September 2012 Archives

Dear Users,

three new HOWTOs have been added to the HOWTO section of the blog.

The first HOWTO describes how to protect Mac OS X applications from accessing the Internet when Viscosity reconnects. It uses OpenVPN's capabilities to hook AppleScripts to connect and disconnect events.

The second one addresses how to get OpenVPN to work with OpenVZ. It details adjusting the config of OpenVPN to work with the routing that is available inside a standard OpenVZ container.

Finally, the long awaited description of restricting uTorrent to VPN interfaces on Windows got published. As a starter, the basic concept of such a firewall setup and the Windows Firewall Management Console itself is explained, later on the configuration of the firewall rules are lined out.

The IPredator team

Maintenance

Dear users,

our systems will be unavailable for a brief time at 14:00 UTC for 15 minutes tops because we are deploying some updates to our infrastructure.

UPDATE: Maintenance finished all systems are up again.

The IPredator team

Dear users,

you often ask us how to limit certain applications like uTorrent or Transmission from downloading when the VPN is inactive. So we thought it was time to create a series of howtos addressing this matter.

The first howto in this series describes the setup of an AppleScript on Mac OS X to monitor the availability of a PPTP connection, reconnect if it fails and to open or close a certain application accordingly. The series will be continued for other VPN clients and Operating Systems we support.

Protect Mac OS X applications from accessing the Internet when PPTP reconnects

As usual if you have wishes or feedback write us an email to feedback@ipredator.se or stop by for a chat at our IRC server.

The IPredator team

Dear users,

this week we have been busy on updating our current OpenVPN guides for Windows, Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux based on your feedback. Furthermore we uploaded new guides for Debian Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

For Windows and Mac OS X, Viscosity is the recommended client (the reasons are outlined in the guides). For those of you that do not want to use a commercial OpenVPN client, we also created guides for Open Source alternatives. These are guides using the OpenVPN Community Edition for Windows and Tunnelblick for Mac OS X.

If you have feedback or feature requests please write us an email to feedback@ipredator.se.

The IPredator team