OpenVPN is a free and open source software 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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What's an inexpensive way to connect 3 sites over VPN, each with dynamic IPs?

I have 3 networks that I would like to connect to each other over VPN (IPSec or OpenVPN). Each site has a single dynamic public IP address and is running NAT. How can I connect each of the sites ...
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Open VPN troubleshooting

I'm trying to set up a site-to-site VPN connection between 2 of our offices. The VPN servers i'm using are 2 "Edgerouter lite" and the tunneling software i'm using is OpenVPN. This is how the setup ...
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Routing between eth0 <-> tun0 doesnt work

I am configuring a linux vm as a openvpn client to act as router to route to another machines connected to the central vpn hub Data. Lan: 192.168.10.0/24 Remote vpn subnet: 192.168.40.0/24 openvpn ...
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OpenVPN howto discover peer addresses at the server

With an Ubuntu server running OpenVPN 2.2.1 and with server 10.9.0.0 255.255.255.0 in the server.conf, how can I programmatically identify an individual client amongst multiple clients, and the IP ...
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How can I make clients see each other through OpenVPN? [on hold]

Trying to stream games using Steam via OpenVPN on a remote computer. The Steam server will connect to OpenVPN and so will the remote computer. How do I route/config this?
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Choose between Full/Split Tunnel on Client side, how?

I have openvpn server configured on the Ubiquiti ERL and it works fine. I have set up: openvpn-option "--push redirect-gateway def1" openvpn-option "--push dhcp-option DNS 10.10.0.1" in the OpenVPN ...
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How to make a client's pkcs12 bundle if only server pkcs12 bundle is present

I've got a linux box with openvpn installed on it, openvpn is configured to use pkcs12 certs: dh server.dh pkcs12 server.p12 crl-verify server.crl I'd like to add more vpn clients, but I ...
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Connect AWS and Azure via OpenVPN

I am trying to connect two networks (AWS and Azure) together via OpenVPN. I am aware of other implementations (OpenSwan+Azure GW etc.) but I need maximal portability as I will be expanding this to ...
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In OpenVPN, what's the risk of omitting the key-direction when using tls-auth?

In my TLS enabled OpenVPN configuration I would like to use the additional security offered by using tls-auth. The good news is, is that it works as expected. However, I have a question about the ...
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How to configure two default routes on Linux?

I'm configuring a routing server with Linux. An Ethernet link (eth0) to internet (fast, but can't access some sites); An OpenVPN link (tun0) to provide internet access to local users; An OpenVPN ...
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https and ssh access to OpenVPN from windows

I recently installed OpenVPN on a remote CentOS 7 web server. I am able to connect to it from a local CentOS 7 devbox by typing openvpn --config /path/to/client.ovpn. Once the connection is made, I ...
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OpenVPN: Options error: Unrecognized option or missing parameter(s)

I am trying to assign different ip address ranges to two different types of users of OpenVPN. The two user types are administrators and employees. Towards this end, I created certificates and keys ...
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OpenVPN - open ports for clients only via iptables

OpenVPN server running on my ubuntu server (tun mode). My problem is that i cannot set some ports be accessible only for VPN clients. I have a dirty solution, but i want better. I have no iptables ...
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OpenVPN all subnets the same, send a single client to tun0?

The two networks in question are listed here.. The wlan0 is on 10.0.0.23/24. tun0 (openvpn) is on 10.8.0.6 but is routing traffic to the network 10.0/16. So both wlan0, and perhaps tun0 could have ...
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Is it wise to use OpenVPN to connect remote web servers?

I have a number of remote hosted servers for various purposes--web and application servers. I effectively want a "management network" of sorts so I can simplify tasks like log collection and package ...
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VSFTP not working over VPN

I've had a FTP service running for some time using vsftp, working with passive mode with no problems. I've recently set up a VPN using openvpn, as far as I know I've configured everything correctly. ...
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Restricting access to user groups in OpenVPN

I just used the instructions in this tutorial to install OpenVPN on a CentOS 7 server. I am able to ssh and https into the remote CentOS 7 server through the VPN from a client machine. However, it ...
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How to bypass OpenVPN per application

I have a linux machine that routes its whole internet traffic through an openVPN connection. It was explicitly configured to work that way. However, the machine has a few applications that should not ...
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Tunneling a PPTP VPN connection through a L2TP VPN connection

My company recently moved to a serviced office space : they provide the desks, power and internet. My company has a VPN to connect to the main head quarters that uses PPTP to connect. In the new ...
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OpenVPN sans port forwarding on unfriendly networks [migrated]

I have a problem. I'm about to move onto campus right in the middle of the semester. For a student, I have a complicated network setup where all of my systems are reliant on NAS and all of them VPN ...
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Open VPN copying files very slow

This is my first experience with setting up a VPN. I have Open VPN running at my work network on a firewall/router that uses the PFsense admin software. I connected to the VPN from my home network ...
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Linux: Bridge two NICs and route traffic through VPN tunnel except specific destinations and ports

I have a Linux PC (Debian Wheezy) with two Ethernet adapters. Adapter eth0 is connected to the Internet (modem/router/DHCP/firewall thingy) and eth1 is connected to an WiFi access point. All other ...
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iptables - openvpn can't access port 80

I have a server set up with OpenVPN. While connected to the VPN, all external websites work great, but when I try access a site that is hosted on the same server, it fails to connect. I can ssh into ...
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Revoke multiple client certs signed by one CA: only the first one got denied?

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 OpenVPN version: 2.2.1-8 Setup: one CA cert, one server cert, multiple client certs Server config: port 1194 proto udp dev tun keepalive 10 120 comp-lzo user nobody group nogroup ...
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OpenVPN server only gives username/password and client requires certificates

We have a eFive OpenVPN server which gives me a CA cert, usernames and passwords for the account. In addition, I have a RUT550 LTE router, from Teltonika, whose OpenVPN client setting allows static ...
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Rsyslog refuses to log over OpenVPN

I'm trying to forward rsyslog from a client to a server over a VPN. I have it working across an internet link already (through eth0 to an edge router) but would like it to go through the OpenVPN ...
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How can I inform Mac OS and iOS clients of VPN routes? [migrated]

On my home network (10.0.0.0/24) I have my Macs and iOS devices (the others don't matter). LAN clients gain IPv4 and IPv6 (native) access via an Airport Extreme (AEBS) connected to a cable modem on ...
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Can you set openvpn to automatically connect to 'falllback' ovpns in case current one fails? [migrated]

I'm in Debian 7.8 Wheezy, and have installed openvpn from the stable repository. I'd like to set up a system for another user (who does not have high computer literacy) where, if the primary server ...
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OpenVPN tunnel not able to support secure connect request

In CentOS 7 host we have installed openvpn package and did create an tunnel using OpenVPN tunneling for eth9 and tap9. Everthing work fine for unsecure connection but when we try to connect to server ...
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Routing VPN traffic between two networks

I have recently set up a two-network bridge using OpenVPN (Connect two networks with OpenVPN) The following things work: -Pinging any Network 2 computers from Network 1 Gateway (10.0.1.9) -Pinging ...
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Connect two networks with OpenVPN

I am trying to connect two networks together via OpenVPN. Gateways can ping each other, however they cannot access other computers on the network they're joining. Logs don't show any errors, and the ...
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In an OpenVPN network, Windows clients cannot access the host and other clients

I have set up an OpenVPN network and I'd like to let every client in the network be able to connect to each other, ie. servers 10.8.0.1, 10.8.0.2 and 1.8.0.3 should be able to communicate over VPN and ...
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OpenVPN client cannot connect to the server

I'm trying to configure VPN between two PCs both running Ubuntu 14.04 x64. I have created and configured OpenVPN server on one of them, OpenVPN daemon is online and I can see tun0 interface in ...
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Stretched LAN over OpenVPN

I'm trying to achieve the following but can't find the right information. I have a Windows server box in a datacenter which has only a WAN connection that I want to integrate in an existing LAN at ...
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OpenVPN start at boot not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying do configure my Ubuntu 14.04 server, so OpenVPN will start at boot. So far, I am able to start OpenVPN server with the command: service openvpn start After I execute this command, I ...
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How to access connected devices to a remote router using OpenVPN?

After much confusion I have finally managed to connect Windows 7 box to a remote 3G router using OpenVpn. The Windows 7 box is set to run as a OpenVPN server(10.8.0.1) and the 3G router is set as a ...
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OpenVPN connected but no Internet or LAN

Good evening, I'm facing an issue with my OpenVPN installation. Been at it for 3 days now but still cant figure out what is wrong for the life of me... Basically the issue is that i'm able to ...
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OpenVPN Access to LAN behind client (and vice versa)

I have the following setup: -------------------------------- --------------------------------- |Windows server 2012 | |PFsense router | |Running OpenVPN server ...
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“Packet Dropped” in OpenVPN on Ubuntu Server

I configured OpenVPN Server in Ubuntu 14.04 Server. It's okay but in /var/log/syslog I got the error. Mon Jan 26 02:46:02 2015 us=389908 user/20.10.10.1:57237 MULTI: bad source address from client ...
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Cannot get Ramnode KVM OPENVPN Server to route inbound traffic to the vpn client

I have used many free VPN services that work perfectly with my webserver and other servers but I just cant get this one to work. I simply installed the OPENVPN Access Server Via this guide here. ...
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openvpn route only ssh traffic over vpn connection

I have a OpenVPN server and we would like all traffic to go out the end users internet but if they are Developer and they are using SSH to the AWS servers I would like that traffic to go out the VPN ...
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How to Setup OpenVPN as Internet-Gateway and Connection between multiple Private networks on Virtualized Server

I am trying to implement the following: Network A (e.g. 192.168.1.0/24) with Router (192.168.1.254) Network B (e.g. 192.168.2.0/24) with Router (192.168.2.254) Online vServer for VPN (e.g. ...
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How to allow single user to use user/pass authentication in openvpn when all others will use private keys?

I've got a Mikrotik Routerboard RB750GL which I bought to configure as an openvpn gateway for lan at the office. Unfortunately I was lured by the openvpn promise, I didn't read to carefully to know, ...
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Openvpn on windows 08R2 times out clients

I have installed openvpn on windows 2008 R2 and I also configured it properly , I connected the server and it was successful but when a client tries to connect the ip, he receives the connection time ...
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ubuntu route all client eth0 traffic to openvpn on client tun0

OpenVPN client has 2 physical interfaces: eth0 = 192.168.10.14/24 gw 192.168.10.1 eth1 = 192.168.10.17/24 gw 192.168.10.1 tun0 = 172.160.1.6/24 gw 172.16.1.5 Server is external somewhere listening ...
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Allowing SSH on a server with an active OpenVPN client

I have a VPS running CentOS 7 that I connect to with SSH. I would like to run an OpenVPN client on the VPS so that internet traffic is routed through the VPN, but still allow me to connect to the ...
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Setting up OpenVPN server: should I use tun or tap?

I'm trying to set up my first OpenVPN server, and I'm having trouble figuring out whether I should use tun or tap for my particular setup. I have an Amazon VPC with a few EC2 instances running ...
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How discovery if data center provider is keeping network transfer logs or listening for traffic of the VPN provider? [closed]

How do I know if the data center provider is keeping network transfer logs or listening for traffic on both inbound and outbound connections of my VPN service hosted in their infrastructure? I mean ...
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OpenVPN Traceroute Issue

I have the following basic OpenVPN configuration: Datacenter Side: Subnet: 192.168.168/24 WAN->Router(192.168.168.1)->OpenVPN Server(192.168.168.200) Config File: port 1195 dev tun remote ...
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How to create openvpn tunnel between multiple interfaces between two hosts ubuntu linux

I want to create OpenVPN tunnel between two Ubuntu 12.10 hosts which has two interfaces, say: Host1: eth0, eth1 Host2: eth0, eth1 A tunnel is wanted between: Host1 (eth0) <-> Host 2 (eth0) ...