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Is it possible to set up Foxy Proxy or something similar using AirVPN? If so, how exactly?

Notably, I'm wondering about GNU+Linux (Ubuntu) and Brave and Firefox. Particularly, I want certain browser profiles to use a proxy while the OS connects via OpenVPN CLI / Eddie.

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15 hours ago, Anarchy-X said:

Is it possible to set up Foxy Proxy or something similar using AirVPN?


AirVPN does not operate proxy servers, so no.
 
15 hours ago, Anarchy-X said:

Particularly, I want certain browser profiles to use a proxy while the OS connects via OpenVPN CLI / Eddie.


Let me guess – you can't reach certain streaming services with AirVPN and that's why you want this.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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Ah okay. Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure if there was some way to use these servers as proxies.


Something like that. I want a more complex setup with things like streaming and banking on their own IPs, and maybe torrenting (my own bands music) on a fourth.

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You're far better off doing banking with as little middlemen as possible so as to prevent attacks against you from favorable positions, meaning, do this with your ISP IP. That doesn't mean to disregard security of your local machine, obviously, as a VPN does nothing in this regard. If you're doing banking, there is literally no one to hide from by hiding your ISP IP, they already have personal data from you.

Streaming is, depending on the exact setup, a valid point, as is torrenting. The latter is unproblematic in any way, streaming does hiccup sometimes with any VPN or plain proxy service, so it's sometimes difficult to see where it works and where not.
For none of these use cases you'd need such a complicated multi-proxy setup like you envision. It's much easier to set up a host with four VMs and connect each to a different server, the effect is the same, even if it demands certain prerequisites of your host. And even then I fail to see the sense. Why do you want four different IPs for every use case? Why does one not work? They're all shared with other clients at the same time.


» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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Yeah, I'm not necessarily looking to hide my IP from anyone regarding the banking type stuff.
1) I travel occasionally
2) With one IP I won't have to bother with all the "confirm your identity" type things as much.

My machine uses a VPN and I multitask. I'd prefer, I think, to continue using a VPN at all times at the OS level.
I was thinking it'd just be nice to have all my streaming stuff always have the same US/CA/UK IP when I'm using that browser profile.

While I set up my torrents using their own outside the 14 eyes in some torrent-friendly country -- which would generally be slow for everything else. 
Unfortunately, my machine isn't powerful enough for multiple VMs. lol. And, I don't quite have the money to get a new one. 

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13 hours ago, Anarchy-X said:

1) I travel occasionally
2) With one IP I won't have to bother with all the "confirm your identity" type things as much.


Do yourself a big favor and simply use a RasPi as VPN server you can reach from abroad, if you're abroad.
  • No blocks because it's effectively your ISP internet.
  • No one to share the connection with.
  • The most trusted network you can possibly have abroad.
  • Initially costs slightly more ($40 or so), but pays off with time.
13 hours ago, Anarchy-X said:

While I set up my torrents using their own outside the 14 eyes in some torrent-friendly country -- which would generally be slow for everything else.


None of the servers log connection data, you can torrent pretty much everywhere. Please forget all the marketing/paranoia-inducing bullcrap about 5-eyes/14-eyes, it doesn't matter as much as you would like it to be. It shouldn't matter whether you're connecting to U.S. or Europe, none of the servers log identifying connection data. And the ones allegedly watching over us are not going to knock at your door tomorrow for downloading movies without paying for it, for their goal is war on terror, not war on pirates.
 
13 hours ago, Anarchy-X said:

Unfortunately, my machine isn't powerful enough for multiple VMs. lol. And, I don't quite have the money to get a new one. 


Just use one connection for everything, and simply change the servers everytime you connect. If someone wanted to take you down, any VPN wouldn't be able to protecc you.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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