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Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

Post#16 by francois » 03 Jan 2018, 04:45

Expressvpn is another one:
https://www.expressvpn.com/order
Once you have paid your membership, the access to linux is quite easy thru the feedback provided by email.

How to setup under debian linux:
https://www.expressvpn.com/support/vpn- ... x/#install

Sadly, this .deb application not seem to install under porteus thru deb2xzm only. It is devised for systemd. I will have to work with debian (slax9), until I get the trick to slackware. Nothing found yet on the net. :(

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activate expressvpn
expressvpn list
expressvpn connect city-or-country
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Post#17 by francois » 06 Jan 2018, 17:02

Expressvpn setup under linux thru openvpn is possible under porteus or slackware:

1.0 Install openvpn see above in this thread Which VPN provider do you recommend located in Europe?

2.0 Download expressvpn server location or locations addresses:
https://www.expressvpn.com/setup#manual
for example for montreal :my_expressvpn_canada_-_montreal_udp.ovpn
Open terminal, but do not enter command yet:
root@porteus:/home/guest/Downloads# openvpn --config
Copy-paste the downloaded expressvpn server address or simply drag it to the terminal window. Remove the quotes character at each end of the address.
Now hit the enter button. You will be requested user name and password.

3.0 Enter user name and password.
Find your email confirmation of service for expressvpn. Select setup expressvpn, manual config, openvpn config.
Go to step 2 , as we already done step one by downloading an expressvpn server location address. Both username and password are there.

4.0 Install expressvpn google chrome app:
https://www.expressvpn.com/fr/get-brows ... ion/chrome

The problem is that you have to have the openvpn active with username and password to have the expressvpn google chrome app to work. This is not the case under the debian application which seems to be in synch with the chromium app. :(
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Post#18 by francois » 06 Jan 2018, 18:19

Maybe the solution could a script which should include
xfce4-terminal -x openvpn --config my_expressvpn_canada_-_montreal_udp.ovpn -c "username; password"

The first part:
xfce4-terminal -x openvpn --config my_expressvpn_canada_-_montreal_udp.ovpn

But trying to assign the user name and password to answer prompts with the second part does not:
-c "username; password"

Any idea?
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Post#19 by Ed_P » 07 Jan 2018, 01:54

Two possibilities.

openvpn1.sh

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#!/bin/sh

  
if [ `whoami` != "root" ]; then
    echo -e "Enter root's password"
    su -c "sh $0 $1 $2"
    exit
fi

read -p "Enter user name: " username
read -p "Enter password: " password

xfce4-terminal -x openvpn --config my_expressvpn_canada_-_montreal_udp.ovpn -c "$username; $password"

exit
openvpn2.sh

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#!/bin/sh

  
if [ `whoami` != "root" ]; then
    echo -e "Enter root's password"
    su -c "sh $0 $1 $2"
    exit
fi

xfce4-terminal -x openvpn --config my_expressvpn_canada_-_montreal_udp.ovpn -c "$1; $2"

exit
With openvpn2.sh you start it with the user's name and password as in: openvpn2.sh myname mypassword. :)
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Post#20 by Neil_Hines » 16 Jan 2018, 09:50

Hey Francois! Have you ever tried ivacy VPN? I have been using it for a long time and believe me I never faced any issue regarding the connection speed. I would highly recommend you giving it a try after knowing the facts and fundamentals through this ivacy VPN Review. It will guide you in a better way to decide what it has to offer.

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Post#21 by francois » 17 Jan 2018, 00:08

Hello Neil, what about the number of servers. Is there many in different european countries, and at least one especially in France. Mother tongue is francais.
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Post#23 by francois » 17 Jan 2018, 03:30

1$ a month. Will they survive five years?
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Post#24 by francois » 23 Jan 2018, 22:08

@donald:
Do you have an example to start Ivacy with openvpn command line? Something like:
openvpn --config xxxxx
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Post#25 by donald » 24 Jan 2018, 00:44

No, unfortunately not.
This page explains how to configure Ivacy manually.
https://support.ivacy.com/kb/how-to-set ... on-ubuntu/
The pictures shown look like what we have in XFCE - Network Manager.
It does not seem to be complicated.

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Post#26 by francois » 25 Jan 2018, 01:27

Hum! I saw this page and tried it on debian. I ended up with unresolved dependencies.
But you are right, it might work better under slackware or porteus.
Thanks.

Edited 13th of february 2018:
Finally, the best way to get the information of IVACY about .opvpn files was to ask them. They responded rapidly. So you need to install the openvpn package with dependencies as proposed in the first page of this thread Which VPN provider do you recommend?

IVACY about .opvpn files
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ivacy-apps/ope ... onfigs.zip

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:

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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
Enter Auth Username:  
Where: Enter Auth Username: your-email-address


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Post#27 by M. Eerie » 11 Feb 2018, 12:22

Have a look here --> https://protonvpn.com/

There's also https://protonmail.com/

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Post#28 by francois » 22 Feb 2018, 02:19

The first post has been update to provide the instructions to install and use openvpn package to run your favorite vpn provider. Please provide the .ovpn files for your favorite provider.

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