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Re: VPN ideas

On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 11:44:36 +0200
Andrei POPESCU <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2. Access the internet from a different point in the world
>    This done for some increase in privacy[1] and/or to pretend you
> are in a different location (country) and/or to hide your traffic
> from your ISP.
>    Unless you have access to a system on the internet to set up your
> own VPN server you have to rely on (paid) VPN providers.
>    Tor is also an option for this use case.
> Which of the above would apply for you?
> >  - and , is this a reasonable idea ?  
> Depends on the use case (see above) and/or your country and/or your
> ISP, internet connection speed, VPN provider etc.
> [1] a VPN will just hide your public IP address and the traffic
> between you and the exit point. It doesn't do anything about your
> browser user agent, cookies and many other methods you can still be
> identified and traced on the internet, if this is what you are
> worried about.

This application is also useful with a home VPN server, if you're not
trying to hide anything, but just want to use the Net reasonably safely
from an unsafe location e.g. Internet cafe. You can tailor a set of
firewall rules to allow nothing in or out except DNS, DHCP and HTTP
(normally a local web login is required), not forgetting the tunnelling
protocol port out. A VPN client will normally have a switch to route
everything through the tunnel to achieve this.


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