OpenVPN is one of the most popular and well-received VPN implementations. It is an Open SourceVPN solution with high stability and excellent security, published under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
OpenVPN uses various methods and protocols to keep your communications safe, such as OpenSSL, HMAC authentication and shared keys. It also supports a wide array of cryptographic algorithms, such as Blowfish, 3DES, and AES — which is often touted as the gold standard of cryptographic algorithms.
But perhaps the largest advantage of OpenVPN is that it is highly configurable. In fact, it can be run on any port and both UDP and TCP protocols — which makes it extremely difficult to block.
DNSFlex delivers Residential IP solutions over VPN and SOCKS. Our Residential IP Proxy network is distributed amongst the top Fortune 500 Cable ISP’s in the US, ensuring the highest level of anonymity. Perfect for Optimised applications that require multiple IP’s to avoid banning or detection.
|Residential VPN Features||Included|
|70,000 Rotating Residential IP|
|Static Residential IP|
|Fortune 500 ISP Carriers|
|Supports SOCKS5 and OpenVPN|
|50 Simultaneous Connections|
|5 Minute IP Rotation or Static IP|
|USA and Europe Regions|
A SOCKS5 protocol provides a unique layer of security, unlike VPN which routes all of your network traffic, a SOCKS5 proxy can be configured on an application level giving you the ultimate privacy flexibility options.
A SOCKS5 Proxy server runs on DNSFlex distributed residential and datacenter network, guaranteed to delivery 99% uptime for uninterrupted network connectivity. Your network traffic routes through DNSFlex SOCKS5 Proxy server before it reaches the target destination, we safeguard your identity by forwarding these requests via an Arbitrary IP.
A great advantage of SOCKS5 is the ability to provide username/password authentication to restrict access to the Proxy Server. Don’t wait, browse the internet with privacy and security in mind.
Torrents are typically scrupulous to government watchdogs and spy agencies. Large corporations often seed fake torrents to a honeypot and report such actions to ISP’s for illegal activity. SOCKS5 will provide the first layer of defence by hiding your IP and passing traffic through our anonymous proxy server.
Use SOCKS5 if the main goal is to download Bit Torrent and P2P traffic. Simply because it is a lightweight protocol and runs at a lower level than VPN. SOCKS5 runs on UDP which is session-less and is designed to transfer data in smaller bits of data packets compared to other proxies. This improves overall speed and performance.
Unlike ‘High-Level’ HTTP proxies, which are designed for a specific protocol, SOCKS Proxy technology is ‘low-level’ and is designed to be an all-purpose proxy which can accommodate virtually any protocol, program, or type of traffic.
SSH Tunnelling (Also called SSH Port Forwarding) is a powerful tool that can be used to transmit unencrypted data traffic from your network into an encrypted Tunnel. This is particularly useful for online privacy or to circumvent content restrictions imposed on your corporate firewall. DNSFlex SSH Tunnel application can be deployed the Operating system for selected application filtering, or on your Router for full autonomy by encrypting all network traffic
All LAN traffic destined to the internet (excluding RFC1918 IP Space) will be routed via the IPTABLES Firewall “Redirect” Policy and into the Redsocks listening port. In the event you are installing DNSFlex SSH Tunnel on an unrooted mobile device, traffic will be routed using a traditional VPN network interface. Pick your choice!
This tool allows you to redirect any TCP connection to SOCKS or HTTPS proxy using your firewall, so redirection is system-wide. We setup the firewall rules in step 1 so that all traffic will be redirected into the redsocks listening port, processed then sent to the OpenSSH Daemon.
The SSH Daemon is responsible for forwarding SOCKS5 traffic received on the port forward listening interface, truncate and send the data traffic through its established secure encrypted tunnel to the DNSFlex SSH Server.
The WAN interface is the external default Network connection to the Internet. The SSH daemon is accepts all packets into the listening port “D”, encapsulates the data and adds data headers before sending it to its destination server.
Traffic destined to the internet will route to the DNSFlex SSH endpoint fully encrypted. The DNSFlex SSH Server will decrypt the packets and fetch the requested resource (Client request eg. HTTP google.com). The reverse path is then traversed and the resources will be returned to the client.
When choosing a data handling protocol, there are a few considerable options worth noting. You may have a personal preference, understanding the features and limitations are an important first step into making the right decision. The chart below describes some feature comparisons between each protocol.
|SOCKS5 vs. VPN||VPN||SOCKS5|
|Hides users IP Address|
|Must install 3rd party apps|