DTP


 
Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web


Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Hardware & Gadgets

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2016, 01:45 PM   #1
Andrew B.
Staff
 
Andrew B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 3,501
Default Virtual Private Networks?

Anyone here have an opinion about using a virtual private network?

   
__________________
fallberry.com
Andrew B. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2016, 07:25 PM   #2
terrie
Staff
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8,918
Default

I'm curious about them but have not done any real research on them. I understand the underlying concept but I wonder if, given how I access the web and my own web destinations whether a VPN would be of any value to me, personally. My sense is that I couldn't, for example, use it to access my bank online or pay my Verizon bill at Verizon's own site but I'm not sure that's accurate.

Also when I'm researching a purchase, I don't generally go to mulitple websites within one browser session but rather search a site, take notes on possible purchase options (saved in a CintaNotes note), close my browser which deletes any cookies (based on my browser settings), open a new browser session and continue my search. Perhaps a VPN would be useful for that sort of thing.

I know VPN's can get around country-blocks for TV stuff so one can watch say BBC productions that would be disallowed for someone in the US but, there really isn't much that would compel to watch TV on my monitor.


Terrie
terrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 01:28 AM   #3
annc
Sysop
 
annc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Subtropical Queensland, Australia, between the mountains and the Coral Sea
Posts: 4,434
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew B. View Post
Anyone here have an opinion about using a virtual private network?
I was forced to use VPNs years ago when connecting to my work network via a secure wireless connection. But that's about all I know about them. It was all Windows stuff and I just did as I was told.

My iPhone and iPad offer the option, but I haven't even considered using one.

   
__________________
annc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2017, 03:49 PM   #4
terrie
Staff
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 8,918
Default

A while ago, I had posted a thread at dslreports.com asking about VPN's and in the end, decided that given what I do online, a VPN probably wouldn't be useful to me. That dslreports.com thread has been recently updated with a member posting what looks to be a decent VPN comparison site--no advertising revenue so theoretically, unbiased--from thatoneprivacysite.net.


Hope the above proves useful...



Terrie
terrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Virtual PC questions terrie Software 107 12-23-2012 09:30 AM
Virtual Painter 5 (Windows) Andrew B. Software 7 03-23-2008 11:05 PM
Virtual theft Kelvyn The Corner Pub 1 11-16-2007 11:29 AM
Dedicated virtual server: when/why? ktinkel Web Site Building & Maintenance 27 07-11-2006 11:10 AM
Easy virtual hosting (Mac) ktinkel Web Site Building & Maintenance 15 06-15-2006 08:51 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2014 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.