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How to set up a working VPN?

I am currently in a country where I can't access some social sites like meetme.com and other sites. Since I am totally new to Ubuntu I don't know how to setup a vpn.
I searched a lot in software-center but I couldn't find any vpn software. And I don't know which vpn to use. I tried using hotspot shield(.exe) with wine but it doesn't work and it opens in the bottom right corner a white windowthis is it

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Possible Duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/13754/44179 –  Seth Jan 23 '13 at 19:06

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First off: Are you sure you really need a VPN? I mean you can use a "cgi proxy" to view most sites even if they are somehow blocked normally; or even better if you have another box online with an sshd you can tunnel your internet connection through that (I generally prefer this method).

Second: By VPN do you mean a VPN server / a VPN client / an open VPN network to connect to? In the first and second cases look through the software center, in the third case look into Tor.

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CAn u please explain cgi proxy for me? and by vpn i mean a vpn software just like 'hotspot shield' –  Dark Lord Jan 23 '13 at 22:23
    
Thanks alot man..... the tor browser is cool and great –  Dark Lord Jan 23 '13 at 23:11
    
one last request....pleaase vote up my question –  Dark Lord Jan 23 '13 at 23:13

The most common solution is openvpn. You have some information in the Ubuntu web.

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I installed openvpn but dont know how to use it –  Dark Lord Jan 23 '13 at 22:26
    
At the end of the article, you have a link to a how-to article in the official openvpn page: openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html –  Vivas84 Jan 23 '13 at 23:03
    
can u please vote up my question? –  Dark Lord Jan 23 '13 at 23:10
    
thanks but open vpn has a lot of steps.......however it still counts –  Dark Lord Jan 23 '13 at 23:12

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