We are working to launch yosti right now! As we get more users, we want to make sure our infrastructure is up to the task of giving you the best service we can.
Right now, only users who have been invited can register and use yosti. If you want to be invited please try to register on the home page. You will be asked to leave your email. We will be glad to invite you as soon as we can.
In the mean time, feel free to send us an email. We value the opinion of our users!
Ever wanted to install a server at home and share its content with your friends?
Ever thought about installing a smart thermostat in your house, and control it while on vacation?
Ever wanted to download that file from your desktop while at school or in the office?
Ever wanted to run your game server, just for you and your friends? Or share that web site you were working on last night on your laptop without uploading it?
Ever been on the phone with your parents, trying to fix their computer, whishing you could just look at their monitor?
A public ip on your computer allows you to access it from anywhere, at any time. Not all providers give you one, and when they do, it is hard to setup your network so you can use it, with your wireless access point, modem, and other machines on the network. Yosti can give you an extra public IP for free, easy to setup and use, from any computer. If you want more than one, or want a guarantee that it will not change, we have extremely competitive prices. For less than the cost of a burger, you can start using additional, public, IP addresses.
The IPs we will assign you will not change (static) as long as you keep using them. Disconnecting for a few hours or even for a day or two is fine, we will keep your addresses for you. But if you don't use them for a long time, the next time you connect you will get different public IPs.
Have a look at our offers for more details, but if you want to keep your addresses for longer, we will be glad to do so for a small extra fee.
Just like with phone lines and phone numbers, each computer connected to a network is identified by a number. On the Interent, this number is called an IP address.
When you connect your computer to a network, your computer will be assigned either a private IP address or a public IP address. Private IP addresses only work within a private network, they don't work on the Internet. Try to reach a computer outside your network, and your connection will need to go through a NAT box or proxy server to work, devices that allow many computers to appear as using a single, public, IP address. These mechanisms allow you to surf the web, watch videos or send emails just fine, However, your computer will not be able to receive connections, you will not be able to make your web server reachable through the Internet and you will not be able to do things like access the files on your desktop while traveling or check your alarm at home while on vacation.
If your computer is assigned a public IP instead, you have an address that is valid on the Internet. You will be able to connect to other computers directly and run services on your computer that are accessible to others. Since public IP addresses are scarce and costly, many providers will assign them 'dynamically'. Every time you connect, you will be given the first public IP they have available. This means that if you run services on your computer, you and all other users will need to know the new address every time it changes, which is not very convenient, and generally means you will have to use a dynamic DNS system. If the public IP address assigned to your computer will not change over time, then it is called a static IP address. Static IP addresses are the easiest way to run your own servers or to install devices that need to be accessible from the Internet.
You should start by checking the configuration of your modem. Many providers will give you a public IP, but you will need to reconfigure your network in order to use it. With most providers, this IP will change over time, but it really depends on your contract and their technology. If you want a static IP, most providers will give you one (or more) for an extra fee.
If you cannot get a static or public address from your provider, it is too expensive, you don't want to mess with the configuration of your network, you want more addresses or you want an address that will be the same even when you change providers or move, then yosti is the right choice for you.
Register on yosti.net, download the yosti client, run it, and enjoy!
Once you create an account on yosti.net, we allocate one (or more!) IP addresses for you to use. Those IP addresses live on our servers, located in a few locations around the world.
When you run the yosti client on your computer, it will open a connection to one of our servers. The server will then start forwarding all the traffic it receives for your IPs to your computer through that connection.
Back to your computer, yosti client will make that traffic look like it was received directly from your internet connection.
This is similar to what happens with a VPN provider, except that with yosti only traffic for the addresses you were assigned is sent through the VPN. The rest of your internet connections will go out from your line as fast as usual.
With the default, free, configuration the yosti client will allow your computer to receive and reply to traffic for the IP addresses you were assigned. It will not allow you to make new connections through the yosti tunnel, so you will not be able to use it as a normal VPN.
If you want to, you can upgrade your account to gain the ability to make outbound connections through the yosti IPs, which will give you one of the best VPNs on the market.
Just login, go in your control panel, and click on the upgrade!
Most likely. It is easy to find out, just try it! In general, unless your firewall is blocking your ability to surf the web, yosti should work just fine.
Sorry, no. Our business model is to give a public IP to each and every one of our users.
This means that your connections will still be traceable to a single address, and possibly back to you. A secure and reliable anonymizing infrastructure would be very different from what we have built so far.
On the other end, we value the privacy of our users. We will not disclose any information about you, your connections, your traffic, or your IP address unless forced to do so in order to comply with law enforcement. We do not track connections, we keep logs around for the minimum time required by law and for what is necessary for troubleshooting.
YES! We do not filter traffic at yosti, see the next answer as well.
At yosti we believe in a free internet. We do not filter your traffic in any way. You can run any server you like.
Note, however that giving out IP addresses and tunnels can be extremely costly, both in terms of bandwidth and address space. Please help us keeping yosti alive by not abusing your connection, by not running peer to peer softwares, and in general by not using yosti for any illegal activity.
We do not tolerate spammers or abusers, we will terminate their account and we will cooperate with law enforcement in presecuting crimes or illegal activities.
|FREE - NO COST!!!|
You will get a public IP address assigned, at no cost. The IP will always be the same (static) as long as you keep using it. If you do not use it for more than 7 days, you might get a different IP the next time you connect, no charges. You will not be able to make outbound connections using this IP, only receive and reply. Bandwidth is unlimited.
|FREE - NO COST!!!|
When you register for yosti, you will be asked to pick a name for each one of your IPs. You will always be able to connect to your IP address by using <yourname>.yosti.net. If your address changes, we auotmatically update the name to point to the new address
|10 $ for each additional address|
You can only have one public IP address per account for free. The addresses you buy will not change (static) as long as you keep using them. If you do not use one for more than 7 days, you might get a different IP the next time you connect.
|10 $ for each address|
If you buy the base guarantee, we will keep your IPs reserved for you up to 30 days. If you do not use them for more than 30 days, you might get a different IP the next time you connect.
|20 $ for each address|
With the always same-ip guarantee the IPs you buy will never change.
|20 $ for each address|
By buying bandwidth priority, your traffic will be go through lines dedicated to priority customers. Which means more bandwidth for you, lower latency, and better service even at peak times.
|10 $ for each address|
If you want to make outbound connections through the yosti IPs, and use yosti as a VPN with your own IP, you need to enable this option. Without it, you can only receive connections and send replies through the yosti IPs.
Prices are per year, and include taxes where applicable.
IP addresses are scarce and costly. We are willing to give you one for free as long as you actually use it!
If you use your yosti IPs frequently enough, they will never change. If you don't use them for too long, we will do our best to give you back the same IPs the next time you connect. It might not always be possible, though, in which case we will assign you new public addresses.
If you fear loosing your IPs over connectivity issues, or you are aware that you will not be using them for a while but still want to keep them around, you can buy the extra time guarantee.
Don't forget that by subscribing to yosti you will also get a DNS name always pointing to your updated IP address, so you might not need that guarantee, after all.
The yosti client is tiny and lightweight. Any modern computer will have at least 16 Mb of ram and >= 10 Mb of disk space.
|linux||Tested on most recent versions of Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Ubuntu.||requires kernel >= 2.6|
|Mac OS/X||Tested on 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, Leopard to Mountain Lion.||No specific requirements.|
|Windows||Not supported yet, work in progress.|
|Other UNIX||OpenBSD, FreeBSD, *BSD||Not supported yet, work in progress.|
Did you forget your password? You keep getting an error, asking you to retry later? Please contact us, and sorry for the inconvenience! yosti.net is still in BETA, most likely we broke something while trying to make it better. Please be patient with us.
Should be pretty straightforward! Run it, give it your username and password, and... try to connect to your new IP! If you don't know what it is, click on the status of the client, or login on yosti.net to find out.
With the default configuration you will be able to receive connections on that IP immediately.
If you paid for outbound connectivity through yosti, you will also be able to change the options of the yosti client to route outbound traffic through yosti. On some operating systems, you will also be able to control the routing manually.
We are not doing traffic shaping or deep packet inspection at this time, and we would like to avoid having to do so. Except for clients paying for extra bandwidth, which have their own connectivity, all users compete for the same bandwidth.
Enter the control panel, and file a support request. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible! We value the feedback from our users, and will try to help you for as much as we can. If you can't get in the control panel, please contact us.