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    Staff got a reaction from adreampuppet in Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released   ...
    Hello!
     
    We're very glad to inform you that a new Eddie Air client version has been released: 2.19beta. It is ready for public beta testing.
     
    How to test our experimental release:
    Go to download page of your OS Click on Other versions
    Click on Experimental
    Look at the changelog if you wish Download and install
    Please see the changelog: https://eddie.website/changelog/?software=client&format=html




     
    PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS A BETA VERSION.
    Don't use it for real connection, it's only for those who want to collaborate to the project as beta-tester.
     
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    Staff got a reaction from adreampuppet in Eddie Desktop 2.19beta released   ...
    Hello!
     
    We're very glad to inform you that a new Eddie Air client version has been released: 2.19beta. It is ready for public beta testing.
     
    How to test our experimental release:
    Go to download page of your OS Click on Other versions
    Click on Experimental
    Look at the changelog if you wish Download and install
    Please see the changelog: https://eddie.website/changelog/?software=client&format=html




     
    PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS A BETA VERSION.
    Don't use it for real connection, it's only for those who want to collaborate to the project as beta-tester.
     
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    Staff got a reaction from Oppond in AirVPN does not recognize ICANN authority anymore   ...
    AIRVPN DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ANYMORE VERISIGN, AFILIAS AND ICANN AUTHORITY. OUR COMMITMENT AGAINST UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNFAIR AND ILLEGAL DOMAIN NAMES SEIZURES.

    The United States of America authorities have been performing domain names seizures since the end of 2010. The seizures have been performed against perfectly legal web-sites and/or against web-sites outside US jurisdiction.

    Administrators of some of those web-sites had been previously acquitted of any charge by courts in the European Union.

    The domain name seizures affect the world wide web in its entirety since they are performed bypassing the original registrar and forcing VeriSign and Afilias (american companies which administer TLDs like .org, .net, .info and .com) to transfer the domain name to USA authorities property. No proper judicial overview is guaranteed during the seizure.

    Given all of the above, we repute that these acts:

    - are a violation of EU citizens fundamental rights, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights;
    - are an attack against the Internet infrastructure and the cyberspace;
    - are a strong hint which shows that decision capacities of USA Department of Justice and ICE are severely impaired;

    and therefore from now on AirVPN does not recognize VeriSign, Afilias and/or ICANN authority over domain names. AirVPN refuses to resolve "seized" domain names to the IP address designated by USA authorities, allowing normal access to the original servers' websites / legitimate Ip addresses.

    In order to fulfil the objective, we have put in place an experimental service which is already working fine. If you find anomalies, please let us know, the system will surely improve in time.

    Kind regards
    AirVPN admins
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    Staff got a reaction from colorman in Eddie 2.18.9 Desktop released   ...
    Hello!

    We're very glad to inform you that a new stable release of Eddie is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

    Eddie is a free and open source (GPLv3) OpenVPN GUI and CLI by AirVPN with many additional features such as:
    traffic leaks prevention via packet filtering rules DNS handling optional connections over Tor or a generic proxy customizable events traffic splitting on a destination IP address or host name basis complete and swift integration with AirVPN infrastructure
    Eddie 2.18.9 has been extensively rewritten to increase speed, stability, security and compatibility with the latest OS versions. It is the outcome of a massive work which took care to meet  very many requests from our community and got rid of some issues affecting Eddie previous stable release when running in latest OS releases.

    Eddie GUI and CLI now run with normal user privileges, while only a "backend" binary, which communicates with the user interface with authentication, gains root/administrator privileges, with important security safeguards in place:
    stricter parsing is enforced before passing a profile to OpenVPN in order to block insecure OpenVPN directives external system binaries which need superuser privileges (examples: openvpn, iptables) will not be launched if they do not belong to a superuser Eddie events are no more run with superuser privileges: instead of trusting blindly user's responsibility and care when dealing with events, now the user is required to explicitly operate to run something with high privileges, if necessary
    Backend binary has been completely rewritten in C++ on all systems (Windows included), making the whole application faster. On top of that various optimizations have been implemented. Now Eddie provides you with higher responsiveness and an improved overall feel and comfort.

    CLI version has been improved as well, featuring numerous glitch and bug fixes.

    Compatibility for macOS Catalina and latest Linux distributions, including DNS handling, has been enhanced.

    Settings, certificates and keys of your account stored on your mass storage can optionally be encrypted on all systems either with a Master Password or a system key-chain if available.

    For Windows systems, wintun support has been added. You can now, if you wish so, replace the driver for OpenVPN virtual network interface with the new wintun for higher throughput (OpenVPN 2.5 tech preview required).

    In Linux and Mac systems, Eddie can also launch Hummingbird, which is very fast and is based on OpenVPN3-AirVPN library, replacing OpenVPN 2.x. In this way you can have at once a GUI for Hummingbird (which lacks it), the usual great amount of features and options Eddie is packed with, and faster connections/disconnections, as OpenVPN3-AirVPN is exceptionally faster than OpenVPN 2 during connection and disconnection phases.

    Eddie 2.18.9 can be downloaded here:
    https://airvpn.org/linux - Linux version
    https://airvpn.org/macos - Mac version
    https://airvpn.org/windows - Windows version

    Eddie 2.18.9 is free and open source software released under GPLv3. Source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/AirVPN/Eddie

    Eddie 2.18 changelog shows you the massive work behind it and all those implemented changes that remained necessarily not mentioned in this announcement. Complete changelog can be found here.

    Kind regards & datalove
    AirVPN Staff

      Version 2.18.9 (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:14:10 +0000)
    [add] - Windows - Added DotNet 4.5 check & install in Installer edition [bugfix] - Linux - Resolved an elevation issue in some Linux distribution (Raspbian mainly) [bugfix] - Fixed a bug that intermittently ignores --connect Version 2.18.8 (Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:59:48 +0000)
    [bugfix] Windows - Support of OpenVPN2.5 tech-preview (also with new wintun driver) [bugfix] MacOS - -mmacosx-version-min=10.9 on all binary [bugfix] Service reinstalls automatically when version-incompatibility detected [change] Code cleanup for stable release [change] Enforcement of operation allowed by Elevation [change] Enforcement of service checking [change] Windows - Elevated converted from C# to C++ [change] Little score adjustment in UI [change] Better feedback in CLI edition (mainly latency check steps) [new] Linux - enabled CLI-only packages in all editions [change] Minor changes Version 2.18.7 (Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:54:35 +0000)
    [bugfix] - Update notification for beta versions [bugfix] - Windows - Message when driver installation is denied [bugfix] - macOS - Fix of error "hummingbird not allowed: Not owned by root". [bugfix] - Linux - Fix of error "Client not allowed: [...] parent process (spot mode)", CLI edition with sudo [bugfix] - Fix of error "Failed to connect to ... port 89: Connection refused" when using Hummingbird in SSL/SSH mode [bugfix] - Better exception management to avoid some crash (especially when related to Mono) [bugfix] - Linux - Arch deployment and AUR management [bugfix] - Tor Cookie/Password detection in every supported OS [bugfix] - Updated 'curl' binary in Windows and CA file [change] - macOS - Minor info.plist update in CLI edition [change] - Windows/Linux - OpenVPN Management skip [change] - In 'Latency mode', now load and users have minor impact on score. Version 2.18.6 (Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:46:48 +0000)
    [change] Bug fixes and code cleanup [change] OpenVPN 2.4.8 [change] Windows - Tap driver (Win7-Win10) upgraded from 9.23.3-i601 to 9.24.2-i601 [new] New option 'Skip promotional messages'. [change] macOS - New menubar icons [bugfix] macOS - 'Rules not loaded' in some environment [change] Hummingbird integration (experimental) Version 2.18.5 (Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:03:32 +0000)
    [new] Linux - systemd service [change] Code cleanup for stable release [bugfix] Windows - Service installation issue in Windows 7 [bugfix] Windows - SSL connections [bugfix] Suppression of some unwanted elevated log [bugfix] Windows bug 'Do you want to reset Eddie to default settings?' [bugfix] Fix for occasional error on exit, 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object'. Version 2.18.4 (Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0000)
    [bugfix] OpenVPN > Error: Not supported OpenVPN config [bugfix] Linux - Crash "Unexpected crash of elevated helper:Elevated communication closed" during IPv6 block, if IPv6 not available [bugfix] macOS - Autorestart service if upgraded, avoid error "unknown command" [bugfix] Enforce Elevated compatibility check [change] macOS - KeepAlive in launchd [change] Minor changes [new] New deploy/build scripts Version 2.18.3 (Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:07:42 +0000)
    [change] Switched 'ping' method in Linux and macOS [change] Code cleanup [change] macOS - Direct invocation with AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges for superuser privileges [change] Linux - "Minimize to tray" false by default [change] Linux - Mono, Portable and AppImage editions [change] Minor UI improvements [change] Better log of issues [change] Better log of dns flush actions [bugfix] Linux - Icon and Window glitch in KDE [bugfix] macOS - SSH connection [bugfix] macOS - Show/Hide Main Window issues [bugfix] OS Keyring conflicts with multiple profiles [bugfix] Linux - Raspberry, ARMHF build, fixed issue 'file_getasroot' [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a fatal crash with some UI tray icon issues [bugfix] Linux - Detect and use iptables-legacy (nft transition) [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a SSL connection issue (related to error 'Cannot create pid file') [bugfix] Parser of OpenVPN version [new] Linux - WM_CLASS registration [new] Linux - New IPv6 block [new] Latency test only about servers in whitelist [deprecated] Option "Remove Default Gateway" (routes.remove_default) removed [deprecated] Windows - Option "Switch DHCP to Static" (windows.dhcp_disable) removed Version 2.18.2 (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:59:45 +0000)
    [change] Linux - FIxed a Lintian error on some distributions [bugfix] Linux - Netlock issue if IPv6 is disabled via GRUB ('Address family not supported by protocol' error) [bugfix] Linux - Sometimes Eddie doesn't close [bugfix] Linux - Arch issue with elevation, also restored .xz packages [bugfix] Windows - Issues with username with spaces [bugfix] macOS - Dump PF output and file in logs in case of failure [change] macOS - Notifications, better layout with icons [change] Added Boost in Libraries [bugfix] Minor UI changes Version 2.18.1 (Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:11:31 +0000)
    [change] Core Engine partially rewritten [new] UI doesn't run as root anymore in every OS [new] Profile data encryption in any OS, either through OS keychain if available or "master" password [bugfix] Linux - DNS resolv.conf issue [change] New formula to compute "best server" [bugfix] Windows - Windows10 SSH [new] No log for inconsistent cipher or keysize directives when used with custom Data Channel cipher [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS with systemd-resolve [change] Linux - Better performance when netlock is activated at application start [change] Windows - Tun driver updated to 9.23.3 [change] OpenVPN 2.4.7 [change] Removed TOS window. [removed] Linux - resolvconf DNS switch method [removed] Insecure OpenVPN directives [new] binaries run with root privileges must belong to superuser Version 2.17.2 (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:55:26 +0000)
    [bugfix] macOS/Linux - Crash at boot if Network Lock is active Version 2.17.1 (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:19:08 +0000)
    [change] Better Lifebelt Test network report [bugfix] Windows - Recovery issue about routes (slowdown, no security issue) [bugfix] Misc UX fixes [bugfix] IPv6 route check failure with OpenVPN versions older than 2.4 [change] Force usage of .Net Framework >=4 in every Windows OS [bugfix] Improved check of custom directive names [new] New option "netlock.allow_dhcp" true by default [bugfix] Multiple "Bootstrap failed" windows [new] New Eddie version notification [change] Linux - Faster Network lock (build iptables-save format and apply directly) [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS in some distro [bugfix] Linux - Glitch on black window when minimized in some distro (tested in Ubuntu 18.04) [change] macOS - Better detection of DNS servers in DHCP mode
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    Staff got a reaction from blaHbluBB in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Hello!

    We would like to inform you that we have made every effort to ensure AirVPN full and efficient operation during the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.
     
    In order to reduce hazard and safeguard health, AirVPN staff and personnel work exclusively from home and worked from home well before the current situation appeared clearly as a pandemic Each member has a landline and one or more mobile lines, when possible in different infrastructures, to maximize likelihood to stay connected to the Internet 24/7 AirVPN system is more efficiently automated and basic functioning requires no manual interventions, even for several months (if kernel upgrades hadn't been necessary, we would have had servers uptime of 4 years or more) AirVPN inner staff members have now overlapping competences. Therefore if a key member, including a founder, is forced to stop working, the other ones can carry out his/her functions Emergency funds already secured in the past in different facilities as well as banks remain unaltered and ensure AirVPN financial health for a very long time even in very harsh scenarios. However, we would like to assure you that they are not needed at all currently, quite the contrary. In the last 10 days we have experienced a substantial increase in the growth of our customer base We have been informed by our most important partners and providers of housing and hosting in Europe, America and Asia they they are, and expect to, remain fully operational
    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    Staff got a reaction from m2ecomm in I need to use the client in a hostile network   ...
    I need to use the client in a hostile network   Some hostile country might block our authentication/information servers or VPN servers.
    To bypass the block, first login to the service from a friendly network access, with the "Remember" option ticked. The client will save your credentials.
    After that, launch the client and enter the service from the hostile network without touching the login credentials.
    If the client still fails (it tries to retrieve information from many different mirrors located in different countries), you are informed that you can still connect with the latest available information. In this case, the servers list may not be updated. The client will automatically search for a working server. At the first connection to any server, the client automatically updates other information (like the servers list itself).
    This feature is also a warranty in case our authentication servers are under attack.
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    Staff got a reaction from colorman in Eddie 2.18.9 Desktop released   ...
    Hello!

    We're very glad to inform you that a new stable release of Eddie is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

    Eddie is a free and open source (GPLv3) OpenVPN GUI and CLI by AirVPN with many additional features such as:
    traffic leaks prevention via packet filtering rules DNS handling optional connections over Tor or a generic proxy customizable events traffic splitting on a destination IP address or host name basis complete and swift integration with AirVPN infrastructure
    Eddie 2.18.9 has been extensively rewritten to increase speed, stability, security and compatibility with the latest OS versions. It is the outcome of a massive work which took care to meet  very many requests from our community and got rid of some issues affecting Eddie previous stable release when running in latest OS releases.

    Eddie GUI and CLI now run with normal user privileges, while only a "backend" binary, which communicates with the user interface with authentication, gains root/administrator privileges, with important security safeguards in place:
    stricter parsing is enforced before passing a profile to OpenVPN in order to block insecure OpenVPN directives external system binaries which need superuser privileges (examples: openvpn, iptables) will not be launched if they do not belong to a superuser Eddie events are no more run with superuser privileges: instead of trusting blindly user's responsibility and care when dealing with events, now the user is required to explicitly operate to run something with high privileges, if necessary
    Backend binary has been completely rewritten in C++ on all systems (Windows included), making the whole application faster. On top of that various optimizations have been implemented. Now Eddie provides you with higher responsiveness and an improved overall feel and comfort.

    CLI version has been improved as well, featuring numerous glitch and bug fixes.

    Compatibility for macOS Catalina and latest Linux distributions, including DNS handling, has been enhanced.

    Settings, certificates and keys of your account stored on your mass storage can optionally be encrypted on all systems either with a Master Password or a system key-chain if available.

    For Windows systems, wintun support has been added. You can now, if you wish so, replace the driver for OpenVPN virtual network interface with the new wintun for higher throughput (OpenVPN 2.5 tech preview required).

    In Linux and Mac systems, Eddie can also launch Hummingbird, which is very fast and is based on OpenVPN3-AirVPN library, replacing OpenVPN 2.x. In this way you can have at once a GUI for Hummingbird (which lacks it), the usual great amount of features and options Eddie is packed with, and faster connections/disconnections, as OpenVPN3-AirVPN is exceptionally faster than OpenVPN 2 during connection and disconnection phases.

    Eddie 2.18.9 can be downloaded here:
    https://airvpn.org/linux - Linux version
    https://airvpn.org/macos - Mac version
    https://airvpn.org/windows - Windows version

    Eddie 2.18.9 is free and open source software released under GPLv3. Source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/AirVPN/Eddie

    Eddie 2.18 changelog shows you the massive work behind it and all those implemented changes that remained necessarily not mentioned in this announcement. Complete changelog can be found here.

    Kind regards & datalove
    AirVPN Staff

      Version 2.18.9 (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:14:10 +0000)
    [add] - Windows - Added DotNet 4.5 check & install in Installer edition [bugfix] - Linux - Resolved an elevation issue in some Linux distribution (Raspbian mainly) [bugfix] - Fixed a bug that intermittently ignores --connect Version 2.18.8 (Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:59:48 +0000)
    [bugfix] Windows - Support of OpenVPN2.5 tech-preview (also with new wintun driver) [bugfix] MacOS - -mmacosx-version-min=10.9 on all binary [bugfix] Service reinstalls automatically when version-incompatibility detected [change] Code cleanup for stable release [change] Enforcement of operation allowed by Elevation [change] Enforcement of service checking [change] Windows - Elevated converted from C# to C++ [change] Little score adjustment in UI [change] Better feedback in CLI edition (mainly latency check steps) [new] Linux - enabled CLI-only packages in all editions [change] Minor changes Version 2.18.7 (Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:54:35 +0000)
    [bugfix] - Update notification for beta versions [bugfix] - Windows - Message when driver installation is denied [bugfix] - macOS - Fix of error "hummingbird not allowed: Not owned by root". [bugfix] - Linux - Fix of error "Client not allowed: [...] parent process (spot mode)", CLI edition with sudo [bugfix] - Fix of error "Failed to connect to ... port 89: Connection refused" when using Hummingbird in SSL/SSH mode [bugfix] - Better exception management to avoid some crash (especially when related to Mono) [bugfix] - Linux - Arch deployment and AUR management [bugfix] - Tor Cookie/Password detection in every supported OS [bugfix] - Updated 'curl' binary in Windows and CA file [change] - macOS - Minor info.plist update in CLI edition [change] - Windows/Linux - OpenVPN Management skip [change] - In 'Latency mode', now load and users have minor impact on score. Version 2.18.6 (Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:46:48 +0000)
    [change] Bug fixes and code cleanup [change] OpenVPN 2.4.8 [change] Windows - Tap driver (Win7-Win10) upgraded from 9.23.3-i601 to 9.24.2-i601 [new] New option 'Skip promotional messages'. [change] macOS - New menubar icons [bugfix] macOS - 'Rules not loaded' in some environment [change] Hummingbird integration (experimental) Version 2.18.5 (Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:03:32 +0000)
    [new] Linux - systemd service [change] Code cleanup for stable release [bugfix] Windows - Service installation issue in Windows 7 [bugfix] Windows - SSL connections [bugfix] Suppression of some unwanted elevated log [bugfix] Windows bug 'Do you want to reset Eddie to default settings?' [bugfix] Fix for occasional error on exit, 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object'. Version 2.18.4 (Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0000)
    [bugfix] OpenVPN > Error: Not supported OpenVPN config [bugfix] Linux - Crash "Unexpected crash of elevated helper:Elevated communication closed" during IPv6 block, if IPv6 not available [bugfix] macOS - Autorestart service if upgraded, avoid error "unknown command" [bugfix] Enforce Elevated compatibility check [change] macOS - KeepAlive in launchd [change] Minor changes [new] New deploy/build scripts Version 2.18.3 (Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:07:42 +0000)
    [change] Switched 'ping' method in Linux and macOS [change] Code cleanup [change] macOS - Direct invocation with AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges for superuser privileges [change] Linux - "Minimize to tray" false by default [change] Linux - Mono, Portable and AppImage editions [change] Minor UI improvements [change] Better log of issues [change] Better log of dns flush actions [bugfix] Linux - Icon and Window glitch in KDE [bugfix] macOS - SSH connection [bugfix] macOS - Show/Hide Main Window issues [bugfix] OS Keyring conflicts with multiple profiles [bugfix] Linux - Raspberry, ARMHF build, fixed issue 'file_getasroot' [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a fatal crash with some UI tray icon issues [bugfix] Linux - Detect and use iptables-legacy (nft transition) [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a SSL connection issue (related to error 'Cannot create pid file') [bugfix] Parser of OpenVPN version [new] Linux - WM_CLASS registration [new] Linux - New IPv6 block [new] Latency test only about servers in whitelist [deprecated] Option "Remove Default Gateway" (routes.remove_default) removed [deprecated] Windows - Option "Switch DHCP to Static" (windows.dhcp_disable) removed Version 2.18.2 (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:59:45 +0000)
    [change] Linux - FIxed a Lintian error on some distributions [bugfix] Linux - Netlock issue if IPv6 is disabled via GRUB ('Address family not supported by protocol' error) [bugfix] Linux - Sometimes Eddie doesn't close [bugfix] Linux - Arch issue with elevation, also restored .xz packages [bugfix] Windows - Issues with username with spaces [bugfix] macOS - Dump PF output and file in logs in case of failure [change] macOS - Notifications, better layout with icons [change] Added Boost in Libraries [bugfix] Minor UI changes Version 2.18.1 (Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:11:31 +0000)
    [change] Core Engine partially rewritten [new] UI doesn't run as root anymore in every OS [new] Profile data encryption in any OS, either through OS keychain if available or "master" password [bugfix] Linux - DNS resolv.conf issue [change] New formula to compute "best server" [bugfix] Windows - Windows10 SSH [new] No log for inconsistent cipher or keysize directives when used with custom Data Channel cipher [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS with systemd-resolve [change] Linux - Better performance when netlock is activated at application start [change] Windows - Tun driver updated to 9.23.3 [change] OpenVPN 2.4.7 [change] Removed TOS window. [removed] Linux - resolvconf DNS switch method [removed] Insecure OpenVPN directives [new] binaries run with root privileges must belong to superuser Version 2.17.2 (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:55:26 +0000)
    [bugfix] macOS/Linux - Crash at boot if Network Lock is active Version 2.17.1 (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:19:08 +0000)
    [change] Better Lifebelt Test network report [bugfix] Windows - Recovery issue about routes (slowdown, no security issue) [bugfix] Misc UX fixes [bugfix] IPv6 route check failure with OpenVPN versions older than 2.4 [change] Force usage of .Net Framework >=4 in every Windows OS [bugfix] Improved check of custom directive names [new] New option "netlock.allow_dhcp" true by default [bugfix] Multiple "Bootstrap failed" windows [new] New Eddie version notification [change] Linux - Faster Network lock (build iptables-save format and apply directly) [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS in some distro [bugfix] Linux - Glitch on black window when minimized in some distro (tested in Ubuntu 18.04) [change] macOS - Better detection of DNS servers in DHCP mode
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    Staff got a reaction from colorman in Eddie 2.18.9 Desktop released   ...
    Hello!

    We're very glad to inform you that a new stable release of Eddie is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

    Eddie is a free and open source (GPLv3) OpenVPN GUI and CLI by AirVPN with many additional features such as:
    traffic leaks prevention via packet filtering rules DNS handling optional connections over Tor or a generic proxy customizable events traffic splitting on a destination IP address or host name basis complete and swift integration with AirVPN infrastructure
    Eddie 2.18.9 has been extensively rewritten to increase speed, stability, security and compatibility with the latest OS versions. It is the outcome of a massive work which took care to meet  very many requests from our community and got rid of some issues affecting Eddie previous stable release when running in latest OS releases.

    Eddie GUI and CLI now run with normal user privileges, while only a "backend" binary, which communicates with the user interface with authentication, gains root/administrator privileges, with important security safeguards in place:
    stricter parsing is enforced before passing a profile to OpenVPN in order to block insecure OpenVPN directives external system binaries which need superuser privileges (examples: openvpn, iptables) will not be launched if they do not belong to a superuser Eddie events are no more run with superuser privileges: instead of trusting blindly user's responsibility and care when dealing with events, now the user is required to explicitly operate to run something with high privileges, if necessary
    Backend binary has been completely rewritten in C++ on all systems (Windows included), making the whole application faster. On top of that various optimizations have been implemented. Now Eddie provides you with higher responsiveness and an improved overall feel and comfort.

    CLI version has been improved as well, featuring numerous glitch and bug fixes.

    Compatibility for macOS Catalina and latest Linux distributions, including DNS handling, has been enhanced.

    Settings, certificates and keys of your account stored on your mass storage can optionally be encrypted on all systems either with a Master Password or a system key-chain if available.

    For Windows systems, wintun support has been added. You can now, if you wish so, replace the driver for OpenVPN virtual network interface with the new wintun for higher throughput (OpenVPN 2.5 tech preview required).

    In Linux and Mac systems, Eddie can also launch Hummingbird, which is very fast and is based on OpenVPN3-AirVPN library, replacing OpenVPN 2.x. In this way you can have at once a GUI for Hummingbird (which lacks it), the usual great amount of features and options Eddie is packed with, and faster connections/disconnections, as OpenVPN3-AirVPN is exceptionally faster than OpenVPN 2 during connection and disconnection phases.

    Eddie 2.18.9 can be downloaded here:
    https://airvpn.org/linux - Linux version
    https://airvpn.org/macos - Mac version
    https://airvpn.org/windows - Windows version

    Eddie 2.18.9 is free and open source software released under GPLv3. Source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/AirVPN/Eddie

    Eddie 2.18 changelog shows you the massive work behind it and all those implemented changes that remained necessarily not mentioned in this announcement. Complete changelog can be found here.

    Kind regards & datalove
    AirVPN Staff

      Version 2.18.9 (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:14:10 +0000)
    [add] - Windows - Added DotNet 4.5 check & install in Installer edition [bugfix] - Linux - Resolved an elevation issue in some Linux distribution (Raspbian mainly) [bugfix] - Fixed a bug that intermittently ignores --connect Version 2.18.8 (Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:59:48 +0000)
    [bugfix] Windows - Support of OpenVPN2.5 tech-preview (also with new wintun driver) [bugfix] MacOS - -mmacosx-version-min=10.9 on all binary [bugfix] Service reinstalls automatically when version-incompatibility detected [change] Code cleanup for stable release [change] Enforcement of operation allowed by Elevation [change] Enforcement of service checking [change] Windows - Elevated converted from C# to C++ [change] Little score adjustment in UI [change] Better feedback in CLI edition (mainly latency check steps) [new] Linux - enabled CLI-only packages in all editions [change] Minor changes Version 2.18.7 (Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:54:35 +0000)
    [bugfix] - Update notification for beta versions [bugfix] - Windows - Message when driver installation is denied [bugfix] - macOS - Fix of error "hummingbird not allowed: Not owned by root". [bugfix] - Linux - Fix of error "Client not allowed: [...] parent process (spot mode)", CLI edition with sudo [bugfix] - Fix of error "Failed to connect to ... port 89: Connection refused" when using Hummingbird in SSL/SSH mode [bugfix] - Better exception management to avoid some crash (especially when related to Mono) [bugfix] - Linux - Arch deployment and AUR management [bugfix] - Tor Cookie/Password detection in every supported OS [bugfix] - Updated 'curl' binary in Windows and CA file [change] - macOS - Minor info.plist update in CLI edition [change] - Windows/Linux - OpenVPN Management skip [change] - In 'Latency mode', now load and users have minor impact on score. Version 2.18.6 (Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:46:48 +0000)
    [change] Bug fixes and code cleanup [change] OpenVPN 2.4.8 [change] Windows - Tap driver (Win7-Win10) upgraded from 9.23.3-i601 to 9.24.2-i601 [new] New option 'Skip promotional messages'. [change] macOS - New menubar icons [bugfix] macOS - 'Rules not loaded' in some environment [change] Hummingbird integration (experimental) Version 2.18.5 (Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:03:32 +0000)
    [new] Linux - systemd service [change] Code cleanup for stable release [bugfix] Windows - Service installation issue in Windows 7 [bugfix] Windows - SSL connections [bugfix] Suppression of some unwanted elevated log [bugfix] Windows bug 'Do you want to reset Eddie to default settings?' [bugfix] Fix for occasional error on exit, 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object'. Version 2.18.4 (Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0000)
    [bugfix] OpenVPN > Error: Not supported OpenVPN config [bugfix] Linux - Crash "Unexpected crash of elevated helper:Elevated communication closed" during IPv6 block, if IPv6 not available [bugfix] macOS - Autorestart service if upgraded, avoid error "unknown command" [bugfix] Enforce Elevated compatibility check [change] macOS - KeepAlive in launchd [change] Minor changes [new] New deploy/build scripts Version 2.18.3 (Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:07:42 +0000)
    [change] Switched 'ping' method in Linux and macOS [change] Code cleanup [change] macOS - Direct invocation with AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges for superuser privileges [change] Linux - "Minimize to tray" false by default [change] Linux - Mono, Portable and AppImage editions [change] Minor UI improvements [change] Better log of issues [change] Better log of dns flush actions [bugfix] Linux - Icon and Window glitch in KDE [bugfix] macOS - SSH connection [bugfix] macOS - Show/Hide Main Window issues [bugfix] OS Keyring conflicts with multiple profiles [bugfix] Linux - Raspberry, ARMHF build, fixed issue 'file_getasroot' [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a fatal crash with some UI tray icon issues [bugfix] Linux - Detect and use iptables-legacy (nft transition) [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a SSL connection issue (related to error 'Cannot create pid file') [bugfix] Parser of OpenVPN version [new] Linux - WM_CLASS registration [new] Linux - New IPv6 block [new] Latency test only about servers in whitelist [deprecated] Option "Remove Default Gateway" (routes.remove_default) removed [deprecated] Windows - Option "Switch DHCP to Static" (windows.dhcp_disable) removed Version 2.18.2 (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:59:45 +0000)
    [change] Linux - FIxed a Lintian error on some distributions [bugfix] Linux - Netlock issue if IPv6 is disabled via GRUB ('Address family not supported by protocol' error) [bugfix] Linux - Sometimes Eddie doesn't close [bugfix] Linux - Arch issue with elevation, also restored .xz packages [bugfix] Windows - Issues with username with spaces [bugfix] macOS - Dump PF output and file in logs in case of failure [change] macOS - Notifications, better layout with icons [change] Added Boost in Libraries [bugfix] Minor UI changes Version 2.18.1 (Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:11:31 +0000)
    [change] Core Engine partially rewritten [new] UI doesn't run as root anymore in every OS [new] Profile data encryption in any OS, either through OS keychain if available or "master" password [bugfix] Linux - DNS resolv.conf issue [change] New formula to compute "best server" [bugfix] Windows - Windows10 SSH [new] No log for inconsistent cipher or keysize directives when used with custom Data Channel cipher [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS with systemd-resolve [change] Linux - Better performance when netlock is activated at application start [change] Windows - Tun driver updated to 9.23.3 [change] OpenVPN 2.4.7 [change] Removed TOS window. [removed] Linux - resolvconf DNS switch method [removed] Insecure OpenVPN directives [new] binaries run with root privileges must belong to superuser Version 2.17.2 (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:55:26 +0000)
    [bugfix] macOS/Linux - Crash at boot if Network Lock is active Version 2.17.1 (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:19:08 +0000)
    [change] Better Lifebelt Test network report [bugfix] Windows - Recovery issue about routes (slowdown, no security issue) [bugfix] Misc UX fixes [bugfix] IPv6 route check failure with OpenVPN versions older than 2.4 [change] Force usage of .Net Framework >=4 in every Windows OS [bugfix] Improved check of custom directive names [new] New option "netlock.allow_dhcp" true by default [bugfix] Multiple "Bootstrap failed" windows [new] New Eddie version notification [change] Linux - Faster Network lock (build iptables-save format and apply directly) [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS in some distro [bugfix] Linux - Glitch on black window when minimized in some distro (tested in Ubuntu 18.04) [change] macOS - Better detection of DNS servers in DHCP mode
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    Staff got a reaction from colorman in Eddie 2.18.9 Desktop released   ...
    Hello!

    We're very glad to inform you that a new stable release of Eddie is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

    Eddie is a free and open source (GPLv3) OpenVPN GUI and CLI by AirVPN with many additional features such as:
    traffic leaks prevention via packet filtering rules DNS handling optional connections over Tor or a generic proxy customizable events traffic splitting on a destination IP address or host name basis complete and swift integration with AirVPN infrastructure
    Eddie 2.18.9 has been extensively rewritten to increase speed, stability, security and compatibility with the latest OS versions. It is the outcome of a massive work which took care to meet  very many requests from our community and got rid of some issues affecting Eddie previous stable release when running in latest OS releases.

    Eddie GUI and CLI now run with normal user privileges, while only a "backend" binary, which communicates with the user interface with authentication, gains root/administrator privileges, with important security safeguards in place:
    stricter parsing is enforced before passing a profile to OpenVPN in order to block insecure OpenVPN directives external system binaries which need superuser privileges (examples: openvpn, iptables) will not be launched if they do not belong to a superuser Eddie events are no more run with superuser privileges: instead of trusting blindly user's responsibility and care when dealing with events, now the user is required to explicitly operate to run something with high privileges, if necessary
    Backend binary has been completely rewritten in C++ on all systems (Windows included), making the whole application faster. On top of that various optimizations have been implemented. Now Eddie provides you with higher responsiveness and an improved overall feel and comfort.

    CLI version has been improved as well, featuring numerous glitch and bug fixes.

    Compatibility for macOS Catalina and latest Linux distributions, including DNS handling, has been enhanced.

    Settings, certificates and keys of your account stored on your mass storage can optionally be encrypted on all systems either with a Master Password or a system key-chain if available.

    For Windows systems, wintun support has been added. You can now, if you wish so, replace the driver for OpenVPN virtual network interface with the new wintun for higher throughput (OpenVPN 2.5 tech preview required).

    In Linux and Mac systems, Eddie can also launch Hummingbird, which is very fast and is based on OpenVPN3-AirVPN library, replacing OpenVPN 2.x. In this way you can have at once a GUI for Hummingbird (which lacks it), the usual great amount of features and options Eddie is packed with, and faster connections/disconnections, as OpenVPN3-AirVPN is exceptionally faster than OpenVPN 2 during connection and disconnection phases.

    Eddie 2.18.9 can be downloaded here:
    https://airvpn.org/linux - Linux version
    https://airvpn.org/macos - Mac version
    https://airvpn.org/windows - Windows version

    Eddie 2.18.9 is free and open source software released under GPLv3. Source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/AirVPN/Eddie

    Eddie 2.18 changelog shows you the massive work behind it and all those implemented changes that remained necessarily not mentioned in this announcement. Complete changelog can be found here.

    Kind regards & datalove
    AirVPN Staff

      Version 2.18.9 (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:14:10 +0000)
    [add] - Windows - Added DotNet 4.5 check & install in Installer edition [bugfix] - Linux - Resolved an elevation issue in some Linux distribution (Raspbian mainly) [bugfix] - Fixed a bug that intermittently ignores --connect Version 2.18.8 (Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:59:48 +0000)
    [bugfix] Windows - Support of OpenVPN2.5 tech-preview (also with new wintun driver) [bugfix] MacOS - -mmacosx-version-min=10.9 on all binary [bugfix] Service reinstalls automatically when version-incompatibility detected [change] Code cleanup for stable release [change] Enforcement of operation allowed by Elevation [change] Enforcement of service checking [change] Windows - Elevated converted from C# to C++ [change] Little score adjustment in UI [change] Better feedback in CLI edition (mainly latency check steps) [new] Linux - enabled CLI-only packages in all editions [change] Minor changes Version 2.18.7 (Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:54:35 +0000)
    [bugfix] - Update notification for beta versions [bugfix] - Windows - Message when driver installation is denied [bugfix] - macOS - Fix of error "hummingbird not allowed: Not owned by root". [bugfix] - Linux - Fix of error "Client not allowed: [...] parent process (spot mode)", CLI edition with sudo [bugfix] - Fix of error "Failed to connect to ... port 89: Connection refused" when using Hummingbird in SSL/SSH mode [bugfix] - Better exception management to avoid some crash (especially when related to Mono) [bugfix] - Linux - Arch deployment and AUR management [bugfix] - Tor Cookie/Password detection in every supported OS [bugfix] - Updated 'curl' binary in Windows and CA file [change] - macOS - Minor info.plist update in CLI edition [change] - Windows/Linux - OpenVPN Management skip [change] - In 'Latency mode', now load and users have minor impact on score. Version 2.18.6 (Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:46:48 +0000)
    [change] Bug fixes and code cleanup [change] OpenVPN 2.4.8 [change] Windows - Tap driver (Win7-Win10) upgraded from 9.23.3-i601 to 9.24.2-i601 [new] New option 'Skip promotional messages'. [change] macOS - New menubar icons [bugfix] macOS - 'Rules not loaded' in some environment [change] Hummingbird integration (experimental) Version 2.18.5 (Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:03:32 +0000)
    [new] Linux - systemd service [change] Code cleanup for stable release [bugfix] Windows - Service installation issue in Windows 7 [bugfix] Windows - SSL connections [bugfix] Suppression of some unwanted elevated log [bugfix] Windows bug 'Do you want to reset Eddie to default settings?' [bugfix] Fix for occasional error on exit, 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object'. Version 2.18.4 (Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0000)
    [bugfix] OpenVPN > Error: Not supported OpenVPN config [bugfix] Linux - Crash "Unexpected crash of elevated helper:Elevated communication closed" during IPv6 block, if IPv6 not available [bugfix] macOS - Autorestart service if upgraded, avoid error "unknown command" [bugfix] Enforce Elevated compatibility check [change] macOS - KeepAlive in launchd [change] Minor changes [new] New deploy/build scripts Version 2.18.3 (Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:07:42 +0000)
    [change] Switched 'ping' method in Linux and macOS [change] Code cleanup [change] macOS - Direct invocation with AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges for superuser privileges [change] Linux - "Minimize to tray" false by default [change] Linux - Mono, Portable and AppImage editions [change] Minor UI improvements [change] Better log of issues [change] Better log of dns flush actions [bugfix] Linux - Icon and Window glitch in KDE [bugfix] macOS - SSH connection [bugfix] macOS - Show/Hide Main Window issues [bugfix] OS Keyring conflicts with multiple profiles [bugfix] Linux - Raspberry, ARMHF build, fixed issue 'file_getasroot' [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a fatal crash with some UI tray icon issues [bugfix] Linux - Detect and use iptables-legacy (nft transition) [bugfix] Linux - Fixed a SSL connection issue (related to error 'Cannot create pid file') [bugfix] Parser of OpenVPN version [new] Linux - WM_CLASS registration [new] Linux - New IPv6 block [new] Latency test only about servers in whitelist [deprecated] Option "Remove Default Gateway" (routes.remove_default) removed [deprecated] Windows - Option "Switch DHCP to Static" (windows.dhcp_disable) removed Version 2.18.2 (Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:59:45 +0000)
    [change] Linux - FIxed a Lintian error on some distributions [bugfix] Linux - Netlock issue if IPv6 is disabled via GRUB ('Address family not supported by protocol' error) [bugfix] Linux - Sometimes Eddie doesn't close [bugfix] Linux - Arch issue with elevation, also restored .xz packages [bugfix] Windows - Issues with username with spaces [bugfix] macOS - Dump PF output and file in logs in case of failure [change] macOS - Notifications, better layout with icons [change] Added Boost in Libraries [bugfix] Minor UI changes Version 2.18.1 (Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:11:31 +0000)
    [change] Core Engine partially rewritten [new] UI doesn't run as root anymore in every OS [new] Profile data encryption in any OS, either through OS keychain if available or "master" password [bugfix] Linux - DNS resolv.conf issue [change] New formula to compute "best server" [bugfix] Windows - Windows10 SSH [new] No log for inconsistent cipher or keysize directives when used with custom Data Channel cipher [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS with systemd-resolve [change] Linux - Better performance when netlock is activated at application start [change] Windows - Tun driver updated to 9.23.3 [change] OpenVPN 2.4.7 [change] Removed TOS window. [removed] Linux - resolvconf DNS switch method [removed] Insecure OpenVPN directives [new] binaries run with root privileges must belong to superuser Version 2.17.2 (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:55:26 +0000)
    [bugfix] macOS/Linux - Crash at boot if Network Lock is active Version 2.17.1 (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:19:08 +0000)
    [change] Better Lifebelt Test network report [bugfix] Windows - Recovery issue about routes (slowdown, no security issue) [bugfix] Misc UX fixes [bugfix] IPv6 route check failure with OpenVPN versions older than 2.4 [change] Force usage of .Net Framework >=4 in every Windows OS [bugfix] Improved check of custom directive names [new] New option "netlock.allow_dhcp" true by default [bugfix] Multiple "Bootstrap failed" windows [new] New Eddie version notification [change] Linux - Faster Network lock (build iptables-save format and apply directly) [bugfix] Linux - Flush DNS in some distro [bugfix] Linux - Glitch on black window when minimized in some distro (tested in Ubuntu 18.04) [change] macOS - Better detection of DNS servers in DHCP mode
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    Staff got a reaction from zsam288 in Eddie Desktop 2.18beta released   ...
    Version 2.18.9 (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:14:10 +0000)
    [add] - Windows - Added DotNet 4.5 check & install in Installer edition [bugfix] - Linux - Resolved an elevation issue in some Linux distribution (Raspbian mainly) [bugfix] - Fixed a bug that intermittently ignores --connect @rgrdgr
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    Staff reacted to NaDre in Split-tunneling: rutorrent in VPN, nginx out   ...
    For an example of how to use the VPN only for programs that you bind to the VPN IP address see this:

    https://github.com/tool-maker/VPN_just_for_torrents/wiki/Running-OpenVPN-on-Linux-without-VPN-as-Default-Gateway
    or
    https://gitlab.com/tool-maker/vpn_guides/-/wikis/Running-OpenVPN-on-Linux-without-VPN-as-Default-Gateway

    That example does not use Eddie. But you should be able to adapt the exit code there for use with Eddie. It sets up "source address routing" for the VPN IP address. And creates the illusion that the local IP address is the same for any server. You can then bind rtorrent to that local IP address ("bind = 10.44.0.2" in rtorrent.conf).

    If you would be OK with having the VPN be the default gateway, just so long as you can still access your remote server by ssh or nginx, then see this:

    https://github.com/tool-maker/VPN_just_for_torrents/wiki/Maintaining-SSH-Access-Using-a-VPN-on-a-Remote-Linux-Server
    or
    https://gitlab.com/tool-maker/vpn_guides/-/wikis/Maintaining-SSH-Access-Using-a-VPN-on-a-Remote-Linux-Server

    When the VPN becomes the default gateway, access to ssh or nginx from remote locations will no longer work, unless you do some set up before starting the VPN, as in that example.

    The examples use iptables. I have been meaning to update them to use nft, since iptables will be deprecated before long.
     
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    Staff reacted to bluesjunior in WINTUN replacement for Windows TAP driver   ...
    Wow what a difference that has made to my D/L speed. It has gone from 35mbit/s to 95mbit/s at a stroke, so a very happy bunny indeed here.
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    Staff got a reaction from zeedatrup in Slow Torrent speed and weird connection drops   ...
    @wintermute1912

    If traffic passes through the tun interface it's in the tunnel, so even if you want to reach 3rd parties DNS servers, the queries and their replies are tunneled, it's not a DNS leak. Even worse: in this way you will never find DNS leaks, even if they are really occurring.

    To verify effectively you need to check traffic from the physical network interface. Unencrypted DNS queries from the physical network interface, if not blocked by the firewall, hint to DNS leaks for real.

    Kind regards
     
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    Last update: February the 1st, 2020
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    Staff got a reaction from blaHbluBB in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Hello!

    We would like to inform you that we have made every effort to ensure AirVPN full and efficient operation during the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.
     
    In order to reduce hazard and safeguard health, AirVPN staff and personnel work exclusively from home and worked from home well before the current situation appeared clearly as a pandemic Each member has a landline and one or more mobile lines, when possible in different infrastructures, to maximize likelihood to stay connected to the Internet 24/7 AirVPN system is more efficiently automated and basic functioning requires no manual interventions, even for several months (if kernel upgrades hadn't been necessary, we would have had servers uptime of 4 years or more) AirVPN inner staff members have now overlapping competences. Therefore if a key member, including a founder, is forced to stop working, the other ones can carry out his/her functions Emergency funds already secured in the past in different facilities as well as banks remain unaltered and ensure AirVPN financial health for a very long time even in very harsh scenarios. However, we would like to assure you that they are not needed at all currently, quite the contrary. In the last 10 days we have experienced a substantial increase in the growth of our customer base We have been informed by our most important partners and providers of housing and hosting in Europe, America and Asia they they are, and expect to, remain fully operational
    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    Staff reacted to arteryshelby in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Please stay healthy everyone!
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    Staff got a reaction from blaHbluBB in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Hello!

    We would like to inform you that we have made every effort to ensure AirVPN full and efficient operation during the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.
     
    In order to reduce hazard and safeguard health, AirVPN staff and personnel work exclusively from home and worked from home well before the current situation appeared clearly as a pandemic Each member has a landline and one or more mobile lines, when possible in different infrastructures, to maximize likelihood to stay connected to the Internet 24/7 AirVPN system is more efficiently automated and basic functioning requires no manual interventions, even for several months (if kernel upgrades hadn't been necessary, we would have had servers uptime of 4 years or more) AirVPN inner staff members have now overlapping competences. Therefore if a key member, including a founder, is forced to stop working, the other ones can carry out his/her functions Emergency funds already secured in the past in different facilities as well as banks remain unaltered and ensure AirVPN financial health for a very long time even in very harsh scenarios. However, we would like to assure you that they are not needed at all currently, quite the contrary. In the last 10 days we have experienced a substantial increase in the growth of our customer base We have been informed by our most important partners and providers of housing and hosting in Europe, America and Asia they they are, and expect to, remain fully operational
    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    Staff got a reaction from blaHbluBB in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Hello!

    We would like to inform you that we have made every effort to ensure AirVPN full and efficient operation during the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.
     
    In order to reduce hazard and safeguard health, AirVPN staff and personnel work exclusively from home and worked from home well before the current situation appeared clearly as a pandemic Each member has a landline and one or more mobile lines, when possible in different infrastructures, to maximize likelihood to stay connected to the Internet 24/7 AirVPN system is more efficiently automated and basic functioning requires no manual interventions, even for several months (if kernel upgrades hadn't been necessary, we would have had servers uptime of 4 years or more) AirVPN inner staff members have now overlapping competences. Therefore if a key member, including a founder, is forced to stop working, the other ones can carry out his/her functions Emergency funds already secured in the past in different facilities as well as banks remain unaltered and ensure AirVPN financial health for a very long time even in very harsh scenarios. However, we would like to assure you that they are not needed at all currently, quite the contrary. In the last 10 days we have experienced a substantial increase in the growth of our customer base We have been informed by our most important partners and providers of housing and hosting in Europe, America and Asia they they are, and expect to, remain fully operational
    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    Staff got a reaction from LZ1 in Network Lock eats my bandwith   ...
    @65tiklak

    Hello and welcome aboard!

    Eddie's Network Lock enforces something like 1000 iptables rules and 1000 ip6tables rules, so in theory it might actually slow down a Raspberry. However the screenshots you report show no performance difference between Network Lock on and off, so your conclusions are incorrect according to your very own experimental data set.

    In the first example of yours, you even have slightly higher performance with Network Lock on.

    By the way it's not a big deal because the "problem" (if it was a problem) has been completely resolved by Hummingbird, which enforces only few rules, only the strictly necessary ones. It's like 30 rules, and there's no way that 30 iptables rules can measurably slow down Linux throughput in Raspberry.

    Your comparison with NordVPN is also not very relevant if you don't specify the cipher and the VPN protocol you have used. We allow, like NordVPN, weaker ciphers, but by default our servers propose the strongest available cipher, so you need to explicitly force the weaker cipher. Additionally we do not support insecure protocols like PPTP, which NordVPN still supports as far as we know.

    On top of that Hummingbird lets you connect with CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher which will give a non AES-NI supporting system (like a Raspberry) a performance boost. Hummingbird is available both for Raspbian 32 and Ubuntu 19 for ARM 64 bit (and should be also compatible with any other ARM 64 bit Linux distribution). Hummingbird also calls OpenVPN3-AirVPN library, which is remarkably faster than OpenVPN 2 binary. Test it and let us know.

    Any Network Lock not enforced via firewall rules is garbage. Do not trust such kill switches because they will not prevent leaks when a process binds to the physical network interface and when the "switch killer" process halts unexpectedly.

    Please see here to download and install Hummingbird:
    https://airvpn.org/hummingbird/readme/

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff got a reaction from arteryshelby in Canada Servers are overloaded   ...
    @arteryshelby

    Thank you, we will keep your suggestion in serious consideration.

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff got a reaction from blaHbluBB in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Hello!

    We would like to inform you that we have made every effort to ensure AirVPN full and efficient operation during the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.
     
    In order to reduce hazard and safeguard health, AirVPN staff and personnel work exclusively from home and worked from home well before the current situation appeared clearly as a pandemic Each member has a landline and one or more mobile lines, when possible in different infrastructures, to maximize likelihood to stay connected to the Internet 24/7 AirVPN system is more efficiently automated and basic functioning requires no manual interventions, even for several months (if kernel upgrades hadn't been necessary, we would have had servers uptime of 4 years or more) AirVPN inner staff members have now overlapping competences. Therefore if a key member, including a founder, is forced to stop working, the other ones can carry out his/her functions Emergency funds already secured in the past in different facilities as well as banks remain unaltered and ensure AirVPN financial health for a very long time even in very harsh scenarios. However, we would like to assure you that they are not needed at all currently, quite the contrary. In the last 10 days we have experienced a substantial increase in the growth of our customer base We have been informed by our most important partners and providers of housing and hosting in Europe, America and Asia they they are, and expect to, remain fully operational
    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    Staff got a reaction from blaHbluBB in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Hello!

    We would like to inform you that we have made every effort to ensure AirVPN full and efficient operation during the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.
     
    In order to reduce hazard and safeguard health, AirVPN staff and personnel work exclusively from home and worked from home well before the current situation appeared clearly as a pandemic Each member has a landline and one or more mobile lines, when possible in different infrastructures, to maximize likelihood to stay connected to the Internet 24/7 AirVPN system is more efficiently automated and basic functioning requires no manual interventions, even for several months (if kernel upgrades hadn't been necessary, we would have had servers uptime of 4 years or more) AirVPN inner staff members have now overlapping competences. Therefore if a key member, including a founder, is forced to stop working, the other ones can carry out his/her functions Emergency funds already secured in the past in different facilities as well as banks remain unaltered and ensure AirVPN financial health for a very long time even in very harsh scenarios. However, we would like to assure you that they are not needed at all currently, quite the contrary. In the last 10 days we have experienced a substantial increase in the growth of our customer base We have been informed by our most important partners and providers of housing and hosting in Europe, America and Asia they they are, and expect to, remain fully operational
    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    Staff got a reaction from blaHbluBB in SARS-CoV-2: precautionary measures taken by AirVPN   ...
    Hello!

    We would like to inform you that we have made every effort to ensure AirVPN full and efficient operation during the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.
     
    In order to reduce hazard and safeguard health, AirVPN staff and personnel work exclusively from home and worked from home well before the current situation appeared clearly as a pandemic Each member has a landline and one or more mobile lines, when possible in different infrastructures, to maximize likelihood to stay connected to the Internet 24/7 AirVPN system is more efficiently automated and basic functioning requires no manual interventions, even for several months (if kernel upgrades hadn't been necessary, we would have had servers uptime of 4 years or more) AirVPN inner staff members have now overlapping competences. Therefore if a key member, including a founder, is forced to stop working, the other ones can carry out his/her functions Emergency funds already secured in the past in different facilities as well as banks remain unaltered and ensure AirVPN financial health for a very long time even in very harsh scenarios. However, we would like to assure you that they are not needed at all currently, quite the contrary. In the last 10 days we have experienced a substantial increase in the growth of our customer base We have been informed by our most important partners and providers of housing and hosting in Europe, America and Asia they they are, and expect to, remain fully operational
    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff

     
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    Staff reacted to BlueBanana in Canada Servers are overloaded   ...
    Oh yes, i also noticed that sudden surge of bandwidth usage in the last couple of days, hitting almost 100000 MBit/s! Well, that speaks for the quality of your service of course, when there is such a high demand!

    Thanks for your reply and the clarification. I am already looking forward to some new servers in the future! 🙃😁

    Regards

    BB
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    Staff got a reaction from BlueBanana in Canada Servers are overloaded   ...
    @BlueBanana

    Hello!

    Check the stats about used bandwidth on the total infrastructure day by day:




    As you can see, the used peak bandwidth has increased remarkably in the last days, up to 80200 Mbit/s. On the whole infrastructure, it is still slightly more than just 1/3 of the total available bandwidth (236900 Mbit/s). We will closely monitor, on top of that, used bandwidth country by country, of course.

    About the countries you mention, even the last peak usage does not exceed 60% of total available bandwidth in each of those countries. We are still well within the range of the quality of service ensured by the terms of service and actually most available bandwidth has not ever been used.

    That said, we will not hesitate to add servers when it is really necessary, of course. We are monitoring closely, as usual, peak demands country by country.

    Kind regards
     
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