After reading this blog post about becoming your own VPN provider with Docker I thought if this is possible at Scaleway as well.
Scaleway provides real ARM hardware in the cloud and Docker runs well on it. So here are the steps to spin up an own openVPN ARM Docker container at minimal costs.
Install local tools
First install the scaleway commandline tool as well as the VPN client for Mac OSX.
brew install scw brew cask install tunnelblick
Prepare a Scaleway server
If you haven't one yet, create a Scaleway server running with Docker. The commandline tool makes this is really easy.
scw login scw create --name scwdocker Docker_1_7_1 scw start scwdocker
Prepare and start your openVPN container
The next steps should be done on the Scaleway server, so login to it with
scw exec scwdocker bash
git clone https://github.com/dimetron/dockvpn-rpi.git cd dockvpn-rpi docker build -t jpetazzo/dockvpn . docker run -d --cap-add=NET_ADMIN --name=dockvpn -p 1194:1194/udp -p 443:443/tcp jpetazzo/dockvpn
Now create the ovpn file by running another container and extract it with
docker run --rm -t -i -p 8080:8080 --volumes-from dockvpn jpetazzo/dockvpn serveconfig curl -k -v https://localhost:8080 >scwvpn.ovpn
You now may logout from your Scaleway server.
Back to Mac
Copy the ovpn file back to your Mac with
scw cp scwdocker:dockvpn-rpi/scwvpn.ovpn scwvpn.ovpn
scw cp command hangs, try this command instead
scw exec scwdocker cat dockvpn-rpi/scwvpn.ovpn >scwvpn.ovpn
Then double click on the ovpn file or open it with
and Tunnelblick should start and import the file. Now you're ready to connect to your VPN server running at Scaleway!
Please read the security discussion section and decide if you are happy with it.