September brings 2 new 10Gbit VPN Servers added to the VPN service. One in Europe and the second in the west coast USA. We are on the prowl for our first UK node but finding a 10Gbit UK connection has proven to be a challenge. With all of the recent press and increase in subscriber base we have decided to implement dedicated sales and support chat and a simple to use user feedback form. You can find the feedback button on the right hand side of your screen. We urge you to make suggestions, request new locations and voice your concerns on this form we will take the most popular suggestions and biggest complaints and run with them. Â Our IP Modulation nodes finally have enough Public IP addresses to accommodate the available bandwidth (40 concurrent users per protocol) we have had three journalists and about a dozen users contact us wanting to know more about how it works so we will start this update with a deeper look into IP Modulation.
IP Modulation 1.1
A few weeks ago on our blog we announced IP Modulation a killer new technology found only at LiquidVPN. After that announcement we have been working diligently to improve on the technology and we are very pleased to announce that the the three VPN nodes that support IP Modulation are finally loaded with an ample pool of public IP addresses for the technology to really shine. We have also modified the ports which were allowed to host connections from users. Now ISP’s that were blocking many of our users from using the service on port 110 can use port 111 as well. For those of you who don’t quite understand how IP modulation works we have created a nice little graphic to help explain it better.
IP Modulation Explained
In this example the user is connected to two websites (facebook and google) and he is downloading a single torrent from three seeders. All pretty standard things to do while connected to a VPN. The revolutionary bit comes when you look at the graphics on the very left side of the graphic. These are the public IP addresses that each of the services sees you connecting from. Notice that the torrent has 3 different public IP addresses related to it. That is because each seeder sees your device as a different IP address. Our IP modulation nodes have at least two separate subnets assigned to them. Imagine there are 15 users on the node for an hour surfing, downloading and chatting. On average each of those users will have switched public IP addresses at least 318 times. That is a total of over 4400 different combinations of IP addresses in use on the node per hour. A normal node would have 15. How much extra work would it take the NSA to trace the data through one of these new modulating nodes? It is hard to say exactly but during our testing phase with 5 users and 14 public IP addresses our network engineers both quit trying after the first night of testing. Lately there has been a lot of talk about the NSA and other signal intelligence agencies tracking the internet usage of millions of users and cracking the most popular encryption methods on the internet. It is a total invasion of privacy and we devoted all the resources we could into creating something that would make their job harder and IP Modulation is the result. Is it perfect? No you can’t for instance surf websites that require a login without cookies (we are working on a fix) but if you are looking for something that will make it even more difficult to track your whereabouts then IP Modulation is where its at.