Free VPN for a lifetime in Oracle cloud
Yes you heard it right, for a lifetime! Oracle Cloud has a tremendous proposal, on their Free Tier you can use “Always Free” services including Arm Ampere A1 Compute instances. Yea you can create instances with up to 24 Gb of memory and 4 CPU cores. It can be one or a few it’s up to you, but it should be in the specified limits.
At this point, you’ll have set Oracle account,
and it’s time to create API keys. Go to your “Profile” ➞ “API keys” and click “Add API Key”. Copy what you are given and
download pem key to
Run commands below:
git clone email@example.com:route/oracle.git && \ cd oracle && \ cp tf.env.example tf.env && \ cp compute/vpn/ovpn.env.example compute/vpn/ovpn.env
Open it with your favorite editor and paste values Oracle provided to
tf.env. Fill in
well, it’s used to ssh into the server using your public ssh key. By default, we create 1 Cpu x 2 Gb machine.
compute/vpn as well and fill in values for OpenVPN file
OPENVPN_EASY_RSA_* variables with
arbitrary data needed for certificates. Config files are generated for clients listed in
OPENVPN_CLIENTS variable. Set
as many names as you’d like to have people.
If all is set then run:
After running this you’ll have a server up and running and two openvpn config files
compute/vpn/ansinle/clients folder. Now you can use them to browse internet privately. For linux you can
set up OpenVPN tunnel in settings, for mac I prefer Viscosity.
If you’d like to add more clients, change
ovpn.env and run
(cd compute/vpn && ./configure run openvpn_clients)