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Re: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:20 pm
by df
@blurb
With the Wireguard option it probably would be, but I wouldn't trust a VPS for anything that requires a high
level of security. Since it's a VM, you have no way of verifying the security of the system running the VM. Whatever security measures you do (firewall, grsecurity, FDE, strong passwords/keys, etc.) can all be circumvented if someone has root access to the host server. Plus, VPS bandwidth tends to be fairly limited/expensive in some regions. Probably enough for one person though.

Also, sometime soon we'll add Wireguard to all our servers.
I'd recommend waiting for that, but if you require more immediate traffic obfuscation than OpenVPN's --tls-crypt provides (what our ECC instances use), I'd say go with streisand. That setup does offer more obfuscation methods than we currently do.
But after or during our wireguard implementation, we'll most likely be adding extra obfuscation methods to our setup, so you could just wait for that as well.

FYI, online.net, OVH, oneprovider.com, and kimsufi usually offer very cheap 1gbps dedicated servers in France and/or the Netherlands.
At the moment https://oneprovider.com/dedicated-servers/paris-france has a 2.5gbps one for €11/month, and
https://www.online.net/en/server-dedica ... t-2-s-sata has a 1gbps one for €9.99/month.
With those, you wouldn't have to worry about the security issues that a VPS has since they're dedicated servers.

Re: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:20 am
by blurb
@df

Yeah, I glossed over everything but the speed comparison there didn't I. Thanks for clarifying the privacy implications, and I agree there isn't any privacy if they chose for there not to be - the power is all with them.

I do find those $5 instances fun to play with though, when I just want to tinker with something for its own sake, and treat them as a 'crowded room', temporary and disposable - probably spend a dollar a month. If any of my vague ideas go anywhere I'll take a good look at using the more solid options you linked, nice one. I liked those prices.

You guys will continue to be the ones to keep the list of the sites my family visit off my ISP's logs, and by extension out of the hands of the ~50 organisations my government said can access them as they please. Not due to it being very interesting in and of itself, non of us would even blush, but due to fuck-them; the principal. I much prefer the attitude I've picked up from you guys so you'll be our quasi isp.
"Also, sometime soon we'll add Wireguard to all our servers."
:clap:

Yay. If you want the perspective of a mostly casual linux user who'll funnel 300gig/month of irritating youtube videos, xbox updates etc through it to beta test, I'd be more than willing to jump on early. I'm looking for an excuse to integrate it into my router and squeeze that last bit out of our connection.

Re: The CryptoStorm Speed Test Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:00 pm
by KungFuChe
I noticed the web site and forum overhaul... so the home page now says: "The OpenVPN service provider for the truly paranoid". Well sure, anyone who is not paranoid is not paying attention ... but does this mean that plans to support wireguard have been abandoned? If not, can you give us some hint about your timeline for trials and full scale deployment? Are we talking weeks or months? Just wanted to have some idea of where I should be sending clients who ask about wireguard service.