Patch: Fix for Iran and China users

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Re: Patch: Fix for Iran and China users

Post by john56477 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:50 am

neomarket wrote:Hi the available openVpn servers in Iran belong to the government and is too expensive. Are there any free/cheap servers that the community might offer for Iranians? We are stuck! Most free tools are very very slow... and they hardly can open a facebook page.
I guess they have blocked SSH protocols again.
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NeoMarket
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for cheap openvpn server, many options,
there are linux vps, virtual private server
cost about 3 euro a year.
need one with 128 MB (or 64 MB plus 64 MB swap still ok)
Its fully managed by you, so you need to be ok with linux, installing openvpn and configuring it yourself.
many vps providers.
e.g. http://lowendstock.com/

Other options are buying a raspberry pi (cost about $25) and installing it with a friend with domestic broadband
outside your country, or install in a co-location data center, google will help you find them.

When you have your own server, there are more options than openvpn, as you can install them.
As you say, stay away from free server proxy.

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Re: Patch: Fix for Iran and China users

Post by neomarket » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:22 pm

john56477 wrote:
neomarket wrote:Hi the available openVpn servers in Iran belong to the government and is too expensive. Are there any free/cheap servers that the community might offer for Iranians? We are stuck! Most free tools are very very slow... and they hardly can open a facebook page.
I guess they have blocked SSH protocols again.
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NeoMarket
http://neomarket.ir/
for cheap openvpn server, many options,
there are linux vps, virtual private server
cost about 3 euro a year.
need one with 128 MB (or 64 MB plus 64 MB swap still ok)
Its fully managed by you, so you need to be ok with linux, installing openvpn and configuring it yourself.
many vps providers.
e.g. http://lowendstock.com/

Other options are buying a raspberry pi (cost about $25) and installing it with a friend with domestic broadband
outside your country, or install in a co-location data center, google will help you find them.

When you have your own server, there are more options than openvpn, as you can install them.
As you say, stay away from free server proxy.

Thanks, I'm gonna give it a try. Wow, these are really cheap!
But the only one which has 128m swap is in Seattle. I believe they'll refuse to serve to Iranians.

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Re: Patch: Fix for Iran and China users

Post by dazo » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:53 pm

We (OpenVPN developers) do not encourage people building their own versions of OpenVPN changing the wire-protocol like this, without the patch being through a proper patch review and having evaluated possible security risks related to such a change.

And we especially discourage using such an approach when there exists a far better solution, used by the TOR community. It is called obfsproxy and can be used together with OpenVPN without needing any re-compilation of OpenVPN.

For more information, have a look at these URLs
http://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wi ... bfuscation
https://www.torproject.org/projects/obfsproxy.html.en

To avoid confusing users further going for a possibly insecure setup , this thread will be locked now.

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