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With Ubuntu 20.04 and MX-19 I start the PIA provided application and it allows me to pick a long list of servers, which all connect. As for their statement that they are working on a SUSE version, they’ve been saying that for at least three years. I don’t think that’s ever going to happen as SUSE has a small user base and won’t bring in much profit.

The German tabloid newspaper “Bild” has mentioned in their “Computer Bild” VPN Test from 27th of October 2020:

Private Internet Access – against: Head Office in the USA (5 Eyes); only 128-Bit encryption preset; not all Servers work with Netflix; poor performance; no Multi Hop.

“Private Internet Access” was placed at #10 in the list with a “school mark” of 2.6 – German marks run from 1 (best) to 5 (worst) …

The best score – 1,3 – was awarded to “NordVPN” – located in Panama – supports Android, iOS, Linux (Debian), MacOS and Microsoft …

  • Only one minus point – no freebie version available …

Second place – 1.4: “Surfshark” – located on the British Virgin Islands – similar support – Linux: Ubuntu and Debian …

For the sake of completeness: Nobody knows who owns these companies. After the Krypto AG life hack: CIA and BND are good candidates…

You’ve forgotten to mention Her Majesty’s Communications Headquarters – GCHQ … >:)

Our friends on the funny island apparently not involved, this time

…and they would never pay for something they can make the US pay for…

I presume you mean the “West European Islands” … >:)

Gradually the various connections installed with this procedure stopped working. I guess PIA is modifying their system.
I got PIA working again by using the approach at I downloaded the file at to a convenient location and extracted it. Then I used NetworkManager to manually add the few locations I use with the Import VPN connection feature. It works again.

I am using Ivacy and here are the series of steps that I followed to configure Ivacy on openSuse: (taken from Ivacy support page: how-to-setup-ivacy-vpn-on-opensuse-leap)

How to setup Ivacy VPN on OpenSUSE Leap. Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You must have an active internet connection
  • A Premium Ivacy VPN account.

Work securely and anonymous on your OpenSUSE Leap with Ivacy VPN. Read the following tutorial to learn how you can set up the VPN using the PPTP or OpenVPN protocol.

  1. Access the Application Launcher and open Yast.
  2. Scroll down and select Network Settings.
  3. Go to Global Options then select Network Manager Service option under Network Setup Method.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Open your default browser and download OpenVPN configuration files.
  6. Right-click the file and Extract the files into a folder of your choosing.
  7. Click Wired Connections then select Settings.
  8. Click Add to add a VPN connection then select OpenVPN from the drop-down list.
  9. Insert the following information:
    • Connection name: Ivacy VPN
    • Gateway: (Here we use you can also use your desired server address, you access the complete list of servers on their servers page. For instance, I use Panama VPN, as this country has no association to 5,9 and 14 Eyes ( or
    • Connection Type: Password
    • CA File: Click on folder icon for CA Certificate and upload the ca.crt.crt file from the OpenVPN configuration files you just downloaded.
    • Username provided by Ivacy VPN
    • Password provided by Ivacy VPN
  10. Click Advanced.
  11. From General tab select following options:
    Check Use custom gateway port: For UDP insert 53 and For TCP insert 80
    Note: For TCP connection select “Use a TCP Connection……”
    From Security tab select following options:
    • From Cipher: Select AES-256-CBC
    • From HMAC Authentication: Select SHA-1
    From TLS Settings:
    • Mode = TLS-Auth
    • Key File = Click on folder icon next to Key File. Go to OpenVPN downloaded folder, select key and click “Open”
    • Key Direction = Client (1)
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click OK and close Networks window.
  14. Click Wired Connections then select Settings.
  15. You are now connected to Ivacy VPN!

Thanks for sharing this information. I too use Panama VPN to enjoy complete anonymity and freedom. The reason that I opt for Panama is that it is not a part of 5,9 and 14 Eyes, and therefore do require VPN service providers to keep any logs and details.