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VPN providers for DietPi

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:42 am
by BAOZHAI
I am in the search for a good VPN which is not resource hungry or have a drastic impact on my download speeds for dietpi!
I am not an expert here because using VPN can be tricky at times, so I was looking for suggestions. My friend has send me this review, so should I follow my friends recommendations or is there a better option ?

Re: VPN for DietPi

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:28 am
by WarHawk
pivpn...

It's included, just use

# dietpi-software

and select it

Re: VPN for DietPi

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:08 pm
by MichaIng
Hehe I also wanted to answer such first, but it's about external VPN services to browse the web privately ;).
Sadly no experience with those parted services and their performances.

Re: VPN for DietPi

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:48 pm
by psyburr
for annonymity, I prefer and use Mullvad. While you'll be hard pressed to find any 3rd party vpn service outside the reach of prying legal eyes, these guys are based in Sweden which instills confidence in their ability to at least deter said eyes more effectively than others.
in addition, they offer services paid via BTC and not only do not require any account info, but they just don't have it on record. You're issued a random number as an account and nothing else by default (if one is using a vpn for annonymity, it's quite counter-intuitive to pay via any method other than cash or cryptocurrency)
They don't have an official mobile app, but the 'openvpn for android' app works fine via profile imports that are easily downloaded per your specification from mullVad. They have plenty of servers worldwide, and the US is well covered with very little performance hit noticed. They also have a handful of 'wireguard' servers that make vpn client setup easier and safer than with standard openvpn conf imo.
Check out https://thatoneprivacysite.net for great information and detailed reveiws of vpns and other privacy focused services.
I'm not affiliated with either of the sites mentioned, but settled on Mullvad myself after reading entries listed on that one privacy site. :D
Ps, I don't think they reveiwed NordVPN very positively at all if I remember correctly. Please take a look for yourself though and decide what service fits your specific use case best

Re: VPN for DietPi

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:30 am
by willieaames
patrickjburt wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Check out PureVPN for DietPi as i am also using it on Raspberry Pi. They have great support as well as giving away great black friday deal. Check review at https://www.bestvpn.co/reviews/purevpn/
Did they provide support for plex and dietpi?

Re: VPN for DietPi

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:46 pm
by MichaIng
As long as they provide a proper OpenVPN or WireGuard config + key, respectively which credentials to enter, they work with DietPi. The software titles should work independently from VPN in general.

Just to throw in an alternative, as Fourdee implemented a separate DietPi tool: Check out NordVPN, installable via dietpi-software > DietPi-NordVPN and easily configurable via simple GUI.

Re: VPN providers for DietPi

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:03 pm
by MichaIng
Ivacy uses the proprietary Microsoft PPTP protocol that is obsolete and has well known security issues:
- https://support.ivacy.com/kb/setup-vpn-on-debian-linux/
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-to- ... g_Protocol

So there are already two reasons why you should avoid it and instead better trust the FOSS OpenVPN protocol or the upcoming (in experimental stage) promising WireGuard.

Re: VPN providers for DietPi

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:09 am
by PorterDon
Greetings from Thailand!

I've been logging into my USA bank account for ages, but they recently have disallowed logins from Thailand (and Egypt interestingly).

I've read that some VPNs don't pass on location information (anonymous login?) which hopefully would allow me to once again access my account from here.

If true, any recommendations which hopefully I could load from DietPi?

Thanks

Re: VPN providers for DietPi

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:35 am
by MichaIng
@PorterDon
All VPNs will not forward any location info. The server you are accessing to will just see the location from the VPN provider/server. So it's basically about speed, privacy (does the provider keep logs or not, trustworthiness, ...) and price of course.

Nearly all VPN providers have OpenVPN settings files. So you can install the OpenVPN package (G_AGI openvpn) and start it as: openvpn /path/to/config.ovpn

If the provider has WireGuard servers already, this can be installed via dietpi-software and configured (actually left moreless plain) as client.

Generally reading the VPN providers documentation will help. Any Debian/Ubuntu instructions will work on DietPi as well.

Re: VPN providers for DietPi

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:31 pm
by hknoisyboy
Yeah i also bought purevpn for such purpose after thoroughly reading the VPN provider documentation/review making sure they are providing what i want. Yeah all VPN providers have OpenVPN settings files and different servers to connect and get the desired country ip you want.