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by Main Sequence
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: forum.onion login fails
Replies: 1
Views: 13723

Re: forum.onion login fails

I've had the exact same issue. Not being able to login using Tor sucks.
by Main Sequence
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Twitter.com not resolving
Replies: 2
Views: 8065

Re: Twitter.com not resolving

This error disappeared after a Firefox update.
by Main Sequence
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm network - news
Replies: 30
Views: 106916

Re: Cryptostorm network - news

parityboy wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Main Sequence wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:17 pm
AnonAsPossible wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:16 am
n8 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:49 am
Hey CS team

Any news on the network status?

- cryptostorm.nu is still bust
- Wireguard for CS is down

- OpenVPN is warning that it will soon discontinue 'compress' in your configs
- Is Df back? Last mention of him being available was end of August...

So an update would be higly appreciated. Thanks and take care.

n8
With cryptostorm.nu & Wireguard still down, it's a safe bet Df still ain't back. I hope he's OK, he is 'Cryptostorm', without him what do we have!?
Look at this way... September has come and gone.. we're now into October. No updates, no new news, no fixes. The Forum admin Parityboy hasn't logged-in for almost a month, with the result that the forum is overrun with spam postings. I can only conclude that the forum is essentially unmoderated, otherwise these spam posts would be long-gone. Everything seems to be running on autopilot.

Over time, I can only anticipate that more and more services will break, and not be fixed. By all appearances, Cryptostorm is in terminal decline.
I'm back. :D Been really busy with work, but I'll try to clean up the forums this week. :thumbup:
Glad to see you back. Hope things are well with you.

One thing that has been brought to my attention recently (that I was previously unaware of) is that Python 2.x was end-of-lifed in January 2020.

Bitmessage is written in Python2, and as far as I am aware, there are no plans to port it to Python3. Given that the base platform is now effectively abandoned / totally unsupported, this does not augur well for Bitmessage's long-term future. The Cryptostorm staff/admins might well have to revisit the matter of using Bitmessage for communications / support.

https://dev.to/scriptautomate/python-2- ... means-30p2

https://www.infoworld.com/article/33652 ... hon-2.html
by Main Sequence
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Twitter.com not resolving
Replies: 2
Views: 8065

Twitter.com not resolving

Oops.

The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.


This has taken place with all he servers I've tried.
by Main Sequence
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm network - news
Replies: 30
Views: 106916

Re: Cryptostorm network - news

Would have been nice if we had been given some reasonable notice -- at least a couple of days, anyway -- that that tokens were going to be checked again.

I got booted off overnight, and when I tried to login again, I got an authorization error. What are you supposed to do when you can't check the token validity?

Luckily, I had another token, but for people who don't that means essentially they were cut off without warning.
by Main Sequence
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm network - news
Replies: 30
Views: 106916

Re: Cryptostorm network - news

AnonAsPossible wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:38 am
Within the past few days, CA certificates are being updated, the 'token' database will be back online network wide soon,,, so does this mean Df is actually back?!
I was unaware of these updates. I hope this signals a return to 'normal' soon.
AnonAsPossible wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:38 am
If he can just pop-in and let us know he's back, that would put a lot of minds at ease here!!!
Agreed.
by Main Sequence
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Cryptostorm network - news
Replies: 30
Views: 106916

Re: Cryptostorm network - news

AnonAsPossible wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:16 am
n8 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:49 am
Hey CS team

Any news on the network status?

- cryptostorm.nu is still bust
- Wireguard for CS is down

- OpenVPN is warning that it will soon discontinue 'compress' in your configs
- Is Df back? Last mention of him being available was end of August...

So an update would be higly appreciated. Thanks and take care.

n8
With cryptostorm.nu & Wireguard still down, it's a safe bet Df still ain't back. I hope he's OK, he is 'Cryptostorm', without him what do we have!?
Look at this way... September has come and gone.. we're now into October. No updates, no new news, no fixes. The Forum admin Parityboy hasn't logged-in for almost a month, with the result that the forum is overrun with spam postings. I can only conclude that the forum is essentially unmoderated, otherwise these spam posts would be long-gone. Everything seems to be running on autopilot.

Over time, I can only anticipate that more and more services will break, and not be fixed. By all appearances, Cryptostorm is in terminal decline.
by Main Sequence
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Canary Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 6613

Re: Canary Issues

Thank you for addressing the issue I raised so promptly.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA512

As of September 29, 2020, cryptostorm has not received any National Security Letters or FISA court orders, and we have not been subject to any gag order(s) by a FISA court, or any other similar court(s) of
any government. cryptostorm has never placed any backdoors in our hardware or software and has not received any requests to do so. cryptostorm has never disclosed any user communications to any third par
ty. No searches or seizures of any kind have ever been performed on cryptostorm assets.

This canary will be updated quarterly, with the next update being December 31 in 2020.
After that, it will be updated on March 31 in 2021.
The updates will be performed manually, so the update might be off by a day or two at the most.

Recent headlines:
6 things to look for in the first Biden-Trump presidential debate - https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/29/poli ... index.html
Boris Johnson apologises for confusing his own lockdown rules - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... ws-latest/

To verify this message, on the terminal import our public key from pgp.mit.edu or any of the other popular keyservers:
$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key E9C7C942
gpg: requesting key E9C7C942 from hkp server pgp.mit.edu
gpg: key E9C7C942: public key "cryptostorm support (keybase.io/cryptostorm) <support@cryptostorm.is>" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
$ gpg2 --fingerprint E9C7C942
pub 4096R/E9C7C942 2015-01-22
Key fingerprint = 4D87 F984 A222 8392 57FE 36A5 BBDB 991A E9C7 C942
uid cryptostorm support (keybase.io/cryptostorm) <support@cryptostorm.is>
uid [jpeg image of size 14369]
uid [jpeg image of size 20640]
sub 4096R/E9F7009A 2015-01-22
$ gpg --verify canary.txt
gpg: Good signature from "cryptostorm support (keybase.io/cryptostorm) <support@cryptostorm.is>"

There will most likely be other lines in the output from that last command, but as long as it says "Good signature", the verification worked correctly.
Our PGP public key is also available at https://keybase.io/cryptostorm and https://onename.com/cryptostorm
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----

iQJLBAEBCgA1FiEETYf5hKIig5JX/jalu9uZGunHyUIFAl9zeMQXHHN1cHBvcnRA
Y3J5cHRvc3Rvcm0uaXMACgkQu9uZGunHyULnDQ//auzA+4Yf3TeXIsaGHX6j9Gux
1AVRgIecGgSV6ARS8ypsOS3qCyT4RJPPDHwKjVnCpgY+rhiEVF3BUZeJ/mAAioLq
TFARxxix7Imioysvty5QDctBhmBWlOlELlnEmSJWxCyg+NkKmFthgKnHnMAa9Bp0
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vorPKsG4EUgZDI8CQbIA7gGgVc3BGAiDWewUgESqAkLC716ivqLUIIZB7q1+cwml
qm0PctwtNGIxUpNL5P7FC0l/3xD59S+BFQpGMcrIih8zXTj52eVquqt3N5Ki9aqr
h8oxN/D36Ml4AIgu9K3tgLurPalLAMJwsHqhYrJgXsHLxm5F+dLeAiBdDjMjqWwX
/0iewOCSm2jonXdBtcjfBotN8esg3GToBfqonWDkAjP0Q5MNa7+vJUaTXkQK3CI5
0KxIv3/nTCM4Pn1Ts9Dd/T/0RJxwnTBjIvIHUZfm8S/FubmT6IoUlzJPTZ8GE/M5
0DdN64nLoQzIJJED8RvT3/uotgq8by/0WBLLdyFD8cILBKTFNTENM537sc1vSnLz
vgcGpJMP8k9rkRaUsOEKQpZaL63eg0AboJ8+bojThCiMEaMF2dkNjiow1RfkXsU5
OvFnaR6HAMb48TFwwfE=
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-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

gpg: Signature made Tue 29 Sep 2020 06:11:16 PM UTC
gpg: using RSA key 4D87F984A222839257FE36A5BBDB991AE9C7C942
gpg: issuer "support@cryptostorm.is"
gpg: Good signature from "cryptostorm support (keybase.io/cryptostorm) <support@cryptostorm.is>" [unknown]
by Main Sequence
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Canary Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 6613

Canary Issues

For people who are supposed to be experts in privacy and security, your warrant canary has a few issues!

Your canary is signed with the obsolete SHA-1 hash, which is now widely deprecated, because it is prone to hash collisions, meaning it is effectively BROKEN. It would only take a minor tweak to your config settings to use SHA-512 as your default hash algorithm.

Second, the version of PGP used to sign that Canary is: GnuPG v2.0.22 (GNU/Linux).

I find it interesting that you are still using such old, outdated software -- the 2.0 branch of GnuPG was end-of-life'd on December 31st, 2017 -- almost 3 full years ago!
GNU Privacy Guard - Wikipedia

Before the release of GnuPG 2.2 ("modern"), the now deprecated "stable" branch (2.0) was recommended for general use, initially released on November 13, 2006. This branch reached its end-of-life on December 31, 2017; Its last version is 2.0.31, released on December 29, 2017.
by Main Sequence
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

Did some more downloads with port-forwarding turned on; my IP address does not show up when seeding, however, it is definitely there when leeching.
by Main Sequence
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

parityboy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:23 pm
@Main Sequence

Just to clarify, is this error showing up during leeching, seeding or both?
Definitely during leeching; I'm not so sure about seeding.

Naturally, I haven't wanted to seed with port-forwarding on, due to the potential of an ip address leak.

I'll try a few more experiments, and report back.
by Main Sequence
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

parityboy wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:11 am
@Main Sequence

Can you check your router to see if UPnP is enabled on it? If so switch it off and also disable it in your torrent client.
UPnP is disabled in both torrent clients, and UPnP is DISABLED on my router.

So far, I've solved the issue by simply not using port-forwarding.
by Main Sequence
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

MOQ888 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Tks for the site, looks like I'm not experiencing the same IP exposure. I've only recently discovered the port-forward function but I'm not sure it makes much difference to my use.

It could be that my new telco-supplied modem is too basic and I disabled UPnP when I got it. I just enabled it after pausing some QBt and started them again, refreshing the UPnP screen showed nothing, refreshing the expressvpn page still showed just my CS IP.

How are you seeing both your CS IP and your real IP in a swarm, by looking at another client on the same torrent?
With port-forwarding enabled, both IP addresses show up in the swarm, using the same randomly-generated port number. This has happened with two torrent clients, Deluge and qBittorrent, as long as port-forwarding is enabled.
by Main Sequence
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

MOQ888 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:13 am
Main Sequence wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:54 am
If port-forwarding is turned-on, my VPN IP is shown directly above my real IP address, both showing the same port in use in my torrent client.
What IP site are you using? I'm curious to check mine.
https://www.expressvpn.com/what-is-my-ip

There are other sites that you can use, but express vpn's does not put any limitations on the number of times you can access it, nor do they require you to register to use it, unlike sites such as whatismyip.com.
by Main Sequence
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

parityboy wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:26 pm
@Main Sequence

Which torrent client are you using?
Deluge.
parityboy wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:26 pm
Could you experiment with another one to see if the issue appears there as well?
I downloaded and tried qBittorrent as well. Got the same results, unfortunately -- both my VPN address and my real IP address were shown in the swarm.
by Main Sequence
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

parityboy wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
@Main Sequence

Does your real IP show if port-forwarding is disabled?
No.
parityboy wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
How are you enabling port forwarding?
By going to: https://cryptostorm.is/portfwd and following the instructions there.

If port-forwarding is turned-on, my VPN IP is shown directly above my real IP address, both showing the same port in use in my torrent client.

If I go to: https://cryptostorm.is/torrentip, it only shows the VPN IP.

I just want to make sure I'm not leaking my real IP address.
by Main Sequence
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: member support & tech assistance
Topic: Default port forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 18052

Re: Default port forwarding

I do a lot of P2P file transfers. I've tried turning on port-forwarding, but in my torrent client, I've noticed that my real IP address as well as the address of the VPN server is included in the list of IPs that I am connected to.

I used your Torrent-tip tool, and it only shows the IP of the VPN server I am connected to.

Pardon me for being a little bit paranoid, but could you give me some reassurance that my real IP address isn't being broadcast somehow as part of the Torrent swarm?
by Main Sequence
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: guides, HOWTOs & tutorials
Topic: TCP versus UDP?
Replies: 1
Views: 12823

TCP versus UDP?

Maybe I'm having a bit of a blonde moment here, but I'd appreciate it if someone could clarify the use of TCP versus UDP.

I'm invoking openvpn from the command line, with something like the following:

sudo openvpn --config=Switzerland_TCP.ovpn

There is also a Switzerland_UDP.ovpn -- I'm assuming that you choose one or the other to run, depending on whether you wish to tunnel TCP or UDP packets. What if you want to tunnel both? Must you invoke two separate instances, e.g. in two separate terminal windows?

Thanks.