What exactly is OpenVPN, what do you use it for, and how does it work alongside other VPN services?
Rezoyen last edited by
Hi, I've been looking to get a VPN for a while now and I keep seeing OpenVPN being referenced, in the context of putting it on a phone or computer. What does it, alone, do? I can only find highly-technical descriptions of this. And also, what do you gain from using it, and another paid VPN service together? (I see .ovpn configuration files mentioned) Through research I know you can put it onto a router, but that's not what I'm referring to. Thanks.
JKnott last edited by
LIke any VPN, OpenVPN provides an encrypted tunnel over the Internet. This means the traffic cannot be read by unauthorized people. It can be used between offices, between a mobile device and home and some people use them to cover their tracks. There are commercial services for the last one.