OpenVPN Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to OpenVPN for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is SoftEther VPN, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to OpenVPN and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenVPN are WireGuard (Free, Open Source), ProtonVPN (Freemium, Open Source), LogMeIn Hamachi (Freemium) and ZeroTier (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. FreePN is the first completely free, completely open network dedicated to protecting your online privacy. Joining the network is easy: just download and install the app. No accounts, no registration, no setup. Once you start the app, you're already protected.
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    2. A VPN client compatible with Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (now Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution) and an open source substitute for Cisco's official Linux client.


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      Prevent hackers and governments from monitoring your online activities. OVPN ensure that you can browse anonymously, safely & quickly. Our strong physical security together with our solid software security allows us to guarantee a totally log free VPN service.
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      We hide your identity, your location and IP address - all behind multiple layers of encryption, with no logs, no data trail…and no proof!
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      P2PVPN creates a virtual private network for you which behaves like a physical network (e.g. your network at home). But instead of using an Ethernet cable to connect computers P2PVPN uses secure Internet connections.

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      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    3. IPOP (IP-over-P2P) is an open-source user-centric software virtual network allowing end users to define and create their own virtual private networks (VPNs).
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      This simple tool finds free OpenVPN servers for you and allow you to download the OVPN config file. The extension is written on top of VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project that is an online service as an academic research at Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan.
    4. Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation instructions below.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Hola lets you browse faster, access content blocked by your government, company or ISP and much more. If you are an American travelling abroad, unblock Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and other geographically blocked sites without needing a VPN!

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      Third party security researchers have released reports that claim Hola has numerous vulnerabilities in their client software, leaving users vulnerable to attack. In addition, these reports claim that Hola user's bandwidth was sold and that users are unknowingly part of a "botnet." For more information on the claims and findings refer to the posts here: http://adios-hola.org/ The response to these claims and the vulnerabilities from the Hola CEO can be read on their website here: https://hola.org/blog/the-recent-events-on-the-hola-network/

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    5. dn42 is a big dynamic VPN, which employs Internet technologies (BGP, whois database, DNS, etc). Participants connect to each other using network tunnels (GRE, OpenVPN, Tinc, IPsec) and exchange routes thanks to the Border Gateway Protocol.
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