Anyone out there using a low end VPS to ssh tunnel their http connections? I'm testing a number of inexpensive providers now for a project and I'm having the following issues with most of the providers:
1. Random disconnects
This happens a various times.
2. Random very slowdowns
Seems that after a few hours browsing and SSH response times will dramatically slow down (almost seems like it's dead for up to a minute or two).
As a control I also have at least one of my normal VPS accounts running at the same time (pointing to another browser at another port) so if the slowdown is local I should see it on the control account (and I've swapped ports just to make sure and still the issue) and neither of my control accounts ever experiences the browsing/ssh slowdowns.
Anyone else have any experience with using SSH Tunnels to their VPNs?
I got a vps at cheapvps (vaserv) and use SSH tunneling at school and I never have any problem. I been using vaserv for a good year or so and think russ and his team are very helpful and the bad press shouldnt put you off
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Just don't have a great deal of experience with OpenVPN and doing ssh tunneling with putty is very easy for the target audience. I'll have to a good guide and take a closer look at OpenVPN since you're not the first one to mention this.
got openVPN up and running but it's not going to work for what I'm after since I ONLY want to send specific traffic via the connection (ex: to a specific browser listening to localhost on port 1080) and I can't seem to do that with openvpn (it just sends everything through the VPN).
Tried Tunnelier and it's fine but it was slower then doing it via Putty for some reason. I had an FSCKVPS account awhile back never did try to SSH Tunnel through it. Have you noticed any slowdowns or disconnects?