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So a while back one of our senior members posted this link:
I beg a thousand pardons from the original poster, feel free to claim your props.
It's a pretty cool link, it can serve a bunch of purposes. The scary part is I have no idea who runs it.

So when you are logged into your VPN (or not) and visit this page you get a list of all the P2P traffic related to that IP for the last week including the titles and the category. The last IP I had was trafficking child porn a day or two ago and flagged it as such. Needless to say I dropped that IP like a hot potato.

So on a serious note there is a company "CentralSquare" that maintains records including what's on the above link and sells them on a subscription basis to all branches of law enforcement. I am not here to sell you a VPN but just pointing out it's not a bad idea to have one. If you posses or traffic kiddie pron you are going to die a thousand gruesome deaths and burn for eternity in hell not to mention I hope you get caught so that's not my point.

On a lighter note the above URL is also a good resource to make sure the IP that your provider has assigned you (and easily traced) is clean. Mistakes do happen and just proves it's a good reason to understand and utilize the "Kill Switch" built into most VPN software.
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So I ran across quite a few resources worth taking a look at if you care to know more.
A good unbiased comparison of VPN providers:

Some online sites that insure not only that your system isn't revealing info from the VPN client but some will check your torrent client for security as well:

Have fun and be safe!
 
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Here's another toy to test your VPN's security
 

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Also use different vpn and proxy tools for getting access to banned social media and other stuff. Also found great site with service which helped to unblock different websites. Its convyy during online work.
 
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Connection problems are the most common problem faced by VPN users. Problems can occur for a variety of reasons, from your device to the VPN provider or their application.

1.1 Check your account status/login details
Don't rule out simple mistakes like entering false credentials when logging in to your VPN client. It may be that you have entered an incorrect username or password or that your VPN account is not active. Most VPN clients allow you to log in with an inactive account, but you cannot connect to the server.

If you find yourself in this situation, try entering your username and password more carefully and if that still doesn't work; Proceed to reset your password by following the on-screen instructions. Otherwise, you will have to renew your account.

1.2 Check your firewall
If you are running a firewall, you need to check if it is interfering with your VPN connection. A firewall scans your incoming and outgoing traffic, and if it looks anything strange, it can block the transmission. To determine if your firewall has something to do with your connection issues, temporarily disable it and try reconnecting.

If this is a problem, you need to open some outbound ports, which may vary depending on your firewall and VPN software. You can also check your VPN's documentation, as most providers will recommend your favorite port to connect to.

1.3 Verify that both your device and VPN server are online
You need to make sure that you can connect to the Internet without a VPN and that the server you want to connect to is online. You can do this by first disconnecting from your VPN and then trying to access the website through your device's browser. If it still does not respond, try restarting your router - the problem may be with your ISP.

You can also check by logging in to your VPN's official website and then trying to connect to the target server to confirm whether it is online. Sometimes the VPN server may go down due to scheduling/emergency maintenance. If a particular server is offline, connect to another server or wait a while for a particular server to return online.

1.4 Try a VPN from another network
If your VPN client does not connect, it may also be a problem with your VPN provider. In this case, try connecting your device to a different network, e.g. B. With the nearest public WLAN - whether in an organization, restaurant, or friend's hotspot.

If your VPN client is responding well, the problem may be in your home internet. In that case, you can try checking your internet settings to see if the VPN is preventing you from accessing the network.
 

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my words are always - when you want to use VPN - grab some bucks and pay for it, e.g. NordVPN, they are not logging anything.
And YES... your advice to use the Kill Switch - ABSOLUTELY YES!

Thanks for sharing!
 

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