OVPN desktop client update: Automatic IPv6 leak detection & UI improvements

author Ruben Rehn, about Products & features

The first OVPN desktop client update of 2018 is now available via the online updater and on the website. Version 1.2.3 introduces automatic IPv6 leak prevention for Windows and several UI updates.

How can I update the desktop client?

If your current version is v.1.2.2 or 1.2.1

  1. Launch client
  2. You will now see a notification pop up asking you if you wish to update to version 1.2.3
  3. Click Yes
  4. Wait for the installation to finish and enter password if asked for it
  5. As soon as the installation finishes the new version will launch automatically.
  6. Enjoy your privacy!

If for some reason the online update fails

If something goes wrong, simply close the desktop client and install it manually.
The download links for each operating system can be found below.

Download for Windows
Download for Mac OS X
Download for Ubuntu

If you have a version older than 1.2.1

As 1.2.1 was the first version with online update support, you need to install 1.2.3 the old-fashioned way if you're on an older version. You'll find the installers for each operating system below:

Download for Windows
Download for Mac OS X
Download for Ubuntu

Release notes 1.2.3

  • If the backend-to-frontend communication process crashes it is now restarted automatically while protecting user from leaks while restarting.
  • If user has set a Windows network adapter to use IPv6 without being assigned an IPv6 from OVPN, the desktop client now dynamically disables and enables IPv6 on the user's adapter.
  • If killswitch fires, the desktop client window is now brought to the front of your desktop even when minimized.
  • A native OS X notification is now shown when killswitch fires.
  • A single left click on the tray icon now minimizes and shows client window
  • If user has "Minimize to tray" active, the application will launch in minimized mode.
  • net-tools is now bundled in Ubuntu installer to support Ubuntu 17.04 and 17.10
  • The application exit procedure has been refactored for easier maintenance
  • Fixed bug with empty connection tab when an entire datacenter is unavailable
  • DNScrypt proxies and DNS addresses are now restarted if they're not properly quit during the previous session.
  • Autostart now remembers settings from previous version instead of always being set to active when reinstalling or updating.