OpenVPN is a free and open source software SSL VPN solution. It allows secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections with routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.

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What to do with ca.crt, name.crt, name.key, name.ovpn files?

I was given these four files to access the office's vpn server. I am on ubuntu 12.04, and am unsure how to began using these. I tried using the vpn connection tab under the network connections, but my ...
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Increasing link speed on OpenVPN (bandwidth)

I have bought a tunnel service by using OpenVPN. For a year I've had 10 Mbps max upload/download speed but now I've bought an additional 20 Mbps making the available total bandwidth 30 Mbps for me. ...
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf. However, I lose Wi-Fi connectivity if the connection is broken by closing and opening ...
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Need to have access to my office PC from my laptop hopping through two VPN servers

Here's the illustration of what I have: My office PC with it's IP of 123.45.e.f. Office VPN, which I will connect to from my VPS to get to my office PC. My own VPS, which I use as a: client to ...
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Tunneling DNS traffic with OpenVPN over Hamachi

Due to some particular requirements that I can't get around, I need to use OpenVPN over a Hamachi network to establish a working VPN connection. I have a server running Ubuntu that has an instance of ...
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Why should I use openvpn instead of ssh? [closed]

I have an ec2 instance running. I connect it via ssh. It looks good for me. Now my team lead asks me to set up an OpenVpn. I wonder why should I do this. With the ssh command, I can connect to my ...
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OpenVPN on Tomato and Vista - can't see my network

I followed the instructions here (http://todayguesswhat.blogspot.ca/2011/03/quick-simple-vpn-setup-guide-using.html) to set up a TCP connection to OpenVPN on my Tomato router. Used TCP because the ...
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How do I configure routes in OpenVPN?

I dial my internet connection(PPoE) and this poses to be a problem when OpenVPN sets up routes(I think). OpenVPN fails to route my connection with the following error message. Mon Aug 06 19:31:53 ...
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OpenVPN: Only route a specific IP addresses through VPN?

On a remote private network there are two servers -- a file server and a database server (these are both Win machines, in case it matters). The file server has its own fairly robust authentication ...
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How do I force FileZilla to use OpenVPN?

I want to connect to a public SFTP server, but not via its public IP but over an OpenVPN connection because the server refuses SSH connections from the Internet. I'm using OpenVPN on a Windows 7 ...
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Web surfing issues in openvpn client

I have setup an openvpn access server in my vps. And now l'm living China, the goverment blocks the many foreign sites such as facebook and twitter. I can use the vpn server the cross the firewall of ...
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Security and encryption with OpenVPN

The UK government is trying to implement man-in-the-middle attack systems in order to capture header data in all packets. They are also equipping the "black boxes" they will use with technology to see ...
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OpenVPN Appliance Routing Configuration

I am trying to set up the OpenVPN VMware ESXi Virtual Appliance. I have downloaded and loaded the VM and gotten it running. I am using the web UI at this point with local authentication. I have ...
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Error Installing OpenVPN TAP

I'm trying to install OpenVPN (2.2.2) on a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine. When I run the installer, I receive an error saying it can't install TAP. The same when running the batch file. My ...
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Is is possible to set up a static IP through Pfsense when user is connecting through OpenVpn?

I'm setting IP based restrictions on our firewall and need to allow certain people to connect even when they are connected through OpenVPN. Is it possible to assign users a static IP?
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OpenVPN routing issue

Building 1: 10.1.0.0 255.255.0.0 Building 2: 10.10.0.0 255.255.0.0 192.168.0.0 255.255.0.0 Buildings are connected by 1G metro ethernet. I reside in building 1. 192.168.0.0 is firewalled from ...
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Connect OpenVPN network to internet

I've set up a OpenVPN server (Windows Server 2008 R2) and client (Windows 7). Both can ping each other, I can see shared files and so, but the VPN subnet has no access to the Internet. I know (or I ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu 11.10 - unable to redirect default gateway

I'm trying to connect to connect to OpenVPN server from my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I use the following command to do it (under root user): openvpn --config /home/vladimir/client.ovpn Everything ...
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OpenVPN, install a TAP adapter

When I try to connect to my work VPN using OpenVPN, the connection fails with the message: All TAP-Win32 adapters on this system are currently in use. Many sources suggest to look in Control ...
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--remote in openvpn

I am trying to configure openvpn. As I read there is an option "--remote". It says the client the IP address of server to connect. Now my question is, is it possible to use "--remote" in server config ...
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How do I access SSID info from postup() in Gentoo's OpenRC /etc/conf.d/net

I would like to fire up openvpn (or stop it) depending on what wireless network I'm connected to. But dumping env from postup() does not indicate ${SSID} being available at that time. Staring at ...
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using tun0 on centos6

I'm connected to a VPN known to work from server-side (I can connect to it on Windows). I cannot use the VPN on Centos6. ping -I tun0 www.google.com Warning: cannot bind to specified iface, falling ...
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OpenVPN Tunnel in Tunnel

I want to connect to my OpenVPN server which inside the campus network from the internet. Getting into the campus network is possible through SSH or (another) OpenVPN connection. After that I can ...
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Routing to one IP via different gateways

I have an OpenVPN connection (point to point). When program connects to server it gets IP and Gateway dynamically, from server. I need to make windows add route to my secure server through given ...
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OpenVPN vs. SOCKS proxy

I've been trying to set up a secure connection over which I can browse the internet, and it seems like there are two options, and SSH SOCKS proxy or OpenVPN (at least, those two are what I have found, ...
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Using (Squid) Caching Proxy with (HideMyAss) OpenVPN VPN

I've set up Squid proxy, and I confirmed it's working on my PC. Note: To be able to use the Internet with better speed, I have to forward to another parent proxy (my university's proxy). Now I'm ...
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How to route traffic from VM (Parallels) over an Open VPN connection on the host (OS X)

Scenario: I have a Mac running Lion that is connected to an OpenVPN server I have a Windows XP VM (running on parallels, but I don't think this is important) I want to be able to route traffic from ...
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Unable to connect to OpenVPN server

I'm trying to get a working setup of OpenVPN on my VM and authenticate into it from a client. I'm not sure but it looks to me like it's socket related, as it's not set to LISTEN, and localhost seems ...
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Is there any way to treat the OpenVPN connected clients list as a hosts file or DNS source?

I would really like for clients on my VPN to be able to use the client names from the OpenVPN licenses as DNS names. If, for example, my machine is connected with the client name tgm-desktop then I'd ...
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Route all traffic via OpenVPN client

I've got OpenVPN client running on 192.168.0.3. What I'd like to do is route all the traffic from the second computer with 192.168.0.100 via OpenVPN client that's running on the first computer. My ...
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OpenVPN Connects but can't see network

I can connect to the firewall but cannot get to the lan. The lan can ping the interface of the open vpn gateway. My workstation cannot ping the interface of the openvpn gateway. I tried setting a ...
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Connect to VPN via integrated MacOSX tool

I have following openvpn.conf from my old PC: port 11194 dev tap remote vpn.company.com proto tcp-client tls-client tls-remote vpn.company.com ca /etc/ssl/certs/CompanyCA.pem cert ...
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Moving OpenVPN client files from Users directory in Windows 7?

I've been using the OpenVPN client in Windows 7 and it leaves two files in my Users directory. One is a log file and one is a json file. If I move them they are re-created. Does anyone know a way to ...
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OpenVPN access to a private network

There are many similar topics about my issue, however I cannot figure out a solution for myself. There are three hosts. A without a routable address but with an Internet access. Server S with a ...
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Tunnel Splitting with Openvpn Acess Server

I want to be able to use my vpn for all nonbrowsing applications that require the internet (eg steam, sc2, etc) and use my normal internet for browsing (chrome, etc). How can this be done? Can it be ...
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With Windows 7 how to access a network with an other domain name?

I want to access my company's internal network from my home (on a PC running WIndows 7). I received configuration details to use with OpenVPN and connected successfully (according to OpenVPN log). I ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 OpenVPN config

I'm trying to setup a vpn server with an old box I have at my office. I only have a single ethernet port and saw on reddit that it was possible to use only one to create a vpn server. The problem is ...
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Sending Packets to tap0 interface

I've been trying to send packets to a tap interface using python. I'm monitoring the tap interface using wireshark and no packets are being received. I'm doing this as an exercise mainly to help my ...
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PFsense OpenVPN traffic getting routed through WAN rather than IPsec tunnel

So I have a PFsense firewall setup with a IPsec tunnel created to access a special webpage housed at another companies website. Internal traffic routes properly through the IPsec tunnel for this ...
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Is it possible to connect to OpenVPN on Windows, without a 3rd-party client?

The title says it all. Is it possible to connect to OpenVPN from Windows 7, without using a 3rd party VPN client? Can I use the native Windows VPN functionality alone?
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Can't get OpenVPN to start on Ubuntu Linux 10.04

I went through the easy-rsa setup on a server (Ubuntu Desktop) that didn't have OpenVPN on it before. I think everything is set up. However, when I try to start the service (sudo service openvpn ...
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Setup routing and iptables for new VPN connection to redirect **only** ports 80 and 443

I have a new VPN connection (using openvpn) to allow me to route around some ISP restrictions. Whilst it is working fine, it is taking all the traffic over the vpn. This is causing me issues for ...
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Can I browse the web using the UDP protocol?

Is it possible to browse the web if a firewall is blocking the HTTP protocol? I've read about OpenVPN UDP tunnelling, but is it possible to use the web via the UDP protocol?
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Will a slow upload rate have a negative impact on VPN usage?

Will my slow upload speed (1MBit cap on my fiber line) significantly reduce the performance of my connection over a VPN? I'm in mainland China and am considering getting a VPS server in Hong Kong ...
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How come LogMeIn is able to connect to an Office computer even when the VPN client does not run?

I am using LogMeIn to control my office machine (Win 7) from home (Win XP). In order to do that, I installed the OpenVPN client to connect to the VPN server at the office's intranet. The ...
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Is it possible to route internet traffic when OpenVPN connection is active?

I use an OpenVPN client to connect to my office network to run a remote control client (VNC, LogMeIn) from home. I think that the server is the Untangle OpenVPN server. My understanding is that while ...
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OpenVPN with two NIC

I have setup OpenVPN server on my Citrix XenServer with the following NIC: NIC#1: Setup to connect to the Internet with a static IP. NIC#2: Setup to interface with other machines connected to this ...
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Where can I find a free, simple VMWare VPN Appliance

I'm wondering where I can find a free, simple VMWare VPN appliance (or VPN server I can run within windows). Something I can get up and running in 10 minutes, with minimal configuration. Needs to run ...
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Making SELinux play nice with OpenVPN (in NetworkManager)

I have been trying to use OpenVPN to connect to my work network. Using it via the command line works fine: openvpn user.conf I haven't bothered to set it up with DNS properly though, and it looks ...
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Clavister VPN Access

Error-Message during login: Unable to update interface address for TUN/TAP interface: OS:Windows 7 Pro. 64-Bit Clavister-VPN-Client: 1.0.1.3 Windows 7 UAC is enabled Connection works with ...