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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. 8 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
  3. 8 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.
  4. 8 points
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    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. 6 points
    I am getting the exact same error. Probably everyone else does as well as the SSL certificate seems to be invalid.
  7. 6 points
    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that a server located in Stockholm (SE) has been upgraded: Ain. Server is now connected to a 10 Gbit/s line and port, while the motherboard has been replaced with a more powerful CPU. IP addresses remain the same. You don't need to re-generate configuration files, even if you don't run our software. As usual the server includes load balancing between daemons to squeeze as much bandwidth as possible from the 10 Gbit/s line. The server accepts connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP. Just like every other Air server, Ain 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/Ain Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue. Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Team
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  9. 6 points
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    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
  10. 6 points
    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. 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.
  12. 5 points
    Staff

    ANSWERED CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS)

    Website: http://www.cbs.com Watch CBS television online. Find CBS primetime, daytime, late night, and classic tv episodes, videos, and information. Status: OK Native: no servers Routing: all servers Updated: 03-Aug-18
  13. 4 points
    Hello, Recently I have noticed that it looks like the Phoenix AirVPN servers (Bootes, Chalawan, Indus, Phoenix, Virgo) , Berlin AirVPN Server (Cujam) , and Barcelona AirVPN server (Eridanus) are not actually located where M247 claims they are located, and it appears M247 is misrepresenting the locations of these servers If you go to the status page of any "Phoenix" server for example https://airvpn.org/servers/Bootes/ you will see the latencies to other cities where AirVPN has servers, and it shows 0ms to Los Angeles, that wouldn't be physically possible if the Phoenix servers were truly located in Phoenix. This points to the Phoenix servers truly being hosted in Los Angeles Additionally, on a personal VPS server of mine which is located in Los Angeles, I get less than 1ms latency between my VPS in Los Angeles to the AirVPN "Phoenix" servers, which, again, points to the Phoenix servers truly being in Los Angeles, because this 1ms latency would not be physically possible between Los Angeles and Phoenix And if you go to the status page of the "Berlin" server https://airvpn.org/servers/Cujam/ It shows 0ms latency to Frankfurt, also not physically possible This points to the Berlin servers really being in Frankfurt And if you go to the status page of the "Barcelona" server https://airvpn.org/servers/Eridanus/ It shows 0ms latency to Madrid, again, not physically possible! This points to the Barcelona servers truly being hosted in Madrid M247 may say that if you do a WHOIS lookup on their Phoenix IP block, the description is "M247 Phoenix" but honestly this is not proof at all, as the network admins can set whatever netname and description they want when they're creating the inetnum object in their RIR's database. For additional proof other than the "Berlin" , "Barcelona", and "Phoenix" that Air has from M247, Here is M247's full list of locations according to their website You can see that neither Berlin, Phoenix, or Barcelona is on this list. https://m247.com/services/host/dedicated-servers/ From the website, their locations: Europe: Amsterdam, NL Belgrade, RS Brussels, BE Bucharest, RO Budapest, HU Copenhagen, DK Dublin, IE Frankfurt, DE London, UK Manchester, UK Madrid, ES Milan, IT Oslo, NO Paris, FR Prague, CZ Sofia, BG Stockholm, SE Warsaw, PL Vienna, AT Zurich, CH North America: Dallas, TX, USA Los Angeles, CA, USA Miami, FL, USA New York Metro Area, USA (Secaucus, NJ) Montreal, QC, CA Asia and Middle East: Dubai, UAE Hong Kong, HK Singapore, SG Tokyo, JP Oceania: Sydney, AU Based on this information it is clear to see that M247 is misrepresenting the locations of AirVPN's Phoenix, Berlin, and Barcelona servers, From being a customer of Air for as long as I have, I can tell that the Air staff are honest and they have provided and continue to provide a great and true service, this is extremely evident for example by looking at how AirVPN left France because of the concerning legal framework there, and why AirVPN does not operate in Poland or Italy for similar reasons, even though other VPNs gladly operate services in those countries. It's clear as day to see that AirVPN is not deceptive or untruthful at all, so I am absolutely not accusing Air at all of participating in this misrepresentation, it just seems to me like Air was duped by M247 into buying these servers that are reported to be in a different location than the one they are truly in. So given that the 5 Phoenix AirVPN servers , the 1 Berlin server, and 1 Barcelona server are falsely geolocated, it would be good idea for Staff to replace those servers with ones that are actually in the reported locations, or just change the reported location of those servers in Eddie to reflect the true locations.
  14. 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.
  15. 4 points
    Staff

    AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations

    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
  16. 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.
  17. 4 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 4 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
  21. 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.”
  22. 3 points
    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that Eddie Android edition 2.5 alpha is available. UPDATE 2021-09-14: Alpha 2 is now available. If you wish to test please feel free to do so and if possible report any glitch and bug you find. When you report, please specify your device brand and name, and your Android version. If possible include Eddie log and, if you know how to get it (if you don't, never mind), include logcat As long as Eddie 2.5 is in alpha stage, you can install it only and exclusively by side loading the apk we have prepared. You can download it from here: https://eddie.website/repository/Android/2.5-Alpha2/org.airvpn.eddie-2.5-Alpha2-Unsigned.apk SHA256 check: $ sha256 org.airvpn.eddie-2.5-Alpha2-Unsigned.apk SHA256 (org.airvpn.eddie-2.5-Alpha2-Unsigned.apk) = 52975a1a02bcb9bb761ec7c7ad73ce191d97f1294b39c978c58bc266ae572f8b What's new in Eddie 2.5 alpha updated to the latest OpenVPN3-AirVPN and asio libraries extensive native library rewrite and revision for higher efficiency (alpha 2) global objects enhanced instance handling (alpha 2) linked against OpenSSL 1.1.1k (*) full integration with VPN traffic leaks prevention by system in Android 7 or higher version full compatibility with Android 10 and 11, including ability to start and connect from a profile during device bootstrap VPN lock option off by default Opt-in Master Password which remains off by default (alpha 2) TLS minimum required version set to 1.2 by default option to select an OpenVPN boot profile in Android 7 or higher version VPN lock is forced to off and cannot be activated if "Block connection without VPN" is enabled in Android 8 or higher version system settings connection restore now allows re-connection during the device bootstrap from the last active or the default OpenVPN profile. It requires "VPN Always On" system setting active and Android 7 or higher version Force AES-CBC suite option has been removed compatibility with Android 5.1 and higher version has been maintained (*) Eddie 2.4 was linked against mbedTLS library. Such a major change has been adopted to offer TLS 1.3 and slightly higher performance both with AES and CHACHA20 cipher suites. Please do not hesitate to report any variation in battery life and performance in your device compared to Eddie 2.4. More changes will come before we reach the beta stage. Important note for Android TV users. In Android 10 and 11, a VPN application can start and connect during the device bootstrap if and only if "Always on VPN" option is active. Unfortunately the option is not available in Android TV 10 and 11. Therefore the ability to start at boot is lost. OpenVPN for Android and openvpn-connect applications are affected by the same constraint. For a complete list of Eddie Android edition features please see here: https://gitlab.com/AirVPN/EddieAndroid Special thanks in advance to all users who will test Eddie Android edition 2.5 alpha versions! Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  23. 3 points
    Staff

    Eddie Desktop 2.21 beta released

    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that a new Eddie Air client version has been released: 2.21 beta. It is ready for public beta testing. How to test our experimental release: Go to download page of your OS Click on Other versions Click on Experimental Look at the changelog if you wish Download and install Please see the changelog: https://eddie.website/changelog/?software=client&format=html This version contains an almost completely rewritten code for routes management, DNS and more, so please report any difference from the latest stable release 2.20. This version implements WireGuard support. AirVPN servers will offer it, during an opt-in beta-testing phase, within September. WireGuard support is expected to work out-of-the-box (no need to install anything else but Eddie) in Windows and macOS. In Linux it works if kernel supports it (WG support by kernel is required). PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS A BETA VERSION. Don't use it for real connections it's only for those who want to collaborate to the project as beta-testers.
  24. 3 points
    Staff

    Server replacement (UK)

    Hello! We inform you that all of our VPN servers in Maidenhead will cease operations on 03 September 2021. They will be replaced by servers in London featuring more modern hardware. Unfortunately, both technical and non-technical reasons force us to leave the current dc in Maidenhead. Servers in London are anyway located just 40 Km from Maidenhead and they will be announced and available in the next days. The new machines will keep the same names in order to support the old FQDN used by OpenVPN client profiles. Since the datacenter seems to have put offline already a server before the natural expiration date, we could put the new servers online before the mentioned 03 September date. When new servers are turned on, older ones with the same name will be disconnected from the infrastructure. This thread will be updated, if necessary, accordingly. The replacement servers are five, while the replaced ones are six. That's because we might be adding in the future another datacenter in UK in a different location. Kind regards AirVPN Staff
  25. 3 points
    It would be great if the next beta updated Wintun to a newer version than 0.8. There has been significant improvements to it since then but the non standard install method makes it difficult to update independently of Eddie.
  26. 3 points
    Stalinium

    Happy AirVPN power user

    I don't know what to write about... Everything's fine and I love AirVPN. Sounds cheesy but it is what it is. I've been using AirVPN for half a year. Many servers to choose from, very transparent from the user's point of view - something I value. Transparency about server status and an API (admittedly I haven't used it much). From reading the forums I grasped that AirVPN has very strict (legal) criteria for choosing server locations (countries), an approach that is unique across all providers I've seen so far. Yea placing servers in China wouldn't be the best idea or many other more "democratic" as a matter of fact which were ruled out. The config generator is awesome if you're not using their open source client Eddie (bonus points again!) - plenty of flexibility. Configs? Afaik there're some providers out there who still have user/password prompt on each connection, laughable. AirVPN not only properly makes use of certificates (that's how the server knows you are you without asking for credentials) and on top of that allows you to properly distribute different access keys across your devices (in case of theft etc). Lost a device? Revoke access to that single one and done! Port-forwarding support ALONG WITH Dynamic DNS is unparalleled. Sure an advanced user probably could create an ad-hoc DDNS solution for themself, but offering it along the VPN is ingenius. The servers are very stable, the stats currently show a user has been connected since January. I've read comments where other VPNs often force reconnects etc, that just sounds wild to me. Before AirVPN I've been on a private VPN server with 24/7 uptime and that's the quality of service I got used to and wouldn't want to downgrade from (looking at those other VPN providers) The AirVPN forums are a great source of information. The staff cannot be commended enough for responding to concerns and generally being here for discussion. @OpenSourcerer is a damn community hero, this place is unimaginable without him! I myself have contributed in one form or another and will continue to. As a side note to forums: AirVPN appears to have customized the forum software for privacy. I can't assess how far it goes (hopefully "enough"), and it's a far better choice than those completely relying on Reddit - undoubtedly a useful puppet of/for the certain government. The only problem I've had was with initial payment. I bought the 1 month plan and found no clear indications it was still active (because it is a PayPal recurring payment), so before the month expired I bought the 1 year plan. I was quite surprised to see a few days later my access days to have been extended by +31d - the automatic Paypal payment kicked in and I paid a single month extra. Though I like the service so much I decided not to bother with a refund (consider it a donation hehe). You need to login in Paypal to cancel those, I wish this was made clear/er. What's unclear to me was whether/how much info is retained on payment after all the transactions... but to grossly paraphrase an official response: use crypto. Just make sure your mug shot (photo) isn't connected to the coin wallet Roses are red, AirVPN's great.
  27. 3 points
    Clodo

    Eddie Desktop 2.21 beta released

    After the testing, our Config Generator will be able to create WireGuard .conf file, usable without Eddie (wg / wg-quick or any official WireGuard app).
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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 😉
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 3 points
    Staff

    Status of Eddie on Linux distributions

    Last update: 16 May 2018 - Related to version: Eddie 2.14.4 Any Linux distribution has at least:a different graphics server (X11, Wayland)a different desktop environment (GNOME, KDE, LXTE etc.)a package manager with a specific format (deb, rpm, tar.xf etc.)a different packaging signature for trust and securitya different method to obtain administrative privileges, required by advanced features of Eddie (also because OpenVPN requires them)a different set of packages used by our client, that sometimes have different names (for example 'stunnel4' under Debian, 'stunnel' for Fedora)maybe a different DNS management.We are working at our best to support every kind of configuration managed by our source code directly, when possible. Tested without known issuesDebian (tested 7/8/9)Ubuntu (18.04 GNOME tested)Ubuntu Mate (18.04 tested)Devuan (tested Ascii)MintArch (XFCE tested)Fedora (28 tested) With minimal issuesopenSUSE (Tumbleweed KDE tested) openSUSE (Tumbleweed GNOME tested) Works, with no tray icon.Elementary Works, but tray icon, web and folder links don't work. Fatal issues None known. Tech notesSometimes Tray icon works, but it is not shown because the desktop environment hides it. For example, latest GNOME may require a separate shell extension (generally TopIcons).Currently Eddie 2.x under Linux requires root privileges (like GParted or Synaptic Manager). Elevation is generally obtained with a polkit policy file (pkexec) if installed, otherwise fallback methods are used when available (gksu, kdesu, beesu etc.). When the UI runs as root, there are four -optional- actions that are performed as normal user: tray icon, notifications, open web links and open file folders. If it is not possible to act as a normal user, such actions are not performed at all. A totally separated UI (as a normal user) vs. root-actions (as root user, service or separate process) is currently under development. Needed improvementsMinimal lintian warnings on .deb editionGeneral info details on .deb edition (for example, reporting Proprietary as License, not true.)General info details on .rpm edition (for example, reporting Proprietary as License, not true.)Create official package for AUR and other distributions.Create packages also for CLI-only edition.Create packages based on direct source compilation.Procedures to include Eddie in official/standard repository
  36. 2 points
    Would the use of a VPN, such as AirVPN or ProtonVPN (in this case, I believe the users did not use the bundled service) or TOR prevent this situation? In the transparency report; the state over 700 cases of this nature out of 3000+ Legal orders. In which ProtonMail's parent corporation representation states they fought and denied hundreds more improper orders sent on by the Swiss authorities. Interestingly, most do not understand email is not a secure service by default, and ProtonMail's whole thing is encryption, because ultimately such as any VPN or service will know the originating IP of a user. The company was required to log, after legal request, which from a financial point of view, I believe is true because it costs money to data mine without any benefit, unlike Google for example. Also, when does an IP equal an individual? There must be more to the story. More reasons to use AirVPN imo, vs protonvpn because: no ZenDesk, no outsourced customer service, no outsourced payment processors, no parent company holdings as far as I know. Also I love the openess of your code, and willing to work with outsiders, such as the CLI wrapper. The activism also I agree with. So important: I created this account with the ability to use no linking information to anything, including a random string with @ and .com
  37. 2 points
    blueport26

    Server replacement (UK)

    The problem with M247 is that they are the most widely used server provider across VPNs (and probably one of the cheapest), they have POPs in many cities. Some sites already block access solely on IP ranges used by M247. I suspect that it's really hard to find a new hosting/datacenter that will match all the security criteria and be traffic neutral (because of torrent seeding - DMCAs). From time to time I've used the servers that are in replacement now, and they gave me good speeds. Let's hope the new ones will be as good as old ones Regarding the content blocking. I've tested some other VPNs and found one that is doing something innovative in this regard. From what I could find they are somehow faking the IP address when I visit sites like ipinfo.io (which provide API for blockers). I think that allows them to bypass many restrictions while still hosting their servers at M247. Still I don't think we'll ever have a 100% working solution. Once workaround is found a new mechanism will be implemented by sites like netflix etc.
  38. 2 points
    Staff

    Bluetit: Developer's Reference Manual

    Hello! We're very glad to inform you that we have just published the Developer's Reference Manual for Bluetit by promind. Bluetit, a core component of the AirVPN-SUITE, is a lightweight D-Bus controlled system daemon providing VPN connectivity through OpenVPN 3 AirVPN. Bluetit exposes a D-Bus interface which can be used by client applications in order to control the daemon and provide full interaction and connectivity with the whole AirVPN infrastructure. The manual covers Bluetit infrastructure and architecture and provides a complete reference for all the AirVPN’s classes on which the suite is based. The goal is to give any developer who wishes to write a Bluetit client, or a tool providing AirVPN inter-connectivity, a complete reference about the internals of both Bluetit daemon and the AirVPN–SUITE C++ classes. The tool to swiftly interact with the AirVPN infrastructure, repeatedly required by multiple AirVPN client developers in the past, is available and fully documented now. The document is a significant step forward in the VPN market and a further AirVPN's commitment to transparency and openness..The availability of a Developer's Reference Manual allows, in fact, any user or developer to successfully and proficiently build an AirVPN client to best suit her or his own needs. Should you decide to have a paper copy of the document, please consider that it is typeset for double side printing. Bluetit Developer's Reference Manual has been written and typeset in the unrivaled (ça va sans dire) LaTeX 2ε and it is released under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International You can download the manual here: https://gitlab.com/AirVPN/AirVPN-Suite/-/blob/master/docs/Bluetit-Developers-Reference-Manual.pdf directly from this message: Bluetit-Developers-Reference-Manual.pdf or in the AirVPN Suite for Linux download section. Kind regards & datalove AirVPN Staff
  39. 2 points
    frisbee

    Eddie Will Not Turn Off

    For anyone still experiencing the issue that Eddie freezes/is unresponsive, a workaround is to NOT minimize Eddie. It seems to crash only when minimized. The Airvpn support team has been advised and should investigate further.
  40. 2 points
    Hello! Well, of course Wireguard is catastrophic in this sense, because it is very poor in options, but luckily it's not the same thing with OpenVPN, because in Wireguard by default you have 1) a permanent bijection between private IP address and client KEY (we will delete the link periodically when we offer Wireguard and re-create it when a connection is required), because Wireguard does not support any other method to dynamically handle clients (this feature might be implemented in the future) This dangerous pre-prepared static link does not exist at all in OpenVPN. 2) your real IP address is permanently stored by Wireguard even after you turn off your software or machine, because Wireguard is extremely limited and does not have any explicit-exit-notify or ping-timeout option (we will therefore force deletion and disconnections after some time there is no communications by the clients, even though this will cause some unexpected disconnections). OpenVPN does not need to do so because it realizes when one of the peers is no more there, even in UDP of course, so the real IP address for the socket etc. is immediately lost at disconnection. 3) Wireguard requires that the mentioned data is stored in files (we will keep them in RAM as usual, to mitigate the problem) But yes, we will re-consider the whole matter, just in case. Additional re-checks in security fields are always good Kind regards
  41. 2 points
    knighthawk

    AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the offer, picked up a 3 year extension.
  42. 2 points
    It's more than necessary, maybe not for regular users but for those who are building networks for users to use. Whoever told you that v6 is unnecceary is probably such an user him/herself. Those leaks you mentioned are nothing but VPN configuration errors and don't appear outside the VPN context – why should they, after all. Every IP host needs a globally unique IP. When the internet was an infant, designed as a research network, 255^4 - 2 IP addresses were probably enough for a second lifetime of the earth, they said. But the core belief was still that every participant in this network needed a unique IP to be directly addressable. Nothing changed with IPv6, every participant still needs a unique IP. And thus NAT was born: The idea that multiple devices of the same network/house/company/whatever can use the internet through a machine in the middle which will forward their requests and return the answers. Pro: 100+ hosts need just one public IP. Con: You get to deal with port forwarding and other stuff. That's what AirVPN's "privacy" is all about: You use the internet as if you were the AirVPN server. It's pseudonymous, not anonymous. The IPv6 challenge for VPN providers is that IPv6 does not need NAT anymore as it was explicitly made to tackle this IPv4 address space exhaustion. There's no such thing as a v6 address exhaustion (yet), so we can again afford to assign public IPs to all hosts out there. The engineers wanted it to be as easy as possible, so they used the MAC address of the interfaces to automatically build part of that IPv6 address. The problem: This MAC address is supposed to be globally unique as well (it's not exactly, but still). Another problem is that by the time v6 started to be more or less widely adopted, the online ad train was already speeding and looking for more data points to use in the targeting algorithms. A unique IP which is not changed even after a reconnect is almost equivalent to finding the Holy Grail in targeted advertising. That's what gets people around communities like this spooked. And thus the v6 Privacy Extensions were born which are now the default on all platforms: The hosts themselves simply randomize this address, and no one really needs to know how they do it as long as the address is in fact addressable. Makes them less of a target for those ads, and in my humble opinion that should be enough, but people are still spooked by the addressing possibility by MAC so they avoid it in a privacy context. Not to mention the loudest argument of them all: "I can't memorize those long addresses!" Now, IPv6 can be configured to be NATed, just like v4. AirVPN did just that: v6 is NATed like v4 so your exit IPv6 address is that of the AirVPN server, not an address calculated by your own machine. It works and is what happens if you don't disable IPv6.
  43. 2 points
    bikes02

    Is M247 falsifying server locations?

    Considering this post is nearly a week old I find it a little disconcerting that no one from AirVPN has even bothered to reply to this
  44. 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!
  45. 2 points
    ToS sections 2 and 3 state that "AirVPN is neither allowed nor willing to monitor its subscribers' communications". Apart from that, the only risk is you using the same port for longer periods of time, but this risk is largely theoretical. It's being discussed here:
  46. 2 points
    NaDre

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Last year it was announced on November 26: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/45704-black-friday-week-sale-2019/?tab=comments#comment-102672 That was Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
  47. 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
  48. 2 points
    Flx

    Spooky Halloween 2020 deals

    Thank you!
  49. 2 points
    Staff

    Server IP address change: Pisces

    Hello! We inform you that in the next days server Pisces will change IP addresses. We are upgrading server hardware and in this case IP address change is necessary. Server name, datacenter provider and transit provider will not change. If you run Eddie, the change will be automatically acknowledged. If you use some OpenVPN profile pointing specifically to Pisces, you will need to re-generate it when the switch occurs. Kind regards & datalove AirVPN Staff
  50. 2 points
    Clodo

    How to use wintun driver in Windows

    The problem with OpenVPN2.5 rc2 (or rc1, or beta5) with Eddie is caused by recent changes in OpenVPN that produce a compatibility issue. Please be patient, both errors above ("Object reference not set to an instance of an object." and "ERROR: Wintun requires SYSTEM privilege") will be fixed in the next Eddie release, please wait. We plan to release version 2.19.5 in a few days, and another one (or maybe the same) in bundle with OpenVPN 2.5 STABLE when a stable version is released.
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