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From: Michael <confabulate@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] About to have fiber internet and need VPN info
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:39:37
Message-Id: 37726321.10thIPus4b@lenovo.localdomain
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] About to have fiber internet and need VPN info by Dale
1 On Friday, 5 August 2022 21:45:25 BST Dale wrote:
2 > Michael wrote:
3 > > What kind of protection are you seeking - what is your threat model?
4 >
5 > I'm mostly wanting it so people can't just look and see what I'm doing
6 > or where I am, mostly my ISP.
8 In this case 'people' and your ISP will see you are connecting to the remote
9 VPN, but not what website you visit thereon.
11 The website you visit will not see your real IP, but the exit IP of the VPN
12 node. This may break some websites and streaming services who only allow
13 connections from specific jurisdictions.
16 > I do a little torrenting and such too.
17 > ;-) That said, even if I go to my bank's website which is https, it
18 > will also go through a VPN which also encrypts the traffic. My bank is
19 > secure as far as I know but having more protection added can't be a bad
20 > thing.
22 All connections to banks are encrypted end-to-end for decades now and the
23 encryption has becoming stronger over the years.
26 > I'm torn between torguard and surfshark. I'm not sure where torguard is
27 > located but surfshark is in the Netherlands I think. Outside US
28 > jurisdiction and from what I've read, they never give info to anyone
29 > about their customers traffic.
31 Yeah, that's what they all say - their business model depends on it. State
32 sponsored actors are likely to know what the need to know anyway, with or
33 without the explicit VPN providers collaboration. ;-)
36 > I'm still researching torguard. Maybe
37 > someone here knows where they are located???
39 I understand they are a US based provider in Florida:
41 Vpnetworks, LLC
42 618 E South St
43 Orlando, FL 32801
45 but they have VPN servers all over the globe. Some are virtual servers and
46 are NOT physically located in the countries they claim. The fact it is
47 located in the USA it means the authorities can request client list
48 information. VPN providers in jurisdictions like BVI, Panama, or even
49 Switzerland might stand a better chance.
51 Anyway, this is a moot point. If a VPN provider protects your traffic from
52 'people', who protects your traffic from the ... VPN people?! LOL!
54 I don't use VPNs, but the interwebs are buzzing with reviews and suggestions.
55 If torrenting is a requirement, then associated forums and mailing lists would
56 provide advice on what works best for your use case.


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Re: [gentoo-user] About to have fiber internet and need VPN info Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>