Exhausted: Seeking Reliable & Secure VPN Service

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by apathy, Aug 23, 2010.

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  1. apathy

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    I've been all through Wilder's forum for a couple hours now looking for a vpn service that works with Linux. Xerobank seems to have a nice feature set but I wouldn't pay the high price. I'm looking for something from $5 to $12 USD, and a company that has been around and has delivered the goods for other users.

    Please take pity on me and suggest some companies :'(

    I was looking at IVACY but they don't use OpenVPN just PPTP which isn't all that secure. Bolehvpn worked well with me but I don't like their complicated and convoluted setup.
     
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    Mullvad seems OK.
     
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    I've heard a bit about it here on the forums. Do you think the speed would be decent even through the servers are in Sweden and i am in states?

    EDIT: Mullvad has a nice linux/win/mac gui and easy setup. For the nice price they offer monthly I purchased one month. I was up and running very quickly. The speed is good and just about 12-13% less than my full pipe. Are there any websites that can test vpn security? Thanks for the help!
     
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    You're welcome :)

    Although the GUI is very simple, it does have a checkbox to block traffic if the VPN goes down. It does that just by null routing DNS requests, so be careful with apps that might be using numerical IPs. Also, if you use that feature, be sure to uncheck it before quitting Mullvad, because you won't be able to connect again -- and you'll need to manually restore DNS lookup.

    Edit: The best test that I know is decloak.net
     
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    Thanks for the info, although there is a difference in who a server is hosted by and where they got hosting for their website.

    Hiero, you were right.. that null routing can be nasty if you don't see it coming. ;)
     
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    sorry i should have place a ? over the statement..

    what i meant is "Is this a concern ?"

    btw, you not using bolehvpn?
     
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    I liked Bolehvpn but their wierd setup of keys and such is just
    horrible. My bandwidth is around 10MB down and with Mullvad
    I get around 8-9MB and on BolehVPN they cap it at 4MB.

    Mullvad's nice interface for win, mac and linux sold me as well as using nearly my max bandwidth and their support sold me.
     
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    Ivacy does offer Openvpn for Russian servers:
    https://ivacy.com/en/doc/user/setup/winxp_openvpn

    Via Ivacy Monitor, they offer pptp connections to UK US and RU servers, and L2TP/Ipsec to the RU serveur.

    I think Ivacy's VPN is good (with cool added feature as internal services and the hability, through https://ivacy.com/doc/user/downloads/index, to hook the appplication you want to the vpn.


    But Ivacy customer's support is bad.


    An other promising VPN provider (a little more expansive than Ivacy) is TuVpn
     
  11. bryanjoe

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    makes me wonder if the company still active....
     
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    Their blog hasn't been updated in a year ;(
     
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    I have been very happy with Mullvad. I sniffed my own packets to see if the routing and security were there as well as loving the uptime and bandwidth. I don't even notice that I'm on a vpn unless google comes up in a foreign language.

    I still don't trust any vpn service with sensitive data like paypal and webmail.
    Other than that it is gold for me. I don't know how a company I'd only heard of on Wilders has such a great service. Big names come from big marketing and big bs ;)
     
  14. bryanjoe

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    i give mullvad a try. But the youtube is damn slow.....:mad: o_O :oops:
     
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    I like HideMyAss VPN, if you pay yearly it works at less than $7/month and there is a 30 money back guarantee.

    I recommended them too at another thread, I want to make clear that I have no connection with them, I am a real a paying customer and I am mostly happy with their support and services. I was with AceVPN before and I could not watch streaming video (speed problems) so I changed.
     
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    If you need free OpenVPN with port forwarding AirVPN is now in beta testing. Their client seems to be bugged so just login and access without it. Works with Linux and MacOSX. They are in France and allow p2p so I don't know long they will last against the hyper-president's HADOPI law.
     
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    Yes the pricing is relatively cheap..
     
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    good speed for beta...
     
  19. bryanjoe

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    seems like strongvpn is rather popular....

    anymore high speed vpn?
     
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