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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OpenVpn and SSH tunneling

first of all I'm a linux newbie and just rent my vps few days ago. I'm using this vps for ssh tunneling and web server (apache, php, etc). Today I want to install openvpn but I'm bit confused that if ...
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OpenVPN Bridging Woes (Can't Ping Server From Client)

Here is my problem: I am trying to set up OpenVPN on my home network, to use as a secure tunnel for traffic from insecure networks when away from home, and also to access machines on my home LAN. ...
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If I use openvpn, can vpn servers monitor my usernames/passwords?

Openvpn uses a type of encryption similar to ssl. This seems to suggest that even if I choose an incredibly shady VPN server, then my content will be secure. That is, the VPN server will be able to ...
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OpenVPN route missing

I can connect to an OpenVPN server from Windows without any problems. But when I try to connect from Ubuntu 12.04 (start OpenVPN) I receive the following: OpenVPN needs a gateway parameter for a ...
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OpenVPN works locally but not publically

Main Problem I can get OpenVPN to work when I use all local IP addresses but when I try to connect the client to a public address, it doesn't work. I'm following this guide: ...
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OpenVPN route all traffic except select local subnets

Seen several questions attempting to approach this question, but none of them are very helpful. I'd like something definitive that can assist others with this question, as it comes often and rarely ...
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Openvpn through socks proxy on linux

I hope this is the correct place to post this. Basically i'm trying to run vpn through a socks proxy. Now this works fine in Windows 7 for me but when i try it in Linux it fails with Code: Mon Jun ...
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local routing with openvpn : ping: sendmsg: Operation not permitted

I set up a simple vpn with IP 10.0.0.1 using openvpn --mktun --dev tun1 ip link set tun1 up ip addr add 10.0.0.2/24 dev tun1 and I run a simpletun program on two machines which is ...
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Openvpn - TCP or UDP when

Here is the scenario: A) Desktop openvpn client Thailand B) OpenVPN Server in Singapore C) HTTP Server in London RTT Latency from A to B is 50ms RTT Latency from B to C is 220ms. Packet loss (via ...
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Split tunnel routing a specific port over OpenVPN on Ubuntu Server 12.04

So I know there is another question on here that I used as a guide as it was super helpful! (Setup routing and iptables for new VPN connection to redirect **only** ports 80 and 443) Only my goal is a ...
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How do I connect through university's VPN

I have a very high ping on my internet connection to international game servers and I was told a VPN connection should do some trick to try to lower it. That said, I found my university has a public ...
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Connecting to openvpn server from linux command line

I'm trying to setup openvpn client on Debian Linux so my traffic goes through he vpn. I have done a lot of Googling and in all the articles I crossed it mentions that I need to copy the certificate ...
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Specific traffic over OpenVPN

So I have OpenVPN on my NAS set-up and working, but my provider pushes "redirect-gateway" down meaning that all traffic is sent over VPN. The basic problem is that I want only certain programs to use ...
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Set up SSH access with gogoc service

I'm trying to set up gogoc in order to allow my computer to be accessible via SSH using a Freenet6 Tunnel Broker. Here are the relevant parts of my /etc/gogoc/gogoc.conf: userid=<my_userid> ...
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OpenVPN causes my internet to not work

I pay $6/mo for nVPN, a paid VPN service. A few days ago, it stopped working. When I connected my internet would just cut out. The instant I disconnected my internet would turn back on. Now, when I ...
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Trouble with connection to openVPN

I have openVPN on my VPS and connect to it from 2 computers(at home, at work) with ubuntu onboard. Now I can't connect to my vpn at work, I guess that some changes in corporate network, maybe cause ...
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openvpn interface, local routing and linux kernel routing table

from this article: http://backreference.org/2010/03/26/tuntap-interface-tutorial/ the author created a tun interface # openvpn --mktun --dev tun2 # ip link set tun2 up # ip addr add 10.0.0.1/24 dev ...
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openvpn usage: how to modify ip address and how to remove a tun interface?

I used openvpn to create a tun interface on linux openvpn --mktun --dev tun2 ip link set tun2 up ip addr add 10.0.0.2/24 dev tun2 now I want to modify the ip address to 10.0.0.1/16, how to do it? ...
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How to create a OpenVPN server that redirects all incoming traffic to Tor?

I have a working OpenVPN server that forwards all traffic to/fro the internets. How can I configure another VPN user/client that will forward all traffic through Tor? I have Tor running. Must I ...
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using opendns, but why does dnsleak test show 5 opendns ip's?

Am using a vpn along with opendns, so there's no dns leaks. I use dnsleaktest to check, and it shows many opendns ip's. Shouldn't it just show on dns ip being in use? I'm not sure if I have my dns ...
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Accessing media drive over VPN

I have set up a VPN server using OpenVPN on my home Ubuntu 10 box as a means to access my home network drives and media drives whilst at work and on the move. I get a valid connection, can ping and ...
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Accessing DLNA over VPN [duplicate]

I have set up a VPN server using OpenVPN on my home Ubuntu 10 box as a means to access my home network drives and media drives whilst at work and on the move. I get a valid connection, can ping and ...
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OpenVPN fails to connect when switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 - with same ovpn profile

My workplace has a VPN set up, which I used to connect to using OpenVPN on Win XP. Now I'm trying to achieve the same on a Win 7 64bit box. I installed the 64bit OpenVPN client (March 2013 release) ...
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DD-WRT home VPN setup..help needed

I currently have 2 routers. Router 1 is my primary gateway. It is actiontec wifi router that I got from frontier communications. (192.168.1.1) Router 2 is a Netgear N600 Dual Band, DD-WRT based ...
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Can I access a network resources through SSL Vpn (OpenVpn)?

I'm really confused about some related things in the Vpn uses.. especially in sharing only the internet & accessing all the resources(printer, files..etc) that are available in the network and be ...
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VirtualBox, multiple OpenVPN connections and network config

We are setting up a system for software acceptance testing. The test computers will run Win7 or Win Server 2003 R2. The test computers will have multiple VirtualBox VMs on which the programs under ...
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FTP to a server through a VPN on the same server?

I have a remote server (at home but I'm at university) which is running a VPN, I am connecting through the university network, through the vpn server to the internet. That server does a bit of ...
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VPN for Home to watch TV on the go

My ISP offers TV on tablets, phones, etc. where I have to use an app, but I still have to have that traffic flow through my modem. What would be the best solution to setting up a VPN for probably just ...
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OpenVPN doesn't tunnel

I have a openvpn server which listens port 443 but it doesn't seem to tunnel my connections. I run the client in a network that blocks FTP connections, it says it is connected to my server but in ...
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How can I tighten up my Windows 7 machine against other machines from a connected VPN network?

I have to run the OpenVPN client on my Windows 7 machine and I'm wondering what security issues this might rise? I'm primarily interested in security matters concerning machines from within the VPN: ...
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Pass through OpenVPN only connections to specific destinations?

I want to connect to various streaming sites from outside US. So I using one of OpenVPN provider to do so. Default config file from provider redirects through OpenVPN all traffic. I want to change ...
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OpenVPN configuration

Preamble: I am lucky to have an IP subnet which has real IPs, so no NAT. I have a network from 1.2.3.0 to 1.2.3.128. I have a Debian server with an eth0 interface say 1.2.4.9. Now I want to have an ...
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Autotype credentials to OpenVPN from KeePass

I try to use Autotype feature of KeePass (2.16) on credentials window of OpenVPN (v3, windows 7 x64). But it is not input any characters. I try Hotkey and menu item "Autotype" in KeePass nothing ...
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openvpn 2.2.1 error from SSL_CTX_load_verify_locations

I am trying to use OpenVPN 2.2.1 on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) to connect to a VPN server maintained by a colleague. He uses TunnelBlick (on a Mac) successfully. I am trying to use his client configuration ...
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Route traffic selectively through OpenVPN as a SOCKS proxy

Is it possible to convert OpenVPN traffic into a SOCKS proxy locally, so that applications can use the VPN only when needed by connecting to the SOCKS proxy? I'm aiming for something like Underleech ...
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Redirecting or routing all traffic to OpenVPN on a Mac OS X client

I have configured an OpenVPN (2.2.1) server on an Ubuntu virtual machine in the Amazon elastic compute cloud. The server is up and running. I have installed OpenVPN (2.2.1) on a Mac OS X (10.8.2) ...
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OpenVPN causes WLAN/WiFi to disconnect in Linux?

If I configure my Wireless network on start up (wpa_supplicant & dhclient), the connection is fine until I launch OpenVPN. At which point the wireless interface disassociates (not until the ...
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How to send out some traffic via my vpn connection

I had a working setup where I could access all my work resources which are accessed via VPN going via my server previously however at some point recently this stopped working for no obvious reason. ...
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Using OpenVPN from Mac OSX Terminal, cannot load Tun/Tap

I am looking to use OpenVPN straight from the terminal instead of using a gui such as tunnelblick - but am encountering a couple of problems. I have tested my config file and it works fine so it is ...
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Routing in 10.8 Server - WiFI clients over VPN - Ethernet Clients not over VPN

I'm not sure I have the right hardware for this, but.... I have a Mac Mini i7 Server with a built-in ethernet (en0) and a thunderbolt ethernet (en1) and the built in airport. I would like to be able ...
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How do I stop OpenVPN from using every interface?

I've previously dealt with PPTP, which would give me the ppp0 interface that I could bind services to. However, OpenVPN covers all interfaces. How can I make it only work on a single interface, thus ...
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How to only pass browser traffic to openvpn connection

I have succesfully set up an openvpn connection. By using the parameters redirect-gateway def1 dhcp-option DNS 10.8.0.1 all traffic will go through the VPN, but I only want a specific application ...
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Using OpenVPN for specific application(s)

Is is possible to run Transmission or Google Chrome only using OpenVPN? Other applications should use default connection (eth0) since I am connected to Intranet which won't be accessible if all ...
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OpenVPN which linux works best with

I have had problems using OpenVPN on Ubuntu 11.04. I am not able to connect at all. I see there are some outstanding bugs related to this that also affect 12.04. Can anyone recommend a different ...
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OpenVPN connects but all pages timeout and won't load

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 ...
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Why can't I connect to a computer over an OpenVPN connection?

A network topology diagram is here: I am able to establish a tunneling connection over OpenVPN from the PC to the OpenVPN server (icon is green). When I try to ping the Server, however, I get no ...
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OpenVPN server certificate configuration instructions for DD-WRT router do not match user interface

I'm setting up the OpenVPN server daemon on a Buffalo N600 router which came stock with DD-WRT v.24 SP2. I'm following the instructions at VPN (The Easy Way) V24+ to set up the server side of things ...
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Arguments to connect using Open Vpn windows client

Is it possible to start a windows openvpn client to make it connect using a predefined config (.ovpn) by supplying program arguments using command prompt. Or specifying the arguments in the shortcut ...
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OpenVPN overrides gateways

I have problem with OpenVPN on Linux, because it overrides my gateways, so all network traffic goes through VPN tunnel. I want to push through tunnel only traffic from specific subnet. My routes ...
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How to bypass a firewall which asks for username and password [closed]

Here in my college we have a firewall installed by Fortinet. Whenever we open Firefox it asks for a username and password ... Once we enter that, accessing the internet is possible but with very very ...