I see that you guys have implemented Tor as an anonymization feature. Wouldn't it be possible to add further VPN anonymization services like Tunnelbear? Anyone else interested in VPN implementation?
once you have root access you can apt-get install anything you need. It says/appears to be based on Raspbian.
I know the developers at eBlocker have already confirmed that they will be adding VPN, but would it be possible to build the VPN into the raspberry pi itself like they did in these articles: http://readwrite.com/2014/04/10/raspberry-pi-vpn-tutorial-server-secure-web-browsing?
This removes the cost of a VPN and the possibility that a third-party VPN is keeping track of logs. There are also articles about VPNing into TOR in case there is a malicious TOR node that wants to track the user.
If the author does not give permission to use that article, there are many others available by googling "vpn on raspberry pi."
BTW: It's unclever to google for "[whatever] on raspberry pi", rather google for "install [whatever] Debian". Much more results, most of then more advanced and 9x% of the tuts/solutions work 1:1 on a RBPi.
Thanks for the tips!
I think this idea is very crucial. TOR does not offer a valuable speed/security tradeoff. An OpenVPN for paid services like SecureVPN, Cyberghost, etc as a solution should be on the agenda.
And I would like to see that the eBlocker always connects via this service. It should be optional to not mask the IP addresse.
>An OpenVPN for paid services like SecureVPN, Cyberghost, etc as a solution should be on the agenda.
We have already implemented that, but we are still testing this function.
>It should be optional to not mask the IP addresse.
This is possible: Just go to eBlocker settings -> devices. Choose your device and disable IP anonmyzation.
is foreseen when the VPN feature will be implemented? Like in the next April release?
Same here - like PureVPN for example. Expected release date?
it's ben a while since your last update on this topic. Are there any updates concerning the OpenVPN implementation and, maybe, an estimated released date? As you could see, this is a highly waited feature for many user.
we are aware that this is a highly awaited feature and still working on a better solution for our VPN support. It's not feature complete right now. I can't give you an estimated release date right now, sorry.
Just to clarify, these questions are asking for OpenVPN built on the device?
If I pay for PIA, Cyberghost, etc I can still use eBlocker on my home network and then connect to the VPN service as normal?
Or does something in the eBlocker process keep me from utilizing a third party VPN service?
The goal should be to let us use a vpn service like CyberGhost within the eblocker e.g. Replace the Tor functionality completely.
I'm not asking about should and future.
I have an eBlocker, thinking about restarting a VPN service. I just want to know before I pull the trigger on a year of service with someone, that there's not some weird config or software reason that would make this not work. I'm confused by the answers here in the forum on the topic because everyone is talking about OpenVPN and I'm not looking to set up my own VPN at all and just want a yes or no answer saying that I will have no functionality or compatibility issues having the eBlocker plugged in and working on my router and utilizing the third party remote VPN.
I just try to use the VPN option which comes with the Opera browser and it doesn't work at all.
I even can't run CyberGhost5 on my Mac while I'm using the eBlocker.
I've got the same issue with CG. I've added their domain to the exceptions, now the CG client starts but I'm unable to get it to establish any connection.
I was told at the CES show that you could add a vpn service within your client. Then once configured you could choose which client would use the vpn with the device section. This was a better alternative then the builtin Thor client since thor would be slow. After hearing this I decided to purchase your box. I recently received it and see no option to add the vpn service. Now looking at this forum it seems it is no where close to be released.
Is there a eta on when this will be released, or a beta firmware one could try witht he vpn functionality?
With the new Update the VPN service will come. There was an Email couple of Days ago. There the Team said that during the next week there will be an update with this and other features
eBlocker OS v1.0 is set to be available in calendar week 5 starting from the 30th of January with many new features and optimizations. The new eBlockerOS version will automatically be downloaded and installed, as long as your eBlocker has a valid update license and daily updates are switched on.
Owners of the eBlocker Family license can look forward to the first Family features: With the parental control feature you can prevent access to unwanted content for the devices used by your kids. With pre-defined categories you can control which content is not appropriate for your kids and add individual sites or exceptions. Furthermore, you can limit the access to the internet based on time of day.
The overall Family functions are not completely implemented with this first release. For the future, we have planned many more functions and optimizations, like supporting individual white-/blacklists for parental control, revising the graphical user interface and many more ideas. To say thank you for your patience and your loyal support, we are extending the eBlocker Family 1 year license till end of Q1’ 2018.
As announced in the previous Newsletter, the next version of eBlockerOS will allow you to connect your home network to commercial VPN-providers (Virtual Private Network) without any software installation. A VPN is an alternative to the Tor network and also anonymizes your IP-address while surfing the internet. Generally, the eBlocker operates with every VPN-provider that supports the standard OpenVPN protocol. More information about the VPN-providers we have tested and that are thus immediately supported, can be found on our website shortly.
Further improvements in the new version are: The eBlocker icon and the controlbar is now supported on Windows 10 in the Edge browser; the stability of the Tor-connection is significantly optimized, the SSL-root-certificate can individually be named, so it can easily be identified, the device is displayed as online or offline in the network device-list and if the eBlocker is operated in the manual network mode (as DHCP server), it will keep the IP-addresses of all devices that were assigned by the router.
For paid services, Tor should be a priority, but it doesn’t really have to be integrated in free VPNs like FalcoVPN. People don’t expect much from free VPNs and free VPNs don’t really offer a lot either. It should stay that way. Tor is an expensive service and should be present and exclusive to all paid VPNs. I would prefer this free VPN and if you want to get it visit this link http://www.falcovpn.com/.
The Tor Network is a free service.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
After reading the above discussion and the recent bill passed regarding online data sharing. I would suggest all of you to please use VPN for online purpose. The main reason behined using it is security of data or unable geo blocking.
I am using ivacy vpn for about 11 months and i am fine with the service and price. If some thing cheaper than it comes in the market then i will switch but it had to be good in service too.
I want you all to use VPN to secure our personal and financial data. Rest assured ..!
Does you use ivacy vpn with the eBlocker?
For paid services, Tor should be a priority, but it doesn’t really have to be integrated in free VPNs like FalcoVPN. People don’t expect much from free VPNs and free VPNs don’t really offer a lot either. It should stay that way. Tor is an expensive service and should be present and exclusive to all paid VPNs. I would prefer this free VPN and if you want to get it visit this link https://www.falcovpn.com/.
Does they provide OpenVPN files, or just an App?
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