A friend of mine setup a VPN to connect to his server using openvpn. I installed "network-manager-openvpn" (I'm in ubuntu) and I created a new VPN connection using the certificates he sent me. The VPN connected successfully but when I tried to load any pages the connection would just timeout. He then sent me this configuration file:
client remote 126.96.36.199 port 1194 proto udp dev tun dev-type tun ns-cert-type server reneg-sec 86400 auth-user-pass auth-nocache auth-retry interact comp-lzo yes verb 3 ca ca.crt cert andrew-1.crt key andrew-1.key
Which is apparently an exact copy of his configuration he used on his mac where he was able to connect and work successfully with the VPN.
So I imported that file to create a new VPN and I was still having the same issue. When I ran "netstat -nr" I got the following output:
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface 0.0.0.0 10.8.0.9 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 tun0 10.8.0.1 10.8.0.9 255.255.255.255 UGH 0 0 0 tun0 10.8.0.9 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 tun0 169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 tun0 188.8.131.52 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.255 UGH 0 0 0 wlan0 192.168.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
I feel as if maybe there is too many things being routed through the VPN. My friend and I tried troubleshooting but I'm not very knowledgeable with OpenVPN I've only used PPTP where I just put the IP and my credentials and I'm good to go. Maybe someone may know if I'm supposed to configure something specifically that I haven't? All I've done is install network-manager-openvpn and imported that file to create a new VPN (and entered credentials) and nothing else.