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Accessing office server remotely

I am planning to setup a small server for my office that my staff and I can access from anywhere from time to time. It will mostly contain documents and media files. More often than not, this will ...
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NO_PROPOSAL_CHOSEN strongswan ipsec tunnel

IKE proposals are first matched by the initiator and responder IDs (IDi/IDr), which work a lot like TLS SNI or the HTTP Host header – the initiator says "I'm <leftid> and I want to speak ...
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Strongswan ipsec tunneling between two VMs

The point is, you make the decision which type of interface (ipsec or strongswan) you are going to use when installing it (Debian, for example, offers both), then adjust /etc/ipsec.conf or /etc/...
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Accessing office server remotely

While the previous answers are fine, I am throwing in a cloud storage service as a possibility. Something like DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc might be a better choice, depending on your needs. ...
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Accessing office server remotely

From what I researched, I'm assuming I need a NAS device and a VPN. I was also told that I may need a static public IP address. A NAS is just an appliance that acts as a file server. Functionally, it'...
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Accessing office server remotely

Good job researching this! Do I need a static public IP address? In what scenario would I need to have one? It depends. Static public IP address makes the server reachable from anywhere in the world....
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How to chain couple OpenVPN servers?

Try this,, OpenVPN Settings > Server under Apps. Select the Exported Networks sub-tab from the Server tab. By default, the internal interface network is included. Make the client configuration next....
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Connect to SQL Server instance via VPN from WSL2

If your application runs okay in WSL1, then it will often allow you to workaround VPN issues. The problem with WSL2 and VPNs is that the WSL2 network is on a virtual Hyper-V switch and interface that ...
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wireguard peer 2 peer slow

Never found out the actual issue with that, I switched over to tincd and set all 3 devices up with 'mode = switch' and i have full speed accross the board now.
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As a user on a VPN how do I control which server a DNS request goes to

Best I was able to find was a 3rd party solution: https://yogadns.com/ It intercepts dns requests and sends them to a DNS pool based on rules you create. To solve my situation I created a pool to ...
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Setup dependency of `systemd.netdev` for networking

The problem was systemd-networkd was disabled by default. I had to activate it in order for the configuration to work. No dependency needed.
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Why can't I access a company server via ssh from outside the network, while the server clearly has internet access via git/apt etc?

When you connect from outside your company network, you use the public IP address of your company. This address is actually that of the router that stands between the local network and the internet. ...
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Why can't I access a company server via ssh from outside the network, while the server clearly has internet access via git/apt etc?

Why would I need a VPN for ssh when the server in question is clearly able to communicate with the outside world (git clone, apt-get all work fine)? I don't know a lot about VPN or networking, so I ...
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Why can't I access a company server via ssh from outside the network, while the server clearly has internet access via git/apt etc?

Why would I need a VPN for ssh when the server in question is clearly able to communicate with the outside world (git clone, apt-get all work fine)? The server is able to communicate with the outside ...
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OpenVPN client connects to VPN server, but no internet connection

Actually thinking it was a cipher AES-256-CBC legacy issue that others were having. It was not for some reason, permissions on install of the OpenVPN3 Linux client? as it was NOT creating a TUN. So I ...
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How to run a script after connecting to IPSEC VPN on macOS?

I have absolutely no clue about MacOS or Cisco (or Cisco software). However, I have encountered similar situations under various other operating systems / with various other software and therefore ...
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Can't reach my home external IP address when using vpn to home network

I've not worked with a raspberry Pi yet, but as it acts as a router. edit* I miss read a part, devices within the pi network can ping to devices in parents network and ISP. so lets say, ping to ...
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Built-in VPN errors 20027 and 20063

I had exactly the same situation. All the mentioned changes didn't help. As a desperate approach, I tried to upgrade to Windows 11. This also failed, because of the missing TPM 2.0 module. I opened ...
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How to let the entries in fstab to be mounted after VPN become up?

I would recommend looking into autofs: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/autofs https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Autofs Auto-mounts are mounted only as they are accessed, and are unmounted after a ...
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How to run a script after connecting to IPSEC VPN on macOS?

You may possibly be better served by setting up the Cisco VPN Client to start on boot and tying the script to user login, unless the script is directly related to some activity tied to the VPN being ...
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How do I set an HTTP proxy through VPN?

First, you need a working VPN without the proxy. If you haven't setup a VPN yet, do that first. Then - The VPN you are trying to use will need to connect to the proxy. This depends on the type of ...
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How does google know my real location exactly?

Google knows most VPN providers servers ip, also Google generates a fingerprint of each user from all of his/her browser features(version, resolution, color, language, country and ....) You can use ...
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Windows location settings detecting location with VPN

A simple solution is to use a "travel router" along with a LAN cable and wifi set to off. Specifically in cases like me where administrator has "force enabled" location services. ...
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`SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable` when routing to a computer in LAN over VPN

But it seems the route command on sys3 not actually sending any packet to sys1 via sys2 to check if reacheble. It's not a "liveness" check – the reachability check is based entirely on the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 net namespace with veth connected to bridge unable to ping gateway

I have found an answer to my problem. It turned out to be something really simple. Basically, two weeks ago I had installed Docker. I wasn't aware of this, but Docker messes with iptables. root@sam-...
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No internet connection Ubuntu-WSL while VPN

I had the same problem (no internet when VPN connected) running WSL version 2. To resolve I uninstalled Ubuntu, then from powershell set the default version to WSL 1 when installing a new distro wsl --...
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Can the VPN administrators see what I'm surfing on web when I connect to their VPN?

You are safe if split tunneling is enabled and not disabled. Most work-related VPNs use split tunneling to ensure only the traffic that is related to the work VPN is going trough the VPN connection. ...
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How to auto login with OpenVPN

In my case, I put the config file in a wrong folder. The 'OpenVPN/config' wasn't good for my case, beacuse there was a folder for my company. So I moved the password.txt to the 'OpenVPN/config/...

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