VPN

Connection sharing, Firewall, Samba..etc
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
araknafobia
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:52 pm

Re: VPN

Postby araknafobia » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:09 pm

How about hosting your own cloud based VPN?

https://www.arubacloud.com/vps/virtual- ... range.aspx -> They provide a server with 2TB/month data transfer for only 1 Euro!
+ you can setup your openvpn with ready-to-run scripts in 30 seconds.

I am using the server and this script https://github.com/thedewil/openvpn-droplet for 8 months and just work fine! I got %80 of my bandwith when on it and I think it is better than most of the paid services.
I like this idea so much beacuse it is very very simpe to setup. Even the ordinary computer users can do it by learning just a few simple bash commands! On the other hand, it can not be blocked. In my country, Turkey, goverment started to block the vpn services and this approach almost unblockable. They can not block the single machine or the whole ip range of cloud computing company, right? (at least for now).

Also find this one but did not tried myself yet:
https://github.com/Nyr/openvpn-install

HilltopsGM
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 199
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:11 pm

Re: VPN

Postby HilltopsGM » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:27 pm

araknafobia wrote:How about hosting your own cloud based VPN?

https://www.arubacloud.com/vps/virtual- ... range.aspx -> They provide a server with 2TB/month data transfer for only 1 Euro!
+ you can setup your openvpn with ready-to-run scripts in 30 seconds.

I am using the server and this script https://github.com/thedewil/openvpn-droplet for 8 months and just work fine! I got %80 of my bandwith when on it and I think it is better than most of the paid services.
I like this idea so much beacuse it is very very simpe to setup. Even the ordinary computer users can do it by learning just a few simple bash commands! On the other hand, it can not be blocked. In my country, Turkey, goverment started to block the vpn services and this approach almost unblockable. They can not block the single machine or the whole ip range of cloud computing company, right? (at least for now).

Also find this one but did not tried myself yet:
https://github.com/Nyr/openvpn-install


That looks pretty interesting araknafobia.
Have many looked at the script?
I don't know much about the code and would feel better about it if there were several that could vet the code.

I as asking if anyone had any experience with Windscribe as they appear to have more than just a straight VPN service.
https://windscribe.com/

I'm still hoping to hear from others on it.

greerd
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 732
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:58 am
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Re: VPN

Postby greerd » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:12 am

HilltopsGM wrote:I as asking if anyone had any experience with Windscribe as they appear to have more than just a straight VPN service.
https://windscribe.com/

I'm still hoping to hear from others on it.


Here's a link to a discussion about them on AirVPNs forum. The founder of windscribe joined in the conversation.

I know one person at work who bought into windscribe a few months ago when they had a deal going on. He has no complaints, fast, very few drops,etc.. I would of bought into then too, if I didn't already have two vpn's. The one con is that its based in Canada, a five-eyes country.
Image

dark
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 86
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:02 pm

Re: VPN

Postby dark » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:20 am

Decentralized VPN.
https://mysterium.network/

Programmer explains Mysterium - Decentralized VPN on Ethereum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fbo8BQaqsw

Spinner912
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:39 am
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: VPN

Postby Spinner912 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:57 pm

I have been using Witopia VPN for a long time now. It is generally reliable, has many servers, and has served me well on frequent world travelling, even in China (requires a special DNS which is supplied on request).

Witopia VPN is NOT free.

I have found IPSec to be a very secure protocol, although on Android devices, OpenVPN seems to be the only one which operates effectively. Also, I cannot find a way to run IPSec in Mint 18.1. OpenVPN runs just fine.

Corrien
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 46
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:50 pm

Re: VPN

Postby Corrien » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:11 pm

I also installed openvpn, now I am not sure I like it or not. First problem, on my searchpage it stops about 90% of the results I like to open. I mean I must change the proxy.
Maybe I do something wrong.
I used an VPN before without problems, but it went slow after certain time. So I quit that one.
What I must admit is that I am a learner on Linux and also VPN. I will use VPN because of a hefty fine by a layer of downloading something from a torrent. I even did not do this but a visitor did. Germany is not free for downloading, its bad to get fines for 1500 euro.
If there is any person with more knowledge than I have about vpn and advice I like to know please.
Now I go to the Netherlands tomorrow and will look or there is a book available about this subject and also about Linux Mint, any advices in this very welcome of course.
Have a great day you all. :)

kylerickards
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 72
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:39 am

Re: VPN

Postby kylerickards » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:06 am

Hi

I am looking at putting a paid VPN on my Linux 18.2 installation.

I think I am going to try OpenVPN unless anyone says that's a massive mistake.

I am not sure where to enter the details and things in Network Manager - has anyone else had experience of this?

Many thanks
Kyle

User avatar
LaughingGravy
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:24 am
Location: Scotland
Contact:

Re: VPN

Postby LaughingGravy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:47 am

I started using ExpressVPN a few months ago which I've been very happy with. Only one support issue which was dealt with instantly using the chat option on their website. I'm in Scotland so the nearest server is in London with many in other countries, no difference in speed connecting to London or New York. The plan I paid for (can't quite remember but I think around £60 per annum), allows three devices connected at any one time so my Android phone, tablet and Linux PC covered if all three are running.

kylerickards
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 72
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:39 am

Re: VPN

Postby kylerickards » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:39 pm

Brilliant, thank you!

rbsudo
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:59 am

Re: VPN

Postby rbsudo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:58 pm

I am looking at VPN Gate and this has me confused. On the VPN Gate FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) webpage they say that recording log files is left up to the servers' individual logging policy (19th question down) . And that you can see their policy on the servers' list page. I don't see that. Do you? Where are the server's logging policies?

It depends on the "Logging Policy" of each VPN Gate server. The Logging Policy is declared by the operator of each VPN Gate server. You can see them in the Public VPN Relay Severs List page.


http://www.vpngate.net/en/about_faq.aspx
Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya.. Cinnamon.. 32-bit
"I learn by going where I have to go," Roethke

SimonMallin
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:47 am

Re: VPN

Postby SimonMallin » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:17 pm

all free vpn's are slow and useless

but I use Opera VPN.

User avatar
phd21
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5027
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: VPN

Postby phd21 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:06 pm

Hi Everyone,

1. Using a VPN is just a smart thing to do for surfing the Internet safely, securely, and anonymously. Also changing your Local ISP Connection's DNS Server IP addresses.

If you can afford a "paid for" VPN provider like the excellent low-cost "Private Internet Access" (PIA), or "ProtonVPN", etc... then do it because they are faster, have no restrictions, usually have servers all over the world, and have support. These really do not cost that much and you get discounts for 6 month or yearly subscriptions.

But if you cannot afford one, then using a free VPN is better than not using one unless the free VPN is giving away your personal details and activity which is not the case with most of them. Most only log your login information times and that's it which is not going to hurt you or identify you or what you are doing.

2. I have checked a lot of free VPN providers for years now, and "vpnbook" and "vpngate" are still the best in my opinion that are easily available for everyone to use, but there are caveats in using them which I have previously described in this post and in other posts.

Sometimes a VPN provider, like "ProtonVPN" will offer a free VPN with some limitations of course, because they want you to try their VPN service and if you like get on a paid for plan which is reasonable. I waited many months on the "ProtonVPN" free offer's waiting list. And I finally received their generous offer and it works great and fast too, but it is limited to only a couple servers where I currently am located (US) and one in the Netherlands.

3.) For those Interested in trying "vpngate", you can setup (Import) their VPN servers in the usual ways, or you can use the the information from the link below. The "vpngate with proxy" is a wonderful application for this. Keeping in mind that vpngate servers are not always available and tend to come and go frequently, so applications like "vpngate with proxy" are perfect for this.

Easily use free VPNS from VPN GATE in Linux with these 2 tools
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/02/easily-use-free-vpn-servers-from-vpn.html


Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.2, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,3gb Ram,160gb hdd, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

ChrisAJ
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 175
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: VPN

Postby ChrisAJ » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:35 pm

I use Nordvpn. Great speed and value. I bought into the year package. Easy to add into the Linux Mint network manager.


Return to “Other networking topics”