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    Staff reacted to kvlada in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Congrats and here's to a 10 more!
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    Staff got a reaction from colorman in Linux: AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 beta available   ...
    @colorman

    Hello!

    We have discovered some other bugs (while we fixed the ones you reported) which caused network recovery failure. A new version is coming, probably on Monday.

    Kind regards


     
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    Staff got a reaction from OpenSourcerer in IPv6 & AirVPN (on Linux): Please reconsider your approach   ...
    @OpenSourcerer

    Hello!

    It must be seen how nm-ovpn handles DNS push. Historically, it has always been able to properly accept DNS push and then restore previous settings at the end of the connection. However, a double-check in those systems which run systemd-resolved configured in on-link mode and /etc/resolv.conf bypass (example: Fedora 33 by default settings) would be safer, you never know.

    In other systems where the global DNS is preserved and nameservers are "decided" by /etc/resolv.conf it appears that nm-ovpn properly handles DNS push, no DNS leaks are possible.

    A more general approach when you don't know which configuration you might encounter is (on top of usual network lock rules) blocking, via firewall, packets (both TCP and UDP) to port 53 of the router address, to prevent that local queries can be forwarded by the router in clear text to some other nameserver, potentially the ISP DNS server (it would not be a DNS leak, because the system does what you tell it to do, but the outcome is anyway a query out of the tunnel).

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff reacted to IG-11 in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Happy Birthday, guys! 🎂🎉
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    Staff reacted to JasonBourne in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Happy birthday AirVPN. Everyone at AirVPN Staff, big thumbs up for your stellar achievement! Best VPN there is 💯
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    Staff reacted to Hayden_ in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    My plan expires in 18 days, but I just extended it by 3 years. Thank you AirVPN!
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    Staff got a reaction from djmj0 in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Hello!

    Today we're starting AirVPN eleventh birthday celebrations offering special discounts on longer term plans.

    It seems like it was only yesterday that we celebrated the 10th milestone birthday, and here we are, one year later already.
     
    From a two servers service located in a single country providing a handful of Mbit/s, the baby has grown up to a wide infrastructure in 22 countries in four continents, providing now 240,000+ Mbit/s to tens of thousands of people around the world.

    We still define it as a "baby", but AirVPN is now the oldest VPN in the market which never changed ownership, and it's one of the last that still puts ethics well over profit, a philosophy which has been rewarded by customers and users.

    2020 (and 2021 so far) have been harsh years for the mankind but we have no rights to complain too much because AirVPN was only marginally touched by those terrible repercussions which affected many other business sectors in general.

    In spite of that, we could not maintain our promise to deliver native software for FreeBSD and we apologize for the failure. However, releasing software for FreeBSD, specifically AirVPN Suite, remains one of our goals, so stay tuned.

    On the other hand, Eddie desktop edition, AirVPN Suite for Linux, Hummingbird for Linux and macOS, and OpenVPN 3 AirVPN library were updated substantially and swiftly.  Moreover, Eddie Android edition development has been recently re-opened to provide a new version updated to new requirements and specifications of Android 11 during 2021. Hummingbird was natively released for M1 based Apple Mac systems too, allowing a dramatic performance boost (up to +100% in >100 Mbit/s lines).

    Behind the scenes, infrastructure had some paramount improvements.

    The whole network in the Netherlands has been enlarged with additional redundancy and several servers around the world have had hardware upgrades. In Sweden and Switzerland we started operating servers connected to exclusive 10 Gbit/s lines and ports, and we optimized the environment to obtain more bandwidth from the OpenVPN processes. We managed to beat the previous 1.7 Gbit/s barrier. The performance on the customer side has improved and reached new peaks of excellence, as you can see here: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/48234-speedtest-comparison/?do=findComment&comment=130191

    Furthermore, the infrastructure has become fully Wireguard capable and throughout 2021 we will start offering Wireguard connections, in addition to OpenVPN ones, in an hardened environment which mitigates the numerous privacy problems posed by Wireguard.

    Last but not least we re-started operations in a fourth continent, Oceania, with a new server in New Zealand.

    All AirVPN applications and libraries are free and open source software released under GPLv3.

    It's worth quoting literally what we wrote last year for AirVPN birthday:
     

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff
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    Staff got a reaction from cheapsheep in VPN IP addresses: trying to preserve them o not?   ...
    Hello!

    Well, of course Wireguard is catastrophic in this sense, because it is very poor in options, but luckily it's not the same thing with OpenVPN, because in Wireguard by default you have

    1) a permanent bijection between private IP address and client KEY (we will delete the link periodically when we offer Wireguard and re-create it when a connection is required), because Wireguard does not support any other method to dynamically handle clients (this feature might be implemented in the future) This dangerous pre-prepared static link does not exist at all in OpenVPN.

    2) your real IP address is permanently stored by Wireguard even after you turn off your software or machine, because Wireguard is extremely limited and does not have any explicit-exit-notify or ping-timeout option (we will therefore force deletion and disconnections after some time there is no communications by the clients, even though this will cause some unexpected disconnections). OpenVPN does not need to do so because it realizes when one of the peers is no more there, even in UDP of course, so the real IP address for the socket etc. is immediately lost at disconnection.

    3) Wireguard requires that the mentioned data is stored in files (we will keep them in RAM as usual, to mitigate the problem)

    But yes, we will re-consider the whole matter, just in case. Additional re-checks in security fields are always good

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff got a reaction from djmj0 in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Hello!

    Today we're starting AirVPN eleventh birthday celebrations offering special discounts on longer term plans.

    It seems like it was only yesterday that we celebrated the 10th milestone birthday, and here we are, one year later already.
     
    From a two servers service located in a single country providing a handful of Mbit/s, the baby has grown up to a wide infrastructure in 22 countries in four continents, providing now 240,000+ Mbit/s to tens of thousands of people around the world.

    We still define it as a "baby", but AirVPN is now the oldest VPN in the market which never changed ownership, and it's one of the last that still puts ethics well over profit, a philosophy which has been rewarded by customers and users.

    2020 (and 2021 so far) have been harsh years for the mankind but we have no rights to complain too much because AirVPN was only marginally touched by those terrible repercussions which affected many other business sectors in general.

    In spite of that, we could not maintain our promise to deliver native software for FreeBSD and we apologize for the failure. However, releasing software for FreeBSD, specifically AirVPN Suite, remains one of our goals, so stay tuned.

    On the other hand, Eddie desktop edition, AirVPN Suite for Linux, Hummingbird for Linux and macOS, and OpenVPN 3 AirVPN library were updated substantially and swiftly.  Moreover, Eddie Android edition development has been recently re-opened to provide a new version updated to new requirements and specifications of Android 11 during 2021. Hummingbird was natively released for M1 based Apple Mac systems too, allowing a dramatic performance boost (up to +100% in >100 Mbit/s lines).

    Behind the scenes, infrastructure had some paramount improvements.

    The whole network in the Netherlands has been enlarged with additional redundancy and several servers around the world have had hardware upgrades. In Sweden and Switzerland we started operating servers connected to exclusive 10 Gbit/s lines and ports, and we optimized the environment to obtain more bandwidth from the OpenVPN processes. We managed to beat the previous 1.7 Gbit/s barrier. The performance on the customer side has improved and reached new peaks of excellence, as you can see here: https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/48234-speedtest-comparison/?do=findComment&comment=130191

    Furthermore, the infrastructure has become fully Wireguard capable and throughout 2021 we will start offering Wireguard connections, in addition to OpenVPN ones, in an hardened environment which mitigates the numerous privacy problems posed by Wireguard.

    Last but not least we re-started operations in a fourth continent, Oceania, with a new server in New Zealand.

    All AirVPN applications and libraries are free and open source software released under GPLv3.

    It's worth quoting literally what we wrote last year for AirVPN birthday:
     

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff
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    Staff got a reaction from cheapsheep in VPN IP addresses: trying to preserve them o not?   ...
    Hello!

    Well, of course Wireguard is catastrophic in this sense, because it is very poor in options, but luckily it's not the same thing with OpenVPN, because in Wireguard by default you have

    1) a permanent bijection between private IP address and client KEY (we will delete the link periodically when we offer Wireguard and re-create it when a connection is required), because Wireguard does not support any other method to dynamically handle clients (this feature might be implemented in the future) This dangerous pre-prepared static link does not exist at all in OpenVPN.

    2) your real IP address is permanently stored by Wireguard even after you turn off your software or machine, because Wireguard is extremely limited and does not have any explicit-exit-notify or ping-timeout option (we will therefore force deletion and disconnections after some time there is no communications by the clients, even though this will cause some unexpected disconnections). OpenVPN does not need to do so because it realizes when one of the peers is no more there, even in UDP of course, so the real IP address for the socket etc. is immediately lost at disconnection.

    3) Wireguard requires that the mentioned data is stored in files (we will keep them in RAM as usual, to mitigate the problem)

    But yes, we will re-consider the whole matter, just in case. Additional re-checks in security fields are always good

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff reacted to cambell in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    I am good, no need to buy. Happy b day.Your subscription will expire
    in 4182 days (ma. 8 nov. 2032 11:58
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    Staff reacted to LopisxD in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    How long is it available? I get my payment on the first and I really want to buy it next week! Thanks in regards
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    Staff reacted to blueport26 in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Happy Birthday!
    I'm a happy customer. The speeds are great for me on most servers (thanks to multiple datacenters to chose from ex. Leaseweb, M247 in Germany).
    One thing I would like to see is some visual polish in the Windows (Eddie) app. It's nothing very important in a security software but some UI refresh would be great.
    Keep the wind (air, pun intended) in your sails and GL in the next year.
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    Staff reacted to madrat in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Great job. Been very happy with the service and support over the years. Keep up the good work!!
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    Staff reacted to Flx in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Happy B-day!
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    Staff reacted to colorman in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Congratulations, keep it up, open source is doing it. Support is great.
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    Staff reacted to knighthawk in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Happy Birthday!

    Thanks for the offer, picked up a 3 year extension.
     
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    Staff reacted to kiwi in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Hello staff,
    thanks for your perfect work over all those years and all the best for the future!
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    Staff reacted to 2Cents in AirVPN 11th birthday celebrations   ...
    Happy Birthday AirVPN 🎂🙌🎉

    Been with you from almost the beginning and I'm sticking with you till the end 🤗

    We Love You ❤️
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    Staff got a reaction from 183aTr78f9o in Linux: AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 beta available   ...
    @183aTr78f9o
     
    Hello!

    Quite right. The feature will be available in the 1.1.0 stable release.

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff got a reaction from 183aTr78f9o in Linux: AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 beta available   ...
    @183aTr78f9o
     
    Hello!

    Quite right. The feature will be available in the 1.1.0 stable release.

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff got a reaction from colorman in Linux: AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 beta available   ...
    @colorman

    Hello!

    We finally managed to understand how to reproduce the issue. We are working on it. In the meantime you should be able to circumvent the problem in any of the following ways. Please check if you have time. specify your network lock favorite method via networklock or networklockpersist directive in file /etc/airvpn/bluetit.rc - then you don't need to specify it on goldcrest command line. You can edit, with root privileges, /etc/airvpn/bluetit.rc with any text editor (example sudo nano /etc/airvpn/bluetit.rc). Enter anywhere the line networklock on, or even networklockpersist on then save the file alternatively, connect without a profile, for example goldcrest --network-lock on --air-connect -air country <your favorite country> (you may enter your AirVPN credentials on the terminal when Goldcrest asks for them, or set them in Goldcrest configuration file)
    Kind regards
     
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    Staff reacted to OpenSourcerer in Stuck on Waiting for latency tests (143 to go)   ...
    Noteworthy, partly as a replacement.
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    Staff got a reaction from spinmaster in Apple Silicon version?   ...
    @c69c7kfrv48fuJ8Re44C

    Hello!

    Exactly. Maybe it's worth pointing out even in this thread that we released highly optimized Hummingbird for Apple M1 machines. If you have more than 100 Mbit/s available, you should see around 100% performance boost when compared against OpenVPN.

    In the download page:
    https://airvpn.org/macos/hummingbird/

    you can clearly identify the Intel and the M1 version.

    Kind regards
     
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    Staff got a reaction from colorman in Linux: AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 beta available   ...
    Hello!

    We're glad to inform you that AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 RC 4 is now available. Download URLs have been updated accordingly in this thread first message. Please check the changelog for a full list of important changes, which in this last time frame between RC3 and RC4 have been particularly numerous.

    The latest problems found by our internal and public testers have been reproduced and addressed. Thank you all, you brought to light various, elusive bugs which slipped unnoticed through all the previous testing phases.

    AirVPN Suite 1.1.0 RC 4 includes new OpenVPN AirVPN library 3.7 fixing a couple of issues coming from the main branch causing the library to crash under the conditions found by our community testers and reported in this thread: thank you all! Another issue in the library was the confusion between "proto tcp-client" and "proto tcp" in OpeNVPN 3 main branch, which caused a critical problem as reported in this thread by testers.

    OpenVPN AirVPN 3.7 is now 103 commits ahead of the main branch, featuring several, new important features and very many bug fixes.
    https://github.com/AirVPN/openvpn3-airvpn

    Please keep testing RC 4!

    Kind regards
    AirVPN Staff
     
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