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NordVPN for Linux: release notes

Oct 21, 2019 · 3 min read

NordVPN for Linux: release notes

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.

NordVPN 3.4.0 (latest)

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    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!
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    The ‘nordvpn settings’ command shows the VPN technology you’re currently using: OpenVPN or NordLynx.
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    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.
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    When connecting to group servers, you can specify the location, for example, ‘nordvpn connect –group p2p Canada’.
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    Oh, and we almost forgot – a bunch of various fixes and improvements to make the app run smoother.

NordVPN 3.3.1

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:

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    The CyberSec feature now plays nicely with NordLynx. You can still block ads and shield yourself from malware after switching from OpenVPN.
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    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.

NordVPN 3.3.0

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:

  1. Install WireGuard. Tutorials for different distributions are available in our Help Center
  2. Open the terminal and enter
    nordvpn set technology nordlynx
  3. 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 entering

nordvpn set technology OpenVPN

What’s more:

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    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!
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    A few sneaky bugs that managed to slip into the previous release are gone now.

NordVPN 3.2.0

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    New command: type ‘account’ to get your account information, such as subscription status and expiration date.
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    Improved performance and connectivity.
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    And something more than meets the eye: we’re tinkering with the things underneath to make your NordVPN experience even better.

NordVPN 3.1.0

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    Our users asked, we listened: sysV is supported again.
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    After releasing the previous version, MX Linux users got left behind. So we’re fixing it with this release.
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    Quick Connect works all better now.
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    Improved DNS leak protection handling.
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    Minor fixes here and there.

NordVPN 3.0.1

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    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.
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    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.
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    Fixed: When auto-connecting to VPN on startup, our app had a hard time handling your whitelisted ports. Now everything works as intended.

NordVPN 3.0.0

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    Introducing specialty server groups.
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    New notifications added – only the important stuff. You can disable or enable them anytime.
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    The one for seamless security: if the connection with a server is lost, you will be automatically reconnected to another best server available.
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    New notifications added – only the important stuff. You can disable or enable them anytime.
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    Implemented whitelisting of ports and subnets.
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    More settings are shown.
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    Now you can log in using command line arguments.
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    Improved performance and connectivity.
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    OpenVPN bins now updated to version 2.4.7.
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    Improved DNS leak protection handling.
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    SysV is no longer supported.

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Elle Friberg
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Elle is a content writer at NordVPN. Being ever-curious, she always finds unexpected angles in the internet privacy and security field to turn into gripping stories.


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