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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OpenVPN Client Issue

We have a call centre setup with an ubuntu server as a DC box. We need to access our clients internal application . They have provided us openvpn keys. I am confused how can i have all 120 users ...
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Tunnelblick cannot load private key file

I got a certificate from my network administrator and the passphrase for it. Put everything in the Tunnelblick configuration folder, but always get an error: 2010-11-20 13:22:10 Cannot load private ...
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software VPN via Ubuntu & osX

I want to be able to access my shared folders on my ubuntu server from my laptop (osX) when I'm at Uni. I'd prefer to set up a VPN and continue to use the SMB or AFP (if i can get it working) that I ...
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OpenVPN: Setup a virtual network that only contain Servers - Is this possible?

All the examples about OpenVPN I have read so far either show "A client connecting to a Server(Point-To-Point)" or "Two networks are connected with each other(Bridge)". What I want to achieve is, I ...
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OpenVPN vs. IPSec - Pros and Cons, what to use?

Interestingly I have not found any good search results when searching for "OpenVPN vs IPSec". So here my question: I need to setup a private LAN over an untrusted network. And as far as I know, both ...
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User accessing Windows share keeps receiving username/password request (across OpenVPN if that's relevant)

At my work, we have set up an OpenVPN system for our remote users to access the machines in the office. The office machines are set up on a domain. I have created a domain user for her. A new ...
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What may the reason of slowness be (see details in message body)?

I've got a really weird situation I'm beating to solve. A performance problem which looks really like an empty waiting sequence set in code (while it probably isn't so). I've got a pretty powerful ...
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How to configure Untangle OpenVPN client to connect to a n ordinary (non-Untangle) OpenVPN server?

Choosing Untangle I was hoping that I could set its OpenVPN client-mode facility to connect to my OpenVPN server (which I've manually set up on a dedicated server, not in another office, the purpose ...
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what is simplest VPN type approach to use with home network when travelling? [closed]

I'm going travelling and would like to be able to VPN from a internet cafe to home so I can do internet banking more securely. Any advice re what would be the best VPN technology/approach to use ...
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Client unable to reach Internet through OpenVPN

The clients can all connect through OpenVPN. OpenVPN serves the following pool: server 10.8.0.0 255.255.255.0 I've configured the server's iptable with the following rule: iptables -t nat -A ...
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Check (and fix) OpenVPN status over Remote Desktop

We're having problems with one server that doesn't seem to be accessible through VPN. When I RDP to the server (local network, no VPN needed), the Open VPN icon is red. This on its own is not a ...
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Force (limit) OpenVPN client's IP/IPv6/lladdress

Is there any way to forcefully limit OpenVPN client's addresses? I.e. for each of multiple clients (identified by certificates) offer a specific IP address and disallow it to use any other. It ...
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ipv6 over VPN tunnel

I'm having an ipv6 problem that's plagued me for some time. (http://serverfault.com/questions/73241/ipv6-routing-over-vpn) the goal is to use a HurricaneElectric v6 tunnel to get v6 on my laptop, no ...
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OpenVPN client without redirect-gateway doing triangular routing and IP spoofing not working on Ubuntu

I have an OpenVPN client running on a server of mine obtaining a public IP on a remote network in a different country. The client configuration is as follows: dev tap remote a.b.30.7 float a.b.30.7 ...
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Is it safe to share easy-rsa keys between machines? How?

I have two vpn hosts, vpn1 being the primary, vpn2 being a hot failover machine for cases where vpn1 goes down, either planned or unplanned. Right now, we manage client keys using the easy-rsa shell ...
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DNS Does Not Register at Off-site Locations

First of all, let me give you the specifics of our setup: Windows Small Business Server 2008 Domain w/ all applicable updates on the DC The DC does DHCP for the main site The DC does DNS for all ...
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OpenVPN redirect-gateway on Windows 7 Server

I occasionally connect to the internet using public wifi networks at coffee shops and the airport. I know they are not secure networks and I'd like to ensure that when I am on them all my traffic is ...
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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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OpenVPN client for Windows 7 64-bit

I've been trying to get the OpenVPN client to install on a Windows 7 laptop, and so far none of the various versions work. Some won't install at all (one version's .exe installer humorously told me ...
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Unable to logon to vpn [closed]

My openvpn client log file- The interesting bit: Tue Oct 26 12:32:49 2010 TLS Error: cannot locate HMAC in incoming packet from 67.228.223.12:3389 Tue Oct 26 12:32:49 2010 Fatal TLS error ...
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OpenVPN connection disconnects, but SSH and Ping Works?

I got a bit of a weird problem, I have an OpenVPN Server running on my WNDR3700 router that used DD-WRT. Server Configuration push "route 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0" server 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 ...
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mDNS on bridged OpenVPN network

I have openvpn running on a openbsd server that is behind a firewall, so it is a local member of the LAN. The openvpn is a bridge configuration. firewall internal 10.0.10.1 openvpn server ...
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OpenVPN on OpenVZ TLS Error: TLS handshake failed (google suggested solutions not helping)

this is my first post here, hope I made correct formating I've set up an openvpn server on an openVZ VPS. struggling for 2 days but connection always failed by: TLS Error: TLS key negotiation failed ...
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OpenVPN with two gateway and DNS server

i've got a network as describe in this schema and I would like to setup an openvpn to access it from outside. http://i.stack.imgur.com/2Oqod.png The name of my VPN server is relay. Here is my openvpn ...
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OpenVPN and bridge interface configuration

I am trying to configure a VPN under Ubuntu and openVPN. I have followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/openvpn.html but I can't conect from any client, I always get a timeout ...
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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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Can IPCop connect external server with internal server?

The sysadmin in my company just resigned (me, intern has to fill that role) & I'm tasked to connect the external bugtracker (Redmine) with the company's Subversion server that is located inside ...
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Can't get my OpenVpn client to connect

I am trying to setup a test vpn between my home desktop and my laptop. So far I have got the server on the desktop to connect fine but I can not get my laptop to finish the connection. I have tried ...
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Forcing all traffic through OpenVPN from the client on Windows XP

Is there any way that a client can decide, on it's own, whether to route all traffic through OpenVPN or not? I know that I can add: push "redirect-gateway def1" to my server config, but sometimes ...
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Create VPN for single computers located in different regions

I have a set of single computers (terminals). Each terminal is connected to Internet via xDSL or Dialup connection. Terminal IPs are dynamic. Terminals would like to communicate to each other via ...
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How to prioritize openvpn traffic?

I have an openvpn server, with one network interface. VPN traffic is extremely slow. I tried to do traffic control with this configuration (currently): qdisc del dev eth0 root qdisc add dev eth0 root ...
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OpenVPN doesn't route into LAN

This seems to be a general problem, but I couldn't manage to solve it. I have a very simple configuration which follows. The server is Windows Server 2003 and client is Windows 7 Ultimate. On both, ...
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Open VPN client route management on windows 7

I have setup a tunneling VPN between two machine. One end is 192.168.100.1 (server), the other end is (192.168.100.2). The network mask of the distant site is 192.168.123.255, ie the server has two ...
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The feasibility of using a VPN to secure only the admin portion of a site

It has been suggested that the admin section of a custom CMS we use require VPN access to reach. How feasible is this? The site has a front end http://thesite.com and a backend ...
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OpenVPN: ERROR: could not read Auth username from stdin

I managed to setup openvpn but now I want to integrate a user/pass authentication method so, even though I haven't added the auth-nocache in the server config, whenever I try to connect it returns ...
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Help with OpenVPN setup on Windows Server 2003

Just wondering if someone can assist me further with the set-up of OpenVPN on my Windows Server 2003. I have configured Win Server as per the following guide: http://tinyurl.com/kxusv and I'm now at ...
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How To Access OpenVPN client from internal lan

We have just recently implemented openvpn and have run into an issue. We are trying to attach our disaster recovery server to the network through openvpn. The internal lan ip range is 192.168.10.0 ...
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Tough routing problem with Linux, Quagga and OpenVPN

The Setup I have an OpenVPN server that acts as a central router. It is configured with "topology subnet" command. Clients are Debian Linux nodes and each have one (or more) subnets directly ...
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How much horsepower is needed to have 100Mbit/sec OpenVPN throughput? [closed]

My small ALIX machine is not coping with the new demand for OpenVPN throughput I have. So I'm looking to replace it. Problem is, I don't have any experience with hardware sizing for OpenVPN. I'm ...
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openVPN dedicated outgoing ip for my users

So I have this box with 10 external IPs and I also have 10 users. Whenever a user connects to my VPN I want him to access the internet via a dedicated ip which I pull from the list of 10 externals. ...
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Openvpn Compromise scenario

Scenario : 2 Certification Authorities used for Openvpn - one CA for client certs and another CA for server certs. Question : Say the CA handing out client certificates is compromised - assuming a ...
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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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How to create a route to a domain name using openvpn

Is there any way to configure openvpn to "push" routes to a client for a given FQDN instead of an IP/mask? I mean something that would do the same as the following (broken) line in openvpn.conf file. ...
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Openvpn intermediate CA CRL Question

I have created a CA and an intermediate CA using easy-rsa 2.0. On the Openvpn server I use the intermediate certificate export_ca (as per the easy-rsa spec). When I revoke a certificate on my ...
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OpenVPN OpenSSL entry 22: invalid expiry date

I attempted to generate some OpenVPN keys for a new employee the other day. Same procedure as normal. Nothing has changed in this area for months. During the certificate generation I get the ...
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log openvpn traffic by squid

is any way to log openvpn traffic (sites that users visited)? i think because openvpn use tunnel and encrypt traffic cannot log visited websites, but in a server i saw that open vpn's users traffic ...
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Connecting to different OpenVPN servers

I have set up two different OpenVPN servers, one in the US and one in London. I connect to them from home using Windows 7, and the software I use is the basic OpenVPN client. Now the problem I have ...
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How to diagnose / fix an OpenVPN setup which works from inside of LAN but doesn not work from WAN side of router

The firm I work for has decided to go with OpenVPN to replace heavy ssh usage ( http://serverfault.com/questions/80566/the-right-vpn-to-replace-heavy-ssh-usage ) I have attempted to setup OpenVPN for ...
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Choosing protocol/method of connecting branch offices or datacentres

I have experience of openvpn, ciscos ipsec tunnels and alike but I wonder in what situation one would benefit from using a MPLS instead? If I understand it correctly, MPLS is L2 (but is sometimes ...
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Need help setting up OpenVPN on an Ubuntu server

EDIT: OK, thanks to all of your help I've made some progress. I fixed the connectivity issues with the bridge by manually setting up the bridge in the interfaces file and editing the bridge-start and ...