SSH Tunnel or OpenVPN?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by zakazak, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

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    Hi, I just got my dedicated server and now wonder which solution would be better: OpenVPN or a SSH Tunnel?

    I mainly want to encrypt my connection from browser/mail/(maybe messengers) to the internet.. so that no one in my local network could sniff me.

    Thanks
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Both are based on SSL. Although SSH is easier to set up, you must individually forward each port. Once you get OpenVPN working, you can route everything in one step. SSH uses TCP, and TCP traffic is faster through OpenVPN if you can use UDP.
     
  3. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

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    Ye would actually prefer OpenVPN but it's kinda hard for some linux newbie to get configured & working :S
     
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