29 Jan 2014, 02:33

Another VPN update, Private Internet Access

So a friend of mine noticed my previous post about updating all of my VPN configuration and asked the question, “Why did you decide to go with HideMyAss when they keep logs?” I had a couple of reasons, the primary was that they weren’t the provider that I was using before, and secondarily because I didn’t really care that much.

The more that I thought about it, the more that I decided that I did care that much. To that end, I’ve taken his non-direct advise and switched providers yet again. This time, I’ve gone with PrivateInternetAccess.com, who according to their privacy policy, don’t collect any logs.

Due to the changes that I outlined in my previously mentioned post, switching providers was very, very trivial. I only needed to add a new peer, which I symlink‘ed to vpn, updated my chap-secrets with the relevant information, and I had a small change my ip-up.d and ip-down.d scripts that were responsible for my iptables rules to route all of my traffic through the ppp0 interface, as well as my fastest_ip.py script to find the fastest route.

I know I can still improve on this process, but for now, done and done.