VPN setup

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mlatx6
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VPN setup

Post by mlatx6 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:12 pm

I’m not sure if this is the right post for this. I want to make my browsing annonymous. I have some questions on setup. I have an unraid server and can run openvpn as a docker. But that won’t encrypt my local traffic. From outside I can coonect to it and encrypt say my phone traffic. But at home, my understanding is I would need to setup an openvpn server on some cloud provider. Insuppose I can have my local openvpn server talk to the cloud server and get encryption that way. Is there any advantage to doing this vs just buying a private vpn service? I’m trying to see if it is worth the time. Thanks.

MikeRobinson
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Re: VPN setup

Post by MikeRobinson » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:12 pm

If you "want to make your browsing anonymous," well, you really can't do that. You can use an OpenVPN client to connect to some (paid-for) OpenVPN service somewhere, which would conceal where you are coming from, but it would not prevent the destination from recognizing that the packet emerged from "the endpoint IP of a known public-OpenVPN host" at the far end of the tunnel, which it could detect and maybe block.

This would keep the remote from knowing "the public IP-address of your house or coffee-shop," but it would be apparent to the remote – if it cared – that the traffic was emerging from an OpenVPN tunnel endpoint.

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