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#21 Reso

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:08 AM

I notice that using Chromecast doesn’t work while connected with this app. It does however work using the Open VPN Connect app and AirVPN config files. Any way of getting Eddie Android to do the same?

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:51 AM

I notice that using Chromecast doesn’t work while connected with this app. It does however work using the Open VPN Connect app and AirVPN config files. Any way of getting Eddie Android to do the same?

 

Hello!

 

LAN access while Eddie is connected is not possible, we're sorry. We have planned LAN access for a near future Eddie release.

 

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#23 ableounceony

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:54 PM

I assume the option to run Eddie for Android with another provider or ovpn file isn't yet present:

 

https://airvpn.org/topic/19909-eddie-with-other-providers-or-custom-openvpn-configuration-files/

 

Still no reply to the above.

 

Also, on another topic, I'm having trouble figuring out the actual status of Eddie.  I awoke this morning to two Eddie notifications on my Pixel 3 XL.  The first (many hours earlier) said "A VPN error has occurred.  VPN has been locked...."  The recent notification (about half an hour ago) said "Connected to server AirVPN Aquila..." (my normal server).  Opening Eddie showed me a big blue circle (indicating connected).  The Network Status line below it said "Connected to WiFi."  But, the VPN Status line said "Locked."  I tried browsing and could not.  So, on one hand I'm not leaking anything across open lines since the Network Lock is engaged.  But, Eddie is giving me mixed signals as to what its actual status is.  If it decides something bad happened and disconnects, the only notification that should show is one that says Disconnected.  There shouldn't be another one saying it made another connection if it did not.  And, second, if the VPN is disconnected (regardless of what the WiFi status is), that big blue button should become a big red button.



#24 ableounceony

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:04 PM

Also, there needs to be a way to change the verbosity of the log.  In checking up on the above issue, I tried looking through the log.  There are dozens and dozens and dozens (if not hundreds) of pages of entries that are nothing but normal status updates.  Some kind of 1-5 slider would be nice so we can minimize the displayed entries so we can find where the problems were and then slowly increase the verbosity to get more information.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:09 PM

When I try to download an app update in the Google Play Store with Eddie on, the download fails to start.  It just sits there saying "Download Pending."  Now, personally, I think this is Google's problem starting with Android 8.1:

 

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/72484586

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/68657525

 

and not the specific VPN apps' problem.  But Google denies it.  The following is the text they posted when saying they weren't going to fix the issue:

 

"When a VPN is up the OS has no way to guarantee that network traffic will go on wifi. The VPN app could decide to send and receive traffic on any available interface, including cell data. Recent changes to the VPN code have made it so that if the VPN calls setUnderlyingNetworks, the networking APIs will reflect some of the properties of the underlying networks (e.g., whether they are metered or not) into the VPN's networkcapabilities. But it's up to the podcast app to use the required APIs, such as isActiveNetworkMetered."

 

I had this same problem with OpenVPN for Android (which is why I'm trying Eddie for Android):

 

https://github.com/schwabe/ics-openvpn/issues/851

 

  But, I just thought I'd post here to see if you can track down the problem.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:09 AM

When I try to download an app update in the Google Play Store with Eddie on, the download fails to start.  It just sits there saying "Download Pending."  Now, personally, I think this is Google's problem starting with Android 8.1:

 

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/72484586

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/68657525

 

and not the specific VPN apps' problem.  But Google denies it.  The following is the text they posted when saying they weren't going to fix the issue:

 

"When a VPN is up the OS has no way to guarantee that network traffic will go on wifi. The VPN app could decide to send and receive traffic on any available interface, including cell data. Recent changes to the VPN code have made it so that if the VPN calls setUnderlyingNetworks, the networking APIs will reflect some of the properties of the underlying networks (e.g., whether they are metered or not) into the VPN's networkcapabilities. But it's up to the podcast app to use the required APIs, such as isActiveNetworkMetered."

 

I had this same problem with OpenVPN for Android (which is why I'm trying Eddie for Android):

 

https://github.com/schwabe/ics-openvpn/issues/851

 

  But, I just thought I'd post here to see if you can track down the problem.

 

I've been using OpenVPN For Android for a few  years without any issues on all sorts of devices since the S4, the latest being a TAB 6 and S8+ both using Oreo. I can't see how  it is an Android or Google problem?

 

Edited: I did it again :sorry: I wrote 'an Air or Google problem' originally :rolleyes:. Never mind  :good: 



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:39 AM

I assume the option to run Eddie for Android with another provider or ovpn file isn't yet present:
 
https://airvpn.org/topic/19909-eddie-with-other-providers-or-custom-openvpn-configuration-files/

 
Still no reply to the above.

 

Hello!
 
This thread is reserved to Eddie Android edition. Eddie Android edition accepts ovpn profiles (of any VPN provider, of course) since its birth. An Eddie Android edition without this option has NEVER existed.
 
Kind regards



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:43 AM

It would have been nice to hear this when I asked a similar question in the previous versions  topic.

This aspect of no LAN access should surely be pointed out somewhere prominently, unless I am missing something somewhere of course.

 

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Hello!

 

Already answered, please read https://airvpn.org/topic/30935-eddie-android-edition-201-released/page-2#entry80787

 

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#29 ableounceony

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:44 PM

 

I assume the option to run Eddie for Android with another provider or ovpn file isn't yet present:
 
https://airvpn.org/topic/19909-eddie-with-other-providers-or-custom-openvpn-configuration-files/

 
Still no reply to the above.

 

Hello!
 
This thread is reserved to Eddie Android edition. Eddie Android edition accepts ovpn profiles (of any VPN provider, of course) since its birth. An Eddie Android edition without this option has NEVER existed.
 
Kind regards

 

Where is the option in Eddie for Android?  I don't see anything like the "Preferences -> Advanced -> Multi-provider support" option noted in the link I provided.

 

EDIT:  Never mind.  It's in a totally different place.  On the main screen, it's the 3rd option ("OpenVPN Profile") in the menu bar across the top.  Sorry.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:18 PM

I notice that using Chromecast doesn’t work while connected with this app. It does however work using the Open VPN Connect app and AirVPN config files. Any way of getting Eddie Android to do the same?

 

Hello!

 

LAN access while Eddie is connected is not possible, we're sorry. We have planned LAN access for a near future Eddie release.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Hi staff,

 

I'm looking forward to seeing this feature - LAN access - implemented in Android Eddie. This is a major issue imho. I was happy to see the many enhancements in the app with V2, I really like it, and it seems less hungry on power. But please, have a look at LAN access or "home network" while running the app. Thank you.

 

Regards,

 

ZS



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:12 AM

Just discovered this and installed it on my OnePlus 3 as well as my Fire HD10 via google play. Only had a quick test so far but looks like they both work great!

 

Any chance of an IOS version? I have my wife set up with OpenVPN connect with a couple of profiles at the moment, but your app is so much better.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

Just discovered this and installed it on my OnePlus 3 as well as my Fire HD10 via google play. Only had a quick test so far but looks like they both work great!

 

Any chance of an IOS version? I have my wife set up with OpenVPN connect with a couple of profiles at the moment, but your app is so much better.

 

 

Hello and thank you very much for your great feedback!

 

We're sorry, we do not provide our own software for iOS devices.

Since we release only free and open source software, it is not possible for us to deliver an application for iOS. Apple will not approve any FOSS application because free and open source software is not compliant to Apple policy and philosophy.

 

Our software is usually released under GPL, a license which grants the right to copy and re-distribute software, a right which is s founding pillar of free and open source software as well as users' freedom in IT in general.

 

However, Apple forbids their iOS app store customers to copy and re-distribute software.

 

Furthermore, any software licensed under incompatible terms with Apple store policy is rejected. Limiting users' freedom has been an Apple fundamental choice since a couple of decades ago (and the market has greatly rewarded such a choice) while our mission and vision are definitely incompatible with personal freedom restrictions. Therefore, we don't see an easy solution in the near future, we're terribly sorry.

 

For a more thorough review of this "situation", please see here:
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/more-about-the-app-store-gpl-enforcement

 

We are confident that you, your wife, and in general any user who appreciates both iOS and AirVPN, understand that the current lack of choice in this case is caused by Apple, not by us.

 

Kind regards
 



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:53 AM

We are confident that you, your wife, and in general any user who appreciates both iOS and AirVPN, understand that the current lack of choice in this case is caused by Apple, not by us.

 

Please forgive a possibly dumb statement, but you do provide a macOS Client on this site. I run it on my Macbook and am perfectly happy with it. Surely there must be a way to upload an iOS client from this site without having to use the iOS app store.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:06 PM

Please forgive a possibly dumb statement, but you do provide a macOS Client on this site. I run it on my Macbook and am perfectly happy with it. Surely there must be a way to upload an iOS client from this site without having to use the iOS app store.

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Hello!

 

Yes, a viable option is delivering an application outside the Apple app store. However it will be usable only and exclusively on jailbroken devices. Situation under Mac is (at least currently) different because with macOS or OS X you have more extensive and fine grain control of your computer, and you can have administrator privileges as well.

 

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 05:22 PM

Hi,

 

Application Version: 2.0.1

 

Could someone please try to change the port or protocol settings within the Android Eddie Client as I seem to change the settings then when trying to connect and it just connects using Port 443 and UDP.

 

This seems to be a bug for me and I would like to confirm it with someone else.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 05:47 PM

Hi,

 

Application Version: 2.0.1

 

Could someone please try to change the port or protocol settings within the Android Eddie Client as I seem to change the settings then when trying to connect and it just connects using Port 443 and UDP.

 

This seems to be a bug for me and I would like to confirm it with someone else.

 

Thanks.

 

Hello!

 

Unless you connect through imported ovpn files, please make sure you set "Quick connection mode" to "Use custom settings" in the "Settings" view in order to tell Eddie to use exclusively the protocol, port and TLS mode you selected, even when you pick "Quick connect" or a specific server from the list.

 

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:26 PM

Hi,

 

Application Version: 2.0.1

 

Could someone please try to change the port or protocol settings within the Android Eddie Client as I seem to change the settings then when trying to connect and it just connects using Port 443 and UDP.

 

This seems to be a bug for me and I would like to confirm it with someone else.

 

Thanks.

 

Hello!

 

Unless you connect through imported ovpn files, please make sure you set "Quick connection mode" to "Use custom settings" in the "Settings" view in order to tell Eddie to use exclusively the protocol, port and TLS mode you selected, even when you pick "Quick connect" or a specific server from the list.

 

Kind regards

Thanks for the quick response, I was not aware that option was needed.

 

It is working now, I would like to make a suggestion to make the option more obvious as it was not the most intuitive user process.

 

Thanks Again.



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:16 PM

I'm still running into my internet tripping the VPN lock, which is really annoying and forcing me to use OpenVPN for Android because VPN locking always trips overnight. There should be an option to disable it, or at least have it try to reconnect more often.

 

Also there should be a way to save the default connection profile. I have three and the one on mobile is not the default one, so I have to keep reselecting it.



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:12 PM

I'm still running into my internet tripping the VPN lock, which is really annoying and forcing me to use OpenVPN for Android because VPN locking always trips overnight. There should be an option to disable it, or at least have it try to reconnect more often.

 

Hello!

 

We are considering to implement an opt-out for the lock in version 2.1, which is currently under internal testing. However, when you disable the lock, you WILL have sooner or later traffic leaks outside the VPN tunnel, just like you have them with OpenVPN for Android. We will provide in-app clear warnings, if we decide to insert such an unsafe option. You are explicitly asking for a feature which will crumble your anonymity layer in various circumstances, so use it at your own risk.

 

When OpenVPN enters an unrecoverable error state and quits (for example when communications with the VPN server are lost) OpenVPN for Android will just try to re-connect as soon as possible, causing traffic leaks. On the contrary, Eddie will enter a network "lock state" which blocks any communication indefinitely. In this way you can first shut down applications whose traffic must not leak outside the VPN tunnel, and only then remove the lock and re-connect the device to the VPN.

 

Also there should be a way to save the default connection profile. I have three and the one on mobile is not the default one, so I have to keep reselecting it.

 

Yes, we're glad to inform you that this is also planned for version 2.1.

 

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:18 AM

Hello,

 

I have installed on my Sony Bravia Anroid TV. I can connect to servers without any problem but when I turn off the TV and turn on again, black screen stays around 1 minute and system restarts itself! So, should I change some settings? I like to have my VPN automatically reconnects to last server every time when I turn off and on the TV. Is it possible?

 

Thanks!






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