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[liberationtech] Free or Cheap VPN for OS X?

Julian Oliver julian at
Wed May 27 10:05:14 PDT 2015

..on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 08:16:04PM +0530, Pranesh Prakash wrote:
> Julian Oliver <julian at> [2015-05-05 16:49:04 +0200]:
> >For all else, I run my own OpenVPN servers. Very easy to set up.
> Is there any way to do this without linking the server to one's name
> (through financial records)?

In most cases, no. Friendly orgs/hosts will sometimes gift a cause anonymous
space on a rack, with an Internet-facing IP, but that's pretty rare.

> I stopped using this method since while this set-up provides
> security, this would work against providing basic pseudonymity,
> which is something I desired.

Right. I don't use my own VPN for anonymity. Tor is better there. I use my VPN
when traveling to give me a (fast) tunnel through the ISP and over the border on
relatively innocuous ports. The rest of the time my VPNs are used as LANs on the
Internet, getting me through to machines around the world I need to stay in
touch with that are hidden behind a NAT.


Julian Oliver
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