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Re: VPN suggestions?




Doug <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 07/10/2018 10:59 PM, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
>> Dennis Wicks <wix@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>
>>> Greetings;
>>>
>>> I want to set up a VPN for several computers in my house
>>> that are all on a local network.
>>>
>>> And suggestions, hints, warnings?
>> Your question as stated doesn't really explain why you want a VPN, and
>> what you're planning to do with it.  All you've mentioned is a private
>> network; if that's all you're doing, there's no reason to have a virtual
>> private network on top of it.
>>
>> FWIW, I've got a few machines at home that are networked, but get in
>> remotely from my laptop using a VPN.  It's hosted on one of my machines,
>> and I'm just using openvpn.
>>
>>
> You seem to downplay a free VPN. What about TOR Browser?
> Do you know anything about that? I would prefer not to have
> the browsed address know who I am. I think (but I'm not sure)
> that this is the function of TOR Browser.
> Thanx for any info--doug

I'm not downplaying a free VPN, I'm saying it's impossible to give
advice without knowing what he wants to use one for.  Another followup
by a different Joe gives several reasons someone might want a VPN; it'll
be done differently depending on what the goals are.