SPN Alpha - Status

  1. Works Well - Report if Broken
  2. Under Investigation - Please Test and Report
  3. Known Issues
  4. How To Report Bugs

Treat the SPN as a VPN in your threat model for now. Please be aware that there are not enough users and servers during the alpha phase in order to protect you from VPN traffic analysis.

Last Updated on 31st January, 2022

Works Well - Report if Broken

  • Login on Portmaster Client successfully connects to the SPN
  • Normal browsing of websites
  • Big file downloads
  • Video streaming
  • Medium Bandwidth up to 50MBit/s

Under Investigation - Please Test and Report

  • Video Conferencing
  • Torrents
  • other UDP based applications
  • Protected Video Streams
  • High Bandwidth: targeting 100MBit/s as next step

Known Issues

  • The SPN re-uses connections to nodes. Due to missing route evaluation during routing calculation we currently cannot guarantee the minimum three hops.
  • Downloads may “pause” for a couple seconds here and there because of flow control, which is awaiting optimization.
  • The SPN seems to be failing after sleep/suspend. Investigating. Reconnect to the SPN as a workaround.
  • For stability, the client is artificially more sequential in order to provide more stability. This might lead to lag when lots of connections are initiated at the same time. Eg. when browsing to “big” websites.

How To Report Bugs

Bugs can be reported on the SPN repository on GitHub

Be sure to also check the network status feed on the SPN page in Portmaster.