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    Nice to see a new OS/2 release after so long.

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      Funny - but the most recent release of “OS/2” was 2 months ago, depending on how willing you are to stretch definitions. https://www.arcanoae.com/arcaos-5-0-4-now-available/

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      More seriously than my previous comment: looking at the privacy policy: what holes can someone more deviously minded poke in it? What data useful to them do they get to keep, and is any of it harmful to me?

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        Conspicuous in its absence is the lack of information regarding what exactly the free tier offers. They describe how to get a free 1GB, and how much it will cost to buy it, but not what you get when you just download it to your phone and start using it. Is there a data cap? Do they throttle the bandwidth? Just turn it off? I’m not going to try it out if I don’t know what’s going to happen to my data at some arbitrary point in the future.

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          Flagged for spam and false advertising:

          1.1.1.1 with WARP prevents anyone from snooping on you by encrypting more of the traffic leaving your phone.

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            Actually, the linked article: https://blog.cloudflare.com/warp-technical-challenges/ offers more in-depth description of their hurdles and how they overcame them.

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              Fortunately, WireGuard has a three byte block in its header which is not currently used by other clients. We decided to put our identifier in this region

              I believe the technical term for referring to this is “a dick move”. First CF decides to just go off and make their one wireguard impl rather than contributing to the existing opensource ones now they’re not even following the protocol? That’s not very neighbourly. I would have thought that CF would have had to deal with the problems of protocol ossification enough to know that they shouldn’t do this.

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                I want to share my thought process here. At first, I sneered “If their 1.1.1.1 app (client) never connects to any server other than cloudflare, what’s it matter?” Please note that I prefer to use clients that use protocols to connect to servers of my choosing. I like to participate on the Internet rather than merely consume…

                But then I thought about how the FTP protocol changed over time as network position of FTP clients changed over time: first on mostly single-activity-at-a-time machines, to multi-user multi-process machines, to machines on networks that were not professionally managed, to machines behind consumer NAT devices. Some of you just know what I’m talking about–the history of ftp clients, ftp daemons, router manufacturers, and ISPs, and what a mess it was. If you don’t, I guess this might be a legit starting poing? https://duckduckgo.com/?q=FTP+PASV+NAT

                But azdle’s point is spot on. The CF engineers surely do know that whole sordid history–and the histories of http, of browsers, of transparent http proxies, etc. Sticking to an open protocol and contributing to it as needed is absolutely the right answer and CF surely knows better–even if their shiny new thing is merely an “app”.

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                I’m a bit sad that, from a technical point of view, there seems to be an influx of lower quality articles posted on Lobste.rs for the last couple of months. I’m seeing more and more web stuff and commercial blog postings that are only light on technical details. This is a good example of what I think should have been posted instead of the OP.

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                Anyone knows what the VPN does? It seems not all my data passes thru it since my ip doesn’t change.

                Is it only for the DNS?

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                  It does VPN your traffic, but if you visit sites that use cloudflare they forward along your phone’s actual network IP in an HTTP header just as they would if you hit cloudflare’s servers over the open internet. (Or that’s what I’ve gathered from some CF employee’s comment on the orange site.) Maybe you’re seeing that?

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                    oh X-Forwarded-For and X-Real-IP. That must be it. I just did an http request to one of my server (which is not using cloudflare) and I got another ip when the vpn was on. Thanks.