrading the TAP adapter may work. But this shouldn't be tried as the first thing, as it's often not necessary now. For Windows users, you can try downloading a program called TCPOptimizer. Which other steps can I take to increase my privacy and security? Using AirVPN with Tor is a strong answer, among many other good ones. Here's a further explanation of how AirVPN & Tor work, when together. There's also many other ways to handle privacy and security on multiple fronts. If you're looking for a technical challenge, you can install pfSense on a very powerful computer, to make it act like a router, so that all devices connected to your Wi-Fi will be covered by the VPN. Why not just use an expensive commercial router? Because even expensive ones struggle to handle the protocol known as "OpenVPN" efficiently enough to give excellent performance. You can change the software & hardware you use & support the organisations which try to make things better; such as the FSF/EFF. If you're a geek or networking enthusiast, you can also check out things such as the Turris Omnia router, which offers very powerful hardware & software. AirVPN Guides Section Make sure to check the date of the posts you read below. Hope you like it ! Guides, How To's & Troubleshooting Amazon devices like the Fire Stick, Fire TV Cube and others can be used with Android Eddie without sideloading, according to Staff. Mini-guide by Staff on how to test if your connection is being shaped/throttled [How-To] Use AirVPN with Network Manager on Ubuntu/Mint [How-To] AirVPN via SSL/stunnel on Android 6/7/8 [How-To] fix Virgin Media Connection Drops/Bandwidth Issues Plex Server Guidance (Until someone makes an actual Plex guide) Paying with Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Guidance. (Until someone makes an actual Cryptocurrency guide) Mini-guides On How To Improve Torrent Speeds Mini-guide On Torrenting With Tixati Client How To Autostart AirVPN As Root With No Password (Linux) Note: security risk & What Staff Says(OSX/MacOS) How To Setup The Eddie Client On Raspberry Pi 3 How To Port-Forward & Use A Torrent Client Guide To pfSense 2.3 For AirVPN Guide to pfSense 2.1 For AirVPN Firefox Extensions Guide Guide To Setting Up VPN For Torrenting On Windows Guide - What To Do When A Site Is Blocked AirVPN Forum Styleguide How To Improve Smartphone Security How To Block Non-VPN Traffic With Windows Firewall How To Connect To AirVPN With Your Fritz!box Router Using AirVPN Through Stunnel On Android Using AirVPN Over Tor Using AirVPN on iOS Check Your TAP Driver Version Explaining The Use Of AirVPN With Tor How To Configure A Synology Device For AirVPN AirVPN & iOS Other Noteworthy Resources Links Please be aware that AirVPN, unlike most, does NOT buy or otherwise use paid-for reviews. An alternative VPN client to Eddie, for Linux. Best VPNs 2016 & AirVPNs results Advanced Networking & Computing How To Break The Internet (Cory Doctorow) (Recommended Watch) Why the OpenVPN protocol that Air uses is good Guide to all things privacy Five Eyes Countries Schneier on Encryption CGP Grey explaining Encryption 10 Myths About VPNs (Ignore the self-advertising) (Recommended Read) The Eternal Value Of Privacy (Recommended Read) Credits Thank you to: AirVPN & Staff for their excellent service and explanations. inradius for his guide on how to use Air with Network Manager on Ubuntu/Mint Omninegro for his pertinent guide on extensions. The always crazily knowledgeable and helpful zhang888, whom I owe a lot to for all his work here. Thanks man. Omniferums excellent guide on securing Windows. pfSense_fans guide on how to use the excellent pfSense firewall software. The always very friendly and helpful giganerd! NaDre for his excellent torrenting guide. neolefort for his Synology guide. sheivoko's guide on using AirVPN through stunnel on Android bigbrosbitch for starting a guide on mobile security Zensen for his guide on how to autostart Eddie on Linux with Root sagarbehere for his nice guide on how to set up Eddie on a Raspberry Pi 3 rainmakerraw for his mini-guides on improving torrent speeds and how to torrent. lewisisonfire for his guide to fixing out Virgina Media-related issues and with nice pictures too. Khariz, giganerd and ~Daniel~ for their helpful posts. I hope the guide was of use! If you find any inaccuracies, feel free to tell me. I worked hours on this tiny guide, so I want it to be perfect haha. I hope your experience with AirVPN will be a good one! Mine certainly has been. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you for reading :] P.S. I consider myself pretty savvy, but I remember being confused when I got here. So I can only imagine how it is for less savvy individuals. P.P.S. I know it lacks images, but images do evil things to my spoilers, lol.
  14. 4 points
    Reporting this issue as this started today, I get this on three different machines, 2x running 2.20.0, 1x running 2.19.7: AirVPN goes into an endless connect/cancel/re-connect loop, logs state: "Fetch url error:SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK" Already rebooted modem and router, flushed DNS on all machines, re-installed Eddie, reset Win firewall....did not help. The only way to get AirVPN to connect is to uncheck "Check if the VPN tunnel works" and "Check Air VPN DNS" (and still use Network lock)... Is this a known issue ? Thanks.
  15. 4 points
    Staff

    Eddie Desktop 2.19.7 released

    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that a new stable release of Eddie is now available for Linux (various ARM based architectures included), Mac, Windows. Eddie is a free and open source (GPLv3) OpenVPN GUI and CLI by AirVPN with many additional features such as: traffic leaks prevention via packet filtering rules DNS handling optional connections over Tor or a generic proxy customizable events traffic splitting on a destination IP address or host name basis complete and swift integration with AirVPN infrastructure white and black lists of VPN servers ability to support IPv4, IPv6 and IPv6 over IPv4 What's new in Eddie 2.19.7 enhanced wintun support in Windows, resolving TAP driver adapter issues and boosting performance Hummingbird 1.1.1 support in Linux and macOS for increased performance (up to 100% boost in macOS i7 systems when compared against OpenVPN 2) portable version for macOS which does not require Mono package installation nftables support by Network Lock in Linux via nft new aarch64 support through a Raspberry OS 64 bit beta specific build improved IPv6 support many bug fixes Eddie GUI and CLI now run with normal user privileges, while only a "backend" binary, which communicates with the user interface with authentication, gains root/administrator privileges, with important security safeguards in place: stricter parsing is enforced before passing a profile to OpenVPN in order to block insecure OpenVPN directives external system binaries which need superuser privileges (examples: openvpn, iptables, hummingbird) will not be launched if they do not belong to a superuser Eddie events are no more run with superuser privileges: instead of trusting blindly user's responsibility and care when dealing with events, now the user is required to explicitly operate to run something with high privileges, if necessary Backend binary is written in C++ on all systems (Windows included), making the whole application faster. Settings, certificates and keys of your account stored on your mass storage can optionally be encrypted on all systems either with a Master Password or in a system key-chain if available. Eddie 2.19.7 can be downloaded here: https://airvpn.org/linux - Linux version https://airvpn.org/macos - Mac version https://airvpn.org/windows - Windows version Eddie is free and open source software released under GPLv3. Source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/AirVPN/Eddie Complete changelog can be found here. Kind regards & datalove AirVPN Staff
  16. 4 points
    Staff

    Wireguard plans

    @Flx The first message was approved by some moderator in the wrong thread, not a big deal. Then we moved the message on its own thread, this one. Then user "wireguard" posted more messages which were all approved by some moderator. @Brainbleach Of course. We were replying to "wireguard" who invites surreptitiously to punish AirVPN because AirVPN uses and develops actively OpenVPN: "Needless to say, investing in AirVPN means investing in OpenVPN, and that's not acceptable to me at this point," . He/she also kept claiming that "it's time to retire OpenVPN" (sic), that OpenVPN is a "truly disgusting hack" (sic) and so on,. showing his/her embarrassing ignorance and lack of good faith. Nothing to do with your messages. Funny how bogus account writers are so eager to become from time to time AirVPN software lead developers, general managers for AirVPN strategies, marketing directors and more. 😀 We wanted to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that his/her claim are unreasonable and based on wrong assumptions and terrible omissions, showing how Wireguard can not replace OpenVPN for a significant percentage of our customers and how our OpenVPN development has been beneficial for many users around the world. That said, we claimed that Wireguard needed to be developed and tested further years ago, so at the time our claim was totally reasonable. We also claimed years ago that the problem was not with CHACHA20 which to the best of nowadays knowledge is a very robust and secure cipher. Now the problems are different because Wireguard is asked to offer something which it was not designed for, i.e. providing some kind of anonymity layer. Such problems include lack of DNS push, lack of dynamic IP address assignment (with subsequent problems with client key-private address static correspondence, a very tough legal problem for us but above all for our customers), need of keeping client real IP address stored in a file. We have resolved them one by one with external software and internal work around. Once the problems are resolved in a robust way, which means testing thoroughly the adopted work-around, we can offer Wireguard, not earlier. Kind regards
  17. 4 points
    OpenSourcerer

    Wireguard

    I can confirm it is coming. Even though wg matured a bit, it's still got technical and privacy caveats Staff will make very clear when the first experimental servers hit the scene. However, I cannot say when. Stay tuned for more info on the Announcements forum.
  18. 4 points
    Hello, last year I had written a wrapper for Eddie's CLI version (in bash) to be able to use it more easily and extensively in the linux command line like the GUI, but with less resources. I have used it since then every day without problems, but now I have finally gotten to overhaul it and adjust it to Hummingbird because it is just so much faster! I also tried to make it more easy to configure (by having a separate configuration file) and added some new functionality like support (and automatic recognition) of iptables and nftables to lock down the system even without being connected to AirVPN and automatic connection at boot with a systemd unit. Again, feel free to use this as you wish, I hope someone can benefit from this. I'm happy about any improvements and corrections and will update this if I find the time. Features graphical interface in the command line to connect to AirVPN with Hummingbird (no Eddie involved) runs in background, the interface can be closed/opened anytime without affecting the running connection possibility to connect to any server with just one ovpn configuration file easily connect to a random server, to a recommended server, to the recommended server of a specific country or to a specific server sortable list of all servers including info like used bandwidth, load and number of users possibility to connect to other VPNs with openconnect lock down system by default (permanently if you want), so even without AirVPN/Hummingbird running there won't be any unwanted network traffic automatically establish connection at boot (which can later be controlled via the interface) logging of Hummingbird's output (number of days to keep logs for can be adjusted) system notifications to let you know what happens in the background Some general notes The default network lock determines, like Hummingbird itself, if iptables, iptables-legacy or nftables is available on your system and will use the first one found in that list. You can overwrite that by specifying which one to use in the configuration file. Once activated, the lock will stay in place until manually deactivated, so no internet connection will be possible unless connected to AirVPN or other whitelisted VPNs. You can make the lock permanent (or rather activate at boot) by enabling that option in the configuration file. AirVPN's network lock overwrites the default network lock, so there will be no interference. IMPORTANT: If you have any frontend firewall for iptables/nftables running, you might to disable that or read up on how it might interfere with rule changes you make directly via iptables/nft. The same thing applies if you use just Hummingbird itself. If you enable the default permanent network lock, it will write the lock rules at boot, most likely overwriting rules by firewalld or the like, but other enabled firewalls might interfere later. Also important: If you have SELinux and you want to use nftables for Hummingbird starting at boot, you have to create a SELinux exception for nft bcause otherwise it will be denied and Hummingbird starts without setting up its own lock, thus leaving you unprotected (AirVPN staff is aware of this issue). You can do that with audit2allow. Follow for example this guide to troubleshoot the problem and fix it with the solution given by sealert. Check your /etc/resolv.conf file while not running Hummingbird (because Hummingbird's network lock replaces that file temporarily) to make sure your router is not set as a nameserver (so no 192.168... address). Some routers will push themselves on that list by DHCP whenever you connect to their network. Since communication with the router is allowed in the lock rules, DNS requests will be handled by the router and sent to whatever DNS server is configured there even when network traffic should be blocked. There are ways to prevent that file from being changed by DHCP, best configure network manager for that if you use it. To connect to other VPNs, their IPs must be whitelisted and DNS requests for their domains must be allowed in the default network lock rules (netfilter_ipbatles.rulesipv4/ipv6 and/or netfilter_nftables.rules). Only edit those files with the default network lock deactivated. The rules for airvpn.org can be copied and adjusted. You can set custom options for Hummingbird in the interface or the configuration file. All the possible options can be found in the Hummingbird manual or with sudo hummingbird --help Apart from dialog I tried to only use basic system tools. The scripts will check if everything needed is present, if not they will exit. At least bash 4 is needed. The scripts rely mostly on dialog, awk and curl (and iptables/nft as described and openconnect if needed), so it should work on most systems. I wrote and tested this on Fedora 32 with Hummingbird 1.0.3. It should be possible to use any ovpn config file generated by the AirVPN's config generator. Even with the file for one specific server it should be possible to connect to any other server because the server override function is used here. I haven't tested that extensively though and just use the config file for earth. AirVPN's API seems to be a little unreliable sometimes as in not correctly reporting the connection status. Sometimes the API reports me not being connected although I am connected to an AirVPN server. This is no big deal, it just means that the connection status sometimes may be shown falsely as disconnected. If you have the default network lock activated, no traffic would be possible if you were actually disconnected. And, lastly, VERY IMPORTANT: I am still no programmer and do this only on this on the side, so even though I tried my best to make these scripts secure and error free, there might very well be some bad practice, never-ever-do-this mistakes or other hiccups in there. It works very well for me (and has for quite a while by now), but better check it yourself. UPDATE As of 2020/08/29 this project including updates, changelog and further instructions is publicly available on GitLab. There it can be more easily examined, downloaded and updated. Thus I have removed the scripts, installation instructions and the archive with all the files from this post. Check out the GitLab project for the newest version.
  19. 4 points
    https://restoreprivacy.com/wireguard/ AirVPN has also chimed in over WireGuard’s implications for anonymity, as explained in their forum: Wireguard, in its current state, not only is dangerous because it lacks basic features and is an experimental software, but it also weakens dangerously the anonymity layer. Our service aims to provide some anonymity layer, therefore we can’t take into consideration something that weakens it so deeply. We will gladly take Wireguard into consideration when it reaches a stable release AND offers at least the most basic options which OpenVPN has been able to offer since 15 years ago. The infrastructure can be adapted, our mission can’t. In their forums, AirVPN further explained why WireGuard simply does not meet their requirements: Wireguard lacks dynamic IP address management. The client needs to be assigned in advance a pre-defined VPN IP address uniquely linked to its key on each VPN server. The impact on the anonymity layer is catastrophic; Wireguard client does not verify the server identity (a feature so essential that it will be surely implemented when Wireguard will be no more an experimental sofware); the impact on security caused by this flaw is very high; TCP support is missing (third party or anyway additional code is required to use TCP as the tunneling protocol, as you suggest, and that’s a horrible regression when compared to OpenVPN); there is no support to connect Wireguard to a VPN server over some proxy with a variety of authentication methods. Despite these concerns, many VPN services are already rolling out full WireGuard support. Other VPNs are watching the project and are interested in implementing WireGuard after it has been thoroughly audited and improved. In the meantime, however, as AirVPN stated in their forum: “We will not use our customers as testers.”
  20. 3 points
    Hello! Today we're starting AirVPN eleventh birthday celebrations offering special discounts on longer term plans. It seems like it was only yesterday that we celebrated the 10th milestone birthday, and here we are, one year later already. From a two servers service located in a single country providing a handful of Mbit/s, the baby has grown up to a wide infrastructure in 22 countries in four continents, providing now 240,000+ Mbit/s to tens of thousands of people around the world. We still define it as a "baby", but AirVPN is now the oldest VPN in the market which never changed ownership, and it's one of the last that still puts ethics well over profit, a philosophy which has been rewarded by customers and users. 2020 (and 2021 so far) have been harsh years for the mankind but we have no rights to complain too much because AirVPN was only marginally touched by those terrible repercussions which affected many other business sectors in general. In spite of that, we could not maintain our promise to deliver native software for FreeBSD and we apologize for the failure. However, releasing software for FreeBSD, specifically AirVPN Suite, remains one of our goals, so stay tuned. On the other hand, Eddie desktop edition, AirVPN Suite for Linux, Hummingbird for Linux and macOS, and OpenVPN 3 AirVPN library were updated substantially and swiftly. Moreover, Eddie Android edition development has been recently re-opened to provide a new version updated to new requirements and specifications of Android 11 during 2021. Hummingbird was natively released for M1 based Apple Mac systems too, allowing a dramatic performance boost (up to +100% in >100 Mbit/s lines). Behind the scenes, infrastructure had some paramount improvements. The whole network in the Netherlands has been enlarged with additional redundancy and several servers around the world have had hardware upgrades. In Sweden and Switzerland we started operating servers connected to exclusive 10 Gbit/s lines and ports, and we optimized the environment to obtain more bandwidth from the OpenVPN processes. We managed to beat the previous 1.7 Gbit/s barrier. The performance on the customer side has improved and reached new peaks of excellence, as you can see here: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/48234-speedtest-comparison/?do=findComment&comment=130191 Furthermore, the infrastructure has become fully Wireguard capable and throughout 2021 we will start offering Wireguard connections, in addition to OpenVPN ones, in an hardened environment which mitigates the numerous privacy problems posed by Wireguard. Last but not least we re-started operations in a fourth continent, Oceania, with a new server in New Zealand. All AirVPN applications and libraries are free and open source software released under GPLv3. It's worth quoting literally what we wrote last year for AirVPN birthday: Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  21. 3 points
    I sampled about 6 different VPN's when I started a Soulseek server. I needed a VPN that supported Port Forwarding. I went with AirVPN because of it's reliability, and have not regretted it yet. Very very rarely has Eddie had issues connecting....maybe 2 time a year it gets hung up and I have to restart it. But otherwise it stays connected and people download from me 24/7.
  22. 3 points
    Staff

    Hummingbird 1.1.0 released

    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that we have just released Hummingbird 1.1.0, featuring: both SystemV-style init and systemd support for Linux update to the latest OpenVPN3-AirVPN and asio libraries Hummingbird is AirVPN's free and open source OpenVPN 3 client based on AirVPN's OpenVPN 3 library fork. Hummingbird is available for: Linux x86-64 (reasonably recent distribution on par with Debian 9 libraries and kernel is required) Linux ARM 32 (example: Raspbian for Raspberry Pi) Linux ARM 64 (example: Ubuntu 19 and 20 for Raspberry Pi) macOS (Mojave or higher version required - please read important notes for Mac users at the end of the announcement) Main features: Lightweight and stand alone binary No heavy framework required, no GUI Tiny RAM footprint Lightning fast Based on OpenVPN 3 library fork by AirVPN with tons of critical bug fixes from the main branch, new ciphers support and never seen before features ChaCha20-Poly1305 cipher support on both Control and Data Channel providing great performance boost on ARM, Raspberry PI and any Linux-based platform not supporting AES-NI. Note: ChaCha20 support for Android had been already implemented in our free and open source Eddie Android edition robust leaks prevention through Network Lock based either on iptables, nftables or pf through automatic detection proper handling of DNS push by VPN servers, working with resolv.conf as well as any operational mode of systemd-resolved additional features For a thorough Hummingbird overview please consult https://airvpn.org/hummingbird/readme/ Hummingbird 1.1.0 adds support to Linux systems based on SystemV-style init https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Init#SYSV too, while the previous versions supported Linux systemd based systems only. Therefore, we gladly achieve compatibility with 35 additional Linux distributions: https://distrowatch.com/search.php?ostype=All&category=All&origin=All&basedon=All&notbasedon=None&desktop=All&architecture=All&package=All&rolling=All&isosize=All&netinstall=All&language=All&defaultinit=SysV&status=Active#simple We think it's important to support Init Freedom: https://devuan.org/os/init-freedom because systemd is POSIX incompatible and because, as the UNIX Veteran Admin collective noticed in 2014 when they announced a Debian fork: This situation prospects a lock in systemd dependencies which is de-facto threatening freedom of development and has serious consequences for Debian, its upstream and its downstream. You can download Hummingbird for Linux (all flavors) and macOS respectively here: https://airvpn.org/linux and here: http://airvpn.org/macos Important notes for macOS users From now on we provide both a signed, code-hardened, notarized version and a non-notarized version of Hummingbird for macOS. The notarized version is available essentially for those users who prefer it, but it is not recommended. The notarized version will run without blocks by Apple's Gatekeeper, but will let Apple correlate your real IP address, Apple ID and other data potentially disclosing your identity to the fact that you run, and when you did it for the first time, an application by AirVPN. If that's not acceptable for you, just download the tarball package .tar.gz (it is NOT notarized and NOT signed with our Apple developer ID on purpose) and include it in the exceptions to run non-notarized programs. In the future this could not be allowed anymore, but at the moment it is. For a more thorough explanations on important privacy issues caused by Apple and notarization please see for example here https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/notarization-privacy.html and here https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/catalina-executables.html Kind regards & datalove AirVPN Staff
  23. 3 points
    I've had problems with IPv6 error as described and also Network Lock function since upgrading to 2.19.7 on Windows 10 Home. Tried thoroughly uninstalling and downgrading to an older version of Eddie but it didn't improve. Then tried uninstalling Eddie and installing OpenVPN 2.5 instead. Still had errors. Therefore Eddie was not the problem. Something in the log led me to try "Reset Network TCP/IP Stack" which I found at Open VPN's Community Wiki. It fixed my problem. Seems there are other ways to reset Window's network stack if you search for it. Below is taken from the Open VPN Wiki. Good luck! Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 Search for Command Prompt > Run As Administrator > Enter the following commands one at a time > Restart computer. netsh winsock reset catalog netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
  24. 3 points
    Hello! We're very glad to introduce a new software suite for Linux which is ready for public beta testing. The suite includes the well known Hummingbird software, updated to the latest OpenVPN AirVPN library, and introduces for the first time a D-Bus controlled, real daemon, Bluetit, as well as a command line client, Goldcrest, to interact with Bluetit. UPDATE 11-Dec-2020: version 1.0.0 Beta 3 has been released. UPDATE 23-Dec-2020: version 1.0.0 RC 1 has been released New architecture The client-daemon architecture we introduce for the first time in our software offers a more robust security model and provides system administrators with a fine-grained, very flexible access control. Bluetit is fully integrated with AirVPN. The daemon is accessed through a D-Bus interface by providing specific methods and interface in order to give full support to OpenVPN connection and AirVPN functionality, including - but not limited to - quick automatic connection to the best AirVPN server for any specific location as well as any AirVPN server or country. New OpenVPN 3 library features Starting from version 1.0 beta 2, Hummingbird and Bluetit are linked against a new version of our OpenVPN 3 library which supports directive data-ciphers: it can be used consistently with OpenVPN 2.5 syntax in OpenVPN profiles. The directive allows OpenVPN 3 based software to negotiate a common Data Channel cipher with the OpenVPN server,, updating therefore our library to ncp-like negotiation with OpenVPN 2 branch. Hummingbird and Bluetit are already linked against the new library version, while Eddie Android edition will be updated in the near future. The new library also includes a different handling of IV_CIPHERS variable, fixing OpenVPN main branch issues causing a plethora of problems with OpenVPN 2.5. The implementation, at the same time, takes care of full backward compatibility with OpenVPN versions older than 2.5. ncp-disable directive, which to date has never been implemented in the main branch, is still supported, in order to further enhance backward compatibility with both OpenVPN profiles and servers, as well as connection flexibility with servers running older than 2.5 OpenVPN versions. Please note that if you enforce a specific Data Channel cipher by means of Bluetit configuration file, Hummingbird line option, or Goldcrest configuration file and/or line option, the enforced Data Channel cipher will override data-ciphers profile directive. Changelog 3.6.6 AirVPN by ProMIND - [ProMIND] [2020/11/02] openvpn/ssl/proto.hpp: IV_CIPHERS is set to the overridden cipher only (both from client and/or OpenVPN profile) in order to properly work with OpenVPN 2.5 IV_CIPHERS specifications. The old method of cipher overriding by means of negotiable crypto parameters is still supported in order to maintain compatibility with OpenVPN < 2.5.0 - [ProMIND] [2020/11/24] added "data-ciphers" directive to profile config .ovpn files in order to comply to OpenVPN 2.5 negotiable data cipher specifications. In case "data-ciphers" is found in the .ovpn files IV_CIPHERS is assigned to the algorithms found in "data-ciphers". In this specific case, "cipher" directive is used as a fallback cipher and, if not already specified in "data-ciphers", is appended to IV_CIPHERS Coming soon When we get out of the beta testing, we plan to document Bluetit interface to let anyone write a custom client and talk with the daemon. Furthermore, Goldcrest will evolve in the near future and will include an ncurses based TUI which will be very comfortable when you don't want to rely on command line options while a new Bluetit client, based on Qt, will be developed in the future, for those who prefer a GUI. Notes on systemd-resolved Version 1.0.0 beta 2 and subsequent versions fix a serious issue on systemd based systems running concurrently systemd-resolved and network-manager, for example Fedora 33 in its default configuration. In Fedora 33 systemd-resolved comes pre-configured to work in "on-link" mode and network-manager works together with it. This very peculiar, Windows-like setup finally kills Linux global DNS handling, adding to it those so far missing DNS leaks which made every Windows user nightmares more colorful. Any Microsoft system lacking the very concept of global DNS is now emulated, for an outstanding 30 years back time travel.. However, Hummingbird and Bluetit take care of preventing the brand new DNS leaks potentially caused by such smart setup, giving back Fedora + VPN users more peaceful nights. Also note that systemd-resolved comes pre-configured with fallback DNS (Google DNS is a systemd-resolved default fallback DNS, smart choices pile up!) which will be queried if each interface DNS server fails some resolution. In such a case, if and only if you have Network Lock enabled DNS leaks will be prevented. Supported systems The suite is currently available for Linux x86-64, i686 (32 bit distributions), arm7l (for example Raspbian and other ARM 32 bit based systems) and aarch64 (ARM 64 bit). Please note that the source code will be published with the stable release as usual. The software will be licensed under GPLv3. Overview and main features AirVPN’s free and open source OpenVPN 3 suite based on AirVPN’s OpenVPN 3 library fork Version 1.0.0 Beta 2 - Relase date 27 November 2020 Bluetit: lightweight D-Bus controlled system daemon providing full connectivity to AirVPN servers and generic OpenVPN servers Goldcrest: Bluetit client, allowing full integration with AirVPN servers, users, keys, profiles as well as generic OpenVPN servers Hummingbird: lightweight and standalone client for generic OpenVPN server connection Linux i686, x86-64, arm7l and arm64 (Raspberry) support Full integration with systemd, SysVStyle-init and chkconfig No heavy framework required, no GUI Tiny RAM footprint Lightning fast Based on OpenVPN 3 library fork by AirVPN version 3.6.6 with tons of critical bug fixes from the main branch, new cipher support and never seen before features ChaCha20-Poly1305 cipher support on both Control and Data Channel providing great performance boost on ARM, Raspberry PI and any Linux based platform not supporting AES-NI. Note: ChaCha20 support for Android had been already implemented in our free and open source Eddie Android edition Robust leaks prevention through Network Lock based either on iptables, nftables or pf through automatic detection Proper handling of DNS push by VPN servers, working with resolv.conf as well as any operational mode of systemd-resolved additional features Full documentation: README.md Download links: Linux x86-64: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-x86_64-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz Linux x-86-64 sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-x86_64-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz.sha512 Linux i686: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-i686-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz Linux i686 sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-i686-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz.sha512 Linux arm7l: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-armv7l-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz Linux arm7l sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-armv7l-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz.sha512 Linux aarch64: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-aarch64-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz Linux aarch64 sha512 check file: https://eddie.website/repository/AirVPN-Suite/1.0-RC1/AirVPN-Suite-aarch64-1.0.0-RC-1.tar.gz.sha512 Please report bugs and any problem in this thread, thank you! Kind regards AirVPN Staff
  25. 3 points
    Staff

    Apple Silicon version?

    Hello! Sure, porting our software to ARM based Mac machines is an option we are seriously considering because during 2021 (and maybe 2022) Mac Apple will abandon development of x86-64 based computers completely. Stay tuned. Kind regards
  26. 3 points
    HannaF

    Tor Project Membership

    Recently, the Tor Project announced a membership program. As Air has always been a strong supporter of the Tor Project, maybe you can also consider the membership? This can help secure its independecy while also making AirVPN known to a wider audience. Many NGOs still struggle as the pandemic has decreased their donations. Here is the link to the announcement: https://blog.torproject.org/tor-project-membership-program
  27. 3 points
    Oh wow... . 2020.11.04 21:00:21 - OpenVPN > open_tun . 2020.11.04 21:00:21 - OpenVPN > wintun device [Local Area Connection] opened It worked ! First time ever on my computer. --- Edit: Wrong thread, now I see the other ones about Eddie 2.19.5, but... well, here it is, it works ! Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.572] ( aka 20H2 ), WinTUN driver installed and connection to AirVPN was blazing fast ! Typing this message through the VPN 😉
  28. 3 points
    Staff

    Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released

    Version 2.19.5 (Wed, 04 Nov 2020 11:22:24 +0000) [bugfix] Minor bugfixes [bugfix] Occasionally wrong order in DNS restoring [change] OpenVPN 2.5.0 - Hummingbird 1.1.0 [change] Minor changes The primary objective of this version is OpenVPN 2.5.0. Other issues are still under investigation, thx. AUR (Arch repository) will be updated ASAP.
  29. 3 points
    Hey all! I ran into an issue the other day when setting up AirVPN where I found alot of the AirVPN IP's appear to be blocked by my ISP. In my quest to resolve this issue, I ended up creating a script that uses fping and dig to get all the IPs for a region, check that they work, and add those to your AirVPN configuration. I figured this script might be helpful to some, so I'd share it here. You can download it here: https://gist.github.com/zikeji/144247cb20793a5a7c65653e5f7c572b A simple one line to download it and set the executable bit: wget https://gist.githubusercontent.com/zikeji/144247cb20793a5a7c65653e5f7c572b/raw/a414cc4f6828904992f18e0a0bdecf6cf5e4f85c/airvpn_remotes.sh -q -O airvpn_remotes.sh && chmod +x airvpn_remotes.sh Warning: Remember, for your safety ALWAYS review a downloaded script before executing it! The command's help output: airvpn_remotes.sh Description: Use dig and fping generate multiple remotes for an AirVPN config, replacing existing remote(s), and ignoring IPs that aren't responding. Remotes are placed in order of lowest ping to highest. Usage: airvpn_remotes.sh [--port=<int>] [--query=<fqdn>] [--ipv4] [--ipv6] [--remote-random] [--in-place] [input-file] airvpn_remotes.sh -h | --help Options: -h, --help Show this screen. -p <int>, --port=<fqdn> Override the port supplied on each remote line [default: 443]. -q <fqdn>, --query=<fqdn> Supply the DNS record you wish to query to use the IPs from [default: ca.all.vpn.airdns.org]. -s <ns>, --server=<ns> The name server you wish to query the records against [default: ns1.airvpn.org]. -c <int>, --count=<int> Change the amount of pings ran by fping for more accurate ping sorting [default: 4]. -4, --ipv4 Only query IPv4. -6, --ipv6 Only query IPv6. -r, --remote-random Add remote-random to the AirVPN config (this will cause OpenVPN to randomize the server order when connecting). -i<ext>, --in-place=<ext> Edit the file in place (makes backup if extension supplied), ignored if no input file is supplied. The first non-option argument is the name of the input file; if no input file is specified, then the standard input is read. All other non-option arguments after the first are ignored. You'll need to ensure dig and fping are installed on your distribution before you can use it. Additionally, if your system doesn't support IPv6 it'll only return IPv4 be default (because naturally pinging the IPv6 addresses will fail). And finally, I've only tested the script on Ubuntu 20.04, but hopefully you don't run into trouble. By default the script checks the DNS record AirVPN maintains for all of CA's servers. You can find out more about the records option here: https://airvpn.org/faq/servers_ip/ The help file should be pretty clear as to how to use the script, but I'll provide an example. I want to update my AirVPN.ovpn file with new remotes that'll be executed randomly and only include IPv4 remotes, and I want them from the Netherlands. Additionally, instead of connecting in order I want it to connect to a random server defined in the config. Since I use port 1194 instead of port 443, I also want each remote to use port 1194 instead of the default. I also want it to backup my original config before overwriting it. I would run: ./airvpn_remotes.sh -r4 -qnl.all.vpn.airdns.org -p1194 -iold AirVPN.ovpn Which would remove any lines from my AirVPN conf that are a remote or a remote-random and add the new remotes, sorted by lowest ping first (which is irrelevant because we're also adding remote-random). Hopefully this script might be useful for someone else as well!
  30. 3 points
    Staff

    AirVPN 10th birthday celebrations

    Hello! Today we're starting AirVPN tenth birthday celebrations! From a two servers service located in a single country providing a handful of Mbit/s, the baby has grown up to a wide infrastructure in 22 countries in three continents, providing now 240,000+ Mbit/s to tens of thousands of people around the world. In 2019 and 2020, software development enhancement has paid off: now AirVPN develops on its own an OpenVPN3 forked library which resolves various problems from the main branch and adds new features. The library is used in Hummingbird, a free and open source software for Linux and Mac, known for its speed and compactness, in Eddie Android edition and in a new software which will be announced in June. Hummingbird has been released even for ARM based Linux devices, and runs fine for example in Raspberry PI. Eddie Desktop edition has been extensively rewritten to improve performance, reliability and security. Now anything not related to the user interface is written in C++ and a lot of security hardening has been implemented. Total compatibility with macOS Catalina, Windows 10 and latest Linux distributions has been achieved, and specific packages for various, widespread Linux distributions are available for easier installation. Eddie can act as a GUI for Hummingbird in Linux and Mac, while in Windows, Eddie can also be easily configured to run OpenVPN 2.5 with the wintun driver to achieve remarkable OpenVPN performance boost and put Windows on par with other systems OpenVPN throughput ability. Furthermore, the wintun driver resolves various problems which affected TAP-Windows driver. Development for OpenBSD and FreeBSD has been unfortunately re-planned but we're glad to announce here that it will continue, starting from summer 2020. All AirVPN applications and libraries are free and open source software released under GPLv3. We think that it's somehow surprising that AirVPN not only survived, but even flourished for 10 years, in an increasingly competitive market and increasingly privacy hostile environment. No whistles and bells, no marketing fluff, no fake locations, no advertising on mainstream media, a transparent privacy policy, no trackers on the web site or in mobile applications, no bullshit of any kind in our infrastructure to sell your personal data to any personal data merchant, and above all a clear mission that is the very reason which AirVPN operates for https://airvpn.org/mission , are probably, all together, the factors which allowed such a small "miracle" and maybe make AirVPN unique. Thank you all, you users, customers, members of the community, moderators, developers: the small "miracle" happened because of you, because you saw something in AirVPN. Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  31. 3 points
    I keep reading reviews about great VPNs maxing out a user's connection, but I can't get anywhere close to what I'm reading about. After trying quite a few VPNs and being disappointed with the speeds I figured I would just go with AirVPN, since it gets such fantastic reviews, and I've seen people talking about maxing out their 50 and 100 Mbit connections. I'm on a 50 Mbit connection that usually gets around 54 Mbit, but the max I can get with AirVPN is 10 Mbit. I've tried different ports, their client vs. OpenVPN, numerous servers, and the results are the same, 2 to 10 Mbit. I'm in Vancouver, BC, and even when I'm connected to one of their Vancouver servers (Cetus, Gemma, Homam), I'm getting 2-10 Mbit speeds. It just doesn't make sense to me based on what I've read about AirVPN. Is it possible it has something to do with my ISP, Telus? Do they mess with VPN traffic? I would really like to start using a VPN regularly for privacy, but none of the speeds I've gotten will allow me to do so without being incredibly frustrated all the time. EDIT: I'm literally on AirVPN as I type this, with a download speed of 1.45 Mbit (using AirVPN's speed tester), connected to a 1 Gbit server/connection that's local, has a 29ms response time, and only has 11% capacity right now. It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. EDIT 2: It seems as though the issue is with one of the main network providers in my area. If I avoid local servers and use ones that are further away, where the problem servers are bypassed, my VPN speeds double. The speeds still aren't close to what other people have talked about getting, but it may be manageable now. Thanks to everyone who helped me troubleshoot this!
  32. 2 points
    Staff

    Linux: AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 released

    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that AirVPN Suite version 1.1.0 for Linux has been released. Check supported systems below The suite includes: Bluetit: lightweight, ultra-fast D-Bus controlled system daemon providing full connectivity and integration to AirVPN servers, or generic OpenVPN servers. Bluetit can also enforce Network Lock and/or connect the system to AirVPN during the bootstrap Goldcrest: Bluetit client, allowing full integration with AirVPN servers, users, keys, profiles as well as generic OpenVPN servers Hummingbird: lightweight and standalone binary for generic OpenVPN server connections All the software is free and open source, licensed under GPLv3. What's new in 1.1.0 version full compatibility with OSMC, Open Source Media Center enhanced compatibility with Raspbian persistent Network Lock implementation, useful for example to enforce prompt Network Lock during system bootstrap and prevent traffic leaks caused by processes at bootstrap (**). Use directive networklockpersist in bluetit.rc to enable Network Lock as soon as Bluetit starts, regardless of network status and connection attempts revisited Network Lock logic for additional safety new directives for bluetit.rc: networklockpersist, connectretrymax and aircipher enhanced DNS handling for peculiar systemd-resolved operational modes more rigorous handling of events through semaphore implementation new D-Bus methods for Network Lock aimed at easier control by clients. Developer's documentation will be published soon crash caused by systemd signal flooding has been resolved libcurl crash in OSMC and other systems has been fixed crash in some 32 bit systems has been fixed logical flaw causing Network Lock missed activation in case of account login failure has been fixed various bug fixes see the changelog below for more information and details Important notes (**) Ponder the option carefully if your machine needs network sync via NTP or other network services outside the VPN during the bootstrap phase (***) Fedora 33 and openSUSE 15.2 users beware: we have noticed that in freshly installed Fedora 33 libcurl cannot find CA LetsEncrypt certificates and this will prevent Bluetit from detecting the country from ipleak.net. In this case, you can overcome this bug by using the country directive in bluetit.rc file, therefore avoiding the need to contact ipleak.net web site. AirVPN Suite changelog Version 1.1.0 - 4 June 2021 [ProMIND] vpnclient.hpp: restoreNetworkSettings() now returns a warning in case backup files are not found [ProMIND] vpnclient.hpp: restoreNetworkSettings() improved restoring management with more cases/scenarios [ProMIND] updated all dependencies and libraries Version 1.1.0 RC 4 - 14 May 2021 [ProMIND] optionparser.cpp: added proper message errors in case of invalid argument and allocation memory error [ProMIND] netfilter.cpp: systemBackupExists() now evaluate every firewall mode backup file name [ProMIND] netfilter.cpp: restore() now check for every firewall mode backup and restore it accordingly [ProMIND] netfilter.cpp: IPv6 rules are now allowed or added only in case IPv6 is available in the system Version 1.1.0 RC 3 - 16 April 2021 [ProMIND] Updated to OpenVPN 3.7 AirVPN [ProMIND] vpnclient.hpp: avoid netFilter setup in case NetFilter object is not private [ProMIND] dbusconnector.cpp: fine tuned D-Bus wait cycle in R/W dispatch. Implemented a thread safe wait in order to avoid D-Bus timeout policy Version 1.1.0 RC 1 - 7 April 2021 Release Candidate, no change from Beta 2 Version 1.1.0 Beta 2 - 2 April 2021 [ProMIND] localnetwork.cpp: added getDefaultGatewayInterface() method Version 1.1.0 Beta 1 - 11 March 2021 [ProMIND] rcparser.cpp: removed formal list control for STRING type [ProMIND] netfilter.hpp, netfilter.cpp: added functions to set the availability of specific iptables tables in order to properly use available tables only [ProMIND] vpnclient.hpp: onResolveEvent() sets iptables tables according to the loaded modules [ProMIND] vpnclient.hpp: Changed constructor in order to use both private and external NetFilter object [ProMIND] localnetwork.cpp: added getLoopbackInterface(), getLocalIPaddresses() and getLocalInterfaces() methods [ProMIND] airvpntools.cpp: added detectLocation() method to retrieve location data from ipleak.net [ProMIND] airvpnuser.cpp: detectUserLocation() now uses AirVPNTools::detectLocation() [ProMIND] airvpnuser.cpp: loadUserProfile() now correctly sets userProfileErrorDescription in case of network failure [ProMIND] airvpnserverprovider.cpp: added "DEFAULT" rule to getUserConnectionPriority() in case user's country or continent is undefined [ProMIND] airvpnmanifest.cpp: loadManifest() now correctly sets the status STORED in case of network failure [ProMIND] Added Semaphore class [ProMIND] dnsmanager.hpp: method revertAllResolved() renamed to restoreResolved(). Besides reverting all interfaces it now restarts systemd-resolved service as well. [ProMIND] install.sh: improved update/upgrade process Bluetit changelog Version 1.1.0 - 4 June 2021 [ProMIND] Client option "network-lock" is now forbidden in case persistent network lock is enabled [ProMIND] Avoid network lock initialization in case persistent network lock is enabled and client is requiring an OpenVPN connection from profile [ProMIND] --air-list option now accepts "all" for sub options --air-server and --air-country [ProMIND] AirVPN Manifest update suspended in case Bluetit is in a dirty status [ProMIND] Changed systemd unit in order to prevent the obnoxious SIGKILL signal inappropriately sent before stop timeout completion and for no logical or practical reason when Bluetit is properly and neatly terminating in response to a legal and expected SIGTERM Version 1.1.0 RC 4 - 14 May 2021 [ProMIND] Added directives airipv6 and air6to4 in bluetit.rc [ProMIND] In case it is requested a network recovery, VpnClient object is now initialized with NetFilter::Mode::OFF [ProMIND] In case the requested network lock method is not available, connection is not started [ProMIND] In case system location cannot be determined through ipleak.net, country is now properly set to empty, latitude and longitude to 0. [ProMIND] Persistent network lock is enabled only in case Bluetit status is clean [ProMIND] AirVPN boot connection is started only in case Bluetit status is clean [ProMIND] DNS backup files are now properly evaluated when determining dirty status [ProMIND] Added D-Bus commands "reconnect_connection" and "session_reconnect" Version 1.1.0 Beta 2 - 2 April 2021 [ProMIND] Gateway and gateway interface check at startup. Bluetit won't proceed until both gateway and gateway interface are properly set up by the system [ProMIND] Increased volume and rate data sizes for 32 bit architectures [ProMIND] Added aircipher directive to bluetit.rc [ProMIND] Added maxconnretries directive to bluetit.rc Version 1.1.0 Beta 1 - 11 March 2021 [ProMIND] connection_stats_updater(): now uses server.getEffectiveBandWidth() for AIRVPN_SERVER_BANDWIDTH [ProMIND] added bool shutdownInProgress to control bluetit exit procedure and avoid signal flooding [ProMIND] system location is detected at boot time and eventually propagated to all AirVPN users [ProMIND] Network lock and filter is now enabled and activated before AirVPN login procedure [ProMIND] Added dbus methods "enable_network_lock", "disable_network_lock" and "network_lock_status" [ProMIND] Renamed bluetit.rc directive "airconnectonboot" to "airconnectatboot" [ProMIND] Added bluetit.rc directive "networklockpersist" Goldcrest changelog Version 1.1.0 - 4 June 2021 [ProMIND] Production release Version 1.1.2 RC 4 - 14 May 2021 [ProMIND] DNS backup files are now properly evaluated when determining dirty status [ProMIND] ProfileMerge is now constructed by allowing any file extension [ProMIND] Reconnection (SIGUSR2) is now allowed only in case tun persistence is enabled Version 1.1.2 - 2 April 2021 [ProMIND] Updated base classes Hummingbird changelog Version 1.1.2 - 4 June 2021 [ProMIND] updated all dependencies and libraries Version 1.1.2 RC 4 - 14 May 2021 [ProMIND] DNS backup files are now properly evaluated when determining dirty status [ProMIND] ProfileMerge is now constructed by allowing any file extension [ProMIND] Reconnection (SIGUSR2) is now allowed only in case tun persistence is enabled Architecture The client-daemon architecture offered by Goldcrest and Bluetit combination offers a robust security model and provides system administrators with a fine-grained, very flexible access control. Bluetit is fully integrated with AirVPN. The daemon is accessed through a D-Bus interface by providing specific methods and interface in order to give full support to OpenVPN connection and AirVPN functionality, including - but not limited to - quick automatic connection to the best AirVPN server for any specific location as well as any AirVPN server or country. Connection during system bootstrap is fully supported as well. New OpenVPN 3 library features Hummingbird and Bluetit are linked against a new version of our OpenVPN 3 library which supports directive data-ciphers: it can be used consistently with OpenVPN 2.5 syntax in OpenVPN profiles. The directive allows OpenVPN 3 based software to negotiate a common Data Channel cipher with the OpenVPN server,, updating therefore our library to ncp-like negotiation with OpenVPN 2 branch. Hummingbird and Bluetit are already linked against the new library version, while Eddie Android edition will be updated in the near future. The new library also includes a different handling of IV_CIPHERS variable, fixing OpenVPN main branch issues which caused a plethora of problems with OpenVPN 2.5. The implementation, at the same time, takes care of full backward compatibility with OpenVPN versions older than 2.5. ncp-disable directive, which to date has never been implemented in the main branch, is still supported, in order to further enhance backward compatibility with both OpenVPN profiles and servers, as well as connection flexibility with servers running older than 2.5 OpenVPN versions. Please note that if you enforce a specific Data Channel cipher by means of Bluetit configuration file, Hummingbird line option, or Goldcrest configuration file and/or line option, the enforced Data Channel cipher will override data-ciphers profile directive. Notes on systemd Users running Linux distributions which are not based on systemd can safely ignore this section. 1 Superusers of linux-systemd systems must be aware that systemd unit configuration file has been changed in order to circumvent a systemd critical bug which causes two obnoxious SIGKILL signals inappropriately sent before stop timeout completion and for no logical or practical reason when Bluetit is properly and neatly terminating in response to a legal and expected SIGTERM. The only known workaround so far to compensate the bug is forbidding systemd to send SIGKILL to Bluetit. The bug affects at least systemd versions 205, 214, 234, 246, but it might affect other versions too. 2 In Fedora 33 systemd-resolved comes pre-configured to work in "on-link" mode and network-manager works together with it. This very peculiar, Windows-like setup kills Linux global DNS handling, causing those DNS leaks which previously occurred only on Windows. Hummingbird and Bluetit take care of preventing the brand new DNS leaks caused by such a setup. Also note that systemd-resolved comes pre-configured with fallback DNS (Google DNS is a systemd-resolved default fallback DNS, smart choices pile up!) which will be queried if each interface DNS server fails some resolution. In such a case, if and only if you have Network Lock enabled will DNS leaks be prevented. Supported systems The suite is currently available for Linux x86-64, i686 (32 bit distributions), arm7l (for example Raspbian, OSMC and other ARM 32 bit based systems) and aarch64 (ARM 64 bit). Both systemd and SysV-style init based systems are supported. AirVPN Suite is free and open source software licensed under GPLv3. Overview and main features AirVPN’s free and open source OpenVPN 3 suite based on AirVPN’s OpenVPN 3 library fork Bluetit: lightweight D-Bus controlled system daemon providing full connectivity to AirVPN servers and generic OpenVPN servers. Ability to connect the system to AirVPN during the bootstrap. Goldcrest: Bluetit client, allowing full integration with AirVPN servers, users, keys, profiles as well as generic OpenVPN servers Hummingbird: lightweight and standalone client for generic OpenVPN server connection Linux i686, x86-64, arm7l and arm64 (Raspberry) support Full integration with systemd, SysV Style-init and chkconfig No heavy framework required, no GUI Tiny RAM footprint Lightning fast Based on OpenVPN 3 library fork by AirVPN version 3.6.6 with tons of critical bug fixes from the main branch, new cipher support and never seen before features ChaCha20-Poly1305 cipher support on both Control and Data Channel providing great performance boost on ARM, Raspberry PI and any Linux based platform not supporting AES-NI. Note: ChaCha20 support for Android had been already implemented in our free and open source Eddie Android edition Robust leaks prevention through Network Lock based either on iptables, nftables or pf through automatic detection Proper handling of DNS push by VPN servers, working with resolv.conf as well as any operational mode of systemd-resolved additional features User documentation (*) and source code: https://gitlab.com/AirVPN/AirVPN-Suite User documentation is also included in an md file in each package. (*) Developer documentation to create custom software clients for Bluetit will be published in the very near future. Download page: https://airvpn.org/linux/suite/
  33. 2 points
    cambell

    AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations

    I am good, no need to buy. Happy b day.Your subscription will expirein 4182 days (ma. 8 nov. 2032 11:58
  34. 2 points
    I'm not the expert here, but jumping in anyway... It's not frequent. I've watched the US servers for a year and a half or so, and I think I've seen one retirement. It caused some squawking from users who were using it as their all-the-time server. I believe I also remember Air bailing out of France awhile back over adverse changes to the legal/privacy privacy. My impression is that retirement is more likely to be over serious datacenter issues or the legal environment deteriorating re privacy and not just because usage is down. Enough users choose the load-balancing domains like us3.vpn.airdns.org to keep all servers reasonably busy. And server removal is announced weeks ahead of time here on the website. If you want to experience frequent arbitrary server removal with no notice though, there's always NordVPN. I've seen a list of two dozen working servers become a list of no working servers in under two years, all done silently.
  35. 2 points
    Staff

    Linux: AirVPN Suite 1.0.0 released

    @frpergflf Hello! Allowing access to those directories to group "airvpn" is a choice of each superuser. For security reasons, by default the installer sets them belonging to root user and root or wheel group to comply to the best security practices consolidated in UNIX in the last 30 years. In general, as an optimal security solution, we want that Bluetit files can be edited only by root and sudo-ers, while Goldcrest files (but not Goldcrest binary) can be changed only by users belonging to airvpn group. The lock file removal failure after Bluetit clean stop order by systemd is unexpected. When the problem re-occurs, would you be so kind to send us Bluetit log? sudo journalctl | grep bluetit @asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf No, it is not. If you proceed to implement, don't forget that Bluetit is a daemon. @dL4l7dY6 @airvpnclient A source of Bluetit instability in OSMC and Raspbian 32 bit has been detected, and it's libcurl . The linked library explodes now and then. The problem has been resolved with specific libcurl linking. Development is now focused on a new Network Lock approach, to make the whole environment more secure especially during a system bootstrap. Once it is implemented (a matter of just a few days) we will be ready for testing and soon after a new release will follow, perfectly compatible with OSMC too. Kind regards
  36. 2 points
    x2c

    Eddie 2.19.6 won't start on Windows 10

    Hey mate, I had the same problem. If you check your Services, there will be a 'Eddie Elevation Service', probably from an old install etc Stop the service (if it's running) and from the command prompt (run as admin) type SC DELETE Eddie Elevation Service Other option if that doesn't work is to run regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services and delete the EddieElevationService key/folder Reboot and try again either with the portable version or installer
  37. 2 points
    Staff

    ANSWERED Canada Servers are not overloaded

    Maybe you already know it. When a country consistently has more than 65-70% allocated (used) bandwidth, we consider the expansion. When a country has consistently more than 90% allocated bandwidth, expansion is mandatory. Currently Canada is around 55% while Sweden less than 50%. However, in Sweden, we have much stronger demand in Stockholm (better peering with various residential ISPs) than Uppsala. If you consider Stockholm as an area of its own, or equivalently Sweden as a country relying essentially on Stockholm, then you have consistently 70% allocated bandwidth. That's why expansion in Stockholm is now under evaluation with higher priority than Canada. Kind regards
  38. 2 points
    This is exactly what any serious ISP should do. Trust is earned and lost thru actions. BTW: I still do not understand how I have not discovered AirVPN services before!
  39. 2 points
    m1ster

    Black Friday Sale 2020

    It's a "Christmas secret" every year. But according to last 2y it should last until 4th December.
  40. 2 points
    Staff

    macOS BigSur

    Hello! Of course, the problem has nothing to do with Eddie Network Lock. Eddie and Hummingbird enforce Network Lock thorugh pf rules. The mentioned problem is that kernel extensions are deprecated, and the new API NetworkExtensions includes exceptions to filtering rules which allow 56 Apple apps and services to bypass any filtering rule enforced via the API. That's quite atrocious and says a lot about Apple's respect toward its customers, but that's how it is. However, pf is the system firewall which is autonomous from NetworkExtensions API and its exceptions. Therefore Eddie and Hummingbird Network Lock are working fine just as usual. Note that the NetworkExtensions exceptions were active even in Catalina. However, nobody noticed them because third-party firewalls bypassed them by relying on kernel extensions (kexts). Now that kexts don't work anymore, the problem has exploded, but as usual you are safe with AirVPN Network Lock both in Eddie and Hummingbird. Kind regards
  41. 2 points
    Clodo, thanks. 2.19.6. is working great, stay safe🤗 Just 1 thing. Should in settings networking layer inside tunnel ipv4 if issue is deteced be ticked. It isn't by default! ipv6 is. Thanks
  42. 2 points
    abang

    ipleak.net DNS zone is broken

    This conclusion is wrong. I did not talk about the "Authority records". I wrote, the AA-bit in the DNS Flags is not set. And this violates the DNS protocol! Actually a "PowerDNS Recursor" can not resolve your domain name because the AA-bit was not set. And this is not a PowerDNS fault! It must be a configuration fault.
  43. 2 points
    After installing the Wintun adapters on my Win10 desktop PC a while back my dl speed rose from around 30-45Mbps to around 110-120Mbps on my then 200Mbps Virgin Media broadband. A month ago I upgraded to the VM 500Mbps package and at first I could only get 180-200Mbps D/L speed. I immediately blamed Virgin but when I solved it it was nothing to do with Virgin but my Linksys router. I run the VM SH3.0 in modem mode into my Linksys EA7500 router. I have one cat7 ethernet cable running from the router to my PC and another running to the Samsung tv in my living room. Other than that I have my wifes laptop, mobile and the Virgin Tivo box running on the Linksys Wi-Fi. In the Linksys settings there is a box in the prioritization options which you need to set with your broadband subscription speed x 1024. In my case when I had the VM 200Mbps package it was set at 204,800. When I remembered this I went into the Linksys settings and changed to 512,000 and hey presto I was getting 380 - 400Mbps straight away. I have also found that the server you choose to connect to at AirVPN and the time of day also has a bearing on your connection speed, which is why I have a preferred list of Air servers which have given me excellent d/l speeds in the past and do an online speedtest each time I connect to ensure I get a good connection. Something else is that I only use AirVPN a couple of hours in the early mornings and an occasional Sat/Sun afternoon, perhaps if you are using AirVPN 24/7 these results will not match I don't know but I am quite happy getting 50-75% of my broadband connection via AirVPN and 100% the rest of the time all things considered.
  44. 2 points
    NoiselessOwl

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Thank you! Added two more years to my sub!
  45. 2 points
    Thank you so much guys!
  46. 2 points
    To everyone, I'd like to remind that AirVPN did lose one or two servers because of government intervention in the past. One very delicate example was Ukraine somewhere in 2015 during a politically even more delicate time: Euromaidan. The server was seized, but no one lost his or her head for it; AirVPN held its word back then. I can also vouch for this a bit – I read some of the code of the AirVPN library and Eddie for PC, even if, in case of Eddie, it's C# which I don't usually work with. Nothing suspicious was seen so far, but truth be told, I was not reading it like a novel. About the whole 5-eyes and 14-eyes thing: I think it's marketing slang. Somehow people get the notion that not being in 14-eyes is a plus while the horrible truth can be as simple as the company deliberately moving their HQ outside 14-eyes while the overlords are still chinese or NSA agents or something.
  47. 2 points
    I noticed your post right after I posted mine. I'm getting the same result as you, and have sent a support request through the client area while also posting here. I got a reply that my request has been forwarded to the Eddie developers. If I get a response from the Eddie developers before one is posted here I will pass the info on.
  48. 2 points
    wuffles

    asus wrt merlin connection issues

    AND, after a quick test, it works fine. I went for the IPv6 Passthrough option. No idea if that's right or wrong, but it works.
  49. 2 points
    Staff

    ANSWERED Hummingbird Errors

    Hello! It's a bug, we have detected it and it will be fixed soon. To resolve the situation in the meantime: open a terminal type the command sudo rm /etc/airvpn/* set your favorite DNS with your system utilities Now Hummingbird will be able to run properly again. Kind regards
  50. 2 points
    Probably because they decided not to use women and children as suicide bombers, or fire rockets indiscriminately into civilian areas. But this isn't really the place to discuss it.
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