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by parityboy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: DNS leaks for dummies (how to plug your leaks)
Replies: 4
Views: 9769

Re: DNS leak for dummies

@OP By the way my system is Linux Good start. :) So, for example if I am connected to a CS server in the US, the DNS request should be made by the CS server in the US and only by him, not at my side. Is this right ? Tor exit nodes can do this, but I'm not sure if OpenVPN can. I assume that if it can...
by parityboy
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: DNS leaks for dummies (how to plug your leaks)
Replies: 4
Views: 9769

Re: DNS leak for dummies

@OP You can keep the DHCP server active in your router, but make sure your own computer has a static, manually assigned IP address. Also ensure that the alternate DNS addresses are entered for both the clear connection and the tunnelled connection. It's probably wise to reboot your machine at this p...
by parityboy
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: [SOLVED] Browsing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2862

Re: Browsing issues

@DesuStrike

I'm also on the German node and have experienced no problems, I can browse the web successfully while torrenting. It's likely a dodgy route between you and the exit node. It sounds like your packets are being caught somewhere and not forwarded to you.
by parityboy
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

@Tealc I really don't know what it is with European Internet providers, they just cannot stand the idea of handing out a symmetrical connection. I'd take 100/100 over 300/15 or even 300/30 which is what they have in the UK. It seems to be only the Scandinavian countries that recognise the benefit of...
by parityboy
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: Reseller page...points to...?
Replies: 2
Views: 8976

Reseller page...points to...?

I've noticed that the resellers link now points to the forum home page, rather than the reseller page. I can only assume that something else is in development. Can I suggest that, if anything, there should be a section in the forums specifically for reseller announcements, and that the reseller link...
by parityboy
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

@Tealc

Is that 300Mb/s connection symmetrical or asymmetrical? What's the upload speed?
by parityboy
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

@PJ

Plus we do traffic shape internally, understand how to dicker on QoS, don't accept oversold "unlimited" plans, etc.


How do you manage to traffic shape encrypted packets? Basic rate limiting?
by parityboy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: [The Verge] Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 10252

Re: [The Verge] Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

@acid1c

Looks like MF Global all over again. I wonder if John Corzine was involved in this as well? :p
by parityboy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@acid1c

Forgot about Tribler! Gonna have to revisit that at some point. :) By the way, what's your Internet connection? Also, isn't TPB trackerless now, although even on Magnet links I'm seeing connections to trackers...
by parityboy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Entropy Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 6002

Re: Entropy Keys

@DesuStrike Thanks for that. It explains why my VM had way more entropy than my host: the VM is running BitTorrent over the darknet, while the host was mostly idle. As for those USB TRNG keys, they're not actually that expensive - £36.00 isn't that much money for increased security - and the pay-off...
by parityboy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@marzametal

That sounds like traffic management. Try this link. Run a few tests and see which link is fastest for you via HTTP and/or BitTorrent. However, assuming you actually are in Australia, your data will go through a fair few hops from the USA exit node back to you.
by parityboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: [The Verge] Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 10252

[The Verge] Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

After weeks of speculation over its financial health, the beleaguered Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has filed for bankruptcy protection. A company lawyer made the announcement at an impromptu news conference held at Tokyo District Court, according to The Wall Street Journal. 850,000 BITCOINS WERE LOST M...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: cryptostorm hardware | OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 10383

Re: cryptostorm hardware | OPEN

I have a few more questions/thoughts I'd like to share. Obviously I don't actually know what your node architecture looks like (because I don't actually work with you) but I'd like to make some educated guesses and ask some questions. In a few of the posts on this forum you've mentioned dom0, domU, ...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Entropy Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 6002

Re: Entropy Keys

@DesuStrike

heh, I just checked my entropy pools on host and VM. Host = 178, VM 1300+.

O.o

So, on a Linux machine what is a good source of entropy?
by parityboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

I get better down/up stream results now that I default to the USA exitnode... can max out bandwidth on public trackers. Private needs not to be mentioned, always fast on those ones. Max downstream I've seen on the darknet is 1.1MB p/s, not sure why it stops there since without darknet I get 1.7MB p...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: vpnDarknet launch
Replies: 11
Views: 14851

Re: vpnDarknet launch

@vpnDarknet Chances are I'll be buying from you when my token runs out. By the way, your homepage reads cryptostrom ?secure, anonymous, affordable, vpn - darknet More typos I know, but I want you and other resellers to succeed, and unfortunately in this world image is everything. :) By the way, I li...
by parityboy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Reliable Anonymous VPS/Dedi Sellers
Replies: 5
Views: 7428

Reliable Anonymous VPS/Dedi Sellers

I'm looking for a reliable anonymous VPS or dedicated server reseller, preferably one that can accept Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin or prepaid debit card/gift card. If anyone knows of a good one, please let me know.

Many thanks. :)
by parityboy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Some suggestions, questions and comments
Replies: 4
Views: 4225

Re: Some suggestions, questions and comments

@thread

I agree on a General forum, and also a News forum for news items related to Internet privacy and freedom, copywrong trolls etc.
by parityboy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: vpnDarknet launch
Replies: 11
Views: 14851

Re: vpnDarknet launch

@OP

Excellent. You may wish to fix that first link in your post though. :)
by parityboy
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Dorky "takedown" notices
Replies: 15
Views: 24316

Re: Dorky "takedown" notices

@PJ

Would it be (un)reasonable to assume that if you replied "Where can I pay?", they wouldn't respond either? :p
by parityboy
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica
Replies: 23
Views: 22943

Re: New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica

@Mousy If you downloaded the raw configuration and imported it into Viscosity you probably need to remove or comment line 16 txqueuelen 686 # expanded packet queue plane, to improve throughput on high-capacity sessions This is what it is complaining about. Just use a text editor to comment it out, t...
by parityboy
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Dorky "takedown" notices
Replies: 15
Views: 24316

Re: Dorky "takedown" notices

@cryptostorm_team WHAT?? Didn't you know the BOINC client was capable of downloading (what is very obviously) porn? Duh, like everyone knows that already... :p lol Seriously though, talk about a mail-merged email autobot. If they had specified port 10433 then *maybe* it might be considered a genuine...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: compressing encrypted packet streams? lzo 101
Replies: 6
Views: 5177

Re: compressing encrypted packet streams? lzo 101

@PJ Here's another question. If (lossless) compression and encryption are two sides of the same mathematical coin, and combining them can result in unpredictable behaviour, can the same not apply to multiple layers of encryption such as SSL (application level e.g HTTPS) over Tor (4 layers in total, ...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: Possible IPv6 Address Leak?
Replies: 0
Views: 6912

Possible IPv6 Address Leak?

Connectable: ? 46.165.222.246 [X] [check] ? FE80%3A%3AA00%3 [X] The above is taken from a private torrent tracker site using the Gazelle/Ocelot software. The top IPv4 address is for the Frankfurt exit node. The lower one is likely the Iceland one, since those are the two I alternate between. If I c...
by parityboy
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: [Telegraph] Silk Road successor Utopia shut down by police
Replies: 0
Views: 8940

[Telegraph] Silk Road successor Utopia shut down by police

A thriving underground website where users could buy illegal drugs and guns for home delivery has been shut down by a police sting operation just nine days after it was launched. Utopia, a successor to the infamous Silk Road, offered a way for people to buy illicit items such as forged currency and...
by parityboy
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

@Tealc

I've also recentry read that in the UK, Virgin Media Business will sell you a 1Gb/s symmetrical link for £21,000 per year and that's if you're already connected to the Virgin network. If not, it's £30,000 per year. I swear these people make up their prices out of thin air...
by parityboy
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@PJ Actually, I've over-complicated it. They can use reverse tunnelling with SSH. Use the "front server" mentioned earlier and create a reverse tunnel from the seedbox to the "front server" using SSH. This will allow the hidden seedbox to have a stable port accessible from the wi...
by parityboy
Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

@Tealc

I've recently read that Portugal now have the 6th biggest datacentre in the world, which is also the biggest in Europe. Looks like Portugal is on the up-and-up. :)
by parityboy
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

@PJ

Question concerning traffic costs for servers: is it true that in peering arrangements, outbound server traffic (responses) is cheaper than inbound server traffic (requests), hence the proliferation of asymmetric residential Internet connections?
by parityboy
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Black VPN
Replies: 1
Views: 7133

Re: Black VPN

Do you support (remote) port forwarding ? No, we don’t support (remote) port forwarding as that would allow people to hide anonymous servers behind our services. So they give you an IP (non-routable I assume) so they can track you,they apparently don't log BUT they don't want anonymous servers on t...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica
Replies: 23
Views: 22943

Re: New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica

Unless you're in the UK where the FTTP provider (British Telecom) will limit your profile(s) to 80/20, 220/20 and 330/30, just so they can protect their symmetric leased line business. :cry:
by parityboy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: performance-tuning high-capacity cryptostorm sessions
Replies: 6
Views: 9403

Re: performance-tuning high-capacity cryptostorm sessions

@PJ

The six day connection uptime? Yeah, I can attest to that. :D Not to give you a swelled head or anything, but the work you and the team have done in building CS has been nothing short of stunning. I'll be sticking with you and the team for a long time to come... :D
by parityboy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm: zero tolerance policy implemented
Replies: 23
Views: 34046

Re: cryptostorm: zero tolerance policy implemented

@PJ

This is clearly a problem - not a happy box on any level.


When you say box, you mean bare metal or a VM?
by parityboy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Blackberry 10 or Blackberry Playbook Support?
Replies: 6
Views: 4499

Re: Blackberry 10 or Blackberry Playbook Support?

@OP

According to this guide, the Z10 doesn't support much in the way of VPN technology, including OpenVPN.
by parityboy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: version control: non-widget Windows conf's, most current?
Replies: 22
Views: 13815

Re: version control: non-widget Windows conf's, most current

I believe the tech dev folks feel that there's some inevitable sub-optimization of CPU utilization given that we've chosen to go with 100% open, platform-neutral, standards-compliant tools in producing the widget... rather than just using Visual Basic like everyone else - which is to say a closed b...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica
Replies: 23
Views: 22943

Re: New exitnode cluster: United States of NSAmerica

@spotshot,@cryptostorm_team How does the upload manage to be so much faster than the download, on a connection which (I'm guessing) is actually the other way around? I noticed this on the old network as well: my connection is 8Mbit/1Mbit, but for some reason testing over the CC VPN yielded 7Mbit/3Mb...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: cryptostorm reborn: voodoo networking, stormtokens, PostVPN exotic netsecurity
Topic: Tor & VPNs - comparing & contrasting network privacy tech
Replies: 5
Views: 20403

Re: Tor & VPNs - comparing & contrasting network privacy tec

I know this thread is several months old, but I thought I'd add my take on things. amen. know your tools. Absolutely. Unfortunately, at the moment it's more a case of "know your tool chain". In terms of ease of use, bearing in mind that a large number of the people that would benefit from ...
by parityboy
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: Automatic, recurring token delivery now available
Replies: 1
Views: 6193

Re: Automatic, recurring token delivery now available

@CS

Very glad you've found a solution to this. It helps out members with smaller cashflows who can't afford to pay more upfront. Good stuff. :D
by parityboy
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Auto Re-connect Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

Re: Auto Re-connect Issue

@manwithavan

You could use a combination of a firewall and routing tables to permit access to the CS exit node IPs via the clear connection, and anything else (default route) via the VPN. It's what I do on my Linux setup.
by parityboy
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Issue Accessing Sony Online Entertainment
Replies: 4
Views: 4703

Re: Issue Accessing Sony Online Entertainment

@cryptostorm_ops

The same site linked previously works perfectly from the Montreal exit node, so there is obviously an issue between the Frankfurt exit node and SOE.
by parityboy
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

@PJ

Isn't international data traffic in the Asia/Australasia region rather expensive compared to say the EU or the US? Al least, that's what I've read...
by parityboy
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

An interesting discussion indeed. :) So basically, it's up to clients buried within cryptostorm to initiate connections to the wider Internet, in order to receive data. "Cold calling" them at the exit node's IP address will not work, so for BitTorrent seeds which publish the exit node's IP...
by parityboy
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Client-Side Disabled LZO Compression = Unstable Tunnel
Replies: 0
Views: 2857

Client-Side Disabled LZO Compression = Unstable Tunnel

WARNING: 'link-mtu' is used inconsistently, local='link-mtu 1601', remote='link-mtu 1602' Feb 18 20:28:17 vostok nm-openvpn[4645]: WARNING: 'comp-lzo' is present in remote config but missing in local config, remote='comp-lzo' This is what I got when I disabled LZO compression in NetworkManager. The...
by parityboy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: cryptostorm in-depth: announcements, how it works, what it is
Topic: cryptostorm exitnode clusters: listing+requests+roadmap
Replies: 93
Views: 76508

Re: poll: where to add new exitnode clusters?

I voted for Netherlands. I know an exit for the old CC network was there, and I assume the team is familiar with the Dutch DC setup process and all that jazz. However, I didn't see Switzerland on the list. Is it a territory you've considered?
by parityboy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customers
Replies: 5
Views: 4659

Re: [TF] Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customer

@PJ You make a good point about Level 3 and also about hosting, so consider this: As you say, the distinction in telecomms law generally relates to either "hosting" of content , or hands-on management of the content . So...define "content". Is data-in-transit considered to be usa...
by parityboy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@PJ Thank you for your reply. However, I need to make a point or two, and from there I'd like you to explain what I'm seeing. Let's say I'm connected to private non-DHT tracker pt via cryptostorm. My client periodically scrapes pt , informing it of the torrent(s) it has, its IP address and the port ...
by parityboy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customers
Replies: 5
Views: 4659

Re: [TF] Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customer

@PJ It's a Harper proposal for ISPs - physical network connectivity providers - not upstream transit services, proxies, wholesale backhaul providers, packet routing specialists, or any of the above. The language of the proposal is easy enough to read, and easy enough to parse. You bring up an intere...
by parityboy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: compressing encrypted packet streams? lzo 101
Replies: 6
Views: 5177

Re: compressing encrypted packet streams? lzo 101

@PJ Thanks for the reply. I'm no mathematician, but I kind of see where you're going with this. Another question: do your concerns apply to all lossless compression methods, or is there some characteristic of LZO in particular? Why was LZO chosen by the OpenVPN people, as opposed to the myriad of mo...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: crypto, VPN & security news
Topic: [TF] Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customers
Replies: 5
Views: 4659

[TF] Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customers

This is a few months old but I didn't see it posted, so I thought I'd do so. I know you CS peeps have an exit node in Montreal, which jigged my memory. Under the new law Internet providers and VPN services are required to forward copyright notices they receive from rightsholders to their customers. ...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: compressing encrypted packet streams? lzo 101
Replies: 6
Views: 5177

Re: compressing encrypted packet streams? lzo 101

Noob question: if compression exposes predictable bit patterns, would it not be sensible/preferable/choose a "*ble" to compress first and then encrypt so that the "outside layer" of the data stream is the encryption? Or does encryption work better on larger data sets? Or am I com...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: [Feature Request] Internal DynDNS For Servers On CS
Replies: 0
Views: 7712

[Feature Request] Internal DynDNS For Servers On CS

Since this is the feature request thread, I though I'd post a...feature request. :p All of the talk concerning - and current experiences with - BitTorrent and portforwarding on the CS network got me thinking. Two BitTorrent clients connected to CS and using an external tracker cannot connect to each...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@DesuStrike Just saw this post of yours, and I believe you are correct: with no way to find your torrent client (hidden deep within the CS network), peers outside will not be able to initiate connections to your client. This means that two peers connected via CS, using a private tracker sited outsid...
by parityboy
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Help please: Can't figure out how to set up on Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 3332

Re: Help please: Can't figure out how to set up on Mac

@OP

If you're using the latest stable release of Tunnelblick, don't. Use the beta release from here.
by parityboy
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: My experience connecting on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04)
Replies: 1
Views: 2392

Re: My experience connecting on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04)

@OP

If I was a half-decent C or C++ coder, I would likely look at building a hashing facility directly into NetworkManager and having it selectable in the UI. :) Of course, if you didn't know you had to hash it in the first place...
by parityboy
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: widget connection - slow connection - debugging
Replies: 8
Views: 5412

Re: Insanely slow downloading speed

@OP ( core 2 duo processor , Windows 7 home, 256GB samsung pro ssd) From ASUS' web site The ASUS K50IJ notebook is designed to provide a no-frills computing experience to users while on the move. I think this is your problem. The encryption used by Cryptostorm is much stronger than the old Cryptoclo...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: widget connection - slow connection - debugging
Replies: 8
Views: 5412

Re: Insanely slow downloading speed

@OP

Try a different exit node, pehaps Frankfurt or Iceland. Report back with that same speed test tool, so we have some more data. :)
by parityboy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@DesuStrike

Just out of interest, do you know if your torrent client is "connectable"? Can peers initiate a connection to you?
by parityboy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: A question from a former cryptocloud client
Replies: 5
Views: 4184

Re: A question from a former cryptocloud client

@OP

I somewhat sympathise with you. I signed up recently with CS, only finding them after searching around when CC suddenly died on me. However, I'm happy with CS and I'll be staying with them. :)
by parityboy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: widget connection - slow connection - debugging
Replies: 8
Views: 5412

Re: Insanely slow downloading speed

@OP We could do with a bit more information. What's the spec of your machine (CS uses stronger crypto algorithms)? Is your VPN running from a separate virtual machine, or directly from the main OS? Which exit node are you using, and which country are you located? What speeds do you get without the V...
by parityboy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

Something I mentioned in the "port forwarding" thread that I'd like cleared up. On the old network, I was allocated a specific port; I set my torrent client to use that port and I was able to receive inbound connections (tested with telnet). On the new CS network, I'm specifying the very s...
by parityboy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@DesuStrike I've just completed some basic testing using KTorrent 4.2 on Mint 15 KDE, running on a bridged VirtualBox instance. In KTorrent you can choose to use: a) TCP for peer connections, exclusively b) uTP for peer connections, exclusively c) prefer one, then fall back to the other Having 5 tor...
by parityboy
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Registration via Tor
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

Re: Registration via Tor

I've had this as well, in fact I tried to register on the forums using Tor and was told that particular IP had been blocked. I can't remember the exact words, but the page basically said that the IP I was exiting from was blocked due to spam and fraud.
by parityboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@DesuStrike

Considering the fact that your router is effectively handling a single connection (i.e. the VPN tunnel), it's no surprise it's not breaking a sweat. If your router was handling the VPN client endpoint, things might be a little different...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: THEORY: Network Tokens as a currency
Replies: 9
Views: 16546

Re: THEORY: Network Tokens as a currency

@PJ Thanks for the reply. I agree, embedding logic in them would (or perhaps might ) be a bad idea; your authentication platform uses the SHA hash of the token in order to validate access, so obviously you either a) have the tokens on file along with the expiry date, and perform a SHA hash to see if...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@cryptostorm_ops At the least, opening up some of the overly-conservative ring-buffering parameters in the Linux kernel (and attendant NIC drivers) can - and does - substantially improve throughput for cryptostorm sessions. We don't actually recommend this in general, as it's beyond the scope of our...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: new forum style - feedback, suggestions, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 12448

Re: new forum style - feedback, suggestions, etc.

@thread This is less of a themeing issue, but I've just noticed that the CODE tags use a proportional font. This turns things like routing table and traceroute outputs into a mangled mess (at least in the preview). Any chance of forcing something like Courier (or other fixed font) when using CODE ta...
by parityboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Issue Accessing Sony Online Entertainment
Replies: 4
Views: 4703

Re: Issue Accessing Sony Online Entertainment

@Baneki

Just tried it today from the Frankfurt exit node: same result. This virtual machine was shutdown for a couple hours yesterday while the host was performing a RAID resync, so the guest OS routing tables were definitely flushed. :)
by parityboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: DeepDNS.net - cryptostorm's no-compromise DNS resolver framework
Topic: local firewalling w/ cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 8183

Re: local firewalling w/ cryptostorm: discussion

@OP To add to this thread: I would advocate keeping a local firewall in place. I use Linux Mint 14 as opposed to Windows, but I know for a fact that even though KTorrent (KDE BitTorrent client) can be told to use this interface or that, it will fail-open to the clear Ethernet interface if the VPN tu...
by parityboy
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Issue Accessing Sony Online Entertainment
Replies: 4
Views: 4703

Issue Accessing Sony Online Entertainment

Trying to access Sony Online Entertainment from the VPN connection results in a hanging browser, which eventually times out. Accessing the same URI from outside of the VPN network has no issues. It's not a DNS issue, because I also tried specifying the IP address, with the same result. I've also jus...
by parityboy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: independent cryptostorm token resellers, & tokens 101
Topic: THEORY: Network Tokens as a currency
Replies: 9
Views: 16546

Re: THEORY: Network Tokens as a currency

@PJ

One thing that caught my eye is the term "minting". Are they minted in the BitCoin fashion (as in there is a relatively low and finite supply), or is it in the fashion of a credit card number (i.e. "simply" mathematically valid)?
by parityboy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 77362

Re: optimising torrenting performance on cryptostorm: discus

@DesuStrike I've no idea what you Internet setup is, but generally with asymmetric xDSL type connections maximising the download speed will affect the upload speed; something to do with allocated spectrum. Going by the speeds you were quoting, can I assume you are on a DOCSIS (cable) connection? Can...
by parityboy
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Report accuses BT of supplying backdoors for GCHQ and NSA
Replies: 3
Views: 7626

Re: Report accuses BT of supplying backdoors for GCHQ and NS

I know this is old, but one thing stood out here. On the issue of the USDOD IP address referenced by the paper's authors, that block of addresses has been used by many firms over the years. It's a valuable piece of IPv4 real-estate that is often enabled internally by an ISP after they've gotten perm...
by parityboy
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: general chat, suggestions, industry news
Topic: Data Center logging
Replies: 1
Views: 7318

Re: Data Center logging

@OP Couple of points to address here (as usual, others are free to correct any mistakes). 1. A connection from a customer to the VPN server in the DC will be encrypted, hopefully heavily encrypted. The DC will not be able to make any sense of the incoming data but they will know which machine it's h...

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