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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How do I connect my AWS server to a VPN?

I have an AWS server that I SSH into. When I follow the steps to connect it to a VPN (using openVPN) as if it were a local machine, as soon as the connection occurs, my SSH connection no longer works. ...
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Failed to connect to VPN

I am very new in establishing a VPN. I am trying to make a VPN network using my RaspberryPi2 (which has Ubuntu). I am following this 'step by step' guide. I face some issues in the fourth part, when I ...
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Can not start openVPN server

I am trying to make a VPN network using my RaspberryPi2 (which has Ubuntu). I am following this 'step by step' guide. I face some issues in the end of the second part, when I have to run: service ...
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Configuring network share over VPN

I have created an OpenVPN server on my Asus RT-AC87U router. There is an external drive connected to it, serving as an ftp server. I have a client connecting over OpenVPN from another country and I ...
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iptables: plugging a VPN leak

I have a small personal VPN based on OpenVPN in bridge mode. The main purpose is to allow communication between machines, but as an added bonus, I can let mobile devices tunnel their traffic through ...
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Simple VPN Configuration for OpenWRT

I'm trying to use OpenVPN with and OpenWRT router. Full disclosure - I'm not a Networking guru and I honestly only understand about 1/4 of the OpenWRT configuration properties. What I hope to ...
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Can't SSH when routing through Asus RT-N66U

I have a remote server, and on my local LAN there is a router (Asus RT-N66U) with a local server and my laptop behind it. The two servers are connected over an OpenVPN link. The remote server has IP ...
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Is OpenVPN with bridging right for my situation?

I am setting up a VPN with the following goals: The devices act exactly like they were on the same network (other than obvious speed of connection limitations). All devices on the LAN's use their ...
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Can't access point to point VPN from behind local server

My local server, which acts as both a router and gateway for my LAN, is connected to another remote server by OpenVPN on a point-to-point connection. The remote server's IP is 10.8.2.1 while the local ...
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OpenVPN specific configuration

I have a CentOS 6 w/ virtualmin installation, and recently added the openvnp webmin module. I want to create a VPN server with it, and then connect to it using a dd-wrt openvpn client. The problem is ...
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OpenVPN client fails to connect windows machine to internet

Connecting to vpn service provider in OpenVPN client disconnects my internet, although the client is in green state and has bin assigned with a virtual IP. Error seen in Chrome: ...
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VPN disables network after about 20 minutes

I've running a Windows 7 guest under VirtualBox. If (and only if) I run a VPN client such as Viscosity or the OpenVPN client, after about 20 minutes, they both stop working and it turns out that my ...
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Openvpn client connected but not routing

I have a strange openvpn-client problem. I have a server (A) and two clients (B and C) which I will connect. Client B and C should route their network. I connect successfully: client-b <-> server-...
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Drop Internet Connection If VPN Drops

I am running OpenVPN and want a way in Ubuntu to drop my wifi connection if OpenVPN loses connection. Is this something that is achievable, and if yes, how would I do it?
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Configure OpenVpn on remote server

This is the scenario... I have a dedicated virtual server running on Centos7. the sever is connected to the internet with a valid ip address (xx.xx.xx.xx) through bridged interface venet0:0 ip addr ...
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Difficulty using a VPN in Kali Linux

I am attempting to connect my machine running Kali Linux rolling addition to a VPN (using OpenVPN connection). I created a free account here, downloaded the necessary configuration files, and then ...
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Share connection via VPN connection from NDIS to ethernet

I have a android phone tethering wifi to my laptop via a NDIS driver. Ontop of which I am using a VPN connection, specifically OpenVPN Tap adapter. Since my laptop does not allow 5Ghz band, I use my ...
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All connections lost when connecting to OpenVPN server

What I have: OSX/PC VDS (ubuntu server) VPN provider account What I did: Installed openvpn on VDS. Successfully connected from PC to VDS server. Successfully connected from VDS to VPN provider ...
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Setup VPN client on Windows 8.1

I am trying to follow this tutorial to connect to my home network: https://www.outcoldman.com/en/archive/2014/10/21/ubuntu-as-a-home-server-part-2-openvpn/ I need only the "... to get access to home ...
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TAP-Windows driver kernel mode

I am using TAP-windows driver for creating VPN connection. According to this link Windows can have user-drivers and kernel-drivers. Is TAP-Windows a kernel- or user-driver?
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Why does routing for this single address fails?

Summary: I would like to route traffic initiated from a specific IP to a VPN Existing answers: there are several questions and answers (1, 2) which address this exact problem but they do not work for ...
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ASUS-WRT OpenVPN DNS errors

I'm currently connected to an enterprise network which allows for VPN connections. Using an OpenVPN client on any of my devices allows me to connect successfully. In order to be granted access to the ...
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Cannot Access Internet using OpenVPN on DD-WRT router

Here is what I want: I want to access Internet from my phone when I'm on unsafe networks by routing it through my home internet connection using VPN on my home router. Router is connected to a modem ...
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Bypass routers vpn with proxy

I have openvpn on openwrt router. I need to exclude some services i.e steam. Because Steam uses many ports and games also use different ports its hard to make rules for them. So I think good option ...
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Safety of local network over VPN

I have a Linux machine in a local network that uses an OpenVPN connection to reach the outside world. However, I know nothing about the VPN server itself and therefore I assume that whoever operates ...
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Public server acting as proxy to non-public server

PROBLEM: Because my free cloud service is going down, I decided to build my own using RPi and OwnCloud, because it is cheaper and has (basically) unlimited amount of space. I was unable to get public ...
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How can I regain SSH access to a remote server after changing AllowUsers?

I was in the process of upgrading my security standards. I added AllowUsers admin. Then I realized I had another account that needed SSH access for web development, so I changed the line to AllowUsers ...
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Peering two sites in a VPN: DIY mode with twin Raspberry Pi

I have two sites, A and B, like shown in the diagram below +-+------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | |OTHER DEVICES |...
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Recovery after losing the master key - how to make OpenVPN accept clients signed by different certificates

Due to unfortunate circumstances, I lost my master signing OpenVPN keys. However I still have the public part of the key as well as all the client certificates. This means the system is usable and ...
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Bind VMware guest's NAT to specific NIC

I'm trying to accomplish seemingly trivial task, but after hours of googling I'm unable to find a solution. Here is what I'm trying to do: Suppose I have two virtual machines in VMware Workstation, ...
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Ubuntu, Multiple VPN's, connection issues

I have a desktop running Ubuntu 14. This server is connected to a 3rd party VPN service, subnet 10.186.1.0/24. I have an Asus router, and have enabled the VPN service on that router so that I can ...
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route all traffic from one user through vpn

I am trying to setup my linux computer so that all network from one user goes through my openvpn client, while everything else from all other users goes straight out to the internet. I know that this ...
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Cannot ping VPN server by tun address when connected

I have an OpenVPN server set up in a datacenter running Debian. I am using a TUN interface to connect to it, and my Windows PC gets a 10.8.0.x address, as expected. When I run ip addr on my server, I ...
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OpenVPN installation issue on windows

When I was trying to install OpenVPN, it always tells me "The installation cannot continue as OpenVPN is currently running. Please close all OpenVPN instances and re-run the installer." I also tried ...
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Running a VPN from within a Virtualbox VM, encrypted/secure?

I am running an openVPN client from within a VirtualBox linux guest (Win 7 host) to connect to a PIA VPN server. The VM is in the default NAT server configuration. The host is NOT connected to a VPN ...
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FTP through openvpn

When I connect and test HTTP traffic, everything is good. But when I try to connect to the FTP server using Cyberduck, it is not using the VPN connection. This is regular old fashion FTP. I am on ...
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Openvpn error in El Capitan

I use a java application to connect to openvpn. It worked well on Yosemite but immediately I upgraded to El Capitan it stopped working. It gives the error "OPENVPN ERROR OCCURED: java.io.IOException: ...
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OpenVPN Confusion - Server and client on one machine?

I have searched all over the internet and tried so many things.. but I cannot seem to figure this out. I have a Raspberry Pi. I have an ethernet, but I have access to a wireless if I needed it. 1)....
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tunnelblick disconnects after every 25sec

I have install latest Tunnelblick ( 3.5.5 ) and and also have .ovpn file for configure network on my mac machine. It's connects only on first attempt. It remain connect as much as i want. But when i ...
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DLNA/Multicast over vpn (Plex)

I'm not a networking pro and I've been trying to get this to work for the last couple of days. Infrastructure: Home: vdsl 100/40, fritzbox 7490 ip range: 192.168.100.0/24 linux server which runs ...
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How to have the same machine names for local and VPN networks

I have a bunch of machines in an OpenVPN network, including laptops. Sometimes they are on the same local network, sometimes not. I'd like to have a mechanism to give them local DNS names such that ...
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OpenVpn on router need assistance with single device bypass

I have a VPN on my router I was wondering if there was a certain configuration or changes I can make on my Asus router in order to have just my PS4 bypass the Vpn and everything else in my network to ...
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Windows + Tomato - Client 2 Client logic = help please

Background: Client wants a (seemingly simple) VPN solution to connect his main-office(site A) to his satellite-office(site B)(in same city) Never attempted OpenVPN. Purchased 2 ASUS RT-N66 routers ...
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SSH over OpenVPN without Admin rights

Would it be possible to install openvpn on a machine without admin rights? Of course it wouldn't be possible to change the network routings but this shouldn't be a problem. I only want to run a ssh ...
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Save username and password of openvpn in encrypted format

While searching on internet I have found that we can automate vpn login via editing config file through adding auth-user-pass login.conf and create login.cnf file and add your credentials in pure text ...
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Connect my homeserver, running an OpenVPN server, to an external VPN

Following Situation. One of my homeservers is running an OpenVPN server as well as an OpenSSH Server (and some other stuff), both remotely accessible. When I'm not at home, I usually connect to ...
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Connect to server LAN through OpenVPN

I have an OpenVPN server running on my Asus router (merlin firmware). I can connect to the OpenVPN which gives me an ip of 172.16.36.0 255.255.255.0. I can connect to the router ip address (192.168.1....
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Windows OpenVPN server, clients can't reach LAN behind server

I`m trying to setup an Windows OpenVPN server to share the network behind this server. On Linux I've done this several times. However on a Windows server I don't have any luck getting this to work. ...
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Can I use /etc/hosts file to block ads when using Ubuntu 14.04.3 OpenVPN server?

I have an OpenVPN server hosted on Digital Ocean. I've uploaded a hosts file to the server to help filter a lot of unwanted domains. When using the server, it filters the domains. However, when I use ...
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Connect To Watchgaurd SSL VPN On Lubuntu

I have followed the steps below to set-up on my Lubuntu machine, and per the command line I am connected to the server BUT my internet connection appears to drop the second I connect to this VPN ...