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Security

Ovpn

(1/1)

Don't bother reading this rant below unless you want technical details, but that administrator misconfigured his VPN to the point where OVPN underperformed by four times what it should have been.Its been ages since I played around with networking at a low-level (we're talking teenage years, when ARIN didn't charge for netblocks, and Cisco 7206VXR's could hold the entire internet BGP table in it), but I'll give it a go.1) It's not a fair comparison to begin with since OpenVPN is effectively maintaining a lot more information as it's acting as either a) as is in his configuration, a Layer 3 router, there's bound to be more overhead as it's maintaining a lot more information than a single Point-to-Point SSH connection; he should be using Bridged Mode and routing via a virtual switch at L2 instead.[1] He sort of acknowledged this by making an appeal to the OSI layer, but then didn't check to see if there was a way to disable the full-routing functionality and move down to switching

Negative
iheartmemcache
6 years ago

Perfect Privacy

(1/3)

- What's their privacy policy look like? Do they make public commitments to destroy logs? Are their claims on-their-face absurd? There's no such thing as a VPN that does zero logging at all, so if someone is claiming perfect anonymity, I distrust them from the get-go.- Have they had data breaches in the past (for example, NordVPN)?- Are there any high-profile cases of them refusing to provide logs to someone?- What country are they located in? Depending on the country, a foreign VPN can complicate collusion efforts.- Do they pay for ads, and how do they advertise? Do they make inaccurate guarantees about what a VPN can and can't do? A VPN isn't going to protect you from the police, and a VPN on its own will not make you private, so I distrust companies that make those claims.- Do they seem competent? Do they have instructions on how to deal with things like DNS leaks, or how to set up killswitches?That's not an exhaustive list

Neutral
danShumway
2 years ago

Speed

Reliability

Ovpn

(1/1)

OpenVPN is rock solid and just works (most of the time). If you are or have had problems with the native NordVPN app you could always go with OpenVPN. Works on anything, linux, mac, windows, IOS, android.

Positive
jz_train
1 year ago

Perfect Privacy

(1/3)

- What's their privacy policy look like? Do they make public commitments to destroy logs? Are their claims on-their-face absurd? There's no such thing as a VPN that does zero logging at all, so if someone is claiming perfect anonymity, I distrust them from the get-go.- Have they had data breaches in the past (for example, NordVPN)?- Are there any high-profile cases of them refusing to provide logs to someone?- What country are they located in? Depending on the country, a foreign VPN can complicate collusion efforts.- Do they pay for ads, and how do they advertise? Do they make inaccurate guarantees about what a VPN can and can't do? A VPN isn't going to protect you from the police, and a VPN on its own will not make you private, so I distrust companies that make those claims.- Do they seem competent? Do they have instructions on how to deal with things like DNS leaks, or how to set up killswitches?That's not an exhaustive list

Negative
danShumway
2 years ago