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Best Answer giganerd, 01 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

Temporarily move the openvpn binary from the Eddie directory. On Linux, create a symlink to either /sbin/openvpn or /usr/sbin/openvpn. Find that one out by running

which openvpn

in a terminal.

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#1 harbingerzjc

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

I was reading the locked thread about AirVPN updating their server-side in response to the article about security vulnerabilities in OpenVPN, and was wondering how a user of, say Windows, or a user with OpenVPN on their mobile device would go about updating in a way that would maintain the settings they're currently using for AirVPN?

 

The aforementioned thread does include a way to update in Linux, but doesn't say anything about other OS systems.
 
 



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

OpenVPN 2.4.3 is ready to be downloaded from OpenVPN's community downloads page. It's been made available on the day of Staff's post. :)

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#3 harbingerzjc

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:38 PM

OK, then do I delete the version of OpenVPN that's located in the AirVPN folder on my computer, then? Because the one I downloaded from the OpenVPN site doesn't install it there and I don't want there to be issues down the line. Also, do you happen to know how to update the client side for the Android OpenVPN app?



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:42 PM

No, in Eddie's preferences you specify the path to the other openvpn binary.
On Android you are completely dependent on the app's developers. Mr. Schwabe updates his OpenVPN for Android app regularly, can't say anything about the other clients, though.

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using spoilers for your logs is the proper way to heaven.
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#5 harbingerzjc

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:28 AM

I changed the path but it still uses the AirVPN's 2.3.8 version.

 

After searching further, I've found that this bug (change path, but it wont change to the new version of openvpn) had been first reported back in 2015. What specific fix do you suggest?



#6 giganerd

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:32 AM   Best Answer

Temporarily move the openvpn binary from the Eddie directory. On Linux, create a symlink to either /sbin/openvpn or /usr/sbin/openvpn. Find that one out by running

which openvpn

in a terminal.

Sent via Tapatalk. Means, I don't have a computer available now.

Always remember:
There's a guide to AirVPN,

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here,
running TOR exits is discouraged,

using spoilers for your logs is the proper way to heaven.
Same issues are rare! Search for solutions and if not successful open your own threads.

~ Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. ~

 


#7 harbingerzjc

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:45 AM

OK, that worked.
As for the android app, I can't seem to find where in the app I can choose to run an update. Is the only way to uninstall and then download it again from the app store?

 

EDIT: I am using the Schwabe app, btw



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:48 AM

Okay, you edited the post :D

Have a look at http://plai.de/android, see if you can get the newest version there.

Edit: it's 0.6.73, made available a few days after 2.4.3

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#9 harbingerzjc

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:51 AM

"OpenVPN for Android 0.6.65"







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