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Re: VPN

Postby Pierre » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:57 am

now - this is an updated list of VPNs:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-vpn-services/
it does include a list of Free VPNs as well
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Re: VPN

Postby killer de bug » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:19 am

Hi Pierre,

Be careful with such list of VPN. Most of the time, there is a partnership with the author of the article so that he mentions them.
For example this article advises IPvanish. But if you read the net, you will find that this VPN is not advisable as they log users. Despite what they say on their website. So they don't keep their promises. Several cases have proven it. How do you want to trust them then. What else are they hiding?
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Re: VPN

Postby greerd » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:28 pm

I agree with Killer de bug, almost all sites that list 'The Best VPN Servers' are most likely in some way being sponsored by one of them, take their list with a grain of salt.

Most vpn sites have forums, read them, find out why people are coming or going from that service. Some forums will also discuss the competition and have a more technical explanation than the 'The Best VPN Servers' sites.

Sooner or later you will discover airVPN!
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Re: VPN

Postby killer de bug » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:41 pm

I had never heard of this one. I will investigate it. :wink:
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Re: VPN

Postby greerd » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:48 pm

I should also note there is a new one that popped up earlier this year, Windscribe, based in Canada and has a $24 for 24 months special on until the end of today. They sound like they might be good, but haven't been around long enough to get a rep.
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Re: VPN

Postby killer de bug » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:10 pm

When I select a VPN, the most important question is where is it located?
I need this information to be easily available. It's a proof of serious.
IPVanish doesn't provide it easily on their website. Thus disqualified.

airVPN mentions Italy (and EU), but this is not clearly stated anywhere. This is disturbing. Where is the legal entity. That's the most important question!
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Re: VPN

Postby greerd » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:41 pm

I'm at work right now and am blocked from their site but I didn't think there was any intent on hiding there country of business( Yes its Italy). There are also other things to consider like: are the servers vps (someone else has root access); do they spoof there server locations. These are the most common short comings of vpn services and are hidden by those that are guilty of it. This is in addition to logging, country of business and the usual stuff that is commonly mentioned on the "Best VPN" sites.

AirVPN forum has a section for other vpn's which you might find interesting.
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Re: VPN

Postby killer de bug » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:55 pm

Don't get me wrong. I don't say that country of reference is the only parameter. I said that it's step one. If it's not met, we don't go further.
But you are right, when this is known, a lot remains to be done.

I personally use PIA. Because it works well, they have a good reputation, they are transparent on their website, and they don't cost a lot, which is a nice addition.
I will investigate airVPN further.
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Re: VPN

Postby brian04 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:53 am

First avoid all free vpn's they are slow and useless and all paid vpns are logging users ofcourse they will, they wont risk their business or have problems with gov agencies because of you or anyone else..its just a marketing trick they say no logs. So it all depends what you need vpn for. In terms of speed and safety i would recommend VyprVPN they are old and very good provider.. but if you want to compare prices to find something for your budget and see options they offer then look lists on websites like https://vpntrends.com and https://bestvpns.com or just search on google and dont forget to read people reviews too like here on forum because these sites are mostly working as affiliate so they might write positive reviews and truth is very different.

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Re: VPN

Postby Kevin19 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:39 pm

Hi, you cannot get the best features if you will get it for free. But to help you out with that I can share a few best VPN providers that I have been using. I hope this could help. Good luck! ;)

You may also see their comparisons here

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Re: VPN

Postby Pierre » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:27 am

and yet another VPN comparison site:
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-section/
this site also was mentioned Today, by DistroWatch as well.

NOTE: as killer de bug has mentioned - - there may be a partnership with the author of the article .. ..
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Re: VPN

Postby SGreen » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:28 am

Some good options and tips here, especially with disabling ipv6 for torrent use. I found myself having DNS leaks on some providers in the past as well, and I was less prone to properly verifying on linux because I just thought it worked better. I suggest using OpenVPN or SoftEther over any clients when possible, killswitch can be an important consideration. Some good options here: http://vpnpick.com/best-vpn-linux/
I like AirVPN for security, great DNS system, never had any leaks. They haven't been the fastest in terms of speed but reliable

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Re: VPN

Postby Franky444 » Tue May 02, 2017 12:28 pm

Use Opera browswer. It has a free built in VPN. I've been using it for a short while. It has servers all over the world. You might be limited to just a few with the free version. The paid version has many more servers to connect to. I like it. I hope you will too.

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Re: VPN

Postby willim » Mon May 08, 2017 9:59 pm

Franky444 wrote:Use Opera browswer. It has a free built in VPN. I've been using it for a short while. It has servers all over the world. You might be limited to just a few with the free version. The paid version has many more servers to connect to. I like it. I hope you will too.


My reading of :D "Free" :D :D Opera :D is that there is one server base in Canada. My :) historic :) AOL mail didn't work with the VPN switched on :( perhaps :evil: "they" :evil: were not gleaning enough information? :shock:

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Re: VPN

Postby Namf_Mint » Tue May 09, 2017 12:24 am

Mullvad
    - has good support
    - has very good anonymity
    - is cheap
    - has good speeds (if you go for a local server)
    - is light on system resources, even on an old processor
    - does not always work well with the GUI Mullvad supplies
    - works well with OpenVPN (as an alternative to the GUI) but there's a lot to learn about setting up OpenVPN and creating commands and/or icons and/or scripts - to turn it on and off and monitor whether it is on
    - does go down for a few seconds now and then and occasionally longer
    - can work with Firefox in such a way that if the VPN is down, the browser won't connect (i.e. a 'kill switch' for Firefox).
- does not work with the current, buggy version of Mint's (Ubuntu's) Network-Manager, but there's a work-around. [/list][/list]

I could send you my scripts, if you need them.

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Re: VPN

Postby willim » Tue May 09, 2017 7:48 am

Franky444 wrote:Use Opera browswer. It has a free built in VPN. I've been using it for a short while. It has servers all over the world. You might be limited to just a few with the free version. The paid version has many more servers to connect to. I like it. I hope you will too.


I sit corrected :) ... yahoo mail just came out in the Netherlands so there are at least :D two VPN server sites :D - there may be more :lol:

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Re: VPN

Postby Profsmith » Tue May 16, 2017 2:47 am

Guys, thank you all for your comments and tips, I'll be making a decision end of next month.

Cheers

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Re: VPN

Postby BigAngry » Tue May 16, 2017 11:22 pm

I wouldnt recommend a free VPN, since when a service is free then YOU are the product. I cant really suggest a good one though, I used PIA in the past, but the support has been getting progressively worse and I decided to renew with them. From what I gathered NordVPN is pretty decent but I have never used it so I cannot suggest it. They do have a free trial period so you can try that if you like.

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Re: VPN

Postby WharfRat » Tue May 16, 2017 11:27 pm

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Re: VPN

Postby HilltopsGM » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:21 pm

I've used (Paid For) a few in the past (VPN4ALL, ProXPN, HideMyAss).

Has anyone had any experience with Windscribe?
https://windscribe.com/

I came across them the other day and thought they looked promising.

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