Self-hosted [OpenSource] VPN server, How to DIY and Why

Why do you need a VPN?

Can you use a VPN to do some shady things?

What are the disadvantages of public VPN providers?

Is a self-hosted VPN a better choice?

How to do it

Software choices

The VPN servers for Linux:

  • Having a multi-platform and reliable client software
  • Strong Encryption algorithms
  • Ease of Installation and Configuration, Good tutorials and documentation
  • Being Open Source and auditable for security vulnerabilities
  • High Performance

OpenVPN

WireGuard

OpenConnect

SoftEther

pfSense

Conclusion

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