Rolling your own VPN server

Dan Moren:

With the news that internet service providers may soon start scanning all your personal data and using it to target ads, I decided it was time to investigate setting up a virtual private network (VPN) server. I’ve mentioned this in a couple places, including recently on Clockwise, and had more than a few people asking if I’d document my experience.

Dan walks through how to set up OpenVPN on your own machine, which works great.

I use ExpressVPN myself currently as my primary VPN which is nice if you don’t want to roll your own VPN server.


Roger Stringer spends most of his time solving problems for people, and otherwise occupying himself with being a dad, cooking, speaking, learning, writing, reading, and the overall pursuit of life. He lives in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada