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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Connecting to local machines through OpenVPN

I've now done quite some research on this topic and could not come up with a viable solution so far. There have been many questions, most of them not quite matching my issue, and only few answers. So, ...
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OpenVPN - how to disable internet access after OpenVPN hang

Time to time my OpenVPN connection hang. I want to disable all internet access automatically after VPN hang (to prevent leakage) until I done some "action" or reconnect to VPN. OS: Windows 7 I am ...
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Firewall is blocking internet traffic to OpenVPN clients

I have a virtual network setup with a Linux router/firewall connected to two private networks. An OpenVPN server in routing mode and a web server are in one of the networks. On the other are linux ...
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OpenVPN: failed to resume on wake up

I've installed an OpenVPN daemon on my Ubuntu 13.04 computer, I'm forwarding all my traffic through a personal server. Everything works fine, I've also installed it with success on several other ...
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pfSense 2.1 OpenVPN client not using tunnelled interface

I'm having some trouble getting OpenVPN working on my pfSense box. The issue is quite strange to me. When I have the OpenVPN turned on, only my router is able to connect to the Internet. From the ...
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OpenVPN GUI window is empty. Why can't I connect to my VPN?

I'm desperately trying to troubleshoot an issue with our OpenVPN, but whatever I'm trying, the OpenVPN GUI window just comes up blank. I've already increased the verb directive in the config file to ...
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Using ccd OpenVPN user can connect , but can't access other devices [closed]

I'm using ccd OpenVPN settings to make static keys for each users. My Server config looks like cat openvpn.conf dev tun proto udp port 1194 ca /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys/ca.crt cert ...
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How can an outgoing OpenVPN connection fail when an additional incoming OpenVPN connection is added?

I have the very strange behavior that my VPN-connection to a remote location "restarts" every couple of minutes when I logged on to the connecting machine via another VPN tunnel. When I sit in front ...
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OpenVPN 4in6 or 4over6 tunnel

My ISP sucks. It gives me an IPv6 Address and an IPv4 one, but IPv4 is down 50% of the time (I can't access any IPv4 Services every 10 minutes)... As I already have an OpenVPN Server set up, I asked ...
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My client can't ping to server tunnel and no internet connectivity

I have installed OpenVPN in my Centos machine as OpenVPN server. I generated all authentication certificates, keys and all and it worked fine through the key authentication system. I tested it with my ...
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OpenVPN as a paranoid mesh network

I would like to set up a VPN with a similar topology to a Hamachi network: each computer connects to the other, as a "mesh," but traffic between them is still secure. Can OpenVPN do that? Or, if ...
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Automatically navigate through Internet using a VPN or not depending upon if the URL is in a black list or not

I'm using the Firefox extension autoproxy. When we introduce an url, it checks if it is in a black list. If it is in the list, it uses the proxy. If not, it navigates without any proxy. I made my ...
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Allow access to OpenVPN only from linux systems?

I'd like to know if there's a way to check the OS of the client connecting to a client to site VPN tunnel ending in an OpenVPN Linux server. I don't want Windows clients to connect to it due to ...
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Can't communicate with host OS through OpenVPN Server running on guest OS (Virtualbox)

I recently set up a VPN using OpenVPN Server running on Debian OS as a guest OS. I am running the virtual machine with VirtualBox. I can connect local and remote systems (as well as other guest OSs) ...
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multi network connections

I have 3 machines on a local network at home using 192.168.0.0. Is it possible to setup another network with an OpenVPN connection so that when I VPN to that OpenVPN server I can remotely access my ...
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Chromebook VPN support

Can a VPN be used in the Chrome OS? I have not been able to determine if a VPN can be used on the various models. I am looking for either pptp or openvpn support.
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Is Windows Firewall active on OpenVPN connection?

(This applies to "private" Internet browsing through a VPN such as privateinternetaccess.com) If I connect to a VPN using OpenVPN client on my Windows 7 box, will the Windows firewall be active ...
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Ubuntu openVPN TCP no internet, UDP works. Win7 works on both TCP/UDP with same settings

I've recently purchased a VPN service which I'm connecting to with openVPN. On Windows 7 I can connect on both UDP and TCP settings, but when I'm trying the same thing on Ubuntu 13.04, it gives me ...
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route openvpn traffic from PC to ethernet cable

I have Openvpn server running on dedicated windows server 2208 R2, on my end i have windows 7, Openvpn connects with no problems. Now i got an application on the server (Voipswitch) and i want to ...
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VPN Client and Windows XP

we are runnning OpenVPN 2.1_rc11 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu on a small debian server. And we have several employees, that use this vpn to connect to our domain from home. They are all using Windows 7 and it ...
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logon/logoff script on server which use OU from client openvpn certificate?

is it possible during vpn logon/logoff? There is access to many clients from our network, so I want to run script to check our ticket system and block via iptables all traffic for this user except ...
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Windows 7 client fails to connect to Debian OpenVPN server

I have set up an OpenVPN server on my Debian Wheezy machine. When I try to connect from my Windows 7 client machine, I receive some message which I am not able to decipher. I would be very grateful ...
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Where do you set the allowed port for OpenVPN

I am provided with a config file which allows me to connect to a home network. The problem is I can only connect to the VPN via the remote desktop. I would like to know if I can also connect via other ...
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OpenVPN for secure browsing OpenWrt

I want to setup a private OpenVPN server which will allow me to surf the web securely at home. Essentially I want all my traffic encrypted and protected from my ISP or hackers snooping. How do I go ...
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OpenVPN disconnects after 10minutes

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on AMD64. I use OpenVPN to connect from my home to office. On Windows it just works. When I installed it on Ubuntu Im using same config file from windows. I can connect. It works ...
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Can't access client from server through VPN

I have a client-server (both linux debian) openvpn connection. vpn server is set up to assign ip addresses 10.9.8.1-255 but the client has on the vpn the same ip it has on the lan (192.168.1.3). I can ...
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HMA VPN suddenly stopped working

There are other people within my school whom are using this application fine. It connects on some laptops but on others it gives a TLS Handshake Failed error. And now it is only working in some ...
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VPN equivalent to SSH port forwarding?

I have an application on my remote server, it can only be accessed through localhost:3000 (not accessible from internet) When I SSH into my remote server using putty with a tunnel L"*:3000" ...
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VPN to home from uni

At home I have an OpenVPN server setup on my Gargoyle router and I can VPN in from my Android phone over 3G. It works really well. However when I can't VPN over the wireless network at uni. I know ...
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Route only some protocols in OS X via third party vpn server

I use a third party OpenVpn server that I don't administrate connecting in OS X 10.6, currently via the Tunnelblick application. I wish to route only a handful of protocols via VPN, instead of ...
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Openvpn suddenly stopped working on some laptops in my college

My College: The LNM Institute of Information Technology What our tech department uses: Cyberaom Firewall for userid authentication What we found out 3 months back: OpenVPN was our solution to ...
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Do you need a VPN server to run VPN using OpenVPN?

Everyone talks about setting up a VPN server (you can buy a VPN service). While you can have a computer running 24/7 as a VPN server, is it possible to connect to the internet with VPN directly ...
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Allow only VPN traffic with GUFW not working

Running Kubuntu 13.04 I have read this tutorial about only allowing torrent traffic with GUFW but it seems this is not working for the browser. My torrent application is working but I cant browse any ...
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Setting DNS servers using OpenVPN client config file

How can I set DNS servers on the client using only the client configuration. My client is a windows machine and I want to change the DNS servers when the client connects and revert back to the ...
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Use VPN to make upload better

Today I found a couple of video on youtube that showing how to upload videos faster on youtube, by using PrivateTunnel a technology based (i think) on OpenVPN. How can improve the upload speed? It ...
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OpenVPN Server on VirtualBox Guest (Ubuntu 12.04 Server)

I have a PC running Windows 7 as the host for a Ubuntu Server 12.04 VirtualBox-Guest installation. On this guest OS I installed OpenVPN following the tutorial on help.ubuntu.com. I am now running Mac ...
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Firwall blocks TFTP over OpenVPN

I have to access a private network with OpenVPN. There is a TFTP service running in that private network. When I try to transfer a file the Windows 7 firewall drops all incoming packets. The TFTP ...
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Traffic through openvpn

So I've configured openvpn to another server and I can now successfully start the process on ubuntu and it says I am connected. However, if I try to SSH to other servers or access privileged websites ...
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SSH doesn't work over VPN

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 running OpenVPN and OpenSSH. I've installed OpenVPN on a Windows machine at work, and created the connection. I can ping back and forth between the machines, but when I ...
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How to use openvpn for browsing

I'm just starting out with VPN and OpenVPN. What I understand is that I when I have a vpn connection, it's like I'm on the same network as the server. Then I should be able to connect to the server ...
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Why/how is OpenVPN tinkering with my BIND9 configuration?

I have a DNS server that lacks forwarders. Its only aim is to resolve machines on my internal domain. As such, dig/ping somevaliddomain.com returns nothing. This is the behavior I want. When I ...
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How can I get an OpenVPN connection to correctly proxy DNS?

I have a vpn connection I use to connect to work. It works almost perfectly, here is how I connect: sudo openvpn --config frew@foo.bar.com.ovpn Unfortunately the DNS doesn't seem to work, so ...
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Connect OpenVPN client through Tor's SOCKS port (Linux)

OpenVPN has the option to connect through a socks proxy. Tor, as you may know, provides a SOCKS proxy (listening on localhost) to anonymize the apps/traffic using it. I would like to connect my ...
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OpenVPN doesn't resolve names when using a router

I'm using OpenVPN client (TCP TUN) on an Ubuntu box. For some reason, it stopped resolving names when I'm connected through my dd-wrt router. It used to work just fine, and when connected directly, it ...
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VPN service into 192 network

I'm thinking about setting up a security testing lab. I work on a switched network, and that just makes for unnecessary headaches when doing testing. I'd like to create a 192 network with a few ...
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OpenVPN + Squid or another way of blocking advertisements/websites?

I have a personal VPN that I use on my tablet for public wifi protection. Adblock+ is limited on android in that you need to set up a proxy for it to work, and this isn't ideal. Before I started ...
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Pfsense OpenVPN tunnel goes down

I have pfsense openVPN tunnel problem. I have 10 sites. The problem is that sometime some of the sites automatically go down, so I need to restart the openVPN service in client side to resolve the ...
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How to keep alive the VPN connection?

I'm using NetworkManager and OpenVPN on linux. The problem is I get random disconnections, especially when idle. So I was thinking maybe there was an option to keep it alive. I have seen examples ...
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Configure and Lock Down OpenVPN

I've installed OpenVPN Access Server on my Ubuntu box at home. It's set up so that I can connect my website hosted on the box, log in, and download the client. The Admin site is not port-forwarded and ...
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Setting up bridged OpenVPN server with single public IP NIC

I've been trying to set up a bridged OpenVPN server without much success. I've got VPS running Ubuntu with one NIC, which has assigned static public IP to it. I want to be able to have a couple of ...