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OpenVPN on a Free Tier VPS for securing phone trafic

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Hosted by norrist on 2020-10-06 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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A basic overview of the VPN I use

  • Linux on a free/low cost VPS
  • Helper script install OpenVPN and generate client config file
  • Transfer client config file to mobile device
  • Install OpenVPN client on Mobile Device and import the config

There are a few options for the Linux server. Free tier cloud providers

  • AWS
  • Google
  • Azure

VPS with Free credits ($20-$100) for new accounts I've gotten discount codes from podcasts

  • Digital Ocean
  • Linode

VPS requirements for running a OpenVPN server are pretty are basic

  • Internet accessible IP address
  • Average Network speed
  • root shell access

The openvpn installer is on GitHub.

On the server as root, run

git clone


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