securing tunnelblick

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missionDirk
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securing tunnelblick

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Because I always liked using transmission over other clients and ran into problems
with my IP being exposed when tunnelblick or my internet connection drops.
I wrote a litle app to secure the firewall for tunnelblick. It now does a bit more than that, like auto switching servers.

You can find it on the tunnelblick discussion forum.
the app is free, but I won't post a link as that would break the forum rules I guess.
( unless I get permission to post a link )

Dirk
x190
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Re: securing tunnelblick

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missionDirk, security and privacy is important these days. I see no reason not to post a link.
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missionDirk
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Re: securing tunnelblick

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this should take you to the download on dropbox :
http://goo.gl/iSMp5H

ipv6 for the time being is disabled until I understand better how to enable it on the local network
and being sure it doesn't use the router directly.
x190
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Re: securing tunnelblick

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Do you have a link detailing minimum OS requirements, where it puts its support files, and what exactly it does? On 10.6.8, I'm just getting a crossed out VPNlock.app.
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missionDirk
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Re: securing tunnelblick

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Do you have a link detailing minimum OS requirements, where it puts its support files, and what exactly it does? On 10.6.8, I'm just getting a crossed out VPNlock.app.
Its compiled for 10.9

It takes a list from tunnelblicks configurations. ( .ovpn files ) extracts the server IPs and port numbers. Uses these to build a list for the firewall that allows only access to these on the regular internet connection. It also downloads daily the emerging threats file, and blocks these IPs. It has a black list option as well, but I haven't used it myself.
Even if you don't want to use tunnelblick, you could use the above features by configuring tunnelblick with your vpn servers and not using it :-)
It also has an option to block local network traffic in case you are on a wifi hotspot.

It allows the building of a favourite list of servers that can be scheduled to switch from 1 to the next etc... ( every 30 minutes and different times )

Sorry I don't have a web site at the moment.

Why are you still on 10.6.8 ? ( I am typing this on a macpro2006 running 10.9.x , ( new graphics card ) )

Dirk
missionDirk
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Re: securing tunnelblick

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version 1.3 released
http://goo.gl/Y61Ysa

needs ( as all ) mavericks. ( 10.9 )
http://goo.gl/Y61Ysa

After install firewall will stay active until uninstall ( under tools ), even when quitting the app.
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missionDirk
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Re: securing tunnelblick

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recompiled for 10.8 and up.
http://goo.gl/MfOD6q
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Re: securing tunnelblick

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version 1.4
checks for bad connection and switches to next VPN server in the list.
( see help file inside the app )
goo.gl/GiZygR
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