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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in TorrentFreaks Annual VPN Questionnaire (2018)   ...
    @zhang888
     
    Well, there is a special case for which you really want that the DNS server address matches the VPN gateway address (as it happens in Air if the client accepts the DNS push), i.e. when you are in an untrusted network. It's the most secure method to prevent DNS hijacking, an exploit which is possible only when the mentioned addresses do not match.
     
    We probably should have emphasized this aspect because of this almost-exclusive feature of AirVPN, unfortunately the question was messed up as you noticed.
     
    Kind regards
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    LZ1 reacted to zhang888 in TorrentFreaks Annual VPN Questionnaire (2018)   ...
    DNS servers are obviously a self made custom solution, which sets up the origin of the request to the exit IP of the server for all queries,
    which will be true if you use the internal 10.x.0.1 subnet as the DNS server of course, otherwise it will be overridden by your OS.
    This is the default of OpenVPN configs and Eddie, so a DNS leak protection is guaranteed, unless you use Windows and OpenVPN < 2.3.9.
     
    This is not really a good thing for Torrentfreak to mix 2 completely unrelated questions into 1, so the obvious answer was focusing on real
    bare-metal servers vs. virtual ones, which is far more important than the DNS setup of the provider. The DNS setup is almost an irrelevant
    side question, since anyone can override this setting (and it is actually recommended to do so, see below) and run something like DNScrypt client on top.
    This way even if you don't trust your VPN provider, they will not be able to see your DNS queries under any condition, even if they fully log all outgoing DNS.
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    LZ1 reacted to go558a83nk in Ports no longer forwarded   ...
    Does any traffic flow to/from utorrent even if port forwarding isn't working?  Or is it completely not working?  You didn't happen to mess with proxy settings or something?
     
    It's probably time to switch to qbittorrent anyway, considering the fact that utorrent is in big trouble for a security vulnerability.
     
    Qbittorrent can be bound to the TAP adapter which is another level of security as you don't have to worry about it trying to make connections outside the VPN tunnel.
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    LZ1 reacted to DoNotBelieveTheMyth in New 1 Gbit/s server available (US)   ...
    This is one of the many reasons why I love this service. I have no idea what requirements they did not meet, but it's so comforting to know AirVPN is on top of these things. And keeping us aware is an even bigger plus. Keep up the great work guys!
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    LZ1 reacted to go558a83nk in Ports no longer forwarded   ...
    All proper guides on this site say you DO NOT forward ports on your router if you are using AirVPN Eddie on your PC.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from RidersoftheStorm in Webrtc leaks   ...
    Hello!
     
    There's no WebRTC leak if you use Network Lock. But it's possible that if you're using ipleak.net, that you're interpreting the results as being a leak, when they're not.
     
    If you go to ipleak.net and scroll to the bottom of the page, there's also instructions on how to disable WebRTC in your browser. You could also install uBlock Origin and set its preferences to do the same thing.
     
    Otherwise yes, you will certainly need to supply some proof that you're still leaking when Network Lock is turned on, as that's a baseless claim otherwise, to the say the least .
     
    You can also read a number of prior topics on the issue:
     
    https://airvpn.org/topic/14306-webrtc-leaks-solved/
     
    https://airvpn.org/topic/13519-webrtc-vulnerability/
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    LZ1 reacted to Shiver Me Whiskers in Netherlands sometimes VERY slow   ...
    They certainly do.
    I'm a new user, look at my post numbers, and they've already responded to one of my posts...
     
    However, I have a feeling it's a small group of people managing this, meaning they have their hands full.
    So, patience is probably advised.
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    LZ1 reacted to RobbOlsen in Using AirVPN with OpenVPN for Android   ...
    Just tried both "OpenVPN for Android" by Arne Schwabe and "OpenVPN" by OpenVPN apps on my Galaxy S8.  Could NOT get "Open VPN for Android" to work despite trying all the recommendations in this thread, but "OpenVPN" worked flawlessly with the UDP opvn file. Thought this might help folks who are having issues with "OpenVPN for Android". 
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Jan62 in eerste ervaring   ...
    Hello!
     
     
    I'm glad you had a good experience . If you run into any trouble, please feel free to ask for help.
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    LZ1 reacted to Lightn1ng in Connect loop on Linux using NetworkManager   ...
    Holy cow, thank you!
     
    It looks like Gentoo Linux puts the file in /bin rather than /sbin. Creating a symbolic link with:
     
    sudo ln -sv /bin/ip /sbin/ip fixed it instantly.
     
    Thanks!
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Cl3arSky in Why so many servers in Texas   ...
    I would say it does answer your question, by pointing out to you that it's precisely not about how many people use it, but about if it follows Airs requirements or not. You asked:
     
     
    And the answer is that it lives up to Airs requirements:
    Would you prefer that Air sets up shop in locations that you happen to desire, while compromising on security and other important aspects, such as the quality of the datacenter, that make Air worthwhile to begin with? Then you would perhaps be here again, saying that your connection is slow or something doesn't work . By comparison, there's many people who also want Australia made possible and it's not that Air doesn't want to do it. But it has to make sense, both security-wise, economically and in terms of connectivity.
     
    I'm glad you have other options. I wish you luck in exploring them in 2018 and finding out what suits your needs best .
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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in Why so many servers in Texas   ...
    On top of all the good arguments already brought on, we would like to add that in Dallas we have a better protection against © trolls and other entities. Any VPN service operating servers in the United States must take into account the cowardliness of datacenter owners who prefer to just shut lines and services than analyzing claims from copyright industry and other entities.
     
    Actually, check our competitors: you will see that even giants like Private Internet Access do not have the guts to allow (just to make an example) p2p protocols in the United States (they re-route outside the USA).
     
    Or think of NordVPN which does not allow p2p at all in servers in the USA, in spite of their promises of Net Neutrality, no traffic discrimination, no traffic monitoring etc.
     
    They do monitor and discriminate traffic to re-route your p2p traffic outside the USA, or to block it altogether. They re-route or ban an entire class of protocols because through a couple of them copyright infringements might be easier.
     
    At the end of the day, please evaluate all the services we provide and all the promises we keep. You will get an explanation about why we focus on carefully picked locations to host our servers instead of basing our business on marketing fluff aimed to gullible people.
     
    Kind regards
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    LZ1 got a reaction from B3nB3n in qTorrent + AirVpn = Am I "safe"?   ...
    It sounds like it's all fine really. Especially if you're not leaking as per ipleak.net .
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    LZ1 got a reaction from B3nB3n in qTorrent + AirVpn = Am I "safe"?   ...
    In the first picture, with "Enabled protocols TCP & uTP" you may be able to change it to use only TCP. Also in the image where you use Ethernet 2. The box should contain a drop-down menu for tun0 or similar. It's to help ensure torrenting happens on the interface Air is used on. Under Advanced>Optional Address to bind to, you should see an IP address in the drop-down, underneath the "Network protocols" box. Do also make sure you're using the latest qBIttorent. Go to the Help tab and see which one is on your system. Depending on which OS you use, you can then compare the version to qBittorents download page.
     
    Then restart the client when all those settings are in place and download the test torrent from ipleak.net. Let it show a couple of addresses, instead of just 1, as per your uploaded picture.
     
    Then go to the Air Client Area and test the portforwarding.
     
    After that, you can experiment with using different protocol and location combinations in Eddie, when torrenting, to see what works for you. You can use a Linux torrent if you want to test performance.
     
    Then Linux will be on your system and you can perhaps practice using a virtual machine too
     
    I'm glad the guides were of some help .
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    LZ1 got a reaction from B3nB3n in qTorrent + AirVpn = Am I "safe"?   ...
    Hello!
     
    You can check some of the torrenting guides in my signature if you would like.
    Anonymous mode may cause problems for you in terms of speed and can be disabled without consequence. UTP protocol may also cause some speed issues, so you can try not using it. Couldn't you bind it to a tun0 interface of some sort, instead of Ethernet2? Was there no option in the torrent client settings to use Air DNS? Otherwise it looks good to me . Well done.
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    LZ1 reacted to manderss99 in Eddie 2.14beta released   ...
    To reproduce:
     
    Make a fresh install of Centos 7
    Run software updater
    Install latest mono, 5.8
    Install AirVPN and connect
    Wait 43h
    AirVPN mono process consumes 978m resident memory and grows by the hour.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Staff in New 1 Gbit/s server available (JP)   ...
    It has to be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato_(2010_film)
     
    Air is the Yamato spaceship and Iskandar is the destination, just like Japan. It has to be
     
     
    Otherwise I give up haha.
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    LZ1 reacted to Shiver Me Whiskers in New personal bandwidth record   ...
    Almost "cracked" 300mbps a few minutes ago on one server, pushing it to #1 in top speed.
    (Basically almost maxing out my line speed)
     
    Whatever magic AirVPN's servers are doing, it works bloody fast !
    Another big THANK YOU from me !
     
    So, not spending too many words. Here's two pictures.


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    LZ1 reacted to Staff in IPv6 support - Experimental phase   ...
    Hello,
     
    yes, you will be able to connect to Chara. In the next few hours it will be restarted with a full IPv6 and tls-crypt supporting configuration and set as "Experimental". Your feedback will be much appreciated.
     
    EDIT: Chara now works in IPv6 too and supports tls-crypt as well.
     
    Kind regards
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    LZ1 got a reaction from madrat in Protocols   ...
    Hello!
     
    Yes, under the "Stats" tab .
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    LZ1 reacted to 183aTr78f9o in Eddie 2.14beta released   ...
    I've just had this error for the first time as well. Exact same conditions than you, except I'm on Arch Linux / MATE Desktop and Protocols section in preferences are set to "Automatic".
     
    Eddie successfully connected to another server once I clicked on "Cancel".
     

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    LZ1 got a reaction from Cl3arSky in Why so many servers in Texas   ...
    I would say it does answer your question, by pointing out to you that it's precisely not about how many people use it, but about if it follows Airs requirements or not. You asked:
     
     
    And the answer is that it lives up to Airs requirements:
    Would you prefer that Air sets up shop in locations that you happen to desire, while compromising on security and other important aspects, such as the quality of the datacenter, that make Air worthwhile to begin with? Then you would perhaps be here again, saying that your connection is slow or something doesn't work . By comparison, there's many people who also want Australia made possible and it's not that Air doesn't want to do it. But it has to make sense, both security-wise, economically and in terms of connectivity.
     
    I'm glad you have other options. I wish you luck in exploring them in 2018 and finding out what suits your needs best .
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    LZ1 got a reaction from madrat in AirVPN Speed Test Tool   ...
    Hello!
     
    The Air speedtest no longer exists and this wasn't really announced anywhere, so it's not odd if you didn't know. It was unreliable and following many complaints/issues as you see in this thread, it was decided it was best to take it away. But some links as the one you mentioned may still remain in some places. I suggest you update to Eddie 2.14.2 and you should find that the Speed Test (Web) shortcut has been removed from Eddie. No further speed test tools are planned AFAIK, but luckily there's many other ways of testing speed. I hope that answers your questions. Locked.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from MikeFromIT in Driver Installation Failed on connect   ...
    Hello!
     
    First of all, assuming you're using Eddie, then please paste your entire log .
     
    Otherwise there's other threads you can look through in the meantime.
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    LZ1 got a reaction from Staff in New 1 Gbit/s server available (JP)   ...
    It has to be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato_(2010_film)
     
    Air is the Yamato spaceship and Iskandar is the destination, just like Japan. It has to be
     
     
    Otherwise I give up haha.
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