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Testing for VPN Leaks

Last Updated May 3rd 2022, 12:41:16 am

Description

To verify there are no leaks in your VPN connection we can use the command-line tool, cURL to fetch a response from a public web API allowing us to check if there are any leaks in our connection. This helps to ensure traffic is being securely routed.

IPV6

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curl https://ipleak.net/json/

If successful, you should get the following response:

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curl: (6) Could not resolve host: ipleak.net

If there is a leak you should see the following output:

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{
"country_code": "US",
"country_name": "United States",
"region_code": "CA",
"region_name": "California",
"continent_code": "NA",
"continent_name": "North America",
"city_name": "Santee",
"postal_code": null,
"postal_confidence": null,
"latitude": 32.8466,
"longitude": -116.977,
"accuracy_radius": 5,
"time_zone": "America\/Los_Angeles",
"metro_code": 825,
"level": "min",
"cache": 1638138719,
"ip": "2500:3701:8105:f200::817a",
"reverse": "",
"query_text": "2500:8902:2108:f600::831a",
"query_type": "myip",
"query_date": 1638138719
}

IPV4

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curl https://ipv4.ipleak.net/json/

If successful, you should get the following response:

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curl: (6) Could not resolve host: ipleak.net

If there is a leak you should see the following output:

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{
"country_code": "US",
"country_name": "United States",
"region_code": "CA",
"region_name": "California",
"continent_code": "NA",
"continent_name": "North America",
"city_name": "Santee",
"postal_code": null,
"postal_confidence": null,
"latitude": 32.8466,
"longitude": -116.977,
"accuracy_radius": 10,
"time_zone": "America\/Los_Angeles",
"metro_code": 825,
"level": "min",
"cache": 1638138620,
"ip": "68.7.102.75",
"reverse": "",
"query_text": "68.2.101.55",
"query_type": "myip",
"query_date": 1638138620
}