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Old 8th September 2015
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Hello to all,

Recently, I'm seeking for free vpn provider(OpenVPN) for my OpenBSD gateway.

I'm been followed AirVPN but it quite costly. May I know any other free VPN provider?
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The other month I was looking into the same thing, and came up with VPNBook. The setup and everything seemed user-friendly to the unix-like types. In practice though I didn't find the throughput very reliable, even though they claim it should be. I know the problem wasn't because I was trying to use too much bandwidth --- I don't have any to speak of. You could try them and see how it works for you.

Apart from that, I remain interested in a good answer to this question too.
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Here, now, is when paranoia can be deployed for practical value.

If one does a simple Internet search using the three keywords VPN, service, and trust, one will see many discussions concerned with how much information gets seen by any of these VPN providers, and conjecture regarding what these providers might do with that information.

I can't speak to any of these service providers, myself, because I don't buy 3rd party VPN services. But since you're both interested, I recommend taking the time to read some of the search results.

I recommend you consider the business model of any of these service providers. Who are their customers ... and what is their product? To drive home this point, I refer you to the apocryphal company: Facebook, Inc. Their most recent reported turnover was US$ 12,446 million, that's US$ 12.446 billion. Yet their services are free.

So what do they sell? Facebook users, of course.

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jggimi, you're absolutely right, that's an important point, and something I had thought of at the time. In my case the search was rather preliminary digging around to see what is out there and how to get it to work. Thoughts about what it could and should not be used for also have to be developed in parallel.

ADDED: For some of the VPN providers offering a free service, a motivation is to get people to try it out, and then upgrade them to a paid service. (That doesn't rule out the possibility of other nefarious motivations as well.) The free service may be bare-bones and low bandwidth. For me, such bandwidth would be good enough.

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