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May 14 2021

Desktop Client - 2.9.0 Release

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We recently released a new version of our Desktop client (2.9.0)! With updates to OpenVPN (2.5.1) and OpenSSL (1.1.1K), you’ll find that the latest version of the PIA client offers tons of new updated features. Including some fixes on the Linux side of things, you can find the changes we’ve made to the client below or in the change log offered on our website. 



  • Updated to OpenVPN 2.5.1 and OpenSSL 1.1.1k 

  • Improved accessibility of the "Add Automation Rule" dialog 

  • Split tunnel on Linux now applies the Split Tunnel Name Servers setting to DNS requests routed through the host (most containers / VMs) 

  • "Submit Debug Logs" now shows an indicator while collecting diagnostics 

  • Added additional split tunnel diagnostics for macOS 

  • Linux installations no longer require ifconfig 

  • ip no longer has to be at /sbin/ip on Linux 

  • The PIA daemon on Linux OpenRC systems no longer waits for a network connection before starting 

  • Fixed restarting the PIA daemon after an upgrade on Linux SysVinit systems 


As always, if you run into any issues installing the update or using our service, our CS team would be more than happy to assist with sorting things out. Whether through our 24/7 Live Chat Support or our Ticketing system, we want to ensure anonymity for users seeking it!