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[liberationtech] Free or Cheap VPN for OS X?

Christian Huldt christian at solvare.se
Wed May 6 01:32:59 PDT 2015


So what is the known status of the native clients?
I tend to like ipsec...

On 05/05/2015 04:49 PM, Julian Oliver wrote:
> ..on Tue, May 05, 2015 at 05:08:25PM +0300, anonymous2013 at nym.hush.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Can anyone recommend a free or cheap VPN for OS X (a Psiphon 3
>> equivalent)? 
>> Before anyone says it, I'm well aware of the various dangers related
>> to VPNs and the availability of TOR etc but I'm just looking for
>> something for low risk stuff when travelling etc. 
> I don't use OS X myself (Linux on the road) but recommend students w/OS X to use
> TunnelBlick, an OpenVPN client:
>
>     https://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/
>
> For low-volatile content, where you just need to get over the border and/or off
> the SP, VPNBook's OpenVPN server is great as it also offers a tunnel over 443,
> 80 and 53 - useful when on a non-net-neutral pipe with prejudice against VPN
> traffic:
>
>     http://www.vpnbook.com/
>
> For all else, I run my own OpenVPN servers. Very easy to set up.
>
> FYI never use a closed source VPN client, even if the content is non-volatile.
> It might be FedWare or simply dodgy; VPN clients generally need to exec with
> root privileges. OpenVPN clients (like TunnelBlick) are your best bet.
>
> HTH,
>





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