Excellent work. I spun up a VM on my home server (VMware). As suggested I used Ubuntu Server 16.04. From there I ran the install script and everything is up and running. Very nice.
I’m eventually moving to a hosting environment but I think these questions will be the same regardless of where I host (home or cloud).
I’ve always used a VPN service. Torrent traffic, regardless of it’s use, is often throttled and if anything shows up they don’t like you get a nasty-gram from Comcast. For whatever reason, the VPN sometimes drops. To protect from any traffic going out in the clear I have a script that runs and verifies that the VPN is active. If it’s not it kills my torrent and newsreader engines. This could be done more effectively in the firewall, but that’s a project I haven’t gotten around to yet.
Would someone mind explaining how these concepts are handled in QuickBox? I want traffic encrypted. I’d prefer to hide any endpoints. I’d like protectors to prevent the box from sending and receiving, from the Internet, in the clear.
Thank you for letting me know the mechanism and components within Quickbox.