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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 reacted to giganerd in What do you think of the new site design? (Welcome to report any bugs/odd behavior)   ...
    It's still IPBoard, more or less, but a few major versions newer.
    I can say that the waste of display space in threads is gone and the website looks good again on 100% zoom.
    Then there's the editor. There is no "full editor" anymore, all the features are in the one you find under posts. Also, the ability to choose a different font was removed, something I used extensively. I also don't see the support for BBCode anymore, so our beloved spoiler tags are dead, along with all the others. You, Mr. LZ1, should revise your signature. They're still here, but buggy as hell. Oh no.
     
    It also feels a bit buggy overall because while writing this my cursor controls were dead and I couldn't seem to make a new line anymore. Fixed in the edit.
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    LZ1 reacted to zhang888 in Weird DNS locations   ...
    The issue is only with IP2Location database, DB-IP and Maxmind appear to be correct:
    https://check-host.net/ip-info?host=102.165.50.35
     
    Such corrections are harder to make since the entire IP block belongs to AFRINIC RIR, and
    because of shortage in IPv4 addresses providers usually rent or resell IPs even from different continents.
    Moreover, the WHOIS information of the datacenter also indicates South Africa, which will make the
    request even longer to process.
     
    This is the only server in US with such issue, another server is Tegmen (CA) which is incorrectly shown
    to be geolocated in Seychelles, again because of an AFRINIC IP:
    https://check-host.net/ip-info?host=137.63.71.51
    Just avoid these 2 servers if a correct GeoIP location across all databases is absolutely crucial for you.
     
    This is not necessary a critical thing, some VPN providers build entire businesses around fake geo locations.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from bluesjunior in Help Extremely Slow Download Connection Using AirVPN?.   ...
    Hello!
     
    You don't need to touch your router if you're just running the Eddie client locally on your PC, unless you have a specific setup in mind. You mentioned trying protocols: but did you try SSL/SSH and also remember to click "OK" and re-connect to a (nearby) server, after each change? Have you been through this stickied guide to Virgin? Have you tried these options for desktop Eddie? You don't need a profile/config generator by the way. Did you remember to update qBittorent and/or port-forward it? Please remember that there's guides to torrenting in my signature. Speedtests don't always tell the truth, so remember to test multiple times, controlled conditions, etc. etc. You don't really need to deal with the TAP issue any longer, if you've installed the latest Stable client or Beta. Remember to download the test-torrent from ipleak.net when you're done, to ensure you're not leaking. Your age isn't a problem.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from giganerd 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 reacted to giganerd in Stop running Tor servers behind AirVPN   ...
    Yes, it's annoying.
     
    I know your thinking, unknown TOR exit runners, you want to help the TOR network by providing one more exit node, because kind of I am afraid of possible legal consequences running a TOR exit node over my ISP line but now I'm behind a VPN and I want to help; it's okay so far.
     
    But it's not okay to not take into consideration that some of us use services and websites which constantly try to prevent TOR exit IPs from viewing them (not limited to TOR, some try to block all anonymizer services). A TOR server will be listed on a TOR exit servers list even after you shut it down and as long as it's there we suffer from blocks. Blocks we are trying to circumvent; that's what a proxy service is good for, right?
     
    In addition, AirVPN run two exits themselves. Given the bandwidth of these servers (100 MBit/s) I don't think your contribution is a great gain in overall TOR performance as your internet connection is most probably not that fast and not that stable (I assume you use your internet to watch Netflix, play games online and the like, creating traffic which lowers performance of the node).
     
    Third, you expose AirVPN and yourself to attacks from the internet by those who want to literally destroy TOR. Attacks on AirVPN's servers will cause line problems, line problems harm the user's experience.
    You as a TOR exit runner (although behind a VPN) expose yourself to attacks, too: It's not the AirVPN server who gets infected because a vulnerability in the TOR software is being abused; it's your computer. Your computer gets infected, and it's most probably your personal computer with your personal information on it. Your antivirus software is just a bunch of algorithms, too, it's not supposed to detect 100% of vulnerabilites in software and prevent their abuse. And: It's you who will be marked an extremist.
     
    If you think it's easy these days to help TOR you are mistaken. Maybe installation and setup is easy, to preserve your own security by running this piece of software sadly is not. So, before you start that TOR software again, think twice. Thank you.
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    LZ1 reacted to 6.15amInBali in Absolutely impressed!   ...
    Not new to VPN, but new too Air. And maybe too early to write a review after signing up yesterday.
    But i wanted to anyway. I doubt that i would change my mind totally as time goes, so here we go
     
    When i was new to VPN, i fell for the "Top 5 best VPN!" trap.
    Just search for VPN, and a million sites will pop up "reviewing" different VPNs. Im sure you know what i mean already.
    Its just not easy finding a good VPN when looking around for the first time, and following times.
     
    I was absolutely sure, that if i would start to use a VPN, those "Top choises" was the real thing.
    It took some time to understand what was behind the whole hype. Paid reviews of course.
     
    As i walked through several VPN providers, i was always feeling a bit uncomfortable.
    I started to doubt if the VPN i used really was based in some secure location in Panama.
    So i changed provider after reading up on some other reviews. I remember once when i woke up in the morning, seeing an email from my new VPN provider, asking me how i like their service?
    I replied that all is fine so far, their reply back was: "Good. This is part of our Privacy Policy"
     
    I stopped using VPN that day.
     
    Sometimes its better to trust facts instead of feelings. But i had that gut feeling, telling me something is not right. And i couldnt get rid of that feeling, it was bothering me.
    I took up the chase again, this time determined to find a trustworthy VPN.
    After some intensive research i think i found one.I have used it for a while, never felt let down. Actually i have been very satisfied the whole time.
     
    So why did i even considering signing up for Air, when i already was using a VPN service that i like and trust?
    Well, while i was reading up, determined to find any serious providers out there, Air was definitely one the list.
    There was no reason for not picking AirVPN in the first place. I was kinda tired of all the reading, trying to find some independent source, So while having the website up for the previous VPN, i just gave it a go.
     
    After a while, i was starting to visit AirVPN more frequently. I was interested still, i mean Air was on my list of trustworthy and serious VPN service in the first place. And my list was far from long.
    I liked reading on the forums here. There was so much more to learn. Interesting tech discussions, well written guides, some more features in the client, a lot of happy users and great reviews.
    Now i just had to try. So i signed up.
     
    Now i wanted to get started!
    But instead of download the client, Eddie, I started my journey making 2 support tickets - I couldnt log in to Air from my computer. Later i found out that it was ME who forgot some of my log in details.
    The payment status was also "Pending" still. Kinda embarrassing creating support tickets, when it was an user error. The solution was of course to remember my log in details, and just give it some minutes for processing the payment. The support staff replied almost right away, that was impressing! Once i found out that the problem was on me, not on Air, everything just works great!
     
    The important things, about privacy, terms of service, is very clear, I have been testing out the features in Eddie, i have played online games (I understand theres no limited bandwith, but i figure heavy server load while playing, so please correct me if i shouldnt use VPN while playing online)
    And i experience absolutely GREAT speed! I have been used having slower speeds with other VPN before, but thats not the case here at all!
     
    I really like the client, Eddie. It feels solid, and i can easily change server, change the settings, network lock on, DNS lock, starting up when i start my computer, informative, easy access to the log, its flushing DNS at startup, showing the whole process,
     
    I know, only a day has passed, but im really impressed and happy with the service. I wouldnt write this if i wasnt, or if i believed that i suddenly will change my mind.
    I believe when someone signs up for Air, they are here to stay. At least i am, and i cant see myself going back to anything else!
     
    Thank you!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    LZ1 reacted to zhang888 in Is there anything like this for Air?   ...
    Buy from GL-Inet directly, why do you need to buy from those resellers for €75 when it's $20 directly?
    https://store.gl-inet.com/collections/travel-routers/products/gl-mt300n-v2-mini-smart-router
    It's the same box.
    For that budget, the Slate is a much better product, with a better CPU for encryption:
    https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-ar750s/
     
    And yes they all support Air out of the box since it comes with OpenWRT preinstalled.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from UnoBorg in I will be trying NordVPN, AirVPN, and ProtonVPN this weekend and will post some speed results   ...
    I think it's best we lock this thread, as OP hasn't posted during the weekend which OP said he would and that weekend is long gone now. So let's not keep people waiting for nothing.
     
    OP, if you decide to post your results, you can either PM me and we'll unlock this thread or you can start a new thread.
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    LZ1 reacted to NaDre in Article 13   ...
    I found this PDF on the europa.eu site interesting:
     
    https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/35373/st09134-en18.pdf
     
    Some of the interesting bits:
     
    The definition of "online content sharing service provider" on page 31:
     
    Page 31 paragraph (37a):
     
    "The definition of an online content sharing service provider under this Directive targets only online services which play an important role on the online content market ..."
     
    Page 31 paragraph (37b):
     
    "The assessment of whether an online content sharing service provider stores and gives access to a large amount of copyright-protected content needs to be made on a case-by-case basis ..."
     
    I think the practical intent of laws does matter. I can't see how a VPN or seedbox provider (or VPS provider) would fit this description.
     
    The target is clearly big streaming services such as youtube.
     
    Although it probably has no impact on me or the services I use, I was still curious.
     
    It seems that the heart of the issue is on page 57:
     
    Page 57 paragraph 4. (a):
     
    "it demonstrates that it has made best efforts to prevent the availability of specific works ..".
     
    Page 57 paragraph 4. (b 😞
     
    "upon notification by rightholders of works or other subject matter, it has acted expeditiously to remove or disable access to these works or other subject matter and it demonstrates that it has made its best efforts to prevent their future availability ..."
     
    The keyword here is "prevent". That is, implement some sort of "upload filter", but still only "upon notification" and only for the specific works in the notification.
     
    Then on page 58:
     
    Page 58 paragraph 5.:
     
    "The measures referred to in point (a) of paragraph 4 shall be effective and proportionate, taking into account, among other factors:
    (a) the nature and size of the services, in particular whether they are provided by a microenterprise or a small-sized enterprise within the meaning of Title I of the Annex to Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC, and their audience;
    (b ) the amount and the type of works or other subject matter uploaded by the users of the services;
    (c ) the availability and costs of the measures as well as their effectiveness in light of technological developments in line with the industry best practice referred to in paragraph 8."
     
    The phrase "the nature and size of the services" again clarifies who the target is.
     
    But what I found especially interesting was "... best practice referred to in paragraph 8."
     
    Which brings me to the point of my post:
     
    Page 59 paragraph 8.:
     
    "The Commission and the Member States shall encourage stakeholder dialogues to define best practices for the measures referred to in point (a) of paragraph 4. Member States shall also endeavour to establish mechanisms to facilitate the assessment of the effectiveness and proportionality of these measures and provide the Commission regularly with information on those mechanisms. The Commission shall, in consultation with online content sharing service providers, rightholders and other relevant stakeholders and taking into account the results of the stakeholder dialogues and the national mechanisms, issue guidance on the application of the measures referred to in point (a) of paragraph 4."
     
    I think there is some considerable wishful thinking here.
     
    Firstly, I think most people have unrealistic ideas about how "smart" the technology that folks like Google have for scanning and searching really is, or ever will be. Secondly, how likely is it that companies like Google will want to risk revealing their proprietary methods in order to "define best practices"?
     
    EDIT: The final PDF is here:
     
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-8-2018-0245-AM-271-271_EN.pdf
     
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    LZ1 reacted to RaineyPass in ProtonVPN (from Protonmail)   ...
    I've been using the paid version of Proton for about a year and have no real issues with it.  Connects quickly, fast, very few glitches, no leaks, dirt simple interface.  It's fairly equivalent to Air from a user standpoint except Proton has more servers with lower loads close to me.  Wouldn't disrecommend it in any way.
     
    Also currently use Air and Windscribe.  Air definitely has the most sophisticated capabilities of any VPN I've used.  Gave up on Mulvad, it was too slow for my location.  Windscribe is OK; I don't appreciate the sarcastic comments in the set up app, nor the silly notifications.  The base product works well for the most part but there are times it just plain won't stream video, get some weird js error with a giant X on the screen, some manifest overflow message.  They're junking it up with blockers and their browser add on is kludgy, not to mention a foolhardy place for a VPN to reside.
     
    Bottom line, if I need a reliable connection for a few hours, it's Air or Proton, not Windscribe.
     
    I'd recommend trying different VPN's, at least try different good ones, some will be fast, some won't depending on your location and other factors.  It's easy peasy to find many bad and good comments about any VPN.  There are many reasons folks use VPN's; determine your needs and decide based on them, vs. someone else's.  Unless a service is well known to sell user data, keep connection logs after disconnects, leak on disconnects (no network lock), spam your email, all the bad stuff that de facto makes it not a VPN, it's worth considering for a trial.
     
    FWIW, my comments on Air's roughness earlier in the thread turned out to be (major blush) an underpowered AC adapter that was affecting everything, particularly wi fi, apparently.  Got the right one and my laptop starting working perfectly again.  First hand experience with erroneous blaming.
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Mac: Can only connect to internet via AirVPN now...   ...
    Hello!
     
    If you have never enabled Network Lock you can rule out firewall problems.
     
    We suspect you suffer for a DNS issue. That's unexpected (Eddie must restore DNS settings when you shut it down properly) but we deem it possible since it has been sporadically reported before. Uninstalling Eddie will make no difference.
     
    Anyway, if that's the case, solution will take just 30 seconds of your time. Set publicly reachable DNS in your system while Eddie is NOT running, that's all.
     
    We recommend OpenNIC https://www.opennic.org but of course you can set any favorite DNS.
     
    How to change DNS in Mac:
    https://www.macobserver.com/tips/how-to/change-mac-dns-entries/
     
    Kind regards
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    LZ1 got a reaction from madrat in Eddie disconnects on MacBook Pro sleep   ...
    Hello!
     
    Of course it disconnects if your Mac is sleeping and nothing is running. If you use Network Lock, you shouldn't experience any leaks however, which is what you're worried about I presume.
     
    Why do you want it to stay connected if your Mac is asleep and not in use?
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Bprksons in Slow torrent speeds   ...
    It's quite possible they're throttling. It's possible to tweak traffic shaping to only happen in certain conditions; hence one possible reason why you initially had good regular speeds, but then had issues with torrenting. It's bad practice, but some ISPs do it. Here's some supporting information on SSL and SSH as well, if you're technically inclined. I'm glad it worked anyway - enjoy yourself & welcome to AirVPN  !
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Bprksons in Torrent speeds have become unstable after service upgrade   ...
    Hello!
     
    No logs are attached.
     
    Please try Eddie Preferences>Protocols>SSH or SSL and then reconnecting to a location.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from W0rkNow 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 reacted to Staff in Eddie Android edition 2.1 released   ...
    Hello!
     
    We're glad to inform you that Eddie for Android and Android TV version 2.1 has been released!

    You can download Eddie from the Google Play Store:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.airvpn.eddie
     
    You can also download Eddie Android 2.1 apk directly from our repository:
    https://eddie.website/repository/eddie/android/2.1/org.airvpn.eddie.apk
     
    At the moment Amazon Appstore still features Eddie 2.0.1 but the approval process for version 2.1 should be completed soon, at least according to what Amazon claims.
     
    The application is fully localized. Current implemented languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish.

    Eddie for Android 2.1 is a major refinement of version 2.0.1 and implements several features which were suggested by the community. It also underwent a deep re-engineering of some architectural components which translates into higher stability, correct co-existence with other VPN and non-VPN applications and in general improved events handling.
     
    Eddie for Android is free and open source software released under GPLv3. We invite you to check from independent 3rd parties the lack of trackers code signatures, for example here: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/search/org.airvpn.eddie
     
    Source code is available on GitLab:
    https://gitlab.com/AirVPN/EddieAndroid
     
    Main features:
    Free and open source OpenVPN GUI based on OpenVPN 3 The only Android application officially developed by AirVPN Robust, best effort prevention of traffic leaks outside the VPN tunnel Battery-conscious application Low RAM footprint Ergonomic and friendly interface Ability to start and connect the application at device boot Option to define which apps must have traffic inside or outside the VPN tunnel through white and black list Localization in traditional and simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Full integration with AirVPN Enhanced security thanks to locally stored encrypted data through master password Quick one-tap connection and smart, fully automated server selection Smart server selection with custom settings Manual server selection Smart attempts to bypass OpenVPN blocks featuring protocol and server fail-over Full Android TV compatibility including D-Pad support. Mouse emulation is not required. Enhancements aimed to increase accessibility and comfort to visually impaired persons AirVPN servers sorting options Customizable "Favorite" and "Forbidden" servers and countries OpenVPN mimetype support to import profiles from external applications NEW: Eddie for Android 2.1 - Release notes
    Multiple OpenVPN profile support. The app now imports and manages multiple OpenVPN profiles Support for custom bootstrap servers Support for favorite and forbidden countries AirVPN broadcast messages support User's subscription expiration date is now shown in login/connection information The app is now aware of concurrent VPN use. In case another app is granted VPN access, Eddie acts accordingly and releases VPN resources Optional local networks access. In such case, local network devices are exempted from the VPN and can be accessed within the local devices Localization override. The user can now choose the default language and localization from one of the available ones Favorite and forbidden lists can now be emptied with a single tap VPN Lock can now be disabled or enabled from settings VPN reconnection in case of unexpected OpenVPN disconnection. (It requires VPN Lock to be disabled) User can now generate an OpenVPN profile for any AirVPN server or country and save it in OpenVPN profile manager Danish, Dutch, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese localization New server scoring algorithm implementing the latest AirVPN balancing factors in order to determine the best server for quick connection Network name and extra information are now shown along with network type Better device network status management Bug fixes  
    Changelog:
     
    Changelog 2.1 (VC 18) - Release date: 13 March 2019 by ProMIND

    - [ProMIND] Production release
     
    Changelog 2.1 RC 1 (VC 17) - Release date: 8 March 2019 by ProMIND

    - [NEgiXr] Added Simplified Chinese localization
    - [NEgiXr] Added Traditional Chinese localization
    - [anonymous] Added Dutch localization
    - [ProMIND] Native Library: updated openvpn3, mbedtls, asio, lz4 and boost 1.69.0 from their respective repositories
    - [ProMIND] Native Library: fine tuning of compilation options in order to avoid TCP crash in arm32 architecture
    - [ProMIND] Updated default manifest.xml


    CountryContinent.java

    - [ProMIND] CountryContinent(): Added support for simplified and traditional chinese


    EddieApplication.java

    - [ProMIND] onCreate(): BuildConfig.VERSION_CODE and BuildConfig.VERSION_NAME are now sent to the Log


    VPNManager.java

    - [ProMIND] The status of VPN Lock and LAN exclusion are now reported to the log at connection
    - [ProMIND] In case network connection is MOBILE, LAN exclusion is ignored and forced into the tunnel


    LogActivity.java

    - [ProMIND] onCreate(): BuildConfig.VERSION_CODE and BuildConfig.VERSION_NAME are now exported to the Log header
    - [ProMIND] onCreate(): Settings dump is now exported to the log file


    MainActivity.java

    - [ProMIND] It now signals whether the app is in foreground by using SupportTools.setAppIsVisible()


    NetworkStatusReceiver.java

    - [ProMIND] Added NetworkType enum
    - [ProMIND] Added getConnectionType() method to properly determine connection type according to NetworkType enum
    - [ProMIND] Added a more accurate control in order to avoid duplicate events from BroadcastReceiver


    PackageChooserActivity.java

    - [ProMIND] ApplicationListLoader class: Package list is now loaded in a UI Thread


    SettingsManager.java

    - [ProMIND] Added dump() method. Returns a complete dump of the current settings


    SupportTools.java

    - [ProMIND] Added methods setAppIsVisible() and isAppIsVisible()
    - [ProMIND] All information dialogs are now shown only in case the app is in foreground
     
    Changelog 2.1 beta 2 (VC 16) - Release date: 25 February 2019 by ProMIND

    NetworkStatusReceiver.java

    - [ProMIND] networkDescription(): Fixed Android 9 compatibility
     
     
    Eddie for Android 2.1 beta 1 - ChangeLog

    Changelog 2.1 (VC 15) - Release date: 22 February 2019 by ProMIND

    - [ProMIND] Fixed minor bugs reported in crash reports
    - [ProMIND] Added country_menu, whitelist_country_menu and blacklist_country_menu menu resource files
    - [ProMIND] Added new class OpenVPNProfileDatabase for storing and managing multiple OpenVPN profiles
    - [staff] Added Danish localization


    AirVPNServerProvider.java

    - [ProMIND] getFilteredServerList() now filters server list according to white and black listed countries


    AirVPNManifest.java

    - [ProMIND] Added private properties load_factor and users_factor to conform to new manifest.xml layout
    - [ProMIND] Property speedFactor datatype changed to double
    - [ProMIND] Added class Message representing Manifest's messages to be shown to the user


    AirVPNServer.java

    - [ProMIND] computeServerScore(): score is now computed according to new AirVPNManifest's speedFactor, loadFactor and userFactor
    - [ProMIND] getOpenVPNProfile() can now generate country profiles


    AirVPNUser.java

    - [ProMIND] Added daysToExpiration property to reflect the number of days to AirVPN subscription expiration according to expirationDate property


    BootVPNActivity.java

    - [ProMIND] Added new class which replaced and superseeded the old one. It takes care of launching the last connected OpenVPN profile at boot time


    client.cpp (native library)

    - [ProMIND] Client::Impl::socket_protect() updated interface according to new OpenVPN3 interface


    ConnectAirVPNServerFragment.java

    - [ProMIND] Long press on "favorite" and "forbidden" lists now enables "empty list" context menu
    - [ProMIND] AirVPN subscription expiration is now shown in network/vpn status dialog box
    - [ProMIND] AirVPN user name is now shown in network/vpn status dialog box
    - [ProMIND] CreateGroupList() added support for favorite and forbidden countries management
    - [ProMIND] Added methods addCountryToFavorites(), removeCountryFromFavorites(), addCountryToForbidden() and removeCountryFromForbidden()
    - [ProMIND] AirVPNServerExpandableListAdapter class: added support for showing and managing countries views as child items in favorite and forbidden groups
    - [ProMIND] Added OnItemLongClickListener() to ListView in order to show a message in case item long press and user not logged in to AirVPN
    - [ProMIND] Added exportToOpenVPNProfiles() for exporting AirVPN OpenVPN profiles in user's profile list


    ConnectionInfoFragment.java

    - [ProMIND] Removed showErrorMessage() method. VPN errors are now displayed to txtVpnStatus TextView
    - [ProMIND] Removed connection error layout. All VPN errors are now sent to the log and displayed to txtVpnStatus TextView
    - [ProMIND] Class now implements EddieEventListener in order to manage VPN events on its own
    - [ProMIND] Connection info box now shows OpenVPN profile name in OpenVPN profile connection mode


    ConnectOpenVpnProfileFragment.java

    - [ProMIND] Added ListView for stored OpenVPN profiles and made it fully Android TV compliant for dpad navigation
    - [ProMIND] Added connectDatabaseOpenVPNProfile() for connecting a stored OpenVPN profile


    connection_sequence.csv

    - [ProMIND] Set a new connection sequence: second attempt is now TCP,443 instead of UDP,53 (which is now third)


    CountryContinent.java

    - [ProMIND] Load country list according to user locale setting


    EddieBroadcastReceiver.java

    - [ProMIND] Removed tryRestoreLastProfile(). To start the VPN at boot, this class now starts an intent of BootVPNActivity class


    EddieEvent.java

    - [ProMIND] Better concurrency support: events are now synchronized and use a local clone of EddieEventListener ArrayList


    LogActivity.java

    - [ProMIND] Added Android Fingerprint to log


    MainActivity.java

    - [ProMIND] updateConnectionStatus does not longer propagate VPNManager's events. VPNManager events are now properly managed by EddieEvent class
    - [ProMIND] Implemented onSaveInstanceState() to save fragments' state
    - [ProMIND] Implemented onRestoreInstanceState() to restore fragments' state
    - [ProMIND] onAirVPNManifestChanged() check for manifest's broadcast messages and shows them to the user
    - [ProMIND] Added setVpnManager() method in order to set vpnManager object in case the VPN is started by an external event, such as BootVPNActivity class
    - [ProMIND] In case of unexpected OpenVPN disconnection, it retries to reconnect to the VPN when the user has set "VPN reconnection" in settings


    NetworkStatusReceiver.java

    - [ProMIND] Added ExtraInfo and SubtypeName to network description


    OpenVPNTunnel.java

    - [ProMIND] Changed networkStatusChanged() return type to void
    - [ProMIND] VPN Lock is now engaged according to "VPN Lock" setting


    QuickConnectFragment.java

    - [ProMIND] AirVPN subscription expiration is now shown in network/vpn status box


    SettingsActivity.java

    - [ProMIND] Added VPN Lock setting
    - [ProMIND] Added VPN reconnection setting
    - [ProMIND] Added custom bootstrap setting
    - [ProMIND] Added language selection setting
    - [ProMIND] Added exclude local networks setting


    SettingsManager.java

    - [ProMIND] Added methods getAirVPNCountryWhitelist(), setAirVPNCountryWhitelist(), isAirVPNCountryWhitelisted(), getAirVPNCountryBlacklist(), setAirVPNCountryBlacklist(), isAirVPNCountryBlacklisted()
    - [ProMIND] Added methods isVPNLockEnabled(), setVPNLock()
    - [ProMIND] Added methods getSystemApplicationLanguage(), setSystemApplicationLanguage()
    - [ProMIND] Added methods areLocalNetworksExcluded(), setExcludeLocalNetwork()


    SupportTools.java

    - [ProMIND] Added method runOnUiActivity()
    - [ProMIND] Added methods saveXmlDocumentToFile() and loadXmlFileToDocument() to write and read plain XML files
    - [ProMIND] Added method setLocale()
    - [ProMIND] RequestAirVPNDocument(): add custom bootstrap servers to the top of server list in case user has set them in settings
    - [ProMIND] Added methods for IP convertion: IPToLong() and longToIP()


    VPN.java

    - [ProMIND] Added CONNECTION_REVOKED_BY_SYSTEM status


    VPNContext.java

    - [ProMIND] ensureRoutes(): default routing is now added in case user has not selected local network exclusion


    VPNManager.java

    - [ProMIND] onStatusChanged() now conforms to EddieEvent class
    - [ProMIND] unbindService() does not change VPN status anymore (managed by VPNService)
    - [ProMIND] start() now checks for network connection and, in case it is not available, activates a pending connection status to be resumed as soon as the network connection becomes available.
    - [ProMIND] createProfileBundle(): add proper route to OpenVPN profile for local network exclusion


    VPNManagerListener.java

    - [ProMIND] Class deleted. Event moved to EddieEvent.java


    VPNService.java

    - [ProMIND] Added MSG_REVOKE property to notify client (VPNMaganer) in case of system revocation
    - [ProMIND] Removed Status enumerator. The class now conforms to VPN.Status enumerator
    - [ProMIND] Removed redundant members vpnStatus and vpnLastError as they are managed by VPN class
     
    For Changelog of older versions, please consult the proper announcement or check directly GitLab.
     
     
    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff
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    LZ1 got a reaction from LMawery in Not network access while connected to OpenVPN   ...
    It just depends on how many resources you allocate to the VM.
     
    If you have a system with for example 8GB RAM, on newish hardware, it's possible to play games with a VM open. It depends on the games too of course.
     
    Otherwise it's just a case of
    Downloading a Linux .iso file. (You can pick Linux Mint or Ubuntu if you're new to it) Following the aforementioned link to download the VM software and set up a VM. Point the VM to the downloaded .iso file. Start up the VM and install Eddie in it. Then take a snapshot - which is like saving your progress. Then when you want to torrent, you start the VM software, load the saved snapshot and start torrenting. Inside the VM where Eddie is running, you'll have an AirVPN IP address. This is the guest OS.
     
    While your Windows system that you used to install the VM software on, is the host OS. Here your IP isn't being hidden when you browse the web.
     
    Even if it looks like a long process, it becomes super quick once you know it. I can firmly recommend getting to know VirtualBox and how to do the above mentioned things .
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    LZ1 reacted to Guest in Eddie Android edition 2.1 beta released   ...
    After testing RC1:
     
    1: Please can we disable all foreground app notifications? It's a bit annoying having to dismiss a popup saying you are connected, the status bar tells me that. It's one of the perks of OpenVPN for Android since it gets out of your way.
     
    2: Package chooser bug is fixed.
     
    3: Interestingly, if I have an app that relies on the local network, even if I blacklist the app, and set the "exclude local network" option to on, it still doesn't see it on the local network. This is if the option "block connections without a VPN" is selected in Android settings. So my conclusion is Android does something to prevent even local networks talking within the tunnel.
     
    4: Possible integration with the client area to see other connected devices, manage keys etc.
     
    5: IPleak integration: It'd be nice to quickly see what IP leak says without having to go to IPleak, maybe a separate tab and a button you can press to fetch info.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Valerian in New plan and lower prices   ...
    Hello!
     
    That's brilliant stuff, Staff.
     
    Suggestion: Why don't you just add a separate button next to the first plan, called Request Free Trial or Request 3 Day Free Trial, which links to https://airvpn.org/contact/ page, instead of putting it on the same button as the 2 euro plan?
     
    Because I think it's potentially confusing - if the user wants a free trial, they'll click the 2 euro plan and proceed to checkout and then wonder why they still need to pay.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Flx 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 Staff in New plan and lower prices   ...
    Hello!
     
    We're very glad to inform you that for the first time in 8 years we have decided to modify our prices to encourage and reward longer terms commitments.
     
    While the shorter term plans remain basically unaltered, we have remarkably lowered prices of the long term plans and we have also added a brand new 3 Years plans for those who like to take greatest advantage from long commitments.
     
    Check out the new price list here:
    https://airvpn.org/buy
     
    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff
     
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    LZ1 got a reaction from chuckens in El Capitan 10.11.6   ...
    Hello!
     
    Which Eddie client is this? I'm not sure how it works on Mac, but if the Stable release doesn't work, you could try the Beta client.
     
    Instructions can be found in my signature .
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in First impression issues with Eddie for Android.   ...
    Hello!
     
    We are very glad to inform you that this feature is already implemented. Make sure you run Eddie 2.0 or 2.0.1. In the server view you can define a white list of server(s) according to your preferences.
     
     
     
    This feature is missing but you have the option to sort the servers in many ways, even ways which dynamically sort the list according to some server property, for example server load, as you might have noticed.
     
     
    This feature is already implemented: just make sure that Eddie is the app selected for the proper mimetype (for the ovpn files).  However, auto-connection when the ovpn file is imported is missing, we can plan to implement it
     
     
     
    Nice suggestion, thank you.
     
     
    Even this feature can be implemented, yes. We'll think about it.
     
     
    Thank you!
     
    Kind regards
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Jeremyx3 in Yet another IP Leak question   ...
    Hello!
     
    Using Eddie with Network Lock enabled would also prevent WebRTC leaks .
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