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by parityboy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic

@blurb Yeah, Wireguard looks really nice. Needs more router support and therefore greater adoption, but it needs auditing before anything else. OpenVPN is complex and annoying, but on the other hand it was the first decent VPN that wasn't closed code (i.e. enterprise and therefore expensive and/or ...
by parityboy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic

@blurb,@df OK, I've tested all of the legacy EU nodes ( linux-<location>.cryptostorm.net ). The following nodes connect and successfully pass traffic: Denmark Dusseldorf Frankfurt Finland Latvia Netherlands Paris Poland Romania Rome Sweden Switzerland The following nodes are broken and refuse to pa...
by parityboy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic

@blurb Well if I remember rightly, you've got it running on a Tomato-based router (which is based on Linux). I've experienced this issue on both Linux Mint 18.3 and pfSense 2.3.4 (which is based on FreeBSD). Also yes, all of the nodes are physical machines running multiple instances of OpenVPN, eac...
by parityboy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic

@blurb This is what I'm getting in my pfSense log: Oct 17 14:18:27 openvpn 22625 Bad LZO decompression header byte: 0 Oct 17 14:18:47 openvpn 22625 Bad LZO decompression header byte: 0 Oct 17 14:19:07 openvpn 22625 Bad LZO decompression header byte: 0 Oct 17 14:19:07 openvpn 22625 [cryptostorm serv...
by parityboy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Best Node for Australian Members
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Best Node for Australian Members

@OP Going by this map , I'd say US West coast, based on the links. Failing that, I would suggest the most eastern part of Europe (Poland, Romania); bear in mind that overland links are not shown. Check this link for a list of the node locations. UPDATE I've just realised that we now have a Hong Kon...
by parityboy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 127251

Re: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread

@blurb Many thanks for sharing this. :D Ironically, while the newer ECC cryptographic algorithms are much more efficient than the older RSA - requiring much less CPU power for the same level of cryptographic strength - there's a good chance that the older routers (which would actually benefit from ...
by parityboy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Token Hashing - OpenVPN user input
Replies: 23
Views: 17420

Re: Token Hashing - OpenVPN user input

@cryptomon It could be then that either the parsing code for the HTML page or the database which actually stores the username/password credentials have not been updated to reflect the update to the HTML page. Having said that, it might be worth looking to see if the router actually stores the crede...
by parityboy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic

@blurb

Yeah, I confirmed it directly from the desktop with Network Manager. My OP concerned pfSense, but the effect (unfortunately) is the same.
by parityboy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Token Hashing - OpenVPN user input
Replies: 23
Views: 17420

Re: Token Hashing - OpenVPN user input

@cryptomon

Could you try inspecting the HTML in something like Firefox's debugger? It may give you the ability to alter the HTML (i.e. remove the restriction on the input field) temporarily just so that you can input the hashed token.
by parityboy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 701

[Exits] England Node Not Passing Any Traffic

Has anyone else noticed this? I have the NL node configured identically and it works fine, but the England node (5.101.149.7) refuses to pass any traffic.
by parityboy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: New configuration files - my setup issues
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: New configuration files - my setup issues

@OP

I'd guess that the IP addresses of the new ecc/ed448/ed25519 instances are not yet in the check databases.
by parityboy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: guides, HOWTOs & tutorials
Topic: ASUS router stock firmware OpenVPN working.
Replies: 5
Views: 9894

Re: ASUS router stock firmware OpenVPN working.

Hi, I am running Asuswrt-Merlin 384.7 and I am getting the following in my log: httpd: nvram_check fail: nvram vpn_client_username over length (128 > 64) ovpn-client1[8736]: ERROR: username from Auth authfile 'up' is empty ovpn-client1[8736]: Exiting due to fatal error Any ideas on what I need to d...
by parityboy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: Speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9089

Re: Speeds

@blurb

That sounds good. :)

Is your connection cable, fiber or xDSL (including hybrid fiber)? Also, would you be kind enough to document your experience in the Speed Test thread? :D
by parityboy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid
Replies: 5
Views: 2525

Re: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid

@df OK, so I tried using NordVPN's certificate (extracted from one of their OpenVPN configuration files) and VyOS accepted it. For posterity, here it is. -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIFCjCCAvKgAwIBAgIBATANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQ0FADA5MQswCQYDVQQGEwJQQTEQ MA4GA1UEChMHTm9yZFZQTjEYMBYGA1UEAxMPTm9yZFZQTiBSb290...
by parityboy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid
Replies: 5
Views: 2525

Re: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid

@df I checked using the method you described and yes, it's the RSA cert (1866 bytes long). As for the other certs and keys, seemingly the VyOS scripts expect them regardless of whether they are used or not. Either way, even before I created them, VyOS was whining that Cryptostorm's ca.crt was not v...
by parityboy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid
Replies: 5
Views: 2525

Re: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid

@thread

OK, quick update. I upgraded VyOS to 1.2.0, which runs OpenVPN 2.3.4 It will accept the CA cert for PIA, but NOT the one for Cryptostorm.

I have no idea why. df if you (or anyone else) can offer any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated. :)
by parityboy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid
Replies: 5
Views: 2525

Re: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid

OK, I've found two things: 1) PIA's ca.2048.crt file works perfectly well, while Cryptotsorm's ca.crt does not. 2) VyOS 1.1.8 actually uses OpenVPN 2.1.x, which doesn't connect even to PIA's network so it certainly won't connect to Cryptostorm's. The age of the OpenVPN build on VyOS 1.1.8 might be w...
by parityboy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: How to obfuscate VPN usage from ISP in restricted countries?
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: How to obfuscate VPN usage from ISP in restricted countries?

@OP If you're talking specifically about the Cryptostorm VPN service, using the ECC instances will help, since (if I have this correct) they encrypt the handshake between client and server, so it cannot be identified as being OpenVPN. The non-ECC instances cannot do this and so they can be blocked ...
by parityboy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: Speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9089

Re: Speeds

@blurb

Is the VPN connection on your router or your desktop? If it's on your router, that's pretty bloody impressive! :D
by parityboy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid
Replies: 5
Views: 2525

[VyOS] VyOS Complains That ca.crt Is Invalid

Background I'm currently running pfSense 2.3.4 as a virtualised router on VirtualBox, however it seems to have issues when the number of connections it needs to maintain (e.g. for torrenting) goes past a certain limit. It's nothing to do with the state table and seems to be more to do with the inte...
by parityboy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet
Replies: 21
Views: 18065

Re: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet

@parityboy https://cryptostorm.is/portfwd On that page the qBittorrent screenshot you use shows "Use UPnP /NAT-PMP forwarding from my router" as being selected. Not to nitpick but since Cryptostorm doesn't actually use UPnP (hence the manual port assignment page), it might be better to sh...
by parityboy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: Speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9089

Re: Speeds

I'm using it to test speeds, and since I torrent a fair bit I'm wondering why it's only getting really poor speeds at times, and if that would carry on with an actual token. Also I have tested with qBittorent and the speeds were the same. Torrents (well seeded ones) download as fast as the processo...
by parityboy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet
Replies: 21
Views: 18065

Re: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet

df wrote:Oh that's the problem. You're using port 64496. Ports 30000 and up are now reserved for our port forwarding feature.


What port forwarding feature? :P
by parityboy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: Speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9089

Re: Speeds

@bentbanana223 Just out of interest, why are you torrenting over Cryptofree? Cryptofree is really a taster service and is useful for low bandwidth services such as IRC, instant messaging and email (depending on email content, obviously). It also serves as a backup if your token has just run out; to...
by parityboy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: Speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9089

Re: Speeds

@OP

I've just done a speed test using Cryptofree to grab a test file on CacheFly's CDN. I'm getting around 40-45KB/s (320-360Kbit/s). This is on an 8Mb/1Mb ADSL connection.

Could it be that Cryptofree is choking, or maybe mis-configured?
by parityboy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: cryptostorm no longer compatible with openvpn connect on ios
Replies: 3
Views: 3526

Re: cryptostorm no longer compatible with openvpn connect on ios

pedro_cucaracha3 wrote:Does anyone know a good alternative? Or is there a better way to let them know besides leaving a 1-star rating in the app store?


You could try email the OpenVPN team directly. Also, have you tried using the un-hashed token to see if that works?
by parityboy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: cryptofree: no-cost cryptostorm network access
Topic: Speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9089

Re: Speeds

@OP

If I remember rightly, Cryptofree is limited to 1Mb/s download speed (can't remember what the upload is).
by parityboy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [BleepingComputer] VORACLE Attack Can Recover HTTP Data From VPN Connections
Replies: 2
Views: 6428

Re: [BleepingComputer] VORACLE Attack Can Recover HTTP Data From VPN Connections

@Fermi

Cryptostorm has always disabled compression though, correct?
by parityboy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [BleepingComputer] VORACLE Attack Can Recover HTTP Data From VPN Connections
Replies: 2
Views: 6428

[BleepingComputer] VORACLE Attack Can Recover HTTP Data From VPN Connections

VORACLE = CRIME for VPNs VORACLE is not a new attack per-se, but a variation and mix of older cryptographic attacks such as CRIME , TIME , and BREACH . In those previous attacks, researchers discovered that they could recover data from TLS-encrypted connections if the data was compressed before it ...
by parityboy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Linux Mint 19 repository OpenVPN does not have a Release file
Replies: 3
Views: 8416

Re: Linux Mint 19 repository OpenVPN does not have a Release file

@OP

Yep, I just tested this myself and it appears that the OpenVPN team don't have a build for Bionic Beaver. Additionally, I noticed that on their repository page, Bionic isn't listed.
by parityboy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Linux Mint 19 repository OpenVPN does not have a Release file
Replies: 3
Views: 8416

Re: Linux Mint 19 repository OpenVPN does not have a Release file

@OP The package for OpenVPN isn't built for Mint 19 Tara but for the Ubuntu version Mint is built upon, namely 18.04 Bionic Beaver, so there will be an entry in either /etc/apt/sources.list or in one of the files in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory which reads "deb http://build.openvpn.ne...
by parityboy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Does Cryptostorm VPN work with Google Wifi?
Replies: 2
Views: 5025

Re: Does Cryptostorm VPN work with Google Wifi?

@OP I don't use Google WiFi so I have no evidence, but if it fails to work it's likely because they are blocking either port 1194 (OpenVPN's default port) or port 443/UDP (commonly used by VPN providers to get past firewalls). In such an environment, you could use port 443/TCP to connect to Cryptos...
by parityboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Tokens - recurring vs 1-shot
Replies: 3
Views: 6406

Re: Tokens - recurring vs 1-shot

@OP

It's the right sub-forum. :) I don't see any downsides at all. If you have the cash up front, it's definitely worth it. :)
by parityboy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: paying in bitcoin, alpha-numerical address
Replies: 2
Views: 5008

Re: paying in bitcoin, alpha-numerical address

@OP

1. You could use a service like WebQR to upload the QR code image to.

2. Yes, the countdown on the token activates on first use. If you don't use it, it will last for as long as Cryptostorm are providing VPN access.
by parityboy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: OpenVPN Gnome error on Kali
Replies: 1
Views: 4584

Re: OpenVPN Gnome error on Kali

@OP

Is openvpn already installed on your system? You can find out by doing this:

Code: Select all

which openvpn


If yes, then simply try to import a VPN configuration file from the NetworkManager menu. If not, install openvpn then try to import the configuration file.
by parityboy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Unable to connect to LAN (except router) while connected
Replies: 7
Views: 7124

Re: Unable to connect to LAN (except router) while connected

@Boens If you enter the command I posted can you then ping anything on VLAN20 from your Linux machine? If yes, then the router already knows how to route traffic between the VLANs. If no, you'll have to configure your router accordingly. By "permanent change" I mean that the route to 192....
by parityboy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Unable to connect to LAN (except router) while connected
Replies: 7
Views: 7124

Re: Unable to connect to LAN (except router) while connected

@Boens

Assuming that routing between VLANs is handled by your router, you could try something like

Code: Select all

route add 192.168.20.0 gateway 192.168.10.1


This will not survive a reboot, however. Making it a permanent change is left to you. :)
by parityboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: guides, HOWTOs & tutorials
Topic: Tracker Smacker for Modems
Replies: 1
Views: 4960

Re: Tracker Smacker for Modems

@OP 1. Modems can't run OpenWRT, so you have a router. If you have to plug your router into another box to get Internet access, it will still only be a router. If your router can also plug into your phone line, it will be a modem/router (or router/modem). 2. Those two files are block lists, not cro...
by parityboy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: ECC port 5060?
Replies: 2
Views: 5215

Re: ECC port 5060?

@maltfield

The non-ECC instances are already running on UDP/443 which helps to support clients which do not or cannot have the latest version of OpenVPN installed. Additionally, I do not know if OpenVPN can auto-negotiate between ECC and non-ECC ciphers.

Perhaps it can't?
by parityboy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: cryptostorm freezes sometimes when disconnecting
Replies: 8
Views: 10784

Re: cryptostorm freezes sometimes when disconnecting

@marzametal

Yeah it's all good here, keeping the home fires burning. :D
by parityboy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: cryptostorm freezes sometimes when disconnecting
Replies: 8
Views: 10784

Re: cryptostorm freezes sometimes when disconnecting

MARZA!!! :D

It's been a loooong time, my friend. How are you?
by parityboy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Why was Stripe disabled?
Replies: 5
Views: 6376

Re: Why was Stripe disabled?

@OP

No, I'm not ignoring it. I'm not staff, so I have no information regarding Stripe. df or Fermi would be better people to ask.
by parityboy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Geo locked Streaming
Replies: 2
Views: 5704

Re: Geo locked Streaming

@OP Just to be clear, you are at home and trying to stream from Hulu, Netflix etc from behind your pfSense instance (which is configured to use Cryptostorm), correct? Many of these streaming services make a point of hunting down the IP addresses of the more popular VPN services and adding them to a...
by parityboy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Not able to connect
Replies: 2
Views: 6829

Re: Not able to connect

@OP

It looks like you are trying to connect to an ECC instance. Can you try connecting to a non-ECC instance and report back on success or failure?

Thanks. :)
by parityboy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes
Replies: 17
Views: 16185

Re: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes

@thread

westerndigital.secure.force.com now fails to resolve on England and Frankfurt. This site handles support for Western Digital (warranty, RMA etc.) so I have no idea how it made its way onto a blocklist.
by parityboy
Wed May 30, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes
Replies: 17
Views: 16185

Re: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes

@df Cheers for the explanation. :) Quick question: can the server push more than one DNS server entry to the client? Are they stacked on the client, i.e. last in first out? Also, when the OpenVPN server forks an instance for a given session, can it load a configuration file for that specific instan...
by parityboy
Sat May 26, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes
Replies: 17
Views: 16185

Re: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes

@df The only issue with the two-step approach is that it's two steps. :) A small price to pay for better security but you know what people are like. :P One good thing about the password field approach is that it's scalable - you can add switches to activate other features in the future, much like a...
by parityboy
Fri May 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: PGP Fail (14May2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 9807

Re: PGP Fail (14May2018)

@df

Neither is KMail, which is what I use. :D
by parityboy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes
Replies: 17
Views: 16185

Re: [DNS] Domains Not Resolving On Certain Exit Nodes

@df

I think this was mentioned back in the early days of TrackerSmacker being deployed - since the password credential isn't used as part of Cryptostorm's security model, why not use that as a field to pass switches to the exit node to activate/deactivate certain features?
by parityboy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: New openVPN ECC config files
Replies: 5
Views: 9446

Re: New openVPN ECC config files

@df To be honest, I'm not so sure regarding the routers. Routers supporting OpenVPN (e.g. ASUS) are pretty popular and (being routers) I'm not sure how many firmware updates they receive after launch or if those updates include updated OpenVPN instances (I doubt it). Most people are still on pretty...
by parityboy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm not hiding my IP on Android
Replies: 2
Views: 7012

Re: Cryptostorm not hiding my IP on Android

@OP

it sounds like Android's VPNService isn't intercepting your connection. Which device and which version of Android?
by parityboy
Tue May 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: OpenVPN Preserving recently used remote address
Replies: 6
Views: 8748

Re: OpenVPN Preserving recently used remote address

@OP

OK, I'm going to test this on a couple platforms and report back.
by parityboy
Fri May 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: OpenVPN Preserving recently used remote address
Replies: 6
Views: 8748

Re: OpenVPN Preserving recently used remote address

@OP

So to clarify: you have entirely separate profiles created in NetworkManager? You are simply stopping each one and starting the other?
by parityboy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: KTorrent Authentication Failures
Replies: 0
Views: 8858

KTorrent Authentication Failures

This is something which is probably not specific to KTorrent. In the logs I repeatedly see the following: Authentication to 84.16.240.48 : failure 84.16.240.48 is the IP address for linux-frankfurt.cryptostorm.net . Can I assume that there is another peer that my peer is trying to connect to and is ...
by parityboy
Tue May 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: How to Test DNSCrypt?
Replies: 2
Views: 7446

Re: How to Test DNSCrypt?

@OP To my shame I haven't actually installed DNSCrypt, so I can only answer your last question. Your system will use the DNS server on the hotel LAN to resolve the FQDN of the exit node, but after the connection is made your system will use the Cryptostorm DNS server pushed to it by the exit node. ...
by parityboy
Tue May 15, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: PGP Fail (14May2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 9807

Re: PGP Fail (14May2018)

@OP

Yeah, Fermi posted in IRC as well. Not good. :(
by parityboy
Mon May 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 2
Views: 6601

Re: Newbie help

@OP 1. The random port option enables clients to get past firewalls which block OpenVPN either by blocking its usual port number (1194) or by blocking UDP traffic on port 443 (HTTPS uses TCP on port 443). 2. I'd guess DNSCrypt would be the culprit here, since it is the one option which (temporarily...
by parityboy
Mon May 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Can't connect over Wi-Fi
Replies: 8
Views: 8732

Re: Can't connect over Wi-Fi

@OP All I meant by "logs" is any kind of output that might highlight what may be going wrong. When you swap to another WiFi network, does "naked" Internet access work without hiccups? When it hangs at "Logging into the darknet..." can you open a command line window and...
by parityboy
Thu May 03, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet
Replies: 21
Views: 18065

Re: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet

@OP Remember, the OpenVPN client doesn't do any of the extras that the Cryptostorm Widget does, such as disabling WebRTC, using dnscrypt-proxy etc. It might be a good idea to go through the options offered by the widget and see if you can activate them while using the OpenVPN client (perhaps by an ...
by parityboy
Wed May 02, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: How to Achieve complete privacy and security?
Replies: 3
Views: 7419

Re: How to Achieve complete privacy and security?

@OP 1 . Cryptostorm do not keep connection or traffic logs, so the level of anonymity compared to Tor - at least in terms of tracing - is basically the same. Additionally, Cryptostorm - via DeepDNS - offers transparent access to .onion and .i2p hosts without the need to install additional software....
by parityboy
Wed May 02, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet
Replies: 21
Views: 18065

Re: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet

@OP Yes, you feed it one of the Cryptostorm configuration files (the Windows versions). Your hashed token is the username, the password can be anything but it must be something - even a single character. If you get stuck, report back and I'll go through the steps myself (I'm not really a Windows us...
by parityboy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: I need Help with DNS/proxy etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 7940

Re: I need Help with DNS/proxy etc.

@OP

Just out of interest, which operating system are you running?
by parityboy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Can't connect over Wi-Fi
Replies: 8
Views: 8732

Re: Can't connect over Wi-Fi

@Granny

What errors are you getting, if any? Can you post logs?
by parityboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm HOW TO on TrueOS/FreeBSD?
Replies: 2
Views: 6830

Re: Cryptostorm HOW TO on TrueOS/FreeBSD?

@OP Any message like that refers to options specified in the actual configuration file, which can be edited in a plain text editor. Usually the culprits are txqueuelen , sndbuf and rcvbuf . Remove these options from the configuration file and you should be able to make progress in connecting. :)
by parityboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet
Replies: 21
Views: 18065

Re: Cryptostorm client can't connect to the darknet

@OP

The only other way to connect that I know of would be to use the official OpenVPN client, which wasn't exactly user friendly the last time I looked at it.

Have a look at this thread for resolution of issues concerning the CS widget. :)
by parityboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: USB external hd drive
Replies: 1
Views: 6074

Re: USB external hd drive

@OP

The NAS functionality of the router is available on the LAN side, so as long as you can get a response from your router's LAN side - i.e. 192.168.x.x - you should be able to access the NAS device.

What OS are you running on your desktop?
by parityboy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cannot Resolve Global Random
Replies: 4
Views: 7328

Re: Cannot Resolve Global Random

@OP

Can you resolve nodes in specific regions?
by parityboy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: I need Help with DNS/proxy etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 7940

Re: I need Help with DNS/proxy etc.

@OP

Once configured and activated, DNSCrypt is transparent to your system. Even though it is a proxy, it does not require an application to have explicit support for it, unlike Tor or I2P (for example).
by parityboy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [Google] DNS over TLS support in Android P Developer Preview
Replies: 0
Views: 8981

[Google] DNS over TLS support in Android P Developer Preview

The first step of almost every connection on the internet is a DNS query. A client, such as a smartphone, typically uses a DNS server provided by the Wi-Fi or cellular network. The client asks this DNS server to convert a domain name, like http://www.google.com, into an IP address, like 2607:f8b0:4...
by parityboy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: What Best Encrypted Services do you use?
Replies: 1
Views: 5666

Re: What Best Encrypted Services do you use?

@OP

Browser: Firefox (about:config) privacy
Email: GMail burners and Yopmail
SMS: Signal
Password manager: KWallet (KDE)
VPN: Cryptostorm
by parityboy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Can't connect over Wi-Fi
Replies: 8
Views: 8732

Re: Can't connect over Wi-Fi

@OP

They may be blocking UDP traffic on port 443, since in reality the only application using port 443 will be a browser and browsers don't generate UDP traffic, they generate TCP traffic.

Try setting TCP in the widget and see what happens.
by parityboy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: 'Puter is up at CS.is/test but wifi is isp ip addresses
Replies: 18
Views: 14380

Re: 'Puter is up at CS.is/test but wifi is isp ip addresses

@FoodMaven

Is the exit node based in the U.S. (or wherever the sports app is expecting it)?
by parityboy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: 'Puter is up at CS.is/test but wifi is isp ip addresses
Replies: 18
Views: 14380

Re: 'Puter is up at CS.is/test but wifi is isp ip addresses

Discarding Opera/Mini solved the green/red problem. I'm on the CS "darknet". I don't think of this as "dark" I see it as the light at the end of the tunnel . But that's haberdashery. Sorry. I see what you did there. :D But yes, by providing a transparent connection to Tor and I2...
by parityboy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Help - DNSCrypt Breaking Websites
Replies: 3
Views: 6465

Re: Help - DNSCrypt Breaking Websites

@OP The standard DNS protocol is completely unencrypted and unauthenticated. That means that it can be both intercepted and redirected to a completely different DNS server than the one you think you are using, so not only can your DNS traffic be captured and perused in-flight, all of your DNS reque...
by parityboy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Help - DNSCrypt Breaking Websites
Replies: 3
Views: 6465

Re: Help - DNSCrypt Breaking Websites

@OP

Re: DNScrypt widget issues, look here. On your second point, does the widget have the option to use TCP instead of UDP?

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