Mac OS X VPN Client... Tunnelblick and Viscosity

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Rigz, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Rigz

    Rigz Registered Member

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    Is there any really good reason I should go with one over the other? Anything better I should consider?
     
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    Hello Rigz:

    I am completely cognizant of your right & desire for privacy. With that in mind, please let us know your general location and the locations you would likely tunnel to.

    On one of my systems, I run OS X 10.11.3 and I know about both of the above applications, yet I decided to go with Private Internet Access (PIA), on all my systems, for a year after a one month trial.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Rigz

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    Are you using PIA's client to connect or an alternative client?
     
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    I am using PIA's clients (which use OpenVPN). In addition to a MacBook Pro, it's installed on 3 various Windows systems and an Android based tablet so far with expected results in all cases. I need to get PIA going on some Linux systems too.

    The reason I asked about geographic locations is that I did not want you to experience unacceptable latency issues.

    HTH
     
  5. Rigz

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    PIA has servers in a close enough vicinity that it isn't an issue. I actually already have an account with them that I paid for with a giftcard I found on the ground a while back that happened to have $25 on it lol.

    Anyway, I was just curous about the different clients becuase I was reading and noticing PIA's client connecting to IPs with Ruby outside of the server I was intentionally connecting to (reported by Little Snitch). Tunnelblick didn't do this when connecting to servers in PIA's list, and I also installed the Viscosity 30 day demo last night, and it didn't do it either so it's specifically something with PIA's client.

    I should have been more specific and given more background in my intial post as to the reason I was looking at Tunnelblick and Viscosity.

    On Linux I use OpenVPN NetworkManager and haven't had any problems.
     
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