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    LZ1 got a reaction from latin girlsubg in New 1 Gbit/s server available (ES)   ...
    Hello!
     
    There's no known public plans for more, no. But if you look through the announcement forum, you will see that new additions happen frequently. Staff do not usually say when a new location/addition is going to be made.
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in New Country: Serbia (RS) - New 1 Gbit/s server available   ...
    Hello!

    We're very glad to inform you that a new 1 Gbit/s server located in Belgrade (RS) is available: Alnitak.

    The AirVPN client will show automatically the new server. If you use the 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 "second generation" Air server, Alnitak supports OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.2 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/Alnitak

    Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue.

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Team
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Acakly in No updates on neumon.org   ...
    Hello !
     
    I'm curious too. Especially as Eddie is doing fine now and it has been a couple of years since the last Staff reply :]
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    LZ1 got a reaction from blackSP in What happened to Eddie development? No update for 4 months   ...
    Why not try an alternative client then, simply? 
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    LZ1 got a reaction from CharlesWet in What Is This Forum For?   ...
    Hello!
     
    This sub-forum hasn't seen any activity since its creation and perhaps it's because most don't understand the purpose of it and therefore how to contribute.
     
    AirVPN supports FOSS software because compared to the closed world of proprietary software, it's more harmonious with AirVPNs Mission. An example of FOSS is AirVPNs Eddie client.
     

    The AirVPN Mirrors Project 
     
    FOSS projects can be difficult to run, because they're often done on a volunteer and therefore free basis.
     
    So they often have little or no income to pay for the upkeep of servers/mirrors, to distribute their potentially fantastic and important work.
     
    Thus the Mirrors Project allows the community to suggest projects that AirVPN will support.
     
    If granted, AirVPN will cover the cost of X amount of "mirrors". Which allow the software in question to be downloaded.
     
    In addition, there can also be some benefits in terms of reliability, security, ease of access and general anti-censorship for the supported project. Which are desirable things for AirVPNs Mission.
     
    To see all of the projects AirVPN currently supports, please visit the Mission page.
     
    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask .
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    LZ1 reacted to Clodo in Date and time in international format ISO 8601   ...
    Added settings at bottom of Client Area
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    LZ1 got a reaction from ArnoldTew in New plan and lower prices   ...
    Probably the end of May. 

    But it's listed in my guide at any rate, in the First Questions section.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from serverless in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    Hello!
    After scheduled downtime, the AirVPN website design has changed substantially. 
    What are your thoughts about the new design? 
    I can definitely say there's some fancy new additions that make some things a little smoother, even if it's tempting to want an "old.airvpn.org" site😄. 
    Possible to "Recommend" posts and not just mark them as the solution. The design is more flat and the colors seem brighter overall.  There's some tags which no longer work in signatures, but still in posts.  There's now a reminder for unregistered users that they'll need to have their posts approved, before their posts are visible. More captchas it seems.  The location of various information has been moved, such as with the top bar and your sign-in location. More use of drop-down menus.  Profile settings options have been moved around, but seemingly remain largely the same.  Some better moderator UI facilities.  Apparently the AirVPN support departments like "Support", "Feedback" and others, have been combined into one single unit.  Everything in the Client Area is now a top-down sort of affair. The FAQ sub-forum was changed, so that it has its own place under the "Home" menu. 
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    LZ1 reacted to jean claud in New plan and lower prices   ...
    thank you LZ, if you allow me to call u by your first name 😉
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    LZ1 reacted to techterrain in Eddie slow to apply iptables rules   ...
    Reporting in with another replication of this error on latest Manjaro (XFCE). Also, due the network lock not working correctly, some of the rules persist after the end of the session, which causes connection issues in the local network.
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in AirVPN supports Mastodon   ...
    Hello!

    We are glad to inform you that we support Mastodon as "Platinum" donors. Mastodon is an online, self-hosted, federated, community owned and ad-free social media and social networking service https://joinmastodon.org

    Check our mission page: https://airvpn.org/mission

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff
     
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in AirVPN becomes an EFF Super Major Donor   ...
    Hello!

    We proudly announce that today AirVPN has become an Electronic Frontier Foundation "Super Major Donor".

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows. https://www.eff.org

    Check our mission page: https://airvpn.org/mission

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff
     
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    LZ1 reacted to giganerd in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    I can confirm this and reproduce it on a 1024x768 screen. Beyond 1000px the site layout changes from one looking like it's for mobile to the full desktop one and that's where the font overlaps with the logo.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Air4141841 in 100 errors?   ...
    Hello!
     
    Answered here.
     
    I'm pinning this, as it's a slightly recurring issue, which there's no need to make many threads about :).
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Clodo in Fractal Snip3r   ...
    Hello!
     
    Answered here.
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    LZ1 reacted to zhang888 in New Country: Brazil (BR) - New 1 Gbit/s server available   ...
    Sao Paulo is as cental America as you can get. "Lite South" America would be something like Mexico/Panama in where it would be better getting a server in Miami instead,
    for both ping and bandwidth related performance.
    Geographical center:
    Panama/Mexico/Costa Rica - Most providers are limited to lease a shared 100mbit connection per customer. This is because they have max 5-10Gbit per datacenter or less.
    Because of that, their main peering happens to be with U.S. providers, so see the sentence above.
     
    "Southern South":
    Rest of the countries are not going to happen - Peru, Chile, Argentina. No sufficient datacenters to offer quality bandwidth for a reasonable price. Wholesale of 1Gbit almost unspoken of.
    Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay - the same reasons as above, + add at least 5 more years for their availability after the countries above.
    Most providers in those areas offer only shaped 10Mbit traffic (yes, in 2019) with a burstable option to 100Mbit with a very high premium.
    Those providers mostly offer local data as well as CDN to companies like Akamai, Cloudflare, Google which is their most profitable way of operation.
     
    Other Caribbean islands or countries with less than 5M residents - can be totally dismissed. Not a valid option even for large "Big 10" companies to operate. 
    An exotic new location will not give you the privacy/performance you would probably assume from a service like Air. So this is a strategic point which is totally
    transparent and provable. Don't make other providers who sell fake GeoIP locations (this is possible and actually much cheaper) or sell VPS/Cloud connectivity
    with limited 100Mbit b/w make your decision here, test your own locations with your maximum speed before you buy a VPN service. And always remember:
    If AirVPN ever wanted to cross that grey area, there would probably be 50 available countries now. Or maybe 100. This is not an ethical way to do (VPN) business.
    Not flagging any competitors here since we all know who they are.
     
     
    //
    Finding even a single provider in South America with apparently enough bandwidth and acceptable prices (probably because they have more than utilized) is not an easy task
    by it's own. Right now no other country can probably overcome Brazil by price/performance, where even 3 years ago the situation was nearly as same as above.
    Same things happen is East Asia as well, where I am more native, and is directly linked to the country GDP.
    (The case has some exceptions in countries like Ukraine, Romania) because they are strategically and historically big EU transit points where AirVPN operates. But largely if it costs more
    than an average monthly salary to get a 100mbit connectivity, this country cannot be generally considered as a valid location.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from amazeballs in Built in advertising and tracker blocking   ...
    Hello!
     
    Absolutely not. For several reasons, including:
    It's probably not harmonious with AirVPNs mission to make the Web as free as possible for users to experience, both good and bad. It's outside the purview of what a VPN is supposed to do. If users can't reasonably secure their own computers/browsers, then a VPN will be useless for them anyway. It adds another layer of complexity. Besides mainly being a marketing ploy, used by some of AirVPNs competitors, to give the impression of higher security and privacy. It's simply unnecessary and undesirable, for what is probably the majority of AirVPNs userbase, as such people can easily and would rather control this themselves. It's sort of a stated design goal for Eddie, that it isn't filled with any bloatware. Fortunately, nothing prevents you from installing something precisely like Ublock Origin, ticking off a few desired blocking lists and being on your merry way.
     
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts however. As this topic has appeared a few times before, I think it's fair to lock this thread.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from CharlesWet in What Is This Forum For?   ...
    Hello!
     
    This sub-forum hasn't seen any activity since its creation and perhaps it's because most don't understand the purpose of it and therefore how to contribute.
     
    AirVPN supports FOSS software because compared to the closed world of proprietary software, it's more harmonious with AirVPNs Mission. An example of FOSS is AirVPNs Eddie client.
     

    The AirVPN Mirrors Project 
     
    FOSS projects can be difficult to run, because they're often done on a volunteer and therefore free basis.
     
    So they often have little or no income to pay for the upkeep of servers/mirrors, to distribute their potentially fantastic and important work.
     
    Thus the Mirrors Project allows the community to suggest projects that AirVPN will support.
     
    If granted, AirVPN will cover the cost of X amount of "mirrors". Which allow the software in question to be downloaded.
     
    In addition, there can also be some benefits in terms of reliability, security, ease of access and general anti-censorship for the supported project. Which are desirable things for AirVPNs Mission.
     
    To see all of the projects AirVPN currently supports, please visit the Mission page.
     
    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask .
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    LZ1 got a reaction from KennethKnism in Connection speed bumping   ...
    Hello!
     
    Have you checked out the stickied/pinned threads?

    You might also want to append some Eddie logs. Instructions in my signature.
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in New Country: Brazil (BR) - New 1 Gbit/s server available   ...
    Hello!

    We're very glad to inform you that a new 1 Gbit/s server located in São Paulo, BR, is available: Peony.
     
    Peony is our first server in South America and we are very proud to start operating there. Special thanks go to out moderator Zhang who helped us find a datacenter with particularly good connectivity

    The AirVPN client will show automatically the new server. If you use the 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 "second generation" Air server, Peony supports OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.2 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/peony

    Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue.

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Team
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    LZ1 reacted to giganerd in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    Would it be helpful if we use the first post to collect all the bugs and inconveniences people notice so that it's easier for you to keep track of at least the community-submitted ones?
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    LZ1 got a reaction from encrypted in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    Indeed, there's audio. But it seems like it's no longer possible to simply "Follow" a thread and get a notification. Now it's only via email, unless one starts or replies to a thread. 
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    LZ1 reacted to encrypted in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    Everything looks new, flat and whitespacy alright. I suppose here is where people can suggest sane defaults.
    Forum loads significantly faster than before.
    Maybe it's just me, my fonts and my eyes, but the fancy blue forum titles look dizzyingly fuzzy here.
    I"m going to try and say Haha to LZ1 because he's nice to people and because now I can.
     
    edit: Turns out there are now audio notifications too! Check yours here:  https://airvpn.org/notifications/options/
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    LZ1 got a reaction from giganerd in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    Indeed. But luckily my signature remained the same, structurally. It's just not very colorful now. 
     
    I just noticed we can now not only "Like" but append a specific emotion. "Like", "Sad", "Thanks", "Haha" and "Confused". 
      I think that will be mildly hilarious around here. Whatever Staff says, there will be 10 newly registered users clicking the heart icon and choosing "Confused" 😂. But now likes can also be removed.
    But you made me sad giga, so you get the sad icon attached. I don't know how this will factor into your Like count though, haha. It will factor in independently. So your likes are separate from your sadness score. Oh dear.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from giganerd in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    Indeed. But luckily my signature remained the same, structurally. It's just not very colorful now. 
     
    I just noticed we can now not only "Like" but append a specific emotion. "Like", "Sad", "Thanks", "Haha" and "Confused". 
      I think that will be mildly hilarious around here. Whatever Staff says, there will be 10 newly registered users clicking the heart icon and choosing "Confused" 😂. But now likes can also be removed.
    But you made me sad giga, so you get the sad icon attached. I don't know how this will factor into your Like count though, haha. It will factor in independently. So your likes are separate from your sadness score. Oh dear.
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