Open Source VPN Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to VPN is Tor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VPN and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to VPN are OpenVPN (Freemium, Open Source), ProtonVPN (Freemium, Open Source), WireGuard (Free, Open Source) and I2P (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Bitmask is an EXPERIMENTAL open source application to provide easy and secure encrypted communication. You can choose among several different service providers or start your own. Currently, it supports encrypted internet (VPN) and encrypted email.
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    2. AirVPN is a VPN based on OpenVPN and operated by activists and hacktivists in defence of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship.
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      • I2P
      I2P (Invisible Internet Protocol) is a universal anonymous network layer. All communications over I2P are anonymous and end-to-end encrypted, participants don't reveal their real IP addresses.
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      RiseupVPN service for censorship circumvention, location anonymization and traffic encryption. To make this possible, it sends all your internet traffic through an encrypted connection to riseup.net, where it then goes out onto the public internet.
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    3. Protect your web history, feel safer on public Wi-Fi, and limit ad tracking by increasing the security of your network connection. Mozilla VPN is currently offered in the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.
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    4. Silence censorship. Protect your privacy and bypass restrictions with Xeovo VPN. Starting from 2,99$/mo.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh.
    5. A proof-of-concept scalable IPv6 meshnet, featuring end-to-end encryption, a unique spanning tree routing algorithm and aiming to implement novel backpressure routing metrics.
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      • Tomato
      • pfSense
      • DD-WRT
      IVPN offers a secure VPN service to privacy minded individuals including multi-hop technology and fast bandwidth. Protect your privacy now!
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