Re: VPN ideas
On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 11:44:36 +0200
Andrei POPESCU <email@example.com> wrote:
> 2. Access the internet from a different point in the world
> This done for some increase in privacy 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.
>  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.
- VPN ideas
- From: ellanios82 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: VPN ideas
- From: Andrei POPESCU <email@example.com>