NordVPN NordVPN for Linux: release notes

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Every new NordVPN update arriving to the terminal is listed here. Keep track of what’s new and what’s got better in the NordVPN app for Linux.
Improved application logs handling: Instead of a file, which sometimes may take up more space than desired, logs are now provided as standard output to give you more control. Fixed: There was a bug of a rare kind that would make every single connection fail, and only a system restart could stop this vicious cycle. The bug is no more. Don’t wait until you disconnect – rate your VPN connection anytime it’s active. Give feedback about your current connection by using the ‘nordvpn rate’ command. Besides resetting to default settings, the ‘nordvpn set defaults’ command now also stops VPN connection. Fixed: Auto-completion for commands works smoothly again. New command: Type `nordvpn whitelist remove all` to clear all items in the whitelist. New command: `nordvpn set firewall on/off`. It lets you choose whether the app should set up a firewall or not. If you stop a daemon process, Kill Switch also stops working. This helps to avoid losing internet connection unexpectedly. Fixed: Auto-connect works more smoothly now. Fixed: We fixed the connection issues on network restart. Fixed: Sometimes, VPN wouldn’t disconnect properly when logging out, but no more. And more minor yet important improvements and bug fixes for your better experience with NordVPN. Fixed: NordVPN runs smoothly again on Ubuntu 18.04. Minor improvements in security and performance. Bug fixes and improvements. Bug fixes and improvements. Fixed: Account and login commands not working when Kill Switch is on. Fixed: NordLynx connection is restored after waking up from system suspension. Fixed: Incorrectly showing expired account error. Fixed: Whitelist is less strict and allows ports to be used in both directions. Fixed: Firewall not working properly on older distros such as Ubuntu 14.04. Fixed: Whitelist does not create routes anymore. What’s better: Kill Switch and Whitelist work nicely together now. What’s fixed: We got rid of a bug that sometimes prevented auto-connect from working as it should. NordLynx is now even faster to connect to a VPN server. Improved VPN performance in obfuscated mode. Fixed: Kill Switch now works as smoothly with NordLynx as it does with OpenVPN. If you enable Kill Switch while connected to a NordLynx server, it won’t interrupt your current connection. Fixed: In case your connection to a NordLynx server fails, the app will now show a correct message informing about the failed connection. Sometimes, a slow internet connection would prevent users from connecting to VPN successfully. We increased the timeout for API requests to make VPN experience smoother regardless of the internet quality. Now you can restore default settings by using the ‘nordvpn set defaults’ command. Access resources (computers, printers, TVs – you name it) while using VPN – now no matter on what network you’re on. Use the ‘nordvpn whitelist add subnet’ command to specify subnet addresses. If you ever want to create a new NordVPN account, you can do it right in the app – use the command `nordvpn register`. Fixed: Autocompletion – the magic that cuts down key presses and saves you from typos in commands – wasn’t working properly in some distributions. Now it’s working completely fine. Introducing the revamped internet Kill Switch for ultra security: when enabled, it will block your device from accessing the internet when you’re not connected to VPN. Wrong commands happen. If you changed your mind after entering ‘nordvpn connect [country/city/group/server]’, you can cancel the VPN connection attempt with Ctrl+C and start over. Updated OpenVPN binaries to 2.4.8. We made it easier for you to try NordLynx – the solution for a fast, secure, and private VPN connection. To start using NordLynx, you no longer have to download the WireGuard® package. Use the command ‘nordvpn set technology nordlynx’ – and that’s it! The ‘nordvpn settings’ command shows the VPN technology you’re currently using: OpenVPN or NordLynx. Here’s a little time-saver: when you’re connected to VPN and want to switch to another server or location, you can do it without disconnecting first. When connecting to group servers, you can specify the location, for example, ‘nordvpn connect –group p2p Canada’. Oh, and we almost forgot – a bunch of various fixes and improvements to make the app run smoother. In the previous release, we introduced NordLynx – a solution for a fast and secure VPN connection based on WireGuard®. Now we’re bringing a few improvements to make your NordLynx experience even better: The CyberSec feature now plays nicely with NordLynx. You can still block ads and shield yourself from malware after switching from OpenVPN. Auto-connect now works smoothly. We fixed the bug where the app was trying to connect to VPN way too soon – even before your computer connected to the internet. Also, we’ve added subtle tweaks and squished a few minor bugs to make NordVPN work better for you. We’re introducing NordLynx – the solution for a fast, secure, and private VPN connection. Our NordLynx technology is based on WireGuard® and lets you experience its speed benefits without compromising your privacy. By default, NordVPN for Linux runs on the OpenVPN protocol. After you download the latest version, follow these steps to switch to NordLynx: Install WireGuard. Tutorials for different distributions are available in our Help Center Open the terminal and enter nordvpn set technology nordlynx To connect to VPN, enter nordvpn c That’s it – now your app is running on NordLynx. You can always switch back to OpenVPN by enteringnordvpn set technology OpenVPN What’s more: Now you can give us instant feedback about your connection speeds. Was it like driving an F1 racer? Or rather a slow and bumpy ride? We want to know. Your feedback will help us improve! A few sneaky bugs that managed to slip into the previous release are gone now. New command: type ‘account’ to get your account information, such as subscription status and expiration date. Improved performance and connectivity. And something more than meets the eye: we’re tinkering with the things underneath to make your NordVPN experience even better. Our users asked, we listened: sysV is supported again. After releasing the previous version, MX Linux users got left behind. So we’re fixing it with this release. Quick Connect works all better now. Improved DNS leak protection handling. Minor fixes here and there. New: We want you to get the best experience using the latest version of NordVPN. That’s why we’ve implemented a version checker. Now, we will notify you when it’s time to update – just to make sure you’re not missing out on any of our features by using an older app version. Fixed: The quick-connect command selects the best server for you. However, sometimes it would pick one of our specialty servers. We understand you might not want one. So now it’s only our regular servers you can be quick-connected to. Fixed: When auto-connecting to VPN on startup, our app had a hard time handling your whitelisted ports. Now everything works as intended. Introducing specialty server groups. New notifications added – only the important stuff. You can disable or enable them anytime. The one for seamless security: if the connection with a server is lost, you will be automatically reconnected to another best server available. New notifications added – only the important stuff. You can disable or enable them anytime. Implemented whitelisting of ports and subnets. More settings are shown. Now you can log in using command line arguments. Improved performance and connectivity. OpenVPN bins now updated to version 2.4.7. Improved DNS leak protection handling. SysV is no longer supported. WireGuard® is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.

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