Linux Personal VPN Compatibility

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Alvin Bryan

Alvin Bryan is a freelance writer and online privacy enthusiast enthusiast currently contributing quality tips and troubleshooting on personal VPN services, and online privacy and security news. You can also find him on Google +.

If you are running Linux you may have encountered some of the daunting issues surrounding VPN compatibility. It is true that there have been quite a few compatibility problems when connecting Linux machines to corporate VPN routers. But these compatibility issues do not apply to personal VPN providers. You can find a fairly simple Linux personal VPN client that won’t give you installation and configuration headaches. Here’s a guide to which ones will work best with your Linux system.

Linux Personal VPN

Linux VPN

Linux VPN

There are several personal VPN providers that work with Linux. To avoid unnecessary configuration and connection issues, it is just a matter of selecting the best one for your system. Depending on your technical know-how and how much time and effort you are willing to put into your VPN setup, there are a range of available options. There are also security and privacy considerations to look into.


OpenVPN has been developed consistently since its birth, providing users with more and better security and configuration options. OpenVPN has been tested and found to be one of the most secure VPN protocols to date. OpenVPN encryption is highly secure, and the SSL authentication feature provides additional protection. If your office encourages Bring Your Own Device, it is also easy to configure this connection to allow you to access the corporate network and remain protected on your personal VPN. OpenVPN also does not experience the firewall or NAT-traversal issues associated with IPSec and PPTP connections.

Security and Privacy

Secure Linux VPNOnce you have a few Linux personal VPN providers in mind that offer OpenVPN, check which ones have OpenVPN as their primary or default client. This indicates a higher level of competency since it is their focus. Next, look at their take on privacy and security. You will want a service that will be more concerned about protecting your data and providing a more free and anonymous browsing experience.
On a final note, you can improve your VPN experience further by doing a bit of research on additional features. To avoid connection and access problems, select a provider that offers a number of servers in several different locations. Check also on their server reliability. A provider with a record for knowledgeable customer support and software that is easy to use can help considerably. This is especially true for people on the go or who do not have the time or experience to do troubleshooting themselves.