One of the good things about the Internet is that we can visit websites and services around the world. Or, well, this would be the case if there were no blockchain by country, which, for example, is used by services like Netflix. But what if we want to enter a page and it doesn’t allow us to because it is blocked for connections made from our country? Because there are solutions like Lantern.
Lantern is a free application that is available for Linux, Mac, Windows and mobile devices running Android operating system. His intention is to allow us skip the lock that some pages they do depending on the country we are in, which is achieved using their own servers and the bandwidth of the users themselves. On the other hand, this is not a tool to provide us with anonymity, much less, but we can only access pages that we could not before not to be in the country indicated.
How to Install and Use Lantern in Ubuntu
Installing Lantern couldn’t be easier: just click on the image I’ll put at the end of this post with the orange text to download the .deb package of Lantern. If at the end of the download nothing opens automatically, you have to double-click to open the .deb package and it will open in the package installer of your GNU / Linux distribution such as GDebi in Ubuntu MAT . When we have finished uploading the information, all we have to do is click the Install button (or Install package) and enter our password. Easy, right?
Set up this little app has no mystery. Once installed and executed, it will open a tab in our browser from which we can access the options. By clicking on the gear icon at the bottom right we can tell you if we want it to run automatically when the system starts, if we want all the traffic to pass through the proxy, if we want to provide anonymous usage data to improve the application (recommended) and if we want to manage the system proxy. It is best to leave everything by default, unless we want all the traffic to pass through the proxy, in which case we must also check the second box of options.
So you know, with Lantern you will no longer be left with the urge to enter a website so as not to be in the country where it is available.