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#75845 Eddie Android edition

Posted by Staff on 18 July 2018 - 07:26 PM

Bug Report:

Samsung Galaxy S9+, Android Oreo 8.0.0, Eddie version 1.0 RC 1 (latest)

The persistent notification from the Eddie app whenever the VPN is connected is no longer there after updating to RC1, meaning that the app can not properly run in the background and will automatically close after 10 or 20 minutes, closing the VPN connection. I did not have this problem in previous versions




Confirmed and reproduced in RC1 and Oreo. We are currently testing internally a fixed version. If everything goes well you will see RC2 quite soon.


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#75827 Eddie Android edition

Posted by Staff on 18 July 2018 - 08:20 AM

Bug Report:

Samsung Galaxy S9+, Android Oreo 8.0.0, Eddie version 1.0 RC 1 (latest)

The persistent notification from the Eddie app whenever the VPN is connected is no longer there after updating to RC1, meaning that the app can not properly run in the background and will automatically close after 10 or 20 minutes, closing the VPN connection. I did not have this problem in previous versions


Hello and thank you for your report!


Can you please make sure that the option "Show notification" is ON? If it's turned off, Android can put the application to sleep according to its own resources management, causing VPN disconnection (Eddie displays a warning about that anyway). Please feel free to keep us posted.


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#75804 Anonymity concerns due to portforwarding

Posted by Staff on 17 July 2018 - 05:00 PM



It surely can lower you anonymity layer and even for other, somehow more serious reasons. That's why we don't log the port history and you can delete a forwarded port anytime. Also, it is very important that you keep Network Lock enabled when you remotely forward port. Really important.


Not that someone needs to worry about copyright trolls and similar bums, but if you need to listen to a port for some very sensitive activity in some hostile to human rights environment, keeping Network Lock enabled and deleting the port soon after the usage may help you sleep slightly more comfortably. Note that for "deleting the port" we mean that you delete it from your account panel as well as you change it from the configuration of your listening service(s).


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#75755 Monitor IP

Posted by Staff on 15 July 2018 - 04:58 PM

by default pfsense will monitor my end of the VPN, not the gateway.  (but, it monitors the gateway my ISP WAN properly)  I have to manually change the monitor IP.  It's a good question and something people bug pfsense devs about often.


It should not be a problem to extract a string with the IP address of the default gateway of the tun (or whatever) interface, with something like:


pingip=$(ip route list dev tun0 | grep link | awk -F '/' {'print $1'} | sed 's/\.0/\.1/g') ping $pingip


Fix and refine it according to your needs and pfSense nomenclature, interface names... Note that the last "sed" invocation is gross because it just replaces any ".0" with a ".1"  so it will not work if you have a gateway with a 0 octet that's not the last one.


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#75750 What about Eddie for Ios ?

Posted by Staff on 15 July 2018 - 02:25 PM


OpenVpn ios app is working well with Airvpn but are you planning to build an Eddie app for this system.

Thank you for the reply




It's a delicate matter because GPL (and other licenses) are incompatible with Apple policy. Executive summary: Apple will not approve free and open source software, and we like to release only free and open source software.


Apple business model on mobile devices is heavily based on restricting customers freedom (even the most trivial operations are locked in Apple devices). It would be irrational to allow software released with a license that's a major menace to a business model which works great.


Longer analysis of the aforementioned incompatibility can be found in FSF articles and others.


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#75734 Eddie Android edition

Posted by Staff on 15 July 2018 - 10:42 AM

I'm testing your client for Android, but one question, where are the OpenVPN profiles, I thought there are some? And if not, where do I download them?

please make it a little easier, isn't everybody a technique freak.




Our Configuration Generator will generate any profile according to your preferences. It's available in your account "Client Area" in our web site. Next Eddie version will feature servers choice (similarly to the desktop edition), so that you will not even need to import profiles (Eddie will create them for you dynamically according to your preferences).


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#75712 Eddie 2.16beta released

Posted by Staff on 14 July 2018 - 11:39 AM


We're very glad to inform you that a new Eddie Air client version has been released: 2.16beta. 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:

    #75633 Four new 1 Gbit/s servers available (DE)

    Posted by Staff on 11 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

    Are all the german munich servers going??




    One will remain, Mesarthim.


    Didnt you guys move away from using leaseweb servers a while back?



    Precisely. It was a bad story with Leaseweb USA, though. Our retaliation was canceling a wide battery of dozens of servers in the Netherlands, Germany and USA. Only Singapore was graced.


    After a couple of months we received the official apologies from their mother company lawyers. In spite of the apologies an AirVPN founder decided to keep them on ice for two three years except for Leaseweb SG and some tiny servers in Leaseweb NL. Now we are trying to re-build a bridge of good relationships with them because we have seen that many things have changed.


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    #75579 Eddie Android edition

    Posted by Staff on 09 July 2018 - 10:33 AM

    Bug Report
    Samsung Galaxy S9+
    Android 8.0.0
    Eddie version 1.0 beta 2 (latest version)

    When the VPN is connected and I tap on the "Logs" on the side menu, the whole app freezes and does not get fixed until I force stop and restart the app


    Thank you!


    We see. The issue is caused by how Android inflates webviews. The problem was born when Google decided to implement ChromeWebView, with more features at the price of a slower and larger code. When Android inflates the view, it needs a lot of time, and on some systems this can cause the application to "freeze".  We will get rid of webview in Eddie to make it faster, starting from 1.0 beta 3.


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    #75535 europe => sweden => slow

    Posted by Staff on 07 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

    I'm next to Sweden too and for me there are some Sweden servers which are way too slow(can't name any of them, but I have used few weeks mainly NL servers because so many in Sweden were slow). But I've few days used Norma(~20ms) and it works perfectly. To Ain I can't even connect and ping to it is ~50ms.


    Ain and Norma are in neighbor slots of the same rack of the same datacenter, so something could have gone terribly wrong in Ain hardware.


    The datacenter technicians are investigating. If some hardware equipment must be replaced, Ain could remain down for a few days more, we're sorry.


    Expansion in Stockholm is anyway under consideration.


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    #75531 Using AirVPN with OpenVPN for Android

    Posted by Staff on 07 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

    As of 06 July 2018, the latest version of OpenVPN for Android on the Play Store is 0.7.5.  The information I can find on it says it uses OpenVPN 2.x.  Has anyone found out exactly what that "x" is? 


    Please check the log, it is probably OpenVPN 2.5.


    That said, remember that you can enable OpenVPN 3 Core (check the settings).


    Specifically, can it handle the TLS-crypt configurations here and TLS 1.2 (I believe that's part of 2.4).  I know it has no trouble using GCM cyphers, but I'd like to change my pfSense OpenVPN server to use the following with my Android phones:


    - TLS Encryption and Authentication instead of just TLS Authentication under TLS Key Usage Mode, and


    This is "tls-crypt" which is supported on about 70 servers of ours (soon on all of them). Remember to connect to entry-IP 3 or 4 to have tls-crypt which is very effective in bypassing some types of blocks, furthermore having the whole Control Channel fully encrypted is cool anyway.


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    #75448 Four new 1 Gbit/s servers available (DE)

    Posted by Staff on 05 July 2018 - 12:44 PM


    We're very glad to inform you that four new 1 Gbit/s servers located in Germany are available: Intercrus, Serpens, Tucana and Veritate.

    The AirVPN client will show automatically the new servers, while if you use the OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access them through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator").

    The servers accept connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP.

    Just like every other "second generation" Air server, they support OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.2 and tls-crypt.
    Full IPv6 support is included as well.

    As usual no traffic limits, no logs, no discrimination on protocols and hardened security against various attacks with separate entry and exit-IP addresses.
    Please note that these new servers will replace three older servers in Germany, and precisely Lepus, Libertas and Perseus which will be withdrawn on July the 11th, 2018.
    Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue.

    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Team

    #75399 Eddie Android edition 1.0 beta 1 released

    Posted by Staff on 04 July 2018 - 10:51 AM

    For convenience this thread is locked and the reports about Edide bugs etc. will continue here:



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    #75374 SHA1

    Posted by Staff on 03 July 2018 - 07:55 PM



    Old ca.crt certificates signed with SHA1 are no more used: the change occurred a lot of time ago,


    Furthermore, SHA512 is now the new default "setting" for your client certificate. You can handle your client certificate and key from your account "Client Area", please see here:



    If you refer to OpenVPN channels, SHA1 has never been used (and not usable in OpenVPN). The authentication cipher is HMAC or, if you use an AED-ready cipher with latest OpenvPN versions (AES-256-GCM in our service), the authentication  of the packets is performed by the AES cipher itself.


    Even if you use old OpenVPN versions which rely on HMAC SHA1 and/or do not support HMAC SHA384 and/or AES-GCM, you are perfectly safe (do not confuse HMAC SHA1 with SHA1). The math proof for this claim and additional information are reported here:



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    #75371 Eddie Android edition

    Posted by Staff on 03 July 2018 - 07:00 PM

    We're very glad to inform you that a new version of Eddie for Android has been released. The application ID is now org.airvpn.eddie and the released version is 1.0 beta (UPDATE: Release Candidate 1 is now available). This release replaces the previous one completely and we recommend that you switch to it.
    As usual Eddie is free and open source software released under GPLv3. You can participate to the beta testing by joining the beta community in the Google Play Store here https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.airvpn.eddie
    Alternatively, if you don't want to access (or you have no access to) the Google Play Store, the apk can be downloaded from our Eddie web site here:
    We aim to speed up the release cycle from now on and we confirm that Eddie will be more and more integrated with AirVPN with the progressive implementation of several functions and options that you can find in Eddie for other platforms.
    In addition to ARM64 support, various bug fixes, improvements and changes have been applied, including changes aimed to make Eddie more consistent with Android design best practices. For a detailed list, please see below. The project has been assigned to a new developer (you can see a credit mention in the changelog) under the supervision and verification, as usual, of Eddie lead programmer



    Please feel free to write in this thread about this new release, what you like and what you hate, and of course any detected bug.
    Kind regards and datalove
    AirVPN Staff

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