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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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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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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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 ...
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OpenVPN - Windows 8 to Windows 2008 Server, not connecting

I have followed this tutorial about setting up an OpenVPN Server on Windows Server - and a client on Windows (in this case Windows 8). The server appears to be running fine - but it is not connecting ...
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OpenVPN TLS Error

Today, I set up a VPN with OpenVPN at my house to increase my security, however I am getting an error which is preventing me from connecting to the server that works. Error: TLS Error: TLS key ...
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OpenVPN Options Error

I have created an OpenVPN server at my house, and while that seems to be working, I am having trouble with the client. Whenever I try to start the client, I get this error: http://imgur.com/ZOcgKEJ ...
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How to make a OpenVPN tunnel between home and server network with IPv6 support

I'm build a OpenVPN tunnel between my home network and my server. Here's my current scenario: Server (IPv4: 198.x.x.5) IPv6: 2001:xxx:xxx:xxx::abcd) <-----------> My ISP (CGN) ...
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OpenVPN connection limited

Just successfully installed (after 2 days trying!) my openvpn today. But it seems the bandwidth is limited because when I use ssh tunnel I can reach 300++ KB/s with no problem compared to using ...
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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 ...