[macOS] Beta Test: Perfect Privacy VPN Software

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by PP Stephan, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    Hello,

    We had a lot of requests for a full-fledged VPN client for MacOS. Now we are happy to announce that the new MacOS client with completely revised GUI is in the final stages.

    Note that this new client is still under development but we are already providing a sneak preview for those interested. This way you can test the basic functionality and give us feedback and comments for further development.

    Important: Do not use this software for any other purpose but testing it. Errors can and will occur. If you want to use VPN for any other activity you should use solutions like Tunnelblick. Documentation can be found here.

    If you find a bug or notice something that seems off, please write a personal message to PP Simon and include the log file which you can export under "Log" -> "Export full report". Do not post the log file in the forum, it contains username and IP addresses.

    Installation:

    The software runs on MacOS 10.8 Mountain Lion or newer. Here is the download link. You will need to log into the member area.

    Quick guide:

    After installation start the program "Perfect Privacy VPN".

    In the dashboard enter you username and password and click on save.

    Now you can choose a "country" or "city" to connect to.

    If you want to use a cascaded connection, activate "Enable Cascading Mode" under "Gobal Settings". Now you can cascade your connection over multiple countries or cities.

    You can save your favorite server connection with a click in the upper left. This will add the connection as a favorite. You can save multiple connections as favorites so you have quick access to your most commonly used servers. By clicking on the eraser you can remove a connection from the favorite list.

    Uninstalling:

    The software comes with a script that will cleanly remove everything. To use that, first quit the VPN manager and then open a terminal and use the following command to execute the uninstall script:

    /Library/Application\ Support/com.perfect-privacy.perfect-privacy-vpn/uninstall.sh

    With this test version you should reboot your computer aftwerwards to reset the network settings.

    Planned Features:
    • Obfuscation methods to allow access in restrictive networks (Stealth VPN, Proxy, SSH)
    • Extended leak protection with separate protection against "Wrong Way", SNMP/UPnP and DNS leaks.
    • Option to allow the selection of the DNS servers manually
    • Quick overview of all active features in the dashboard
    • Display of the public IP address
    Known Issues:
    • Uninstalling with active leak protection will not deactivate it (reboot necessary)
    Changelog

    0.1.9

    • Fixes a problem that requires a reboot when an update for the VPN Manager is available.
    • Fixes a problem where on some systems the program would not start (hangs on loading screen)
    • Better compatibility with MacOS 10.8 and 10.9.

    0.1.8 NOTE: Updating from this version requires a restart of the system.
    • Adds a search field in the server selection panels
    • Fixes an issue where the software couldn't have been shut down correctly if the mac has been in sleep mode
    • Updates OpenSSL to 1.0.2m
    0.1.7
    • Stealth-VPN: Added an option to establish a VPN connection via an SSH tunnel
    • Fixed an issue with the update of the VPN config files
    0.1.6
    • Stealth-VPN: Added an option to establish a VPN connection via a SOCKS proxy
    • The possibility to connect to distinct servers (ie. Rotterdam 1) is restricted to the expert mode
    • Fixed an issue with the traffic leak protection combined with link-local addresses and mDNS
    • Minor GUI bug fixes
    0.1.5
    • Stealth-VPN: Added an option to establish a VPN connection via a HTTP proxy
    • Added an expert mode which enables advanced settings
    0.1.4
    • Fixed an issue where the leak protection was only activated after the first connection, regardless of the setting.
    0.1.3
    • Downloaded Update will now be installed automatically if the program is closed
    0.1.2
    • Fixed a problem with TCP connections when leak protection is active.
    0.1.1
    • Updated OpenVPN to version 2.4.4
    0.1.0
    • Added automatic updates: Will automatically search for updates, no manual install necessary for update.
    0.0.4
    • Added visual indicator for the leak protection
    0.0.3
    • Fixes problem when connecting to specific servers (e.g. Nuremberg2)
    0.0.2
    • Fixes UI display issue in macOS 10.10 Yosemite
    0.0.1
    • First beta version
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  2. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    Note: If you are on version below 0.1.0 please download the latest beta version again. From now on updates will be installed automatically.
     
  3. Pete

    Pete Member

    Is there any further development?
     
  4. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    A new version should be available soon.
     
  5. Pete

    Pete Member

    Thanks
     
  6. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    A new version (0.1.9) has been released. Note that due to a bug you will need to restart the system when updating from version 0.1.8 (this has now been fixed).
     
  7. Pete

    Pete Member

    Excellent. I am waiting for the planned features to be released soon!