A Weblog of Artem Dudarev

VPN on Amazon EC2

Dan Deacon @ Coachella 2008
Dan Deacon @ Coachella 2008. Photo by Mick O.

It is not always easy to get media content from third world countries. Thanks to Virtual Private Network (VPN) you may access external services via intermediate networks located in developed world, and use services like Spotify, Rdio, and others that block users from outside of the US and Europe.

This is rather easy to set up VPN on Amazon EC2 instance. I keep description of the process to do it in my wiki. But this process needs to be done just once. After that one can create EBS AMI of that running instance. It takes less than 3 minutes to launch one in the future.