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VPN is the acronym for Virtual Private Network - a network type that uses a the Internet to provide remote networks or single machines with secure access to their organization's network avoiding expensive leased lines.

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use windows version of cisco vpn client on linux and osx

I have tried wine, but it crashes before finishing the installation. So I switched to virtualbox, installed the cisco vpn client there, and ssh into the guest win7 os. My question is: Is there a ...
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ipsec configuration problems on Ubuntu. Errors on IP forwarding" connection authorization from Android client

I'm trying to create a L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN from my Android phone to my Ubuntu server on my home network. I am receiving two errors. the first one is a failure checking IP forwarding when I run ipsec ...
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virtualbox VM host-only interface and vpn interplay issue

I'm having some weird connectivity issues when combining a masqueraded virtualbox VM with a connection over a VPN. The setup: - I have a virtualbox VM on my machine - This VM has connectivity issues ...
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It is possible to configure Windows to use different DNS servers for different domains?

It is possible to configure Windows to use different DNS servers for different domains? I am configuring a company VPN. The VPN allows split-tunnelling (users can access the Internet directly, ...
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Having problems using VPN a second time

I'm trying to do some free-lance work from home. I need to access a friend's database server so that I can do some DBA maintenance type of work. I set up a VPN connection last night to his server on ...
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While on VPN, how do I use my fast internet connection for files not on the VPN?

When I connect to a VPN, I notice all my internet access slows to a crawl. From ~5MB/sec to ~250KB/sec. I'm using Cisco AnyConnect on OSX, which doesn't appear to have any basic options to say ...
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How to use openvpn daemon with authentication token

we recently started using openvpn in production environment. We also use several kinds of OS here (Mac, Linux and Win). I would like to talk about linux. Those who have access also have tokens from ...
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Need assistance SECURELY accessing home network from Android device

First I am able to use simple port forwarding on my router to access each IP cam individually. This is an unsecure method and is exactly the solution I a trying to get away from. I am a Linux ...
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Connect to VM to VPN through another VPN

My current setup is: My work desktop connects to our corporate VPN. I have a VM (Linux Mint) in VirtualBox that I am attempting to connect to another VPN (Private Internet Access). The VM in ...
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how to ping outside vpn tunnel to keep connection alive when using public wifi?

I am using VPN (AirVPN) over public wifi (Mcdonald) i had to use an alternate port to be able to connect in the first place, But now i get disconnected of wifi every 30 min or so (time out due to ...
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Split Tunneling: How do I know which IP addresses should go to the VPN network?

I have setup my VPN client (VPNC Front End) to use split tunneling. After the VPN is connected, I have a script which adds the routes for all of the IP addresses that I know should be routed through ...
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SoftEther VPN Client Manager not working

I had to refresh Windows because I had some problems with it and now the VPN Client won't work, whenever I select a server from the Public VPN Relay Servers, i get a pop-up message "Requesting an IP ...
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Routing 192.168.XX.XX address through local 192.168.1.1 instead of VPN

The problem lays on my side. The ip address im trying to resolve is 192.168.4.201 which routes through 192.168.1.1 (my local area network) instead of routing through VPN (10.10.X.X). How do i force ...
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How to properly override OpenVPN's redirect-gateway on Linux?

My VPN provider pushes redirect-gateway and I don't like that. On Windows, I override this with routes as advised here: route 0.0.0.0 192.0.0.0 net_gateway route 64.0.0.0 192.0.0.0 net_gateway route ...
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How to setup a ASA 5505 behind a captive portal and start a VPN NAT

I'm currently in the situation that I connect to the internet via local network with a captive portal for user authentication and transparent HTTP proxy. During peak hours the proxy slows down to ...
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Asus-wrt AC52U configuration problems

I am having problems getting my Asus ac52u working with openvpn from mullvad.net, a swedish VPN provider. It is not working despite many hours with both trying and googling. SHORT INTRODUCTION I ...
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A hacker installed vnc & remote management programs on my Macbook

A nasty guy I dated last year secretly installed a series of programs onto my MacBook Pro and I need help with allocating and removing them please. I haven't switched it on for 11 months so it's still ...
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Two users on Windows 7 connected to different networks?

I happen to need to use a VPN, but also need my local connection. I can't connect to these two together though, as I need just some software to run on the VPN, while the rest of it must not. I tried ...
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Can't connect to SMB shares using OpenVPN

I've managed to set up OpenVPN server on my ASUS RT-AC66U router at home that's using the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware. It's set up using a TAP interface and I've installed the OpenVPN client at a remote ...
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Spotflux blocks access to local IIS

I am using Spotflux free VPN out of some necessity as I work. However, whenever it is "on" (that is, "protected" according to its tray applet). It blocks my access to the IIS web applications I have ...
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Can’t ping gateway on a Tomato OpenVPN server setup

I have some problem configuring an Open VPN server from a tomato firmware (v1.28.9054 MIPSR2-beta K26 USB vpn3.6) on a WNR3500L router. I’ve setup the server like that : And, when connecting ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS terminal session constant freeze, disconnects

I have installed Windows 2012 R2, using it to support 15 remote desktop users. I have installed Office 2007 open lic. The problem I am having is I start a session, then if I run any Office program, or ...
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VPN Adapter, current user only

Recently I faced a problem with my vpn on an rdp server, there are multiple users on the server the issue I am facing is when I enable my vpn it connects everyone on the server to my vpn, is there a ...
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About setting up a VPN

Do i need a dedicated server machine to run a VPN server or would it be ok if i used one of the working PC and a windows VPN client on it? I would expect at a time 10 clients to be connected and ...
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Specifics of Setting up a VPN

I have two small offices, and one office has a NAS storage, say office 1. I want office 2 to also have access to the NAS via a intuitive interface - shared drives, as seen by office 1 employees. If i ...
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pfSense OpenVPN Server uses PAP Authentication…is this secure?

I have followed many guides online including: http://blog.stefcho.eu/?p=545 I'm setting up openvpn and radius authentication on a pfsense box. All the guides suggest to use PAP authentication. I'm ...
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Setting up a Basic VPN

Ok so we are a small company, and I am a Partner cum Computer Enthusiast(and hence IT Administrator) at this company. We have two offices, separated 100km. I have purchased a NAS to be installed in ...
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OpenVPN GUI stopps working

I finally configured my OpenVPN Server v5 installed on Windows 7 machine. I have 25 clients which can reach it, ping it and do all the network traffic through the VPN. However, I need my server to be ...
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Reason for root with SOCK_RAW?

What is the reason for requiring root when a socket is created with SOCK_RAW? I think its kind of silly to run a program as root just to create a socket to use with VPN. Not to mention other sockets, ...
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combined VPN shortcut

After creating a VPN connection shortcut for the desktop -- and also creating a shortcut for the private IP (10.1.2.145) that I go to after establishing the connection -- I began to wonder if it is ...
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if VPN does not encrypt data between VPN Server and Web Server, then why ISP is not able to throttle streaming in a VPN

I understand VPN does not encrypt communication between VPN Server and Web Server (e.g. Netflix server) I saw this video In this user claims that using VPN, ISP is not able to throttle streaming of ...
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Connecting to ssh server that only accepts local connections

This is the situation right now if I want to connect to my university server for using some statistical software made available. I connect my laptop to the university VPN I use putty to establish an ...
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How do I VPN out of a Windows Server 2012 R2 system?

I've found plenty of help online for setting up Windows Server 2012 R2 to be a VPN server, but none for having it be a VPN client. The standard Windows 8.1 methods don't seem to work or even be there ...
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SCEP trustpoint equivalent for ipsec scepclient

I can't seem to wrap my mind around what exactly the cisco reference to a trustpoint is, as pertains to a scep request. I am trying to perform this request on a ubiquiti edgerouter which has ...
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Setup router with 2 seperate LANs, one that pipes thru VPN, one that doesn't?

I use a VPN at home for privacy, but there are times where you do want your true public IP to be known. Like for Google Maps, or pizza. I currently use a software-VPN tool on my computer for this, but ...
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Win 8.1 “Metro” VPN: How to create with “Allow other people to use this connection” enabled?

In Windows 8.1, there appear to be 2 ways to create a VPN connection. One way is through the 'Metro' interface, PC Settings > Network > Add VPN Connection. The second way is the 'Windows 7' way, ...
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Need help monitoring latop/vpn traffic for interruptions

I have much trouble with dropping vpn connections (I can only connect through to one of the 2 vpn servers in the first place). Right now I'm using the Windows 7 resource monitor utility to try to ...
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Is it better to use a router's openVPN implementation or to build my own?

My router has an openVPN server built in which I use. My only real need is for me to be able to access my home network so I can connect to my ZNC and media server. I was thinking about either putting ...
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How to access router web interface behind VPN with same IP as local router

I have a two home networks involving cable routers. Network A is an Asus RT-N66U that is hosting a PPTP VPN. My PC is connected to Network B which is another router (Netgear WNR1000). Both routers ...
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Restricting access to iOS apps based on time of day

I'm looking to set up something on my iPhone and iPad that works like SelfControl on my Mac. I get distracted by Facebook, and would like to restrict my access to it except during certain times of ...
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In Mac OS X, is there a way to individually route apps through a VPN or not?

I've seen plenty of information on selectively routing (through a VPN or other interface) by subnet or IP. But is there a way, in OS X, to selectively route through a VPN by application? Could one, ...
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cisco vpnc + how to disable the IPSec ID and IPSec secret

I use the vpnc in order to open vpn connection against the customer in the following example I run the vpnc and get error about "hybrid" so according to some site they suggest to remark the line ...
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OpenVPN client tun device name in OSX

I have a VPN server set up that I am using to connect to from my OSX 10.9 laptop. When I load my openvpn profile with tunnelblick, it works, and I get a device named "tun0" just like you would expect. ...
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How to test a PPTP VPN server from a remote location?

I cannot decide whether a VPN server blocks my geographic location or whether it is down altogether. What is a legitimate and trustworthy service that could (try to) connect from its own location as a ...
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OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client that is a SOCKS5 server | linux

I need an OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client for Linux - don't care which - that acts as a SOCKS5 server on the local machine. It should not set up tunnel interfaces or anything like that, it should just ...
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Issues accessing file shares of certain servers across site to site VPN

We recently had a problem crop up with one of our remote facilities, i'm not a system admin, and we are currently without one, but I will try to explain the best I can. Employees at the remote site ...
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VPN connection failure with Virgin Media

How do I VPN to my workplace after setting up Virgin Media? It doesn't work for me.
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PPTP server not functioning (or set up) correctly

I've set up a PPTP server on Ubuntu Sever 14.04. I need to allow a foreign client to access the LAN, but NOT attempt to use my internet connection. When connecting to the VPN the client loses internet ...
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Can another VPN client be used to connect to a network, OpenVPN is installed on?

I'm trying to connect a computer by VPN. OpenVPN fails to install, it's corrupt. Is there an alternative VPN client that would work on Windows 7 that I can install? I'm a little confused as I thought ...
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How to connect to a VPN?

I am a newbie on this subject, and I was told to connect to a VPN from my computer, which is running Kubuntu 13.10. I was also given the server to connect to (vpn.server_x.com:81), a user and its ...