What is "OVFinder" project and how can I use it?
"OVFinder" project is a user-interface over public API provided by an academic research at Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan to find "Global Distributed Public Relay Servers" for you. Once the add-on is installed, there will be a toolbar button. Press the button and wait until information is fetched. Once data is available, the extension parse it and provide country divided list of available servers. You can see your public IP address when server is set or whether server is in good health or not. Once a server is selected, press the download button for the extension to prepare the config file for you. This config file can be used in supported applications in order to change your identity.
This extension alters the reported GEO location by your browser. You can provide your custom latitude and longitude to any website to improve privacy or get localized data from a custom location. This extension is also useful if you have a SOCKS proxy on your browser to have a consistent IP address with the GEO data. Read more here.
Why does it take a few seconds for the extension to display the list of available servers?
Every-time toolbar panel is opened, first raw list of available servers is fetched from the public API and then the raw data is parsed. This operation ussually takes about 10 seconds. Note that since server information is constantly updated, it is not useful to cache results.
Can I find a server located in particular country?
Yes, there is a search box on top of the list. Just type the country name and the extension will try to find the best matches for you.
Can I sort results based on the server speed?
Yes, just click on the speed column to sort servers based on their speeds. Click one more time to change the order from ascending to descending.
What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
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