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It was announced that ibVPN will become (is) part of StrongVPN. I received an email today that my account will be migrated to StrongVPN soon. I assume it means for the ibVPN app to keep working an update is needed to support StrongVPN. Does anyone know if this is in the plans?
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Monday, November 02 2020, 08:07 PM
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    Wednesday, December 02 2020, 05:08 PM - #Permalink
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    Generally TCP is not recommended for VPN's because of what happens when packets go missing then get requested for re-transmission. Feel free to google it.

    There is also no need to open the firewall as it is an outgoing connection, unless you have put in addition blocks in the OUTPUT chain of the firewall.
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    Tuesday, December 01 2020, 09:27 PM - #Permalink
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    I got it working!
    I updated my new username and password in the ibvpn "app" the editing my settings.json to below.
    also not, i used TCP and different port. make sure to open port in firewall.

    client
    auth sha256
    auth-user-pass
    cipher AES-256-CBC
    auth-user-pass /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/passwd
    comp-lzo adaptive
    #dev tun
    proto tcp
    hand-window 30
    key-direction 1
    mute 3
    #nobind
    ns-cert-type server
    persist-key
    redirect-gateway def1
    remote str-yyz302.strongconnectivity.com 8293 tcp
    resolv-retry infinite
    route-delay 2
    #route-method exe
    #route-metric 1
    topology subnet
    tun-mtu 1400
    verb 3
    dev ibvpn
    dev-type tun
    persist-tun
    route-delay 2
    route-noexec
    script-security 2
    down /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/route-down.sh
    route-up /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/route-up.sh
    writepid /var/run/ibvpn/ibvpn.pid
    <ca>
    -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
    Put cert here
    -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    </ca>
    <tls-auth>
    -----BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1-----
    Put auth here
    -----END OpenVPN Static key V1-----
    </tls-auth>
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    Saturday, November 28 2020, 04:07 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    I think I have cracked a manual hack.



    Just updated the config as you described, works well!

    Thanks Nick
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    Friday, November 27 2020, 09:55 AM - #Permalink
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    I think I have cracked a manual hack.

    Firstly, get your VPN username and password from the StrongVPN site > VPN Accounts > VPN Account Summary > Account Setup Instructions. These should be put into /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/passwd.

    On the same page, note the Get Configuration button. Choose your endpoint country and city and go for a UDP/1194 configuration and download the OpenVPN (you could go for the generic config but then there is more playing around to be done as you have more files and a slightly different config). Save this config as /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/ibvpn.ovpn

    Then adjust the config to:
    auth sha256
    #auth-user-pass
    cipher AES-256-CBC
    client
    comp-lzo adaptive
    #dev tun
    explicit-exit-notify 2
    hand-window 30
    key-direction 1
    mute 3
    mute-replay-warnings
    #nobind
    ns-cert-type server
    persist-key
    proto udp
    redirect-gateway def1
    remote str-bom101.strongconnectivity.com 1194 udp
    resolv-retry infinite
    route-delay 2
    #route-method exe
    #route-metric 1
    topology subnet
    tun-mtu 1400
    verb 3

    # lines added by NJH
    remote str-bom101.strongconnectivity.com 53 udp
    remote str-bom101.strongconnectivity.com 123 udp
    remote str-bom101.strongconnectivity.com 443 udp
    remote str-bom101.strongconnectivity.com 8293 udp
    dev ibvpn
    dev-type tun
    persist-tun
    auth-user-pass /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/passwd
    route-delay 2
    route-noexec
    script-security 2
    down /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/route-down.sh
    route-up /etc/clearos/ibvpn.d/route-up.sh
    writepid /var/run/ibvpn/ibvpn.pid

    <ca>
    -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
    MIIEujCCA6KgAwIBAgIJAP2byCrrNyEqMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBCwUAMIGZMQswCQYD
    <snip>
    7KTGEVuqCHkf5fO4Tvs=
    -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    </ca>
    <tls-auth>
    -----BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1-----
    9ad93b30b80622e4a0cec0349d004c1b
    <snip>
    3bd59ca7723fd17d76fa1034dccb4cf3
    -----END OpenVPN Static key V1-----
    </tls-auth>
    Note the lines I have commented out and the ones I have added. The remote lines should change depending on which endpoint you go for. I think all the rest stays the same.

    The restart ibVPN
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    Thursday, November 26 2020, 10:00 AM - #Permalink
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    I can get a connection going but have failed to crack the routing so far. :(
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    Friday, November 20 2020, 09:35 PM - #Permalink
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    I've been told there is a problem as StrongVPN do not supply an API unlike ibVPN. The app developers aren't sure what they can do. I may try to knock up a manual config next week
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    Friday, November 20 2020, 06:09 PM - #Permalink
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    I received the same communication and something else earlier in the week. I have pinged the team responsible a couple of times now but have heard nothing back.
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    Friday, November 20 2020, 05:37 PM - #Permalink
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    Today I received another email from ibvpn:
    Now that ibVPN users have been migrated over to StrongVPN, it is time to begin shutting down ibVPN itself.

    Starting Monday November 23rd, ibVPN will no longer function. Please ensure you have completed the StrongVPN password email reset so you may begin taking advantage of StrongVPN + DNS. If you have not received a password reset email from StrongVPN check your spam folder or reach out to the StrongVPN support team.

    Thank you for choosing ibVPN as your VPN of choice, and we look forward to continuing to serve you as StrongVPN.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our support team here.

    The ibVPN Team
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    Tuesday, November 03 2020, 06:25 PM - #Permalink
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    I have seen nothing yet to say we have to migrate and that the connection using the ibVPN set up will be stopping. If it does, I expect there will be an announcement and we will act accordingly. Note this is a third party app and not a Clearcenter maintained app, but we are in contact with the developers of it.
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    Tuesday, November 03 2020, 06:18 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Nick,

    I received an email that stated:
    Your service will be transferred over to StrongVPN automatically, and your subscription cost will remain the same so long as your account remains active. After your account is successfully migrated, the StrongVPN team will reach out with further instructions.


    So there appears to be a migration, which is also mentioned here:
    Welcome ibVPN

    Cheers,

    Dries
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    Tuesday, November 03 2020, 08:14 AM - #Permalink
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    So far, from what I've received from ibVPN so far, no change appears to have been announced to the service. We will obviously keep our eyes on it.
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