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How to Setup VPN on Ubuntu Linux System for IP Spoofing Using windscribe?
  • Difficulty Level : Expert
  • Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2020

In simple words, IP Spoofing can be stated as “Hiding your Systems IP address from others”. It is essentially a technique used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to Computers. Concepts of IP Spoofing was initially discussed in academic circles as early as 1980. IP Spoofing types of attacks had been known to Security expert on the theoretical level. It was primarily theoretical until Robert Morris discovered a security weakness in the TCP protocol known as sequence prediction. Occasionally IP spoofing is done to mask the origins of a Dos attack. In fact, Dos attacks often mask the actual IP address from where the attack has originated from.

Virtual Private Network(VPN):

Virtual Private Network Provides us a secure way to serf less secure networks, it helps us in IP spoofing so that no one can access your personal information without Authentication. It is a technology that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet. A Virtual Private Network is a way to extend a private network using a public network such as the internet. The name only suggests that it is a Virtual “private network” i.e. user can be part of a local network sitting at a remote location. It makes use of tunneling protocols to establish a secure connection.

Setup for VPN in Linux:

Many companies provide free VPN service. We will use Windscribe to set up the VPN.

Step 1: Create a Free Account on Windscribe. Visit Windscribe and register yourself there.



windscribe account

Step 2: Open your terminal and add the Windscribe signing key to apt using the following command.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key FDC247B7

 Windscribe signing key to apt

Step 3: Add the repository to your sources.list from the terminal using the following command.

echo 'deb https://repo.windscribe.com/ubuntu bionic main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/windscribe-repo.list

Step 4: Update your system packages by using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

update linux packages

Step 5: Install windscribe-cli using the following command.



sudo apt-get install windscribe-cli

installing windscribe client

Step 6: Log in to Windscribe with your credentials used in the first step on the terminal with the command below. This will complete the Setting up of a VPN Service in the Linux Machine.

windscribe login

login to windscribe client

Working with VPN using Windscribe

1. To check the status of the VPN on windscribe use the following command.

windscribe status

status of windscribe

2. To connect to the windscribe and enable the firewall and connect to a server and to change your IP Address over Internet.

windscribe connect

windscribe connect

3. To disconnect from windscribe server use the following command.

windscribe disconnect

windscribe disconnect

4. To print the free VPN service locations, use the following command.



windscribe locations

windscribe locations

5. To connect to a specific server using windscribe use the following command.

windscribe connect <shortName>

Note: Replace <shortName> with the Short Name of the server location from the list.

windscribe connect to specific location

6. To logout from windscribe VPN Client use the following command.

windscribe logout

logout of windscribe cli

7. To display the help section of windscribe use the following command.

windscribe --help

windscribe help section

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