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Is anyone currently managing to use proXPN via OpenVPN?

I tried using the config files from both the Mac and Windows downloads per these instructions: http://downgoat.net/2013/04/20/proxpn-openvpn-on-linux-configuration/

But I keep getting a timeout when I try to connect.

Oct  5 14:17:18 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <info> VPN: loaded org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp
Oct  5 14:17:18 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <info> VPN: loaded org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn
Oct  5 14:17:18 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]:    keyfile: parsing VPN connection 1 ...
Oct  5 14:17:18 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]:    keyfile:     read connection 'proXPN OpenVPN'
Oct  5 14:34:34 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <info> Starting VPN service 'openvpn'...
Oct  5 14:34:34 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' started (org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn), PID 5105
Oct  5 14:34:34 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' appeared; activating connections
Oct  5 14:34:37 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <info> VPN plugin state changed: starting (3)
Oct  5 14:34:37 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <info> VPN connection 'proXPN OpenVPN' (Connect) reply received.
Oct  5 14:34:37 jonno-mythbuntu nm-openvpn[5118]: OpenVPN 2.2.1 x86_64-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [eurephia] [MH] [PF_INET6] [IPv6 payload 20110424-2 (2.2RC2)] built on Feb 13 2013
Oct  5 14:35:18 jonno-mythbuntu NetworkManager[1065]: <warn> VPN connection 'proXPN OpenVPN' (IP Config Get) timeout exceeded.
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When you install proxpn there is a directory called config.. Generally you can just copy that over the config directory in openvpn clients and then hit connect.

Here are the openvpn server addresses: Dallas: 107.6.100.3 NY: 173.231.141.114 NL: 213.179.208.131 UK: 78.157.207.131 LA: 64.27.29.67 Seattle: 216.18.231.179 Singapore: 223.27.170.51

When you are making your own custom config file, it should always have one of those addresses, like remote 107.6.100.3 443

We always use port 443 as the default, but we have 80 and 8080 ports mirrored in case there is some problem with 443

Here are the paid users ports blacklist: 20:21 25 8080 110 135:139 143 445 465 585 993 995 3389 5900:5999

You should choose a custom port if you want to run vnc or rdp. or connect via the real home ip address/port forwarding for those protocols.

Here are the list of available proXPN PPTP Server Locations:

Dallas: pptp.proxpn.com New York: pptp-ny1a.proxpn.com Los Angeles: pptp-la1.proxpn.com Seattle: pptp-se1.proxpn.com Netherlands: pptp-nl1.proxpn.com UK: pptp-uk1.proxpn.com Singapore: pptp-sg1a.proxpn.com

Title: poptop-nl IP: 213.179.213.7

Title: pptp-la IP: 64.27.29.68

Title: pptp-nl IP: 213.179.213.7

Title: pptp-d1 IP: 107.6.100.5

Title: pptp-ukb IP: 78.157.207.134

Title: pptp-se IP: 216.18.231.181

Title: pptp-sg IP: 223.27.170.53

Title: ppty-ny IP: 173.231.141.116

Remote subnet and mask are supposed to be passed from the server -> user, so those are not static values so the user should leave those remote subnet and mask at 0.0.0.0 (default) mppe checked no domain name, just username.

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