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Re: VPN

Post by 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

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Re: VPN

Post by 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.

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Re: VPN

Post by 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.
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Re: VPN

Post by 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

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Re: VPN

Post by 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.

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Re: VPN

Post by 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. :)

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Re: VPN

Post by 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
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Re: VPN

Post by 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.

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Re: VPN

Post by kylerickards » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:39 pm

Brilliant, thank you!

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Re: VPN

Post by 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
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Re: VPN

Post by SimonMallin » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:17 pm

all free vpn's are slow and useless

but I use Opera VPN.

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Re: VPN

Post by 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-u ... m-vpn.html


Hope this helps ...
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Re: VPN

Post by 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.

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Re: VPN

Post by mr.travo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:59 pm

I also use NordVPN and got it a few months ago for $70 for 2 years! I forgot how cheap it was until I was doing my taxes last week. They had some 70% off sale. I am pleased with their service.

I am also looking into renting a VPS. Seems like another cool way to mask your IP address and use it as another VPN.
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Re: VPN

Post by JohnFrumm » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:43 pm

I have used PIA in the past, but after their main support guy Alex left around 2014 they suddenly got quite terrible - and lazy. Sometime around then there was a major SSL certificate security breech. Many of the VPN's updated their certificates, but PIA never did (to the best of my knowledge they have been using the same certificates for many years).

A few people already mentioned AirVPN. They are fantastic, imo, and the certificates are very secure (includes PFS, which PIA did not have). You can buy a 3 day cert for just 1 Euro if you want to test-drive the service.

It would be surprising if you find a good free service.

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Re: VPN

Post by majpooper » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:37 pm

I guess why depends on why you want a VPN - I did a lot of research and settled on Private Tunnel which is associated with the OpenVPN folks. I have had no issues and I am very pleased with performance. Some folks don't like it because it is based in the USA although it does have servers outside the USA. We could have a long long discussion about why some folks are leery about that - suffice it to say I couldn't care less as it serves my purpose very well.

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Re: VPN

Post by monsterman » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:02 pm

i have 2 paid for VPNs that work ok with windows .. Hidden24 is brilliant for my work but even with IPSEC software on my Linux i i cannot get it to work

and the other Private tunnel that is based on OPENVPN i cant get that to work even with my profiles downloaded to terminal

getting very angry becayse i have to use VPN at work and cant use Linux Mint

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Re: VPN

Post by Jim Hauser » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:56 am

LaughingGravy wrote: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.
I also use Express VPN without any problems so far. I see no drop in speed at all... It works well with Ktorrent and does not get in the way of anything else.

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Re: VPN

Post by monsterman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:55 am

i have now been a linux mint uswe for 2 months and i am happy except for one MAJOR issue ,

i have spent a total of 43 hours struggling with the aweful terminal thing over the last few weeks to get a VPN to work ,, for years i have used Hidden24 on Windows so i loaded IPSEC , strongswan, openswan etc etc etc ,, and have learned about terminal but still cant get it working even with H24 support

i also have Private tunnel which is Based on OpenVPN ,, and that also wont work i have had accounts and good service from both for many years

a friend who uses PIA has tried to set up on my laptop and also cannot get it working but he also is no geek ,,If I could go back to windows 7 I would ..... will never again use windows 10 its lost me so much data over last 2 years and bobed 2 work laptops with its stupid updates ,, thats why I want LINUX ,, but not being able to configure amy choice VPNs is a major issue

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Re: VPN

Post by Charlie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:36 pm

I have Open VPN running on my router and it works perfectly and is an easy set-up. I can get a connection working using Linux but it tends to disconnect randomly. So I prefer the router method, which involves changing your router firmware, in most cases. I haven't come across an ISP provided router that allowed a VPN, but that doesn't mean that there isn't one. The firmware I use is DD-WRT, some prefer Tomato but that is not available for my router, which is a Netgear WNDR 3700 V4.

I tell a lie, I have come across one. My old ISP distributed a D-Link DIR-615 router and separate modem which could be flashed with DD-WRT. They've since upgraded to a modem/router combo which cannot be altered.
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