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Post#16 by Kulle » 06 Dec 2021, 13:53

windscribe-cli_1.4-51_amd64.xzm also works under Porteus 5.0 Xfce

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Post#17 by Rava » 06 Dec 2021, 17:16

@beny: Since I am curious I try your approach. Thanks.

@Kulle: Thanks, already downloaded, though I am currently on my 32 bit only machine.

and on that I got this
wget

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guest@porteus:/tmp/mc-guest$ wget https://windscribe.com/
--2021-12-06 12:17:34--  https://windscribe.com/
Resolving windscribe.com (windscribe.com)... 104.20.74.194, 104.20.75.194
Connecting to windscribe.com (windscribe.com)|104.20.74.194|:443... connected.
Unable to establish SSL connection.
Pale Moon:

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The connection has timed out

The server at windscribe.com is taking too long to respond.

    The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Pale Moon is permitted to access the Web.
:(

all other sites work…
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Post#18 by beny » 06 Dec 2021, 17:37

hi Rava sorry but isn't mine the how to: https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:slack ... _a_package this is one of many: https://docs.slackware.com/toc:start
you can find alien on this link is a trusted slackware user: https://slack.conraid.net/repository/sl ... ent/alien/

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Post#19 by Rava » 06 Dec 2021, 17:56

@beny
saved as alien-8.95-x86_64-7cf.txz and alien-8.95-x86_64-7cf.txz.md5

… and howto.tar.xz using mc' s user menu folder compression:

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guest@porteus:/3/Porteus_modules/guest/5.0rc-current/howto$ ls -o
total 168
drwxr-xr-x 2 guest   4096 Dec  6 18:51 _files
-rw-r--r-- 1 guest  29594 Dec  6 18:51 howtos:slackware_admin:building_a_package - SlackDocs.html
-rw-r--r-- 1 guest 129849 Dec  6 18:52 toc:start - SlackDocs.html
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Kulle wrote:
06 Dec 2021, 13:28
Then in a terminal: windscribe login, windscribe connect, etc...
How do I do a windscribe login when I cannot reach https://windscribe.com/ ?
On the 5.0rc3 x86-64 machine as well:

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guest@porteus:/tmp/mc-guest$  wget https://windscribe.com/
--2021-12-08 00:11:23--  https://windscribe.com/
Resolving windscribe.com (windscribe.com)... 104.20.75.194, 104.20.74.194
Connecting to windscribe.com (windscribe.com)|104.20.75.194|:443... connected.
and then just… nothing happens. Image
I presume after 15 minutes wget will also report "Unable to establish SSL connection."
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Post#20 by Rava » 09 Jan 2022, 15:36

Currently being elsewhere I have a more regular internet access and can visit sites like https://windscribe.com/myaccount?hello all I want.
So I made my free account, and what does the site tell me?
Password Strength: Godlike
Image Well thank you, but that praise is quite over the top… :D

Let's see if things concerning windscribe still works when I am back to my dirt cheap but somehow restricted internet access at home.

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Interesting what by default is blocked via their R.O.B.E.R.T and what else you can block. You only get R.O.B.E.R.T when you gave a email address that you confirmed. A throwaway email address that sends you emails for 1 or 3 days would suffice for that.

https://windscribe.com/myaccount#robert
R.O.B.E.R.T. is an advanced DNS and IP level blocker that works on all your devices (except browser extensions).
By default blocked was
Malware
Ads + Trackers

Unblocked was:
Social Networks
Porn
Gambling
Fake News + Clickbait
Other VPNs
Cryptominers

And the listing is how Windscribe lists the stuff, to them Malware & Ads + Trackers are the worst, next bad thing is… Social Networks :D , only then Porn and only then Gambling, and then Fake News + Clickbait.
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I would have put Fake News + Clickbait on 3rd and then Social Networks on 4th, but what do I know. :)

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And what they claim on Other VPNs sounds a bit biased.
You’re using the best privacy tool out there – Windscribe. Most other VPN companies track you across the web with their ads and compromise your privacy before you even become their customer. Block them all!
There might be some VPNs doing so, but the way they phrased it claims that all other VPNs do it like described… which In doubt.
But again, what do I know…

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But I do agree on what they say on ASocial Networks
Social networks are one of the most pervasive privacy violators out there. Much like with crack cocaine, it’s hard to go cold turkey. We’ll make it easier for you. This list will block all social networks and their associated trackers. If you must use 1 of them, you can whitelist it via a custom access rule.
The custom access rule sounds cool if one really needs one ASocial Network only.
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Post#21 by Rava » 09 Jan 2022, 15:57

This is how easy you connect to it. Some info I ***'d out. Privacy you know and all that jazz.

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guest@porteus:/$ windscribe login
Windscribe Username: ************
Windscribe Password: 
Logged In
guest@porteus:/$ windscribe connect
Connecting to Germany Frankfurt Castle (UDP:443)
Firewall Enabled
Connected to Germany Frankfurt Castle
Your IP changed from *.*.*.* to 185.189.*.*
guest@porteus:/$ windscribe status
windscribe -- pid: 2997, status: running, uptime: 26m, %cpu: 0.0, %mem: 0.8
IP: 185.189.***.***
CONNECTED -- DE UDP (443)
And asking the browser (palemoon) about my IP confirmed that indeed I "am" 185.189.***.*** :D

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And windscribe seems to be pleasant on CPU and memory usage:

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  PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND
 2997 root      20   0   82872  31640   8140 S   0.0   0.8   0:02.27 windscribe
(asked via top -bn 1 |grep windscribe)

Or to me more precise:

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echo "  PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND";top -bn 1 |grep windscribe
displays the info line with the correct spacing. When your terminal has COLUMNS=80 that is. A smaller or larger one might differ with the info line.
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Post#22 by Kulle » 09 Jan 2022, 17:12

Hi Rava,
The following error occurs:
After executing the windscribe disconnect command, I no longer have an Internet connection.
I have to restart Porteus!
Is that the same with you?
(I am using Porteus 4.0 Xfce)

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Post#23 by Rava » 09 Jan 2022, 17:39

^
I test that later since right now I need my interwebs.

But… after suspend, I could access no web pages:

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Server not found

Pale Moon can't find the server at forum.porteus.org
After I "refreshed" windscribe by simply executing as guest

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windscribe status
it gave me a new IP and then the web worked again.

And I am using Port 5.0 x86-64 rc3 though my results might differ from yours.
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Post#24 by Rava » 10 Jan 2022, 17:09

Just another heads up.

On very rare occasions windscribe is connecting it by itself, but often I either get the browser error as quoted above or the top error of my Interlink Mail & News reader as in the screenshot (above the red divider line):

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Then, when I manually do the

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windscribe connect
I get the below the red divider line pop up message as seen in the same pasted together screenshot.

Like I wrote, on rare occasions the below pop up "Windscribe connected to [whatever]" happens by itself after I return from system suspend, or after I reconnect my wired LAN, but usually that pop up not comes by itself. Then a manual windscribe connect is needed.
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Post#25 by Rava » 10 Jan 2022, 17:17

Kulle wrote:
09 Jan 2022, 17:12
After executing the windscribe disconnect command, I no longer have an Internet connection.
Like I said, running Port 5.0rc3 XFCE.
I just executed

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windscribe disconnect
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windscribe logout
and got the info

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Logged Out, Disconnecting
Firewall Disabled
DISCONNECTED
and my internet is still working as you can see by this post. :)
Kulle, what DE are you using?

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And by asking https://www.dein-ip-check.de/ it tells me my current IP locates me somewhere in the Berlin area, which is indeed correct at the moment. So obviously I am indeed disconnected from Windscribe, just like the windscribe cli told me.

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Now that I am back from my suspend, windscribe is still out of active duty:

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guest@porteus:~$ windscribe status
windscribe -- pid: 2997, status: running, uptime: 1d 4h 24m, %cpu: 0.0, %mem: 0.7
IP: *.*.*.*
DISCONNECTED
but as you can see in this post and also here Simple Manga Downloader 1.16.0 (Post by Rava #86527) I can go online just fine. :)

Now I will switch windscribe on again, not that I really need it, just for testing purposes. :D

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And now again logged into windscribe (windscribe login) and connected via VPN (windscribe connect) and still all works well. :)
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Post#26 by beny » 10 Jan 2022, 22:20

hi Rava,Kulle can try in terminal: dhcpcd name of the connection ethx or wlan,and if it is active,dhcpcd tell you,if i remember well..

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Post#27 by Rava » 27 Jan 2022, 18:40

Since I am back home in the Southern region… having a bit of free time, trying windscribe. Seems my internet at home refuses to work with windscribe, though. :(

I use [ quote ] instead of [ code ] since then I can colour the red lines red as in my terminal (and the green ones green).
guest@porteus:~$ windscribe login
Already Logged in
guest@porteus:~$ windscribe connect
Connecting to Switzerland Zurich Alphorn (UDP:443)
Firewall Enabled
IP check after connection failed, you may not have internet
Connected to Switzerland Zurich Alphorn
Your IP changed from *.*.*.* to Unknown
guest@porteus:~$ windscribe status
windscribe -- pid: 2659, status: running, uptime: 3m, %cpu: 0.0, %mem: 0.8
Service communication error
As you can see by me posting this, I definitely have internet.
No internet was working while in that state, not wget nor Palemoon could connect to any site. Therefore…
guest@porteus:~$ windscribe disconnect
Firewall Disabled
DISCONNECTED
guest@porteus:~$ windscribe status
windscribe -- pid: 2659, status: running, uptime: 6m, %cpu: 0.0, %mem: 0.8
IP: *.*.*.*
DISCONNECTED
:cry:
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