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Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby ntldr » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:56 pm

Since no official statement to be found anywhere in the forum or somewhere else where most people would look for them no twitter doesn't count..and since none of the staff members aren't posting anything..not even on the status page.. here's the news then following nodes are down.. (at least what I know)

linux: UK, Germany, Canada West and Moldova down
windows: UK and Moldova down


reasons are DMCA far as I know.. no ETA to given when back online. :twisted:

don't expect me to answer questions when they're back or are they still down cuz I'm not staff..I don't use linux so I don't know..wait for public statement by the team if we ever get one..it's been at least 4-5 days now that they're down and no mention by anyone about the situation other than some occasional whispers at IRC and twitter.. :thumbdown:

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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby cryptostorm_support » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:32 am

Current status:

Chisinau (Moldova) is up and running again. The following nodes are unavailable:

linux-balancer.cstorm.pw:
London (UK)
Canada
Frankfurt (Germany)

windows-balancer.cstorm.pw
London (UK)


We have some servers that are unavailable at the moment due to different reasons: abuse and DCMA.
DCMA we all know, abuse can have different forms like DDOS, SQL injection attacks/scans etc.

We are in the process of negotiating with the data centers to bring these 'abuse' nodes up.
In order for them to release these nodes again, we need to indicate how we will prevent this kind of abuse in the future.
As we stick to our principles, we will not start to log or take other actions that would be intrusive for the privacy of our customers,
instead we will use techniques like iptables/IDS to prevent this. This means that the nodes will be marginally less traffic neutral.
Normally this shouldn't be noticeable for the users that are not into this type of abuse (quoting df: noisy as hell hack attempts).

Further updates will follow ...
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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby wpaschukat » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:01 am

Thanks for the update and the good work. Appreciated.

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Postby cryptostorm_support » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:14 pm

update: linux-cantus is available again ... .
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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby privangle » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:30 am

Hi,

linux-frankfurt is working for me;

linux-canadawest and linux-london are off.

I am dissapointed with the fact that some people use CS for abuse. :(

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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby parityboy » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:41 am

@privangle

So am I but just like Tor, any kind of anonymizing infrastructure will attract and breed this kind of behavior. Unfortunately with the current state of human kind, it's inevitable.


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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby hollyg » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:52 am

Today (or recently, IDK last time I checked) Netflix is blocking (linux) all the US servers. I realize this is a slightly different problem, but is there any way to get around this?

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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby privangle » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:27 am

@parityboy

Yes, I understand.

I am happy to see that London is on again.
Canada is still off, and Italy is off for the moment.

Then I have a (perhaps stupid) question concerning the configuration files:

I understood that the actual files/data are under github and what I don't understand is that the structure of the files there is quite different as the xxx.conf files I downloaded in the past and I'm using.

When I click on cstorm_linux-chisinau_udp.ovpn for example, I could copy/paste the text and store it in a text file. Or I click on

cstorm_linux-chisinau_udp.ovpn -> Raw

and see in the browser the configuration file in a text format (see here).

Could I in spite of the difference to my .conf files store the "raw-text" in a file, import the file in in my Network Manager and it would work ? (Linux)

I apoligize if my question is in the wrong thread. Tell me and I put the question otherwhere else.

When I find a difference to my .conf files on github, I adapt my .conf file to the changed data found on github and store the file as .conf, so the structure of my .conf files remains the same. Is this the good way to do? For me its some confusing.

Thank you.


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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby LoveTheStorm » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:04 pm

Canada and Italy work good for me.



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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby Guest » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:57 pm

I hope this is not too much off topic but it seems as if the new IDS of the London node interferes with linux updates. For example a "sudo apt-get update" gets stuck at "fetching headers". I tested Germany and Switzerland and those do not cause such errors.

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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby df » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:42 am

Guest: I just removed the rules that caused the current snort alerts, a lot of them were clearly false positives (only 2 or 3 looked like legitimate attacks).

try apt-get now.

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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby privangle » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:18 am

@parityboy

parityboy wrote:Yes it should work, .conf and .ovpn are basically text files anyway.

I tested it, I copy/pasted the text of the Raw-file in a textfile.conf, import textfile.conf into my Network Manager. It works like a charm. Nice!

Thank you. :)


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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby Guest » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:47 pm

df wrote:Guest: I just removed the rules that caused the current snort alerts, a lot of them were clearly false positives (only 2 or 3 looked like legitimate attacks).

try apt-get now.


It works again. Thanks for the fix! :thumbup:


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Re: Can't connect to your favorite node? look here

Postby Raka74 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:24 pm

London isn't working for me is it down?



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