Running the browser remotely is one way. I usually abuse archive.is or brow.sh or startpage's anonymous browsing to that affect. Cloudflare bought a startup in the space...let's see what they come up with for the consumers: https://techstartups.com/2020/01/07/cloudflare-buys-remote-b...
May be, NextDNS and others through their in-browser plugin can optionally follow the redirects (remotely) to find if the eventual destination is not blacklisted (but that's too much of an ask since following HTTP redirects is different from DNS CNAMEs).
I understand the point that running a kubernetes cluster just for this would probably be hard to justify. But, if you deploy your services to kubernetes already, then this is a nice guide to do so, isn't it?
I find it hard to understand this attitude, especially in a forum dedicated to talk about technology.
For developers who have grown up with containers, kubernetes offers the simplest, most familiar way to deploy a service.
I recently had to setup a factorio server. The official guide mentions downloading the binary and using init scripts to get it running. I tried to debug obscure issues with the binary for a few hours before getting fed up and looking for a containerized image; once I found that, it was super easy to start one locally. GCP offers a “container on VM” feature which I then used to deploy the thing in minutes. The experience felt so easy.
Notice that I did not use kubernetes, just something that can run containers. But if I had more apps to run, most likely I would set up one.
"You have a problem. You use Kubernetes to solve your problem. Now you have 8 problems."
But if you already have one spooled you this is a valuable guide to throw it onto that infrastructure
I don't think "using Kubernetes for running VPN and adblocking servers" is overkill. With k3s, you can deploy a Kubernetes cluster on a raspberry pi in one command. Anything that can run on raspberry pi in one command just can't be overkill in my opinion.
Not OP, but maybe it makes sense if you already deploy a set of applications or services on K8s.
I ended up using openVPN on a home raspberry pi, but I want to figure out how to deploy IPSec or ZeroTier rather than OpenVPN