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By M66B, Recognized Developer on 25th September 2017, 05:04 PM
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VPN/Sentry
VPN/Sentry

Virtual private network with firewall
  • Encrypt the internet traffic of all your apps
  • Allow or block internet traffic per app or address
  • Mix your internet traffic with that of others for increased privacy
  • Simple to use while still offering advanced features

Blocking access to the internet can help to:
  • reduce data usage
  • save on battery usage
  • increase your privacy

VPN/Sentry is designed for minimum battery usage and maximum network speed. It does not require root permissions.

VPN/Sentry supports all IP protocols. You'll even have IPv6 connectivity when you normally don't have.

There is a free data allowance of 50 MB per day to try the app. Unlimited data usage is available with a subscription.

This app is in beta testing stage, but seems to be pretty stable so far.

Download:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing...code.vpnsentry

Website:
https://www.vpnsentry.net/

Terms of service (draft):
https://www.vpnsentry.net/tos/

Privacy policy (draft):
https://www.vpnsentry.net/privacy/

Frequently asked questions:
https://www.vpnsentry.net/faq/

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25th September 2017, 05:20 PM |#2  
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Hi What's the difference with NetGuard?

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25th September 2017, 05:21 PM |#3  
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Hi What's the difference with NetGuard?

I was prepared for this question
See here: https://www.vpnsentry.net/faq/#FAQ16
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25th September 2017, 08:16 PM |#4  
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Hi Marcel,
VPN/Sentry does not auto-start on reboot. Is this by design?
device: Nexus 6P/Oreo
- set VPN/Sentry as Alway-on VPN
- Upon reboot, VPN/Sentry is not auto connected.
- has to touch the VPN/Sentry icon in the Status bar to manually connect.
25th September 2017, 08:26 PM |#5  
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Hi Marcel,
VPN/Sentry does not auto-start on reboot. Is this by design?
device: Nexus 6P/Oreo
- set VPN/Sentry as Alway-on VPN
- Upon reboot, VPN/Sentry is not auto connected.
- has to touch the VPN/Sentry icon in the Status bar to manually connect.

Start on boot works properly, but I can reproduce your problem if I set VPN/Sentry as always on VPN like you did. I will look into this tomorrow.

Thanks for reporting this.

Edit: correction: if I wait long enough, it works. Android starts VPN/Sentry soon after boot, but it takes some time until Android reports "boot completed" to VPN/Sentry.

Can you please check what happens if you wait a little longer?
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25th September 2017, 08:45 PM |#6  
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Start on boot works properly, but I can reproduce your problem if I set VPN/Sentry as always on VPN like you did. I will look into this tomorrow.

Thanks for reporting this.

Edit: correction: if I wait long enough, it works. Android starts VPN/Sentry soon after boot, but it takes some time until Android reports "boot completed" to VPN/Sentry.

Can you please check what happens if you wait a little longer?

Yes, you are correct. If I wait long enough, VPN/Sentry will auto connect.
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26th September 2017, 09:30 AM |#7  
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Yes, you are correct. If I wait long enough, VPN/Sentry will auto connect.
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I have just released beta version 0.18 which will start the VPN earlier when VPN/Sentry has been set to always-on VPN.

It may take a few hours until this release is available in the Play store.

Edit: the release type has been changed from alpha to beta, since recent releases seems to be pretty stable.
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26th September 2017, 01:06 PM |#8  
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Will speed be impaired?

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26th September 2017, 01:10 PM |#9  
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Will speed be impaired?

VPN/Sentry was designed for minimal battery usage and maximum speed. The server bandwidth, currently 100 Mbit/sec, is shared though. See the terms of service (menu, help, about) for more information.
27th September 2017, 03:34 AM |#10  
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This looks like a great app! I do wish you would reconsider your position on releasing the source code, both for the Android VPN client and the server. If I could, I would love to run my own, private server instance, even if this means sacrificing some anonymity. I also have to imagine that if this app takes off (which I hope it does), server bandwidth costs would become prohibitively expensive for you to maintain yourself, which means you will start having to charge users for bandwidth. I also think it doesn't make sense to always route everything through France when the majority of the time I'm at home, on my own local WiFi network.
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Cannot run alongside with Blokada*

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