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    LZ1 got a reaction from Guest in Rebuttal of article "Don't use VPN services."   ...
    Hello!
     
    This is absolutely fantastic Staff/Paolo. Thank you for taking the time to write that up, with the usual clarity of mind.
     
    This is what makes it worth staying here. I saw that post a long time ago too and I know it has been circulated widely in some places, so it's absolutely stellar that you decided to reply with your usual savagery. Well done!
     
    I was surprised you didn't mention that you recently made it possible to accept Bitcoin directly, as well.
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    LZ1 reacted to giganerd in Paying with bitcoin from coinbase but time ran out before the transfer was confirmed   ...
    No one on the forums can help you with payment problems, the only ones who can are reachable via support ticket
    For the next time. Now, enjoy ❤️
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Flx11 in Stop running Tor servers behind AirVPN   ...
    Hello!
     
    Pinning this and marking giganerds answer as the "solution" for convenience, as it's important we make as many people as possible aware of the issue of running exit nodes in this fashion.
     
    Further interesting and clarifying messages include:
     
    From giganerd:
     
     
    One of a few Staff posts:
     
    Hopefully that'll help make more people aware of the issue. Locking for now, as I believe most of what could be said, has been said already.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from algebraist in How to start Eddie on Mac without having to type password every time   ...
    Hello!
     
    You can find some links to it in the Guides Section of the link in my signature. Although it's not recommended to disable such permissions features, as it's a pretty small "gain" for a potentially larger security risk.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from KenAV in What's your e-mail provider?   ...
    Hello!
     
    I don't think it has been mentioned, so I thought it would be relevant to point out that AirVPN doesn't require the use of a valid e-mail account in order to sign up.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Acakly 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 Staff in AirVPN 9th birthday celebrations and reflections   ...
    Hello!

    I note the change: 
     

    So everything below the 1 year plans, do not get the discount anymore. 

    It's still weird to me, that the birthday celebrations still aren't the ones with the biggest and widest discounts. Seems more worthy to me . 

    Happy birthday. 
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Staff in AirVPN 9th birthday celebrations and reflections   ...
    Hello!

    I note the change: 
     

    So everything below the 1 year plans, do not get the discount anymore. 

    It's still weird to me, that the birthday celebrations still aren't the ones with the biggest and widest discounts. Seems more worthy to me . 

    Happy birthday. 
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Staff in AirVPN 9th birthday celebrations and reflections   ...
    Hello!

    I note the change: 
     

    So everything below the 1 year plans, do not get the discount anymore. 

    It's still weird to me, that the birthday celebrations still aren't the ones with the biggest and widest discounts. Seems more worthy to me . 

    Happy birthday. 
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    LZ1 got a reaction from JoshuaSaf in Lots of servers being identified as TOR exit nodes   ...
    Hello!
     
    Thank you.
     
    It's a subject of frequent frustration, so I've highlighted past threads which should help spread the word.
     
    I can recommend reading Staff's post and the one immediately after it, regarding servers supposedly being marked.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Staff in AirVPN 9th birthday celebrations and reflections   ...
    Hello!

    I note the change: 
     

    So everything below the 1 year plans, do not get the discount anymore. 

    It's still weird to me, that the birthday celebrations still aren't the ones with the biggest and widest discounts. Seems more worthy to me . 

    Happy birthday. 
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    LZ1 got a reaction from RandEroge in Guide To Getting Started + Links For Advanced Users   ...
    Updated:
    Noted release of 2.11.15 version of Eddie Added instructions from Khariz and ~Daniel~ on Torrenting with Tixati. Added info on free trials, which I assume to be correct: "Trials have unlimited data and full speed. But you can only get a refund if you have used less than 5GB". Added info on Glasnost tests for testing traffic shaping. Thanks to giganerd. Not so much in this update, as I just wanted to make some quick edits due to 2.11.15 being released.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Michaelalofs in What browser are you using and why?   ...
    Hello!
     
    It's just sad that Mozilla receives money from Google, I think.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Franfaila in Guide To Getting Started + Links For Advanced Users   ...
    Heeeey, well you're certainly the first to post in this thread for a long time ! I really appreciate your kind words. If you run into any trouble feel free to ask us for help .
     
    Welcome to AirVPN!
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Transparency reports on AirVPN mission   ...
    Hello!

    We are starting to publish "transparency mission reports" to add information and clarifications about the reasons of our support to projects, persons and NGOs. While the organic summary, as well as the mission statements, remains in https://airvpn.org/mission page, the reports will provide important explanations and insights.

    Our first report, covering the first five 2019 months, has just been published here:


    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Air4141841 in Most Common Problems & Their Suggested Solutions   ...
    Hello!
     
    I thought it was time to try and collect some of the wisdom floating around and see if we can't create a single thread for solving some of the most common and annoying repeat-issues. So how about it !
     
    I define "common problems" as: if I'm getting a deja-vu every third time I post . Staff will have broken the Matrix by this point.
     
    Each problem will have its own headline and then with any number of solution-oriented links appended underneath. For this reason, this grand list isn't final and is meant to be updated continually.
     
    Naturally, the higher the link number for a solution, the more obscure the solutions are probably getting.
     

    Warning: solutions aren't guaranteed. As with anything technical, trial and error is a core skill 
    Problem: Bootstrap Failed. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/30824-bootstrap-failed-since-a-week/ Problem: No Internet connection after shutting down AirVPN and/or can only use Internet while AirVPN is on. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/14829-can-only-connect-to-the-internet-browser-through-airvpn/?do=findComment&comment=30509 Windows only: https://airvpn.org/topic/13584-connection-problem-when-not-using-airvpn/?p=38800 MacOS only: https://airvpn.org/topic/27993-cant-connect-to-internet-without-using-airvpn/ https://airvpn.org/topic/21194-virtualbox-is-this-air-vpn-also-cant-connect-internet-unless-signed-in/ Problem: Cannot connect to any AirVPN server. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/22140-cannot-connect-to-german-servers-anymore/ https://airvpn.org/topic/22066-cant-seem-to-connect-to-any-servers/ https://airvpn.org/topic/21418-new-to-airvpn-installed-avpn-on-surface-wwindows-10-cannot-connect-at-school-can-connect-fine-at-most-other-locations/?p=55515 Problem: Issues with Curl. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/27369-cannot-login-curl-is-required/ Problem: Bad packet ID (may be a replay) Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/14094-weird-log-entries/ Problem: Being censored and/or speeds being throttled/shaped by ISP or Government. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/28847-connections-from-china/  
    Problem: MacOS client can't connect. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/18251-airvpn-mac-client-problems/  
    Problem: Checking route IPv6 Failed. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/29401-checking-route-ipv6-failed-cannot-connect-to-vpn-server-using-eddie/  
    Problem: Waiting for TUN/TAP to come up. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/26072-route-gateway-is-not-reachable-on-any-active-network-adapters-10401/?do=findComment&comment=70761 Windows only: https://airvpn.org/topic/17440-guide-fix-for-tap-adapter-in-windows/ Windows only: https://airvpn.org/topic/30043-taptun-interface-wont-come-up/  
    Problem: Experiencing slow and/or fluctuating speeds in general. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/30739-every-vpn-is-slow-for-me-despite-the-well-reviewed-vpns-im-trying-is-it-possible-my-isp-is-causing-this-i-feel-like-someones-playing-a-joke-on-me/?p=80014 https://airvpn.org/topic/18635-looking-for-fast-server-eu-that-goes-beyond-30-40mbit/?p=44998 For online gaming: https://airvpn.org/topic/30135-frequent-spikes-lag-on-videogames/?p=79046 https://airvpn.org/topic/1947-for-those-wondering-about-speed-performance/?p=1967 https://airvpn.org/topic/26157-airvpn-slowing-down-other-machines-in-network/ https://airvpn.org/topic/26117-slow-speed-sort-of/?p=70906 https://airvpn.org/topic/20812-very-very-slow-dns-lookup/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23743-download-speeds-dropping-to-zero-and-going-up-and-down/  
    Problem: Slow torrent speeds and/or disconnects. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/28082-torrent-on-airvpn-speed-is-very-poor/ https://airvpn.org/topic/26218-slow-torrent-speeds/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23936-repeatedly-getting-disconnects-while-torrenting/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23499-slow-torrenting-speed/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23070-solved-p2p-slow-over-udp-and-fast-over-tcp/ https://airvpn.org/topic/22716-poor-torrenting-connection/ Solutions are in link form without any explanatory text - at least not yet - so that the thread OP stays looking simple and uncluttered, where it's easy to find out what your problem is .
     
    Feel free to contribute with your own helpful links. The more feedback this thread gets, the quicker it can be improved and hopefully made useful.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Air4141841 in Most Common Problems & Their Suggested Solutions   ...
    Hello!
     
    I thought it was time to try and collect some of the wisdom floating around and see if we can't create a single thread for solving some of the most common and annoying repeat-issues. So how about it !
     
    I define "common problems" as: if I'm getting a deja-vu every third time I post . Staff will have broken the Matrix by this point.
     
    Each problem will have its own headline and then with any number of solution-oriented links appended underneath. For this reason, this grand list isn't final and is meant to be updated continually.
     
    Naturally, the higher the link number for a solution, the more obscure the solutions are probably getting.
     

    Warning: solutions aren't guaranteed. As with anything technical, trial and error is a core skill 
    Problem: Bootstrap Failed. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/30824-bootstrap-failed-since-a-week/ Problem: No Internet connection after shutting down AirVPN and/or can only use Internet while AirVPN is on. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/14829-can-only-connect-to-the-internet-browser-through-airvpn/?do=findComment&comment=30509 Windows only: https://airvpn.org/topic/13584-connection-problem-when-not-using-airvpn/?p=38800 MacOS only: https://airvpn.org/topic/27993-cant-connect-to-internet-without-using-airvpn/ https://airvpn.org/topic/21194-virtualbox-is-this-air-vpn-also-cant-connect-internet-unless-signed-in/ Problem: Cannot connect to any AirVPN server. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/22140-cannot-connect-to-german-servers-anymore/ https://airvpn.org/topic/22066-cant-seem-to-connect-to-any-servers/ https://airvpn.org/topic/21418-new-to-airvpn-installed-avpn-on-surface-wwindows-10-cannot-connect-at-school-can-connect-fine-at-most-other-locations/?p=55515 Problem: Issues with Curl. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/27369-cannot-login-curl-is-required/ Problem: Bad packet ID (may be a replay) Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/14094-weird-log-entries/ Problem: Being censored and/or speeds being throttled/shaped by ISP or Government. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/28847-connections-from-china/  
    Problem: MacOS client can't connect. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/18251-airvpn-mac-client-problems/  
    Problem: Checking route IPv6 Failed. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/29401-checking-route-ipv6-failed-cannot-connect-to-vpn-server-using-eddie/  
    Problem: Waiting for TUN/TAP to come up. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/26072-route-gateway-is-not-reachable-on-any-active-network-adapters-10401/?do=findComment&comment=70761 Windows only: https://airvpn.org/topic/17440-guide-fix-for-tap-adapter-in-windows/ Windows only: https://airvpn.org/topic/30043-taptun-interface-wont-come-up/  
    Problem: Experiencing slow and/or fluctuating speeds in general. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/30739-every-vpn-is-slow-for-me-despite-the-well-reviewed-vpns-im-trying-is-it-possible-my-isp-is-causing-this-i-feel-like-someones-playing-a-joke-on-me/?p=80014 https://airvpn.org/topic/18635-looking-for-fast-server-eu-that-goes-beyond-30-40mbit/?p=44998 For online gaming: https://airvpn.org/topic/30135-frequent-spikes-lag-on-videogames/?p=79046 https://airvpn.org/topic/1947-for-those-wondering-about-speed-performance/?p=1967 https://airvpn.org/topic/26157-airvpn-slowing-down-other-machines-in-network/ https://airvpn.org/topic/26117-slow-speed-sort-of/?p=70906 https://airvpn.org/topic/20812-very-very-slow-dns-lookup/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23743-download-speeds-dropping-to-zero-and-going-up-and-down/  
    Problem: Slow torrent speeds and/or disconnects. Solutions: https://airvpn.org/topic/28082-torrent-on-airvpn-speed-is-very-poor/ https://airvpn.org/topic/26218-slow-torrent-speeds/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23936-repeatedly-getting-disconnects-while-torrenting/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23499-slow-torrenting-speed/ https://airvpn.org/topic/23070-solved-p2p-slow-over-udp-and-fast-over-tcp/ https://airvpn.org/topic/22716-poor-torrenting-connection/ Solutions are in link form without any explanatory text - at least not yet - so that the thread OP stays looking simple and uncluttered, where it's easy to find out what your problem is .
     
    Feel free to contribute with your own helpful links. The more feedback this thread gets, the quicker it can be improved and hopefully made useful.
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    LZ1 reacted to giganerd in New AirVPN User Questions   ...
    If you use IPv6 and have the Privacy Extensions off (which I doubt highly), yes, but inevitably only for the AirVPN server. The last half of an IPv6 address is called the Interface Identifier which consists of your MAC address and a FF:FE in the middle of it:
    Interface Identifier = ::E123:45FF:FE67:89AB, which means, MAC = E1:23:45:67:89:AB.
    The mentioned Privacy Extensions simply generate a random identifier. If they're used, no one will know the MAC address through IPv6 except for the fact that you use them (FF:FE is replaced with randoms as well).

    The MAC address as part of the TCP/IP protocol stack is only known in your local network. It's not even sent anywhere over your ISP connection, so no worries there.
     
    They are two completely different things. Sorry, but how did you come to this question? You must've heard or read something somewhere.
     
    Unless you're breaking into someone's network that's not yours, I see absolutely no benefit from it because, as I wrote, it's used in your local network only.

    Oh, and for 5) in reference to Mr. LZ1, even without NetLock. NetLock just gives you peace of mind that everything is sent through the tunnel and blocked otherwise. Not every use case needs this.
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Twelve new 1 Gbit/s servers available (NL)   ...
    Hello!

    We're very glad to inform you that twelve new 1 Gbit/s servers located in Alblasserdam (Netherlands) are available: Aljanah, Alpheratz, Aspidiske, Capella, Eltanin, Larawag, Melnick, Muhlifain, Piscium, Scuti, Suhail, Tiaki.

    The AirVPN client will show automatically the new servers. If you use the OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access them through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator").

    The servers accept connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP.

    Just like every other "second generation" Air server, they support 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.

    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 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 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 Acakly 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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