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 low performance. Do I have MTU problems? Dumps inside

I have problems with an OpenVPN tunnel which does not reach line speed. The gateway is a Debian Jessy virtual server hosted at OVH. The client is either my freebsd 10.2 homeserver (Intel I3 Ivy ...
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Openvpn routing for lan to lan through tun

I am trying to setup an OpenVPN tun to connect two lan's The open vpn connection is up and working but there is a problem with my routing or nat or something. What I need is an example of what a ...
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OpenVPN certificate OR plugin-auth-pam authentication

Configuring OpenVPN server, I can enable either certificate-based authentication or username/password authentication using openvpn-plugin-auth-pam plugin, but not both at the same time. I enable ...
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IPv6 routing over OpenVPN

Trying to learn how IPv6 works with OpenVPN, so I wanted to setup following scheme. I have a VPS server (Ubuntu), which have been allocated a /48 subnet. ISP ipv6 gateway is XXXX:XXXX:XXXX::1 Server ...
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OpenVPN - OpenVZ - Multicast and how to enable it

Good day all My application makes primary use of Multicast packets on ip = 224.8.0.1 I have tested over normal Wifi/Ethernet and hosted networks, which are all good. Problem: My OpenVZ ...
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Policy-based routing on OpenVPN server

I'm trying to set up an OpenVPN server as reverse proxy for mobile/desktop devices, that can relay traffic based on certain policies: only requests to white-listed IP addresses are going to be ...
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How to prevent SSH freezes over an openvpn client to client connection

I have the exact same issue as the one described here, but I cannot request clarification from the author, since I am a new user and I cannot post a comment on that, so I am posting a new question (I ...
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OpenVPN gateway through OpenVPN

I'm trying to setup an OpenVPN access for clients through a server A I own. But I want these clients to connect to another OpenVPN server on an host B, configured as client on A. OVPN ...
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How to enable 2-factor auth using Google Authenticator for .ovpn file based openVPN access?

I have an openVPN setup where the users do not have shell accounts on the Debian VM running openVPN. The articles I found while Googling all have instructions of setting up Google Authenticator for a ...
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openvpn, option tls-cipher not working, no shared cipher

while experimenting with setting up openvpn, i stumbled upon this tip on a website. it says that you can limit the list of ciphers, to prevent downgrade attacks. i testet it in a lan with 2 computers, ...
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meaning of 'event_wait : Interrupted system call'

I manage several OpenVPN links. sometimes while the VPN is UP since minutes, hours, suddenly it falls with this message: event_wait : Interrupted system call (code=4) Sep 8 11:13:46 hostname ...
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Samba server disappears from the browser list after a period of time

I have a Ubuntu server running as a router. On the server I use iptables and DHCP 3.1.3, Samba 3.4.7 and OpenVPN 2.1.0 server. I have problem with Samba server disappears from the VPN client browser ...
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OpenVPN ERROR: could not insert 'tun': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

I'm trying to configure OpenVPN on my Debian 7 VPN but I'm getting the following error ERROR: could not insert 'tun': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg) I tried the ...
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Access website hosted on same server as VPN via the VPN

I have just finished setting up a OpenVPN server running on Ubuntu 12.04 and I have been able to connect to it from my own computer (the client). I am able to set up the VPN server to route ALL ...
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Vagrant bridge to openvpn interface?

Setup: A box running OpenVPN server and few Vagrant virtual machines Problem: I would like to access Vagrant boxes directly from VPN clients as regular machines, and not on only few forwarded ...
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OpenVPN on Windows Server 2008 - keeps disconnecting 'from itself'

I have OpenVPN GUI on Windows Server 2008 & can connect fine from a Windows 8 client. However, after a few hours - whether the client is connected or not - the server disconnects and doesn't ...
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OpenVPN: Run 'bridge-start' on boot before starting openvpn service (Ubuntu)

I've got OpenVPN working properly on my server, using bridge-start and bridge-stop scripts to create and remove network bridge, respectively. How do I set these scripts up to run bridge-start at boot ...
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How to properly replace CA certificate when clients get it bundled in PKCS#12 containers?

I'm about to regenerate a certificate of my CA (maintained by OpenSSL) used mostly to provide OpenVPN access to the intranet for my clients. My question is related to this one — "Certification ...
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Virtualbox: Bridging Guest VPN within a Bridged Connection

I've been trying to figure this out for a few days. Perhaps the biggest problem with figuring out the answer is that there are no unique keywords that I can think of to explain the issue. I have ...
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OpenVPN daemon fails to start — starting server manually returns no output

I am setting up an openvpn server on my network for the purposes of accessing devices remotely. I have generated crts and keys with the easy-rsa scripts and have configured server.conf correctly ...
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OpenVPN resets connection repeadly

I have a OpenVPN server installed in an Amazon instance with Windows Server 2008 R2, and there's my client. First i connect to my VPN For some reason when i try to connect to my VPN server and RDP to ...
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OpenVPN Configuration - Windows 7 client & debian server

I recently formatted my Windows 7 computer and lost my client's config files for OpenVPN. I recovered the certificates and default config that were left on the server but I haven't managed to make the ...
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Routing only some local IPs through VPN on dd-wrt

Much similar to this entry: http://serverfault.com/questions/94283/using-dd-wrt-to-connect-to-vpn-and-forward-all-traffic-of-certain-devices-through , I have set up my router with dd-wrt + OpenVPN to ...
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OpenVPN on pfSense: CRL verify fails with PKI depth 2

I've create a site-to-site OpenVPN structure on pfsense 2.2 using the built in certificate manager and the following: There is a root CA and an intermediate CA from which the server and client certs ...
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How do I use OpenVPN as an appliance in Azure to access protected resources?

I've been successful in creating a Virtual Network, adding subnets and security groups to different levels of our infrastructure, and installing OpenVPN on a VM and establishing a connection to it ...
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Multiple VPNs - can't activate more than one

I have a small problem. In my setup (linux, kernel 3.10.17) I have one ethernet port and multiple WWAN interfaces; each WWAN has its own VPN already activated. The VPNs are connected to the same ...
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How do I make Docker forward a packet from remote when a packet from the dockerhost works?

I have set up a docker container with a vpn. I added another container with a Squid proxy using the --net option, sharing the same network as the vpn. Running a traceroute from within the container I ...
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Tunnel only specific port over OpenVPN on OpenWRT-Merlin

My Asus RT-AC87U router is running OpenWRT-Merlin. OpenWRT-Merlin allows you to set up an OpenVPN client and disable NAT so that you have to manually configure the routes for this VPN. How do I do ...
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OpenVPN Tunnel not working for subnets after some time

okay this sounds weird, I have one OpenVPN Server with 2 clients, 1 client works fine, the second one drops out after about 1 day. The server is 10.7.2.1, the client 1 10.7.2.2 (not working) and ...
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Openvpn+Stunnel+SSLH Configuration

I configured my openvpn server with stunnel, sslh, apache servers on a raspbery pi2 jessie platform.It works fine on pc and no problems at all except android platform.(I can't figured it out.I'm using ...
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openvp client “spoofing” server with IPv6

An openvpn client (windows 64 bit -presumable windows 8-) is connecting my OpenVPN server normally. After connecting, it is routing all it's vpn related traffic through the vpn, natting (seems to be ...
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EC2 Shared Drive / VPN / Security Groups

I have an EC2 instance, running Win 2008. On it, I have a shared drive. Windows permissions are set properly. The server has a static IP through Elastic IP. I do not want to open this to the world. I ...
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What would be the cause of openvpn network fault?

We have openvpn network for aproximately 1200 client connections. Basically everything is running fine but there exists 0-4 collapses per day (which occurs randomly), when we looses majority/all of ...
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Direct all traffic between Eth0:1 interface and VPN Tun0

If answered correctly this question will show you how to link a 2nd public IP address on a machine to a VPN server tunnel on that machine, so that the remote VPN client (running a server), sees this ...
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OpenVPN fail-over, keeping same IPs and certificates?

So I have a OpenVPN server (10.0.0.1), and several OpenVPN clients connecting to it. The server authenticates via certificates and keys generated by easy-rsa, and hands out a unique IP (10.0.x.1) and ...
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sign keytool generated cert/key pairs using easy-rsa openvpn intermediate CA

I am creating root and intermediate CA with easy-rsa using ./build-ca & ./build-inter commands consecutively. Now, I want my root ca as offline and I want my certs/keys signed by intermediate CA. ...
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OpenVPN and systemd-resolved

How does one use the dns pushed via an openvpn server with systemd-resolved ? Before I decide to 'upgrade' to systemd-networkd. I could use some variant of openvpn-resolv-conf script to call ...
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Cannot raise Max number of concurrent openvpn clients

For same strange reason the number of concurrent clients that can connect to my openvpn server is limited to 70. No matter what parameter I change in server.conf the limit does not change. If I try to ...
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How to get OpenVPN Client (Mikrotik RouterOS) <-> OpenVPN server (Debian/Linux) setup to work

I have some issues with making MT to work with OpenVPN server (Debian). I can make successfull connection to OVPN server, but traffic is not routed through OVPN server. Here is my configuration. ...
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IP Tables forwarding tun0 over gre1 (OpenVPN)

I haven't found a very descriptive thread (and sorry if there is one in existence - in my several hours of searching I've found nothing to my specific situation). My main issue here is getting my ...
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OpenVPN: routing to two VPNs

Using Ubuntu 14.04 (up to date). I'd like to use two VPNs (openvpn) a the same time. LAN is: 10.1.1.0/24 The 1st VPN, homemade, is only routing the 192.168.1.0/24 network via the tunnel. Routes ...
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Ping not reaching in OpenVpn clients to subnet and vice versa

I have a vpn server which is connected to vpn client having ip 10.30.0.x now. I want it to able to ping another private client connected to vpn server. Please note that other private client is private ...
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OpenVPN redirect-gateway not working on 3G cellular

I have trouble setting up an OpenVPN server on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed this guide from Digital Ocean step by step and it works perfectly for all WiFi devices such as my laptops and desktop either on ...
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Assign a public ip to openvpn client

For learning purposes, I'm trying to set up openvpn server, so that each connected client would get a unique public ip address. I have a vps server and I ordered extra 8 static ips and they are ...
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IPTables, route specific port through VPN

I'm running my own mail server at home on a dynamic IP. Dynamic IPs are often blacklisted, so I currently send out mails through my provider's relay. I want to change that to sending mail directly, ...
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OpenVPN client on Amazon EC2 leading to SSH disconnect

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on Amazon EC2.. I am trying to connect the EC2 instance to an OpenVPN so the traffic routes through the VPN.. When I do a sudo openvpn --config <config>.ovpn, the ...
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OpenVPN sndbuf and rcvbuf

I would like to know what is the difference between the sndbuf and rcvbuf buffer used by OpenVPN and net.core.w/rmem_default or net.ipv4.tcp_r/wmem. What does OpenVPN do when some value a provided ...
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OpenVPN on Docker

I'm just learning docker, but there are things which I don't understand. I'm trying to install OpenVPN in a docker, but it doesn't work for me. If I am install a Linux in a Docker container, it is a ...
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Why a VPN slows down LAN access?

We have an access server providing VPN to some of our clients and the workforce with laptops. They usually connect from outside of the office, and everything works fine. However, for simplicity and ...
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OpenVPN server in VirtualBox Linux guest with host only adapter

I need to setup a VirtualBox virtual machine that will act as a VPN. I'm using Vagrant to create the VM on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS client. I'm using OpenVPN as the VPN server on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...