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Terminal_Cowboy 07-16-2012 05:21 PM

Looking for a free or Paid VPN Service
 
Howdy folks,

I am looking for a free or paid VPN service. I searched google but many of them want me to install a client. I don't use windows so that option is out.

I could setup a home ssh server with tunneling but I don't want to leave my desktop on all day. If anyone knows a VPN service where I don't have to install any clients please let me know.

Much oblige

corp769 07-16-2012 05:23 PM

I've been using HMA VPN for a while now, and hasn't let me down. There are quite a few options out there, so don't just rush to use HMA; Try looking still, but I do recommend HMA VPN.

Cheers,

Josh

Terminal_Cowboy 07-16-2012 05:54 PM

Thanks corp769 for the reply. Unfortunately HMA VPN/PRO requires an installation. As I said above, I don't have windows on my computer.

All I want to do is sign up for a VPN service and I take it from there. I know how to do three types of ssh forwarding which includes dynamic, local and remote. And I know how to adjust my TCP/SOCKS5 applications to use ssh tunneling.

I remember there was a VPN service that match my criteria. In fact, they stress in there website that this VPN service was not for everyone and you must know what VPN is, how to connect to it and you must know how to adjust your applications to use ssh tunneling before signing up. But I don't remember the name.

Anyway, I'll continue to search and hope I can find that VPN service.

corp769 07-16-2012 07:33 PM

What do you mean HMA requires an installation? I didn't install anything in order to use them....

Terminal_Cowboy 07-16-2012 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corp769 (Post 4729974)
What do you mean HMA requires an installation? I didn't install anything in order to use them....

Can you provide the link. I did a google search earlier and maybe it was the wrong site.

This is the website I went to
http://hidemyass.com/vpn/

NyteOwl 07-17-2012 02:43 PM

Bit of a misnomer considering hidemyass didn't live up to their name a couple of years ago when they turned their logs over to the government without much of a whimper. They have a linux client here: http://hidemyass.com/vpn/software/linux/

I have access to a private one but a friend uses Witopia and is happy with it. I've also heard good things about StrongVPN.
Ideally you look for one the doesn't keep logs, or anonymizes them or destroys them within 24 hours.

While most of the VPN providers provide clients for Windows and Apple OS X, they will also (mostly) work using a *nix system's own tools.

Do a search for VPN providers and have a look through some of the review sites. Make a list of those that look like possibles and then visit their sites and see if there is one that suits your needs and budget. I say budget because in this area, free is likely worth exactly what you pay for it. The following is a few months old but worth reading and may give you a starting place. https://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-p...iously-111007/

corp769 09-10-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NyteOwl (Post 4730865)
Bit of a misnomer considering hidemyass didn't live up to their name a couple of years ago when they turned their logs over to the government without much of a whimper. They have a linux client here: http://hidemyass.com/vpn/software/linux/

I have access to a private one but a friend uses Witopia and is happy with it. I've also heard good things about StrongVPN.
Ideally you look for one the doesn't keep logs, or anonymizes them or destroys them within 24 hours.

While most of the VPN providers provide clients for Windows and Apple OS X, they will also (mostly) work using a *nix system's own tools.

Do a search for VPN providers and have a look through some of the review sites. Make a list of those that look like possibles and then visit their sites and see if there is one that suits your needs and budget. I say budget because in this area, free is likely worth exactly what you pay for it. The following is a few months old but worth reading and may give you a starting place. https://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-p...iously-111007/

On a side note.... If I owned a company, and a customer did something completely illegal to the point where the government has to intervene, I would gladly hand over the details they are looking for. Honestly, if you are so worried about privacy, then quit performing illegal actions that would get you in trouble in the first place....

esojourn 09-11-2012 04:49 AM

if you don't want to leave your PC on all days. how about buy a VPN router?


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