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https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby FoodMaven » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:34 am

https://whoer.net

offers interesting info about my VPN service, or lack thereof at the moment. As I am bareback 'cause I blew up my CS router, I'm asking for your opinion of this site.

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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby parityboy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:42 pm

FoodMaven wrote:https://whoer.net

offers interesting info about my VPN service, or lack thereof at the moment. As I am bareback 'cause I blew up my CS router, I'm asking for your opinion of this site.


It doesn't look very credible, tbh. IPLeak seems to be better.

What happened to your router?


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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby Granny » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:47 am

Just out of curiosity parityboy, why doesn't it look very credible?


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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby FoodMaven » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 pm

Using their site, I was able to find a problem in Firefox and that lead to changing a config and now ipleak.net shows Private Use rather than a leak.


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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby FoodMaven » Sun May 13, 2018 9:52 pm

Given that whoer is in Russia, I doubt they will be around much longer as a VPN service. But they feature one nice service. If you click on the balloon that shows your percentage of privacy, it will show where your problems are. Using that I eventually fixed mine and whoer shows 100% privacy. Not believen all they say, but it's a start for a noob like me.

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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby df » Wed May 23, 2018 11:15 pm

Their browser identifications look legit, but some of the other data isn't accurate.
I'm on one of the CS US South nodes at the moment and whoer.net is saying I have no ports open.
That's not true, because every CS exit node IP will appear to have all TCP/UDP ports open.
This isn't a security risk, because the only thing behind the IP is two OpenVPN instances (one for UDP, one for TCP).
iptables is used to forward traffic from all ports to one of those two OpenVPN instances, so that people behind a restrictive non-DPI firewall can still access CS (i.e., like when UDP port 1194 or 443 is blocked, but not UDP port 53).

As for their VPN service, I wouldn't trust it. There's absolutely no technical details on their VPN page, just some generic marketing terms ("the most protected, secured communication channels all over the world", etc.).
A good idea would be to avoid any VPN provider that requires you to register/purchase before you can view their client configs.


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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby FoodMaven » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:27 pm

I would never buy there service. That is why I'm here. But as a noob (of the first order), I like the balloon info. It helped me find and fix the leaks. 'nuff said.

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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby marzametal » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:05 am

One question about USA SOUTH...
I've noticed recently that when I connect to any of the 64.x.x.x IPs and access whoer, they show no time details for ZONE and LOCAL.

However, when I connect to the 209.x.x.x IPs, they do populate the ZONE and LOCAL fields.

Is this because CS is preparing for replacing 108.x.x.x (resurgens) with 64.x.x.x (resurg)?

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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby df » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:13 pm

I don't think it's got anything to do with CS.
My guess is that whoer.net populates those Zone and Local fields from a GeoIP database that doesn't have 64.42.181.0/24 listed.
According to https://www.iplocation.net/ , EurekAPI doesn't have the long/lat for the IP (but it does the ISP).
The other GeoIP databases used on iplocation.net all report our IPs in 64.42.181.0/24 as being in Vancouver, Washington, but it's actually at the INAP data center in Atlanta, GA - http://www.inap.com/data-centers/data-c ... s/atlanta/
Even the test IP listed on https://usdedicated.com/atlanta-datacenter is in the same C-class as our IPs.

I think what INAP did was sell "US Dedicated" the IP space, then they https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_Whois_Project the range so that whois.arin.net would show "US Dedicated" as the owner.
The company "US Dedicated" is based out of Vancouver, WA, so a lot of GeoIP databases incorrectly associate all the IPs they own as being in Vancouver, WA, even though they've got IPs at 5 other data centers throughout the US.

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Re: https://whoer.net Request for comments

Postby marzametal » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:22 am

Ahhhh, thanks for the explanation mate! Rock on!


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