Commit e5f1a215 authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida

Merge branch 'doc/15783-tails-vpn'

parents ac134612 9f2e8fd5
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Can I use Tails with a VPN?
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Three possible scenarios need to be distinguished:
Tails does not work with VPNs.
- Using a VPN instead of Tor
- Using a VPN to connect to Tor (VPN before Tor)
- Connecting to a VPN using Tor (VPN after Tor)
There are three scenarios where a VPN would be involved in Tails:
For more information, see our [[blueprint on VPN
support|blueprint/vpn_support/]].
- Using a VPN instead of Tor.
- Using a VPN to connect to Tor (VPN before Tor).
- Connecting to a VPN using Tor (VPN after Tor).
For more information, see our [[blueprint on VPN support|blueprint/vpn_support]].
### Using a VPN instead of Tor
It is a very [[fundamental assumption of Tails|about#tor]] to force all outgoing
traffic to anonymity networks such as Tor. VPN are not anonymity
networks, because the administrators of the VPN can know both where you are
connecting from and where you are connecting to. Tor provides anonymity by
making it impossible for a single point in the network to know both the origin
and the destination of a connection.
Unlike Tor, using a VPN does not provide anonymity.
Tor provides anonymity by making it impossible for a single point in the
network to know both the origin and destination of a connection.
With VPNs, the administrators of the VPN can know both where you are
connecting from and where you are connecting to.
It is [[fundamental to Tails|doc/about/tor]] that all outgoing traffic be
forced through Tor. We will never make it possible to use a VPN
*instead* of Tor.
### Using a VPN to connect to Tor (VPN before Tor)
In some situations, you might be forced to use a VPN to connect to the Internet,
for example by your ISP. This is currently not possible using Tails. See
[[!tails_ticket 5858]].
In some situations, you might need to use a VPN to connect to Tor.
For example, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) might restrict connections to Tor relays.
In these situations, try using
[[Tor bridges|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/bridge_mode]] to
bypass the restrictions imposed by your ISP or local network.
[[Tor bridges|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/bridge_mode]] can also be useful
to bypass the limitations imposed by your ISP.
It is currently impossible to use a VPN in Tails to connect to Tor.
We might make this possible in the future. ([[!tails_ticket 17843]])
### Connecting to a VPN using Tor (VPN after Tor)
In some situations, it can be useful to connect to a VPN through Tor:
- To access services that block connections coming from Tor.
- To access resources only available inside a VPN, for example at your
company or University.
- To access resources only available inside a VPN, for example, a server at
your company or university.
This is currently not possible easily using Tails.
It is currently impossible to connect to a VPN in Tails using Tor.
We might make this possible in the future. ([[!tails_ticket 5858]])
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