Type of VPN Question

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by n8chavez, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    I've been looking at two VPN providers lately, BolehVPN and airVPN. Both are fundamentally different, so I thought I'd come here and ask for opinions.

    BolehVPN allows users to what they call their proxied VPN. Users can chose what gets funneled through the VPN and what doesn't. Similar to SSH. Both fully-routed and proxied connections are supposed to have the same encryption, which is a semi-recent development.

    airVPN is just like most VPNs in that once you connect everything is funneled through. But with this method I can create firewall rules that block everything that's not sent through the VPN should the connection drop, when application X be active.

    Which would you prefer?
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    I've only used BolehVPN's standard fully-routed VPN, using OpenVPN.

    Just routing some traffic is too risky.
     
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    Couldn't that be thought of along the same lines as SSH, on the socks5 proxy is configured?
     
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    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    Everything routed through VPN.

    VPN>NET
     
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    If the program/client is configured correctly. In some cases a proxied VPN can be pretty safe since if the VPN disconnects, it can't find the proxy and the program won't be able to communicate anymore.

    It's only those poorly programmed programs that will try an alternate direct route despite the proxy being specified.
     
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