Hi everyone, I need some advice or guidance here. While I'm super new to linux, I'm not new to VPN's. I decided to try SurfShark bc they had some great reviews by reputable sources.
The problem is that SurfShark is leaking my IP. After contacting them, they asked me to change my grub to disable IPv6... which didn't work. Now they've sent a big sheet of instructions of things I must change in order to make it work on Linux. They don't even have a proper app for linux. It runs through command lines on a terminal which is really unprofessional, imo.
When I contacted support about it leaking my IP everywhere, they said to add this to grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="ipv6.disable=1 quiet splash"
Here's their reply after grub failed to disable IPv6.
Sadly, the IPv6 on your network is still enabled. In order to disable it try following this guide: https://support.surfshark.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024470413-How-to-disable-IPv6-on-a-Linux-device- Moreover, I would recommend changing the DNS addresses on your Linux device. You can simply do that by following the steps below. First, you need to open the terminal with the CTRL + ALT + T combination and type in the following commands: sudo rm -r /etc/resolv.conf sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf You will be asked for your root password after each command line, so just type it in and press enter. When the text editor opens, you will have to type in these lines: nameserver 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199 Now you have to close and save the file, you can do that by clicking `Ctrl + X` and pressing `Y`. After that, please type in the last command in the terminal: chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf Once you are finished, just reboot your device to successfully apply these changes! I would like to note that if chattr +i does not work, try using the following command instead: sudo chattr -f +i /etc/resolv.conf
The thing is, free Proton VPN and Mysterium dVPN works out of the box, in a proper app, on linux.
Should I really have to go through all the above to make their service work? And if I go and change all that stuff SurfShark is asking, can it possibly break other things on my system? How would I undo those changes, if need. Should I even trust this company seeing as they don't properly support linux?
Sidenote: their VPN also wouldn't unlock Netflix on a firestick.
What do you guys think?