VPN for sites that restrict VPN use?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Cheesekraft, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Cheesekraft

    Cheesekraft Registered Member

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    I am trying to mask VPN use, but unfortunately scanning sites always tend to notice. I have tried a myriad of DNS settings and browser hardening, but still unable to access some VPN restricted sites. What can be done to get around this?
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Maybe you can try to run Tor Browser over VPN? If sites have VPN IP addresses blacklisted, browser hardening won't help.
     
  3. mirimir

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    If you need to access those sites, and also need to use VPNs, you could run your own private VPN on a VPS. Bithost leases Digital Ocean VPS (droplets) for Bitcoin. For extra privacy, you can use a commercial VPN to connect to your private VPN. But then, some sites also blacklist VPS IPs.
     
  4. MisterB

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    One possibility is OpenVPN tunneled through ssl. The software package that does it is Stunnel. It can wrap the OpenVPN tunnel in an SSL tunnel so it isn't obviously a VPN tunnel. Some VPN providers offer it for situations where there is deep packet inspection. It isn't that difficult to set up on a VPS. It is one of the things I'm going to try sometime soon but at the moment my VPS attention is focused on DNS and setting up secure and private DNS resolvers.
     
  5. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Sure, SSL, SSH, obfsproxy, protocol hacks, etc can all hide VPNs from ISPs.

    But @Cheesekraft wants to hide VPN use from websites. None of that will help. You gotta tunnel something through the commercial VPN. It could be a private VPN. Or an anonymous HTTPS proxy. Or Tor, but that brings its own blacklist issues.
     
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