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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How secure is a VPN connection over WiFi?

I travel a lot and connect to public wifi hotspots all the time. What information will be given out if I use VPN within public wifi hotspots? Will the owners or intruders in the hotspot be able to ...
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Why Can't OpenVPN GUI add routes in Windows 7?

Good-day all, I'm having trouble getting the OpenVPN GUI application to add routes to a Windows 7 client. I'm using the same config file I've used on a Windows XP client except that I added the ...
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Installing OpenVPN on Windows7

It seems I cannot install the current version of OpenVPN (2.1.2) because the TAP driver is not signed and therefore windows 7 x64 refuses to install it. It shows up in the device manager, but with a ...
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SSH traffic over openvpn connection freezes when I cat a file

I have an openvpn (version 2.1_rc15 at both ends) connection setup between two gentoo boxes using shared keys. it works fine for the most part. I use mysql, http, ftp, scp over the vpn with no ...
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Can my ISP know that I am connected through a VPN?

I have a general understanding of VPNs and how they work. However, I am not sure of how the initial request is seen by my ISP? For example say I am connected to an OpenVPN provider, what happens when ...
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OpenVPN port-share with Apache/SSL

I'm trying to set up OpenVPN to listen on port 443, and then pass all HTTPS traffic to Apache, by using the port-share option. Relevant config snippets are: OpenVPN local ${PUBLIC_IP} port 443 ...
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Differences between SSH's tunnels and OpenVPN

I discovered that recent OpenSSH has support for tun devices. When it comes to tunnels and VPNs, I always thought the main programme was OpenVPN. Are there any advantages to using SSH tunnels? What ...
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NetworkManager is not changing /etc/resolv.conf after openvpn dns push

I've got a problem which is "NetworkManager is not updating /etc/resolv.conf after openvpn connection with dns push configured". Here's my openvpn server config: (I've changed domain name to ABC.COM ...
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connected to Centos openvpn but no outside internet access

I am using Windows 7 to connect to a VPS server running CentOS 6.4 First off, I have read every single post and just cant find the solution to my problem I configured my VPN server with openvpn, and ...
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Free or very Cheap VPN server software with high concurrent users count [closed]

I'm hoping to implement a VPN whereby about 200 concurrent users can log in to briefly access my network. I had a look at OpenVPN and this seemed excellent, but was hoping that there would be a less ...
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Opening up the subnet LAN behind an OpenVPN server

I've set up an OpenVPN server on my work network, and I am able to access the server from a remote machine over the vpn. However I can't work out how to access the lan behind the server. The network ...
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OpenVPN needs to change its port every time I use

I have a Linode VPS that I setup OpenVPN server on it. Since I'm in China we have to deal with the GFW (Great Firewall), so I use the VPN a lot. The weird part is, that every time I use it, I need to ...
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openVPN: Changing Windows 7 firewall settings

I had a problem where Windows 7 would not allow inbound connections over my openVPN tunnel. Meaning that my Windows 7 client would allow outbound and established connections but not allow inbound ...
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OpenVPN and routing

I've a server running openvpn, and I have a little issue. All my traffic is forwarded to the VPN, and when I use a website like "whatismyip" I see the server IP, so this part is working. But when I ...
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How can I setup OpenVPN with IPv4 and IPv6 using a tap device?

I've managed to setup OpenVPN for full IPv4 connectivity using tap0. Now I want to do the same for IPv6. Addresses and network setup (note that my real prefix is replaced by 2001:db8): ...
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Bridging VirtualBox over OpenVPN TAP adapter on Windows

I'm trying to configure a virtual machine (VirtualBox guest running Backtrack 4) with a bridged adapter over a VPN connection. The VPN is is hosted by the cybersecurity club at my university, and ...
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Replace DNS on Openvpn client without redirect-gateway

I am trying to push DNS to the client with OpenVPN server with config: push "dhcp-option DNS 192.168.x.x" It is working well, but what I really need is that during the VPN connection I do not ...
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OpenVPN connection works but no gateway is assigned

i try to setup openvpn on a vps and I'm able to establish a connection to the server, but the gateway isn't assigned to the client. Here are my config files: client config: client dev tun proto ...
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How to handle OpenVPN client as a service, when the laptop is physically on the network already?

The Setup I've gotten OpenVPN working on our Windows XP laptops. Users are limited, so I went ahead and set OpenVPN client to run as a service, which is great anyway because that means they are on ...
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Problems setting up a VPN: can connect but can't ping anyone

This is my first time setting a VPN. Clients can connect but can't ping other machines. This is certainly a route problem but i can't find the right way to configure it. Here is a sample example of ...
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OpenVPN Server - CPU is pegged out

I am configuring OpenVPN to act as a SSL tunnel for a remote location. I have OpenVPN1 at our current location acting as a server then OpenVPN2 at the other location that is acting as a client but is ...
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openvpn: connection established, can't ping server tun interface (debian server, windows & os x clients)

My goal: I want to set up openVPN on a vServer from the company netcup, running Debian squeeze. I only want a VPN connection from client to server; clients should not be able to see each other, also ...
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OpenVPN web traffic routing not working

My first time trying to set up OpenVPN. I followed the HOWTO guide from OpenVPN's site and was successfully connected but when I tried to route my web traffic, it seems that nothing gets through to my ...
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ARP reply vanishes from br0 to tap0 using OpenVPN in bridging mode

i have setup a linux box (on an esxi5) which acts as an openvpn server. the server is configured to use bridging for the clients, which essentially works, with one exception. if the client pings some ...
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redundant openvpn configuration

I have two openbsd nat/firewall boxes with carp for failover / high availability purposes. What would be the best possible practice to ensure that OpenVPN, which I plan on running on these boxes, ...
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How do I make Windows 7 treat a VPN connection to a subnet look like a non-“public” network?

I'm torturing myself with the task of trying to get an OpenVPN connection to a work subnet working under Windows 7. After some travail I've gotten the OpenVPN client to work and properly connect. ...
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The right vpn to replace heavy ssh usage

We are a small development firm looking to access the following services remotely: http smb network shares rdc / vnc Currently we do this with a lot of ssh tunnels. We are looking into switching ...
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How to ensure OpenVPN connection uses specific DNS?

I'm using OpenVPN through Tunnelblick on MacOS X Lion. I need to set specific DNS (with local IP, which works only when VPN is up) for the duration of this VPN session only. I do not have access to ...
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howto only tunnel specific hosts route through openvpn client on tomato [closed]

I am relatively newbie in networking world although I did coding and know some sysadmin background for a long time. and here I'm only one step from my destination. The whole picture is : at home I ...
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how to auto start openvpn (client) on ubuntu 12.04 cli?

I have an *.ovpn file that works if I type in sudo openvpn client.ovpn Now I would like to start up openvpn when I boot the computer. It's a headless version of ubuntu - if that matters - 12.04 ...
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No tun device in lxc guest for openvpn

I am trying to set up an openvpn server inside a lxc guest. However, it seams there is no tun device available in the container. Starting openvpn inside the container gives me this error: Tue Sep 18 ...
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VPN can't connect properly

have set up a vpn client on my laptop connecting to a openvpn server on a vps. It was working just fine until i restarted my laptop. I get this connection log in the vpn client: ...
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OpenVPN with iptables and a tun interface

With an openvpn tunnel that uses a tun device, what iptables rules allow the encapsulated traffic through and what rules control the packets after encapsulation? Basically, I am wondering how the ...
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What's the best method to monitor an OpenVPN server?

I have an OpenVPN server machine which resides on an isolated network, a NAT rule in the company's firewall is redirecting all traffic on port 1194 (tcp) from the public IP I chose to the internal ...
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Bypass openvpn for particular ip

My desktop machine runs Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0 (which is basically a libre version of Ubuntu 12.04), and I use OpenVPN to connect to a commercial VPN provider for internet access. It currently routes ...
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How to set up OpenVPN to let the VPN clients to access all the servers inside the server LAN?

My server LAN IP is 192.168.1.1 and there is an intranet web server on 192.168.1.2 The OpenVPN daemon is configured to give clients 192.168.2.* addresses. There is push "route 192.168.1.0 ...
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How to connect to VPN from the command line in Linux?

I have different tunnels that I configured using the network manager GUI. When I login to my desktop, I'm connected to the internet without any tunnels. To connect to a tunnel, I usually click on the ...
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Why Openvpn use network 0.0.0.0 netmask 128.0.0.0 as default route?

If you use "redirect-gateway def1" option in openvpn config file,the server will add a default gateway on your route table, what i want to konw is Why openvpn did not use network 0.0.0.0 netmask ...
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OpenVPN server running on openvz. How to write iptables rule without masquerade?

I am configuring a VPS which is running on openvz as an OpenVPN server using a tun interface. I am having some trouble with the iptables rule as MASQUERADE is not available. If MASQUERADE were ...
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How can I prevent OpenVPN from clobbering local route?

I have a local network on 192.168.1.0 with netmask 255.255.255.0. When I connect to a VPN though OpenVPN (as a client), it pushes a route for 192.168.1.0 that clobbers the existing one, making my ...
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Multiple openvpn clients on one openvpn server

Can I have multiple openvpn clients connecting to a single openvpn server? The following setting works well for a single user This is the server configuration (openvpn.conf) port 1194 proto udp dev ...
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Help setting up OpenVPN server

I set up an openvpn server on ec2 following the directions here: http://alestic.com/2009/05/openvpn-ec2 That all works great. I'd like to change this to use asymmetric keys, and allow multiple ...
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Limiting OpenVPN bandwidth

I'd like to give users a certain amount of traffic. Let's say user A gets 1 GB and user B get 5 GB. I have a great script which does log all this info, however this script is called when the user ...
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Which openvpn cipher should I use?

From both a performance and security standpoint, which cipher should I use with openvpn? According to http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html#security , the default is ...
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Getting disconnected from OpenVPN server each hour

I am having a rather strange issue with my OpenVPN configuration. I am connecting from Windows 7 with official latest OpenVPN client to my OpenVPN server (OpenVPN 2.1.4 i386-redhat-linux-gnu). The ...
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Possible? OpenVPN server requiring both certificate- AND password-based login (via Tomato router firmware)

I've been using Shibby's build of Tomato (64k NVRAM version) on my Asus N66U router in order to run an OpenVPN server. I'm curious whether it's possible to setup this OpenVPN server to require both a ...
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Bridge and OpenVPN with shorewall

I have this scenario and everything it's working OK, but I want to configure my Shorewall and I can't do it. My interfaces are: br0 (bridge of eth0) tun0 (OpenVPN) vnet* (each one of bridged ...
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How to restrict Openvpn users to certain network segments

I have three segments behind openvpn server: DMZ (192.168.1.x), Dev (192.168.2.x) and PROD (192.168.3.x). There are two groups of users: one group can connect to all segments from openvpn, while I ...
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Poor OpenVPN NFS performance

I have EC2 application servers behind an elastic load balancer. All of the application servers have access to a shared storage server, notably for centralized cache files, logging, etc. The shared ...
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OpenVPN + iptables / NAT routing

I'm trying to set up an OpenVPN VPN, which will carry some (but not all) traffic from the clients to the internet via the OpenVPN server. My OpenVPN server has a public IP on eth0, and is using tap0 ...