pivpn VS Pi.Alert

Compare pivpn vs Pi.Alert and see what are their differences.

pivpn

The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi (by pivpn)

Pi.Alert

WIFI / LAN intruder detector. Check the devices connected and alert you with unknown devices. It also warns of the disconnection of "always connected" devices (by pucherot)
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pivpn Pi.Alert
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7.5 8.4
2 days ago 6 months ago
Shell JavaScript
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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pivpn

Posts with mentions or reviews of pivpn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-25.
  • Nine Raspberry Pis power this entire office
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-25
    You can set up a Pi-Hole (DNS sinkhole) and Pi-VPN (Wireguard installer and CLI-frontend for small deployments) very quickly. And you can do it on any debian VM or computer, not just Pi.

    Once you have the base OS ready to go, it will take you less than 30 minutes if you know how to muck with your DHCP/firewall settings in your router.

    https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole/#one-step-automated-insta...

    https://pivpn.io/

  • PiVPN - Router/WIFI stopped workign after Pi was unplugged
    My PiVPN setup for openvpn as per https://pivpn.io/ wouldn't pull the router over, but I agree that if your setup is doing dhcp or dns that could make it look like the router is failing.
  • How do I check how long my certs are valid for?
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    How old is your script?#1000 merged in 2020 add expiration column for -l
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    pivpn update is supposed to take care of it, but old enough install can be buggy so probably just remove and reinstall if it's possible to re-deploy the configs.
  • I am tired of people in this sub treating VPN as "the golden hammer"
    Thus ss you'd have to be complete in that sense as otherwise you'd have nothing to connect to. Also to prevent the whole world to connect to it and start brute forcing it, you should have things like fail2ban, connection whitelists or whatever setup to reduce the attack vector somewhat. So for more most who are unexperienced, a vpn is easier to achieve... especially with a solution like https://pivpn.io to have a wireguard or openvpn setup using server and client certs on a raspberry pi for example.
  • Remote access to my Pi
    reddit.com/r/klippers | 2021-09-28
  • Failing to setup WireGuard on Raspberry Pi 4 (running Ubuntu 21.04)
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
    Try pivpn, easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server.
  • A few questions before I invest.
    reddit.com/r/unRAID | 2021-09-26
  • What is the simplest solution?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-09-25
    This is the best option for you. You can actually setup wireguard faily easily with pivpn although you may need to tinker around for a bit in order to expose your local network on the VPN's subnet.
  • Pi-Hole/NAS Security
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-09-22
    https://pivpn.io/ Really simple to setup. Also, I found this instructions: https://www.wundertech.net/setup-wireguard-on-a-raspberry-pi-vpn-setup-tutorial/

Pi.Alert

Posts with mentions or reviews of Pi.Alert. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-23.
  • Issues syncing the blockchain using PiNodeXMR, stuck at an imported block height, and connections are failing
    I do not have any kind of funky firewall or anything, a fairly basic home network (modem, router, r/pihole, a bunch of IoT devices). However, I have noticed the node losing connectivity quite often. This is shown through pi-Alert that I have running, and I also notice that sometimes when I refresh the status page it times out only to come back on a refresh or two later. Using Ethernet did not appear to make any difference. Another thing to note, I stopped the node, deleted p2pstate.bin (that would get rid of any "bad actors" in the peer list, correct?), shut down the Pi, hooked up Ethernet, restarted everything. It shows the same false flag for syncing, but the log showed some different errors. I do not have the same disconnections, at least not yet, when hooked up to Ethernet.
  • [PiNode-XMR] My node is stuck at a past block height, with the Busy Syncing flag as false, details in comment
    reddit.com/r/pinode | 2021-08-18
    Unfortunately, you are very likely correct. I do not have any kind of funky firewall or anything, a fairly basic home network (modem, router, r/pihole, a bunch of IoT devices). However, I have noticed the node losing connectivity quite often. This is shown through pi-Alert that I have running, and I also notice that sometimes when I refresh the status page it times out only to come back on a refresh or two later. I haven't been able to figure this one out. This Pi was being used elsewhere until fairly recently and never had connectivity issues, it is connected by wifi and is in a metal case, the Argon One M.2 to be exact, so this might cause issues. I'll try hooking it up to ethernet and see if there's a difference.
  • Pi.Alert – WiFi / LAN intruder detector
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-01
  • MAC address monitoring
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-05-27
    Take a look at Pi.Alert. Maybe that will help you? https://github.com/pucherot/Pi.Alert
  • Looking to monitor self hosted network ( please don't recommend Zabbix )
    Someone recently recommended Pi.Alert https://github.com/pucherot/Pi.Alert. But I did not tried it myself yet. So can't give you more information.
  • Unbound - opendns.com
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-04-27
    I noticed the same behaviour a couple days ago and filed a issue at their github page here.
  • New Pi.Alert v3.00
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-04-23
  • Newbie needs advice! RasPi with 4GB or 8GB for my homelab plans?
    reddit.com/r/homelab | 2021-04-21
    PiHole + Pi.Alert
  • Raspberry Pi 3b+ == Pi-Hole + DDNS+ Nginx + DNSCrypt + Unbound + OpenVPN
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-04-10
    In case you have the system in a SD Card, I will also recommend to install log2ram (https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-log2ram/) . A hardware monitor will be interesting, like rpimonitor (https://github.com/XavierBerger/RPi-Monitor) and last but not least, you can add a WIFI / LAN intruder detector with Pi.Alert ( https://github.com/pucherot/Pi.Alert)
  • DietPi, Pihole and the "Did you mean to go to the admin panel?"
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-01-29
    This subreddit is for Pi-Hole, not Pi.Alert (two different things ran by two different people). If you need their help, try submitting a ticket on their GitHub. https://github.com/pucherot/Pi.Alert

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and Pi.Alert you can also consider the following projects:

docker-wireguard

tailscale - The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater - OctoPrint plugin for flashing pre-compiled firmware images to a 3D printer.

wireguard-docs - 📖 Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security

wireguard-windows - Download WireGuard for Windows at https://www.wireguard.com/install . This repo is a mirror only. Official repository is at https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows

gocryptfs - Encrypted overlay filesystem written in Go

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements

bitwarden_rs - Unofficial Bitwarden compatible server written in Rust, formerly known as bitwarden_rs [Moved to: https://github.com/dani-garcia/vaultwarden]

SimpleLogin - The SimpleLogin back-end

dnscrypt-proxy - dnscrypt-proxy 2 - A flexible DNS proxy, with support for encrypted DNS protocols.

homebridge-raspbian-image - Official Homebridge Raspberry Pi Image based on Raspbian Lite.