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Old 08-24-2016, 04:22 AM   #1
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Decent VPN/Proxy?


Whats going on guys....Does anyone know of any good VPNs or Socks proxies that are reliable with decent speed? Never really had to use one so was seeing if you guys had any insight.

Was reading up on ProxyChains and figured I could give it a try but theres just so many proxies and have no clue where to even start.
 
Old 08-25-2016, 04:21 PM   #2
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VPN is pretty much always fast and of comparable to speed to that of without it. Find a free VPN server provider, there are galore, and use OpenVPN as a client. The whole algorithm is: wpa_supplicant -> DHCP client -> VPN client. You'll also need /dev/net/tun, but if you use a generic kernel, you don't need to recompile it.
 
Old 08-25-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the comment Mitt...I will give VPN a try but will using a VPN provide privacy for all my services that Im running, not just browsing the web?
 
Old 08-26-2016, 05:48 AM   #4
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will using a VPN provide privacy for all my services that Im running, not just browsing the web?
It will because, unlike with proxy that we usually write right in Firefox, VPN is system wide and the subnets will move through the VPN server, including things such as installing software from repositories. Anyway, VPN is not a magic pill and if you need more privacy, you'd rather set up your own VPN server, use Tor, disable JS and so own. But to simply start with something VPN would be fine.

Last edited by Mitt Green; 08-27-2016 at 03:22 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2016, 06:41 PM   #5
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Whats going on guys....Does anyone know of any good VPNs or Socks proxies that are reliable with decent speed? Never really had to use one so was seeing if you guys had any insight.

Was reading up on ProxyChains and figured I could give it a try but theres just so many proxies and have no clue where to even start.
Option #1:

There is a free VPN service at http://www.vpnbook.com/. You don't need to create an account to use it.

Scroll down and click on the OpenVPN tab. Then select the server to use. Note, that these servers will have some restrictions like no p2p file sharing, torrent downloading. Also, note the username and password at the bottom. You will need this later.

Download the zip file and extract the config files. The files will look like this:

vpnbook-<serverid>-tcp80.ovpn
vpnbook-<serverid>-tcp443.ovpn
vpnbook-<serverid>-udp25000.ovpn
vpnbook-<serverid>-udp53.ovpn

To use the VPN is as simple as typing the code below. Must be root for this.

Code:
openvpn --config vpnbook-<serverid>-tcp80.ovpn 

Or

openvpn --config vpnbook-<serverid>-tcp443.ovpn
You will be prompted for the username and password.

PS: Sometimes typing the password won't work. Instead, just copy and paste and press enter. It always work.

Option #2:

Go to https://www.digitalocean.com/

Buy a $5/month plan to setup an online server.

Visit http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/...afely-sshuttle

The link will provide instructions on usage. Sshuttle will act like a VPN client.

PS: You don't need to use digitalocean if you don't want to. If you have access to another server with ssh access and python, you can simply use that with sshuttle.

Good luck
 
  


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