[plug] OT: stateside vpn

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sun Aug 5 12:11:30 WST 2012

On Sun, 2012-08-05 at 11:50 +0800, Brad Campbell wrote:
> On 05/08/12 11:18, William Kenworthy wrote:
> > I am thinking its time to setup a stateside terminating vpn for the
> > wifes shopping (so traffic is "US")
> >
> > What are the options ... security (i.e., third partyservices/end points)
> > are not really a concern, but I dont really know what the options are.
> I've not had much (any) luck doing this. Same with the UK. In my 
> (admittedly relatively limited) experience most of these places also 
> check the place of issue for any potential payment sources.
> My best luck has been to use bongo for forwarding, and in the case where 
> I could not use an australian card or paypal, use their "personal 
> shopper" service to purchase locally.
> In both cases, I set up a cheap $10/mo VPS and used openvpn and 
> tinyproxy. I never managed to complete a purchase though as I was always 
> unable to find a way pay for the goods.
> I have had great results with bongo (www.bongous.com) however.
> Regards,
> Brad

VPS is the keyword I needed.


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