outbound VPN connections

giganews and slickvpn and many other companies offer encrypted vpn connections.

you have to install a client software, but is possible to configure QNAP to go outbound to internet using the vpn service?


can openvpn which is available on the qnap do outbound vpn connections?
Ikky786Asked:
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
If the QNAP has OPENVPN, then you will be able to use it as an SSL VPN server and vpn to your internal network from anywhere.
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
On QNAP you can't use any of those proprietary VPNs. OpenVPN is different, because it is an open standard, and it can work as server or client. It always needs an OpenVPN partner, though.

Depending on how those proprietary VPNs work, you can set up a PC as VPN router, and connect QNAP that way. But that could be a lot of work, or impossible.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Here is a description howto install and use it
http://wiki.nas-portal.org/index.php/Install_OpenVPN_on_QNAP
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Ikky786Author Commented:
I know there are vpn partners out there.

Just need to find a way to make a connection (client) to the VPN service (VPN server - openvpn partner)
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Why do you need a VPN partner service?
You can run OpenVPN on any system you  like.. even your own @home or work...
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Ikky786Author Commented:
these are the services I want to use:

http://www.bestvpnserver.com/

However I do not want to install the client on every computer at home, I want it on the router. I have draytek router - does anybody know how to configure the draytek router so that ALL the devices on the network and encrypted.

was thinking of this service unless somebody else has used some other service:

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
In general, using a service based on OpenVPN should work on routers. The only issue I see is getting the router to use NAT on the OpenVPN interface - else all traffic will flow thru with your original private IPs, which won't be of any use over OpenVPN for sure.

PPTP might even work better, as you have configuration examples for Vigor to Windows ( http://www.draytek.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=category&id=343:windows-to-vigor&Itemid=293&lang=en) ). PPTP will automatically NAT.
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Ikky786Author Commented:
I need to still find a provider which will encrypt the internet connection at router level. so the settings need to go in the router.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
I still am not sure why you would want to use a VPN provider....
if an address is traced to the VPN provider, the "owner" of the sessions can be easily be backtraced to some account being active.
Esp. if the VPN provider is US based. (Patriot Act, Sopa reprises etc)
for other countries a legal assistance call can be made.

Normally you want to encrypt traffic End-to-End, that's something no VPN provider can do for you, without BEING the MITM you probably want to prevent.
And to do end-to-end encryption you just need one end to contact the other end and agree on a session key (using PFS).
So i see no actual use for a single VPN provider.

If you want to hide  you need multiple random endpoints, like TOR can provide.
It's safer, but can still be cracked if some setup's are done insecure.
(exit nodes also implementing hidden services f.e.)
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