Posts by Scope


    No need for a log.. Resetting the ovpn files seems to have sorted the problem. :)

    Whats gone wrong here?


    This used to work up to recently, I havent changed anything manually - something might have updated automatically.


    Any ideas?


    Edit: Issuing 'openvpn "Norway 1 (TCP).ovpn"' command from command line (along with username/pwd) connects just fine.


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    19:55:18.360 T:1962017232 ERROR: Previous line repeats 2 times.
    19:55:18.360 T:1962017232 NOTICE: Samba is idle. Closing the remaining connections
    19:55:18.750 T:1649259424 ERROR: VPN Mgr : (service.py) VPN connect to has failed, VPN error was 0
    19:55:18.769 T:1649259424 NOTICE: VPN Mgr : (platform.py) VPN log file start >>>
    19:55:18.769 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 OpenVPN 2.4.0 armv7ve-libreelec-linux-gnueabi [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [AEAD] built on Feb 17 2017
    19:55:18.769 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 library versions: LibreSSL 2.4.4, LZO 2.09
    19:55:18.770 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 neither stdin nor stderr are a tty device and you have neither a controlling tty nor systemd - can't ask for 'Enter Auth Username:'. If you used --daemon, you need to use --askpass to make passphrase-protected keys work, and you can not use --auth-nocache.
    19:55:18.770 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 Exiting due to fatal error
    19:55:18.770 T:1649259424 NOTICE: VPN Mgr : (platform.py) <<< VPN log file end
    19:55:58.068 T:1874850720 ERROR: Unable to find plugin
    19:55:58.068 T:1962017232 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting plugin://
    19:55:58.069 T:1962017232 ERROR: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory(plugin://) failed
    19:56:01.810 T:1481634720 WARNING: COMXImageFile::GetCodingType progressive images not supported by decoder
    19:56:01.811 T:1481634720 WARNING: Previous line repeats 1 times.
    19:56:01.812 T:1481634720 NOTICE: LoadJpeg: unable to load /storage/.kodi/addons/script.ustvnow.plus.guide/fanart.jpg
    19:56:18.956 T:1649259424 ERROR: VPN Mgr : (service.py) VPN monitor service detected VPN connection is not running when it should be
    19:56:18.975 T:1649259424 NOTICE: VPN Mgr : (platform.py) VPN log file start >>>
    19:56:18.975 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 OpenVPN 2.4.0 armv7ve-libreelec-linux-gnueabi [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [AEAD] built on Feb 17 2017
    19:56:18.975 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 library versions: LibreSSL 2.4.4, LZO 2.09
    19:56:18.975 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 neither stdin nor stderr are a tty device and you have neither a controlling tty nor systemd - can't ask for 'Enter Auth Username:'. If you used --daemon, you need to use --askpass to make passphrase-protected keys work, and you can not use --auth-nocache.
    19:56:18.975 T:1649259424 NOTICE: Fri Mar 17 19:53:58 2017 Exiting due to fatal error
    19:56:18.975 T:1649259424 NOTICE: VPN Mgr : (platform.py) <<< VPN log file end


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    To add to the above post:


    I get this in the openvpn log file when trying to make a connection through the front end, it looks suspicious:



    It has been asked before and it's not going to happen as it's a problem largely unique to Nord. Most providers appear to provide a single domain name to encapsulate a bunch of servers across which they load balance (or at least give that option). Nord prefer to surface all of the servers via 1500 of opvn files, containing 1500 different IP addresses, which they frequently change. If they decide to move things around (maybe to avoid VPN blocking), then their users have to go refresh their ovpn files (or use the new IP addresses). If users don't want to use their app, then Nord should provide a better way of using their service (in my opinion) like other VPNs.


    If Nord are now doing things differently, I'll revisit how it's supported. If they're still doing this, then nothing is gonna change here.


    Yes I thought as much. :) I have been in touch with NordVPN and unfortunately they dont provide loadbalancers other than through their applications.

    I've got a request for you, and apologies if it has been asked already:
    (As it is provider specific, and unless available to you, assumed string comparison I understand if it is not feasible)


    Provider: NordVPN
    Is there a way to connect to for example ANY UK server (randomally), rather than picking a specific one from the list? So in a way introduce load balancing (be it on a random basis) when picking a server to connect to.? The NordVPN Windows client has a similar thing built into their tool, you simply pick for example UK, then they connect you to a (for me) random server.. (Im not sure if theirs is random though, they might have a load balancer they send the requests to).

    Does a similar addon exist for PPTP or L2TP protocols? I love the way it switches VPN according to addons, etc.. In the past I have tried PPTP, but I was only able to switch it on/off from command line, which made it very hard to use.

    I just came across this Excellent Addon, and it seems to work fine..


    The only problem I am seeing (and im jumping alot between VPNs as I am testing the VPN provider (NordVPN)) is that it will some times hang when trying to switch connections and will only start working after a reboot..


    I will keep an eye on this development. :)