Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've made a pptp server on Ubuntu and considering I'm fairly new at this stuff I somehow made it work (tested from a friend behind a router without any port forwarding). Granted it was kinda slow, but it still established a connection (connecting from Win 7).

Now the idea is that I want to connect to my home network from Germany (for example to be able to see the other HALF of youtube, which is blocked here for some unknown reason). But when I got here it turned out I can't connect (error 619). After I've read a bit about it I'm guessing my ISP is blocking the ports needed by the pptp and I really don't know what to do. I'd appreciate any ideas on how to set up my server so I can connect to it.

P. S. At least ssh and xrdp are working fine so I still have some way to connect to my PC at home... :) Also I'm a real newbie at this stuff so more details are welcome :)

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Iain Jan 7 '13 at 10:20

Questions on Server Fault are expected to relate to server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Not sure what exactly you would like to accomplish, but if it's only for web traffic you could setup a web proxy. – golja Jan 7 '13 at 10:00
Welcome to Server Fault! Your question is off topic for Serverfault because it doesn't appear to relate to servers/networking or desktop infrastructure in a professional environment. It may be on topic for Superuser but please search their site for similar questions that may already have the answer you're looking for. – Iain Jan 7 '13 at 10:20
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Well, the best way to fix this is to change the port on the VPN server to something which your ISP will allow, something like 80/443/22/25.

That you can check by running a netcat server and try to connect to that port from germany.

Run this command on VPN server. This will open a port given in command

 # nc -v -l -k -p <port>

Then try to connect to your server by telnet.

 # telnet <VPN_SERVER> <port>

Once you find a port which your ISP allows, simply run your openvpn server on that port and change the server port in the client and it will work like charm.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.