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Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Testing out UDP Tracker Support

We are testing UDP tracker support on the Mystic and Gurren server (Public Tracker configuration).

If you wish to try this out please open up PublicTracker.ovpn in Notepad/Wordpad, and add a # in front of all the other statements that begin with “remote” except for the following lines:

# Mystic (LUX)
remote mystic.bolehvpn.net 443

# Gurren (Lux)

remote gurren.bolehvpn.net 443

remote-random

Click Save and then connect.

We will most likely not enable UDP tracker support for the PrivateTracker configurations (since I don’t know of any private trackers that rely on UDP trackers).

 

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

April Update: UDP Trackers, BolehVPN-GUI and L2TP/IPSec

Quick updates on what we’ve been doing in April! We haven’t been sitting on our asses :D

BolehVPN-GUI

I know we promised this a while back and we apologize for the delay.

There was a problem in our final stages of our implementation which required us to reprogram our web panel to make it work properly with the BolehVPN-GUI and this is approaching completion.

We have also listened to your feedback and will have proxy server support and encryption of stored user passwords on the computer.

L2TP/IPSEC VPN

Currently OpenVPN support is poor on mobile devices which require root/jailbreaks or third party applications which are troublesome to setup for the average user.

L2TP/IPSEC VPNs are great for those with mobile devices such as IPads, IPhones, Android devices and Blackberries and just want security or to appear from a different location without the hassle.

We have worked out basic functionality and have a working setup for this and are proceeding with fine tuning this. At the moment, setup is rather complicated for the end-user so we’re working on making this more user friendly and will post updates on this. We have not decided whether this should be introduced as another added feature of BolehVPN in our regular packages or a separate plan altogether.

UDP Tracker Possible Issue with PublicTracker/PrivateTracker proxied configurations

We notice public trackers such as PirateBay have increasingly used UDP trackers which appear to not work properly through our socks proxies in the PublicTracker/PrivateTracker configurations (note that you’re not supposed to use public trackers such as PirateBay on the PrivateTracker configurations). This did not use to be a problem as the main normal trackers worked fine but now these trackers are slowly going offline one by one.

You know your torrent is using a UDP tracker if you click on the torrent in utorrent and under the trackers tab there’s a UDP:// prefix.

We believe this to be a bug in the socks proxy program we are using and have contacted the developers to see what they can do to address it.

These trackers however work under BolehRoute mode (because there is no proxy mode). For those of you who insist to use the PublicTracker configuration for these torrents with only working UDP trackers, if you are willing to sacrifice a bit of security, you can try unticking all the options in Proxy Privacy which should allow you to connect to the UDP trackers and retrieve their seeders/peers.

However rest assured we are working on this matter.


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