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In Topic: Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta 1 released

Yesterday, 09:45 AM

Hi Team,.


Some Q,s / remarks.

  • Why a masterkey to connect?




It is a very essential security feature which protects all of your AirVPN data (username, password, certificates, keys...).


  • Some kind of timer to see how long I’m connected on startpage.



Eddie makes every effort to save battery and what you suggest is somehow problematic because it may decrease battery life. Currently Eddie is the only OpenVPN based application which ensures a longer than "OpenVPN for Android" and "openvpn-connect" battery life, therefore we are hesitant to add any non-strictly essential feature which would potentially drain more energy per time unit.



  • Why not use the same button for quick connect and disconnect. With kind of warning for disconnect.
  • Button “quick connect “color is a bit dull, as in colorless. Red and green will be more understandable.
  • Possibility to keep log files and delete when needed after connections or disconnections are made.
  • Version number at startpage?

my 2 cents.


Thank you very much! Your suggestions will be kept in due consideration.


Kind regards

In Topic: Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta 1 released

Yesterday, 09:36 AM

I don't experience that with any of my other devices

In the other devices do you run Eddie as well?

or with OpenVPN for Android.

In OpenVPN for Android do you run OpenVPN 2.5 or OpenVPN 3 library as engine?

I'm on WiFi and the servers I have selected all do this, and these are pretty close to where I live.

Can you name such servers to let us test (in private, if you don't want to report here)?

This only happens when the screen is turned off.

Is the "persistent notification" option enabled? If it's disabled Android can suddenly stop the VPN connection in various circumstances.
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In Topic: Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta 1 released

16 November 2018 - 07:55 PM

Looking at the log, I keep getting "OpenVPN3 KEEPALIVE_TIMEOUT: Eddie Library Session invalidated: KEEPALIVE_TIMEOUT"





it is a real disconnection. Eddie should enter the lock state and the device should have no traffic. Operator's manual intervention is required, thus option to stop in good time any program whose traffic must not be leaked is available. Do you experience something different?


KEEPALIVE_TIMEOUT is triggered (with AirVPN and most of other OpenVPN based services) when no reply to any in-tunnel ping is received for 60 seconds. An in-tunnel ping is sent every 10 seconds.


If you experience frequent timeouts of the above kind, try to get a stronger mobile signal and test different servers in various locations.


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In Topic: Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta 1 released

16 November 2018 - 11:19 AM

Also, Android has a built in VPN killswitch with the always on vpn and block connections not using vpn option. All VPN locking does for me is disconnect me from the internet if I'm not hovering over my phone.




If you blindly trust the feature you mention, in the "Settings" you can tell Eddie to not pause VPN while screen is off (battery will have a shorter life), disable the persistent notification and disable the persistent tun interface.


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In Topic: Android - How do I run Eddie on Android?

15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM



Eddie (both 1.0 and 2.0) feature a best effort leak prevention. Eddie will also notify you with any relevant event pertaining to the VPN or the network. Once connected to the VPN, therefore, you will know whether the connection is alive or not.


If you test version 2.0 beta please send us your feedback at your convenience.


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