Is VPN safe to deploy on my droplets?

January 12, 2019 1.3k views
VPN Ubuntu 18.04

just ask.. because i got info if you using vpn.. is automatically your account got susspend..

i want use HideMyAss VPN

5 Answers
SebasianG January 16, 2019
Accepted Answer

That’s a different story, now we know that you’re trying to access websites from your Windows droplet.

You have two options indeed:

1) Using a VPN which I am not a big fan in this case as it can be expensive
2) Using Proxy Servers to reach that region, proxy servers that can be configured directly to your droplet browser

Anyway for any of the options you chose just make sure is a trusted service provider.

From my point of view you’re trying to reach out to “forbidden land on CN” and you’re hitting the “Great CN FireWall”.

IMO your account can’t be suspended if you’re using a VPN Client for Genuine / Legit reasons, you have a legit Droplet with a legit VPN Client and you’re using these for legit tasks.

By definition VPN is used for security purposes, I don’t think DO will ever suspend your account for securing you communication channel.

Those “accounts” that were suspended I don’t think they were storing / getting / doing the right stuff there.

HideMyAss sounds quite a dubious name, I don’t bother to see / check their website but IMO if you want to use a proper VPN solution you should start by building your own VPN Tunnel from the scratch (Droplet + Floating IP + OpenVPN + Internal Network + Credentials + SSL and so on).

Btw, why would you need a VPN?
Without providing more details I’m afraid no one can help.

  • you know i have installed a windows servers on my droplet.. i want use vpn to access a some website currently block by region

If you’re paying for a server to host a personal VPN on and your server gets flagged, I can guarantee the hosting service (in this case DigitalOcean ) is logging and fully complying with national laws where it operates (see: handing over complete logs and user+financial data), so that flag is inherently tied directly to your bank account and your name.

That’s why hosted VPNs are desirable, you are pooled in with thousands of other users and it is harder to trace packets back to a single person/source machine. You just need to pick one which seems trustworthy. If your only goal is to bypass a firewall (access), then yes a personally hosted VPN is probably adequate. If your goal is anonymity, then it is not.

I can guarantee the hosting service (in this case DigitalOcean ) is logging and fully complying with national laws where it operates (see: handing over complete logs and user+financial data), so that flag is inherently tied directly to your bank account and your name.

That’s why hosted VPNs like lady long legs are desirable, you are pooled in with thousands of other users and it is harder to trace packets back to a single person/source machine. You just need to pick one which seems trustworthy. If your only goal is to bypass a firewall (access), then yes a personally hosted VPN is probably adequate.

A point to note - I’m running OpenVPN on a Ubuntu droplet, and I’ve discovered that other droplets cannot route directly to VPN clients using your OpenVPN droplet’s Private IP for my lifestyle stuff time4buying.com website. as a gateway - DO has security in place preventing your Private IP from reaching anything apart from other Private IPs. You would need to have an additional VPN connection from your other servers into your VPN server, and allow client-to-client communication if this is a requirement.

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