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Is a vpn necessary if I can setup a ssh?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Bastian, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Bastian

    Bastian Registered Member

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    What are the benefits of having a VPN over a SSH (other than being free)?

    It seems to me that both are very much the same.

    Ive read about some of the differences, but can anyone explain it in plain english?

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. nicksor

    nicksor BANNED BANNED

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    depends on how you configure your client. With VPN and windows generally every program that uses the internet will be sent through the tunnel.. With SSH tunneling, the program has to support SOCKS or another proxy. An SSH tunnel isn't necessarily free, you still have to pay for remote access to the server running ssh.. :) SSH is certainly more popular and defaults to allow tunneling/proxying so you're more likely to find hosting places that allow it.
     
  3. Bastian

    Bastian Registered Member

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    Proxifier will allow you to tunnel any program to connect to the internet if I'm not mistaken.
     
  4. nicksor

    nicksor BANNED BANNED

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    Well there you go. A vpn does it without the need to reconfigure the programs or use a third party app to do it.. that's about the only difference. Ssh is much easier to setup as well.
     
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  5. breadfan

    breadfan Newbie

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    I like using tinyproxy bound to localhost with ssh forwarding..that's how I used to get around work firewalls, etc :)