PPTP VPN on Linux. Spotify on Linux. VPN on Android

What is VPN (source: Wikipedia)

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.

VPN on Linux Mint

Just follow the screenshots –


under the VPN tab you specify the server details.

( Free Servers are available at http://www.vpnbook.com/#pricing )



For troubleshooting:

$ tail -f /var/log/syslog



Additionally …


Install Spotify on Linux


(Works just great! Much better than using WINE to make it work!)Image


Use Extended Google Play (+install Spotify application) on Android

Recently Google Books have been launched on Google Play in India.


(Running OpenVPN in this snapshot; You might not be able to buy a lot of stuff. I haven’t tried!)

Make sure you connect to a US VPN server when you register for Spotify & the Spotify Radio shall be available for you.

Switch accounts on Google Play. And you would finally see the world.


Run VPN on Android

Fairly straightforward.

Android Settings – Wireless and networks – VPN – Add VPN network



(Android SGS2 I9100G running ICS; Indian demographic)