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 to set up simple VPN for secure Internet connections over unencrypted Wi-Fi?

I recently moved into an apartment where the complex provides free unencrypted Wi-Fi. The speed is good for my purposes, but I'm not 100% comfortable with all my traffic being sent in the clear, given ...
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Changing network type from Unidentified network to Private network on an OpenVPN connection

Is it possible to change the connection type in Windows 7? I have a OpenVPN connection which is identified as "unidentified network" and I do not want to apply certain rules to all unidentified ...
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OpenVPN client as SOCKS 5 server?

Are there any Windows applications that can connect to a remote OpenVPN server then act like a SOCKS 5 server in the local environment? EDIT: which means a local server speaks VPN/OpenVPN ...
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf. However, I lose Wi-Fi connectivity if the connection is broken by closing and opening ...
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Problem playing games using OpenVPN that use broadcast packets. Other games work, hosts can ping each other

I'm running an OpenVPN server in bridged mode and clients can successfully connect, see shared folder and play LAN games that let you enter the LAN IP address. However I'm unable to play games like ...
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Increasing link speed on OpenVPN (bandwidth)

I have bought a tunnel service by using OpenVPN. For a year I've had 10 Mbps max upload/download speed but now I've bought an additional 20 Mbps making the available total bandwidth 30 Mbps for me. ...
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Is it possible to connect to OpenVPN on Windows, without a 3rd-party client?

The title says it all. Is it possible to connect to OpenVPN from Windows 7, without using a 3rd party VPN client? Can I use the native Windows VPN functionality alone?
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Routing all Traffic through OpenVPN Tunnel

I have installed OpenVPN server on Archlinux and am now using OpenVPN GUI on Windows 7, I can talk to other computers connected through the VPN but I have not yet figured out how to route all traffic ...
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Setup routing and iptables for new VPN connection to redirect **only** ports 80 and 443

I have a new VPN connection (using openvpn) to allow me to route around some ISP restrictions. Whilst it is working fine, it is taking all the traffic over the vpn. This is causing me issues for ...
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How to setup DNS server behind a VPN

I want to host some websites behind a VPN and I need some help with the finer points of the configuration. Thus far I've settled on OpenVPN + Bind9 and I want to configure the domains like this: ...
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4in6 tunneling (via OpenVPN?)

I have a local network with internet access. But unfortunately IPv4 internet connection speed is limited to 1mbps, which is realy sad. Fortunately I have a native IPv6, and there is no connection ...
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OpenVPN: Only route a specific IP addresses through VPN?

On a remote private network there are two servers -- a file server and a database server (these are both Win machines, in case it matters). The file server has its own fairly robust authentication ...
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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 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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Most of the ports blocked, 80 open, will VPN be my savior?

My friend is on an uni where most of the ports are blocked so he can't even play games online, 80 is open obviously. The idea is "I will set up VPN tunnel on :80 on my router, so you should be able to ...
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OpenVPN vs. SOCKS proxy

I've been trying to set up a secure connection over which I can browse the internet, and it seems like there are two options, and SSH SOCKS proxy or OpenVPN (at least, those two are what I have found, ...
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Using pfSense, OpenVPN Connects but Still Can't See the Network

I am having an OpenVPN issue. I have a pfSense box at home configured to allow traffic through a VPN tunnel. The client computer is Windows XP Home, behind a standard Comcast connection and a ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu 11.10 - unable to redirect default gateway

I'm trying to connect to connect to OpenVPN server from my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I use the following command to do it (under root user): openvpn --config /home/vladimir/client.ovpn Everything ...
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Is it possible to route only a specific application through a VPN?

I've recently purchased a VPN from vpntunnel.se and was wondering if it was possible to use it for specific applications (Firefox, xchat etc) Also i'm having a little trouble setting up the the VPN ...
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How to route traffic from VM (Parallels) over an Open VPN connection on the host (OS X)

Scenario: I have a Mac running Lion that is connected to an OpenVPN server I have a Windows XP VM (running on parallels, but I don't think this is important) I want to be able to route traffic from ...
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OpenVPN routing issue

Building 1: 10.1.0.0 255.255.0.0 Building 2: 10.10.0.0 255.255.0.0 192.168.0.0 255.255.0.0 Buildings are connected by 1G metro ethernet. I reside in building 1. 192.168.0.0 is firewalled from ...
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Is it possible to route internet traffic when OpenVPN connection is active?

I use an OpenVPN client to connect to my office network to run a remote control client (VNC, LogMeIn) from home. I think that the server is the Untangle OpenVPN server. My understanding is that while ...
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Debian eth0 to wlan0 forwarding, with openvpn

I'm using "raspian" (Debian for the raspberry pi), and would like the raspberry-pi to serve internet access through eth0, using wlan0. The catch here is that while wlan0 is connected to my router, I'd ...
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Remotely push DNS server to client via OpenVPN

When I try to push a DNS server via the OpenVPN server-config I don't get that server to be the first DNS server on the connected client system. It ends up being specified as an alternative DNS ...
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Is it possible to have 2 different VPN connections simultaneously on the same machine? maybe on different network interfaces?

I am setting up a new cluster in my new workplace, and I am still administering another cluster in my last work place. Basically I am "copying" the configuration of the first one to setup the new one. ...
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Load balancing with multiple gateways

I have to different ISPs, each on each own network. The main connects via ethernet and the secondary via wifi. The two networks have no relation at all. I just connect to them simultaneously. The ...
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OpenVPN exclude IP or port

I brought a VPN service that I want to use on VPS for web bots. I've installed OpenVPN and config from the VPN Service, but openVPN is tunneling with the VPN service for all services even for remote ...
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Making SELinux play nice with OpenVPN (in NetworkManager)

I have been trying to use OpenVPN to connect to my work network. Using it via the command line works fine: openvpn user.conf I haven't bothered to set it up with DNS properly though, and it looks ...
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OpenVPN - Ubuntu 10.04 - Client Can't Connect to Server - Linux Route Add Command Failed

I have keys for access to an OpenVPN server already in place. I have used these keys to connect already, but using a Windows XP machine. On a Ubuntu machine, I installed OpenVPN and then configured ...
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Query specific nameserver for a particular domain upon VPN connect

Some background: I have a work laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 on it. I have a small network at home where I've been running some basic services (for myself/my family) for 10 some years. In my home network ...
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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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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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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 Alternative for connection over unreliable line

OpenVPN works great when you're connecting two tunnels over a stable, reliable connection. However, when one of the nodes is connected to the internet via an unstable internet connection (unstable: ...
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Why don't my certificates match?

I'm configuring a VPN with OpenVPN without interfaz, the problem is when I try to connect, it says: TLS Error: TLS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds (check your network connectivity) ...
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How can I route all traffic coming in to an OpenVPN server through an Apache proxy on the same machine?

I was following the instructions here to set up mod_pagespeed as a proxy for my phone. As the security note suggested, I set up OpenVPN and got that much working on my phone, but OpenVPN isn't letting ...
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Connect to VPN via integrated MacOSX tool

I have following openvpn.conf from my old PC: port 11194 dev tap remote vpn.company.com proto tcp-client tls-client tls-remote vpn.company.com ca /etc/ssl/certs/CompanyCA.pem cert ...
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OpenVPN - can connect but can't ping or access the server

I have a problem with openvpn. I have Ubuntu server and Windows client. The configuration file on server looks like: dev tun proto udp port 1194 ca /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys/ca.crt cert ...
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Losing network connection after VPN disconnects

I use tunnelblick and OpenVPN on the mac, but when I choose to disconnect from the VPN I lose all network connectivity and have to reboot to get back online. Is there a way to get a new IP or ...
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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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SSH vs. OpenVPN, which one is faster?

Hi I need to have access to to my server remotely. I would like to have x forwarding functionality as well. SSh provides me with that however it's a little slow over the internet. Would openvpn ...
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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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How do I force FileZilla to use OpenVPN?

I want to connect to a public SFTP server, but not via its public IP but over an OpenVPN connection because the server refuses SSH connections from the Internet. I'm using OpenVPN on a Windows 7 ...
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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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OpenVPN client without administrator rights on Win7

My parents use a Win7 laptop. I have set it so that they are not administrators of the device, only I am. I have installed OpenVPN for them to access the home network resources when they are out. The ...
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Routing to one IP via different gateways

I have an OpenVPN connection (point to point). When program connects to server it gets IP and Gateway dynamically, from server. I need to make windows add route to my secure server through given ...
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How can I restart my networking after using Witopia's Viscosity openVPN install that dies?

I am a customer of Witopia; they provide a VPN service. For the client, they license a copy of Viscosity which is a GUI front-end for openVPN. Over the past couple of days I've noticed that if ...
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Policy Based Routing - DD-WRT

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900. My intention is the flash the device with DD-WRT and set up an OpenVPN connection through it (I am currently outside of the states ...
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How to route specific traffic through OpenVPN?

I'm running a server at home with rtorrent and apache2. I would like to route my rtorrent traffic via OpenVPN and since im kinda new to OpenVPN and iptables i would like to have a user friendly guide. ...
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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 ...