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Sysadmin VPN connection with dedicated IP address

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by Sunka, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Sunka

    Sunka Well-Known Member

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    Regarding this:

    I bought 2 Year Subscription account from NordVPN
    They have discount (79 USD for 2 years)
    I am planning next month to buy from them dedicated IP address too.

    So my questions are:

    Should I use VPN connection for all internet (surfing, gmail...) or just when connecting to server (ssh and web)?

    Except slower connection (nearest vpn servers are Croatia surrounding countries - Italy, Austria...) any other downside?

    Regarding CSF firewall, should I then put my dedicated IP to whitelist?
    Only run this, nothing more?
    csf -a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    Should I put my dedicated IP address in pijanitvor.com.ssl.conf file too?
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Colin

    Colin Premium Member Premium Member

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    @Sunka so almost one year on; necrobump sorry, how are you finding nordvpn?

    I'm on the edge of dumping my DigialOcean hand rolled one for an easier to use on any device setup. It; the vpn, keeps failing in various ways.

    So I'm kind of on the hunt for an easy, cost effective, alternative that I can fire and forget with.
     
  4. Sunka

    Sunka Well-Known Member

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    Nice one. It working but in the sky is new star. ProtonVPN is something that you might consider too.
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Premium Member Premium Member

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    That was going to be my next question ;) I had the same email, didn't know much about them, so came here first to look for my peers in the know ;) Can't exactly promote something one knows nothing about...