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 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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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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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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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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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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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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what can filter a port on Fedora 19 besides router, firewall and selinux?

I am trying to use seafile which seems very nice. Unfortunately I have an issue that I fail to explain. From my two fedora 19 machines, nmap says port 12001 is filtered on the distant (say private) ...
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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 ...