Which VPN provider do you recommend?

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Which VPN provider do you recommend?

Post#1 by francois » 23 Mar 2017, 02:19

Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe? Amongst other things, I would like to watch webtv. :)

My choice has come to ivacy, but yours might be different. Explain your preference.



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With linux whatever VPN provider your choose openvpn is the useful package. Install openvpn with dependencies:
Install openvpn under porteus or slackware thru usm package manager:

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openvpn-2.3.11-x86_64-1.xzm
curl-7.49.1-x86_64-1.xzm
dialog-1.2_20130523-x86_64-1.xzm
fping-2.4b2_to-x86_64-2_slonly.xzm
Unzip OpenVPN-Configs.zip into /home/guest/Downloads/ and change directory the folder with the server addresses. Use openvpn --config command with the server.ovpn file name into quotes. Or simply drag the sever file into the command line after the expression:

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openvpn --config 
Example for Paris server with ivacy vpn provider:

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root@porteus:~# cd  /home/guest/Downloads/
root@porteus:~# openvpn --config `/home/fl/Downloads/ivacy-openvpn/France-Paris-UDP.ovpn`
Tue Feb 13 10:08:01 2018 WARNING: file 'Wdc.key' is group or others accessible
Tue Feb 13 10:08:01 2018 OpenVPN 2.4.0 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [MH/PKTINFO] [AEAD] built on Jul 18 2017
Tue Feb 13 10:08:01 2018 library versions: OpenSSL 1.0.2l  25 May 2017, LZO 2.08
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#2 by Bogomips » 23 Mar 2017, 21:47

http://www.vpnbook.com/freevpn have a German location.

BTW have to be careful, even with this vpn managed to download 3.7 GiB yesterday without effort, and easily exceed bandwidth limit of 100G in month. :twisted:
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#3 by francois » 24 Mar 2017, 20:45

This is ok for me. I found an internet provider which as a plan for a few extra dollars that permits illimited download.

How come openvpn is free, is it slower than paying vpn like expressvpn and the like?
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Post#4 by beny » 24 Mar 2017, 22:44

hi francois sorry but for me vpn is a no man land's,if i want see the webtv there is two or more addon in kodi that are useful for this task.

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Post#5 by Bogomips » 25 Mar 2017, 02:58

freevpn: Canadian site, locates me at Universite McGill!
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#6 by francois » 25 Mar 2017, 03:28

@beny:
I might do as you did too.

@bogomips:
Great!
You are in the best canadian university, kind of a Harvard to us canadians. :)

But installing openvpn is quite a job:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... untu-16-04
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#8 by Bogomips » 25 Mar 2017, 11:27

francois wrote: But installing openvpn is quite a job:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... untu-16-04
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#9 by francois » 26 Mar 2017, 00:40

Stock Porteus :shock:
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#10 by francois » 19 Apr 2017, 03:32

Got to install http://www.vpnbook.com/freevpn openvpn on porteus, you get opnvpn with usm. The thing works fine, the problem is that the speed is very slow. Probably not enough for streaming. Any fair proposition will be accepted.

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root@porteus:/home/guest/Downloads# openvpn --config vpnbook-us1-tcp443.ovpn
Thu Apr 20 02:36:17 2017 OpenVPN 2.3.11 x86_64-slackware-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [MH] [IPv6] built on May 10 2016
Thu Apr 20 02:36:17 2017 library versions: OpenSSL 1.0.2j  26 Sep 2016, LZO 2.09
Enter Auth Username:

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Username: vpnbook
Password: ******
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#11 by Bogomips » 19 Apr 2017, 12:46

francois wrote:the problem is that the speed is very slow. Probably not enough for streaming.
Problem is that you are in the Phillipines, and the connection there must be very slow. :D Being in Canada one gets a top speed of over 400 Kb/sec. Recommended min streaming speed is 64 Kb/sec. Bottleneck always seems to be file sharing sites, fluctuating around 120 Kb/sec +/- 100. :(
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#12 by francois » 19 Apr 2017, 20:35

My internet provider has installed a 60 Mb per sec line. :(
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#13 by Bogomips » 20 Apr 2017, 00:07

francois wrote:My internet provider has installed a 60 Mb per sec line. :(
IMHO that is neither here nor there. 8)
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Re: Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#14 by francois » 20 Apr 2017, 03:33

@bogomips:
The more I get to know you the less I understand you. You go thru sphinx episodes. :wink:

I have tried a us server and the ip address is my ip address.

Frustrating. :evil:
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Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#15 by francois » 07 May 2017, 03:50

Hidemyass seems to work well under porteus or slackware:
Offer for different time span with satisfaction guaranteed.
https://www.hidemyass.com/pricing
Installation procedure.
https://support.hidemyass.com/hc/en-us/ ... anual-way- updated link 180102

1.0 openvpn install.
Install openvpn under porteus or slackware thru usm package manager:

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curl-7.49.1-x86_64-1.xzm
dialog-1.2_20130523-x86_64-1.xzm
fping-2.4b2_to-x86_64-2_slonly.xzm
openvpn-2.3.11-x86_64-1.xzm
2.0 gui.
OAST jre gui:
https://support.hidemyass.com/hc/en-us/ ... -for-Linux
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