Posts Tagged ‘vpn’

Wired “Terms of Service” of a VPN Provider

October 13th, 2012 No comments

I’m still searching for a vpn provider, and came across Astrill (via a great list of available vpn providers), which should be located on the Seychelles (if I can trust whois and their “About”).

And they have a paragraph in their Terms of Service, which somehow defeats the purpose of a vpn provider:

5.2 Due to local norms and/or laws, Astrill Services must not be used in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo. This restriction is enforced by your local law. We encourage all customers to respect any local laws. If you have signed up from within these countries, your account will be terminated and money NOT refunded.

If someone else is interested in this stuff, here is blog entry about the logging policies of some vpn providers.

I was soooo close to choose “Private Internet Access”, but they are located in the US which isn’t the best place for a vpn, IMHO. And I can’t use UKASH to pay their fee, because its not available in Japan/USA and the UKASH website says, that I can’t buy it in Germany (Euro) and then pay stuff in dollar (please, don’t ask me why) (-> see update).

My search will go on :-), maybe I will find a trustful provider with the option to avoid paypal or credit card.

Update: I misunderstood a blog entry on the ukash website. Their support said, that it is still possible to buy the german voucher and pay in foreign currencies as long as the shop supports the automatic currency exchange. But a BAFIN rule prohibits ukash from allowing germans to change the currency of a voucher in advance or merge vouchers with the ukash tool on their website.

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ssl fun

June 8th, 2011 No comments

i”m trying to set up an openvpn and ran into SSL errors when I tried to connect. So I looked at the errors at the server:

TLS Error: TLS handshake failed

Not that helpful so i looked at the client log:

TLS_ERROR: BIO read tls_read_plaintext error: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed

But something interesting caught my eye, further down the error log there’s something like:

VERIFY ERROR: depth=1, error=certificate is not yet valid

Not YET??? valid? So I checked the cert on the server:

openssl verify -CAfile ca.crt -purpose sslclient client.crt
client.crt: OK

Now the same on the client:

openssl verify -CAfile ca.crt -purpose sslclient client.crt
error 9 at 1 depth lookup:certificate is not yet valid

That is where I relized what might have happend and looked at the date on both machines – guess what:

Server: Thu Jun  9 05:48:21 GMT 2011
Client: Wed Jun  8 18:03:04 CEST 2011

So I’ll wait till tomorrow . . . 😉

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TU Dresden VPN auf Symbian S60 v3/v5

June 24th, 2010 4 comments

Dieser Post befasst sich mit dem Einrichten von VPN für die TU Dresden unter Symbian S60 v3/v5.
This post describes how to set up a connection to the TU Dresden VPN with your Symbian S60 v3/v5 mobile phone. An english version is available too.
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