OpenVPN is a free and open source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN)

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UFW setup for OpenVPN server

I set up OpenVPN server on one Ubuntu machine and I am connecting to it via another Ubuntu machine. However, the VPN works only when the server firewall (ufw) is disabled. That is I can connect when ...
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OpenVPN and redirect a host to real IP Server

I have my Ubuntu Server, over a VPS, connected to a VPN, but I want that a specific host/ip (www.google.com for example) connect to internet through real IP of server. I have tried with some ...
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VPN connection issue

I am having trouble with VPN connection can not connect to the workplace, receiving error message VPN connection failed this is what i see in terminal:
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu VPS Server lost connection

I'm trying to connect to VPN from Ubuntu server (version 16.04), but when server establish connection I lost the connection with server, and server seem doesn't have connection too. As I cannot make ...
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OpenVPN network asks for password

I setup a vpn connection under user_A and it works just fine (I used network-manager-openvpn-gnome to setup this connection). Now I added another user into my system (Ubuntu 16.04) -- user_B. I ...
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OpenVPN Access Server manual configuration

We had a running OpenVPN AS at our office that suddenly stopped working (even the web administration completely refuses connections. The browser explicity claims that the site refused to connect to ...
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NordVPN in Ubuntu Touch OTA 11

Can someone explain how to set up NordVPN on Ubuntu Touch version OTA 11? I found this tutorial for the Ubuntu desktop: https://nordvpn.com/tutorials/linux/openvpn/.
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Can no longer access OwnCloud after installing OpenVPN

Installed owncloud, configured it properly and it worked. Installed and configured OpenVPN and can no longer access the server. Whenever I try to connect to the server the connection times out. The ...
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openvpn ubuntu no internet access from windows client

Having trouble getting access to the internet as well as the local domain file shares on the openvpn server here are my config files server conf file ################################################...
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How to change the metric of an OpenVPN client default route

I'm connecting to an OpenVPN server from Ubuntu 16.04, with OpenVPN 2.3.10 from the command line using sudo openvpn --config client.conf, or as a service using sudo service openvpn@client start. I ...
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How can I make OpenVPN run two --up scripts?

Im running uBuntu and I have a OpenVPN connection to my VPN provider and it runs a upscript that starts transmission and a few other things and a --down script that closes it etc. But its leaking DNS ...
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only allow external connections by openvpn

I have an openvpn configured and running. For security reasosns (I often have to connect from hotels WiFi) I need to allow my computer to connect to internet only if the vpn is running. How do I ...
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OpenVPN Connection No Outgoing

I am trying to connect to a VPN from Ubuntu 16.04 server edition (no GUI). I use the downloaded configuration and connect with sudo openvpn - - config path/to/.ovpn This seems to work fine, no ...
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OpenVPN in ubuntu 16.04

I followed these steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcx2-EkYYDg and installed network-manager-openvpn, network-manager-openvpn-gnome, network-manager-pptp, network-manager-vpnc but it can't ...
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openvpn client use as squid proxy over the vpn

is it possible to set an openvpn client as a squid proxy for the openvpn server? So i have the Server and the Client, both can connect over the vpn. And there is a squid proxy on the client. if theres ...
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Shut Down Quickly - A stop job is running

In systemd based systems, such as debian 8 and ubuntu 16.04, I have this issue whereby the machine will refuse to shut down if I forgot to stop my openvpn connection before sending the command to shut ...
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If OpenVPN crashes or loses connection, can it revert silently to the default route?

I have set up OpenVPN nd it is working. However, there is one thing I doubt: On client machine, the routing after OpenVPN starts looks like this: 0.0.0.0/1 via 10.8.0.5 dev tun0 default via 192.168....
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OpenVPN TLS HandShake Failed with Linux Server/Windows Client

I recently bought a Odroid C2 with Ubuntu 16.04 operating system. I have installed OpenVPN to be able to have access from everywhere to my home network. I have Samba sharing folders... I followed ...
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Wireshark through vpn

I use Wireshark to sniff return traffic on my machine However, it only gives me the IP address of my VPN. How do I sniff out the traffic after it has been decrypted on my machine? My filter is ...
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OpenVPN server not starting up on boot

Good day, I'm a first time newbie, so please bear with me. I installed Openvpn on Ubuntu Server 16.04. After some configuration changes it all works; with one exception. Openvpn service starts, but ...
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vpn one-liner login script

I need to connect to VPN and it's quite tedious. I've tried to do one alias but for unknown reasons it failed. Currently I use openvpn --config client.ovpn Then it prompts me to type in the user-...
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Installed easy-rsa package, but I cannot find the directory

I'm trying to set up OpenVPN, but I cannot generate certs due to not finding the easy-rsa directory. The directory should be located here: /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa/ However, when I ...
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Bad network when openvpn is enabled

I use openvpn on my Ubuntu 16.04 before it was 14.10 and the problem is also attended. When vpn is enabled network works unstable. A few minutes it works fine but then breaking - long hanging ...
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Create separate Filters per User

I am running OpenVPN on Ubuntu 14.04 (dev tun) and I can't seem to get my learn-address script to run below I would like to run the learn-address script each time a user connects to OpenVPN that ...
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How to setup OpenVPN in ubuntu 16.04 desktop over a Proxy server?

My college provides Internet through a proxy server, I need to login my username and password to access internet. I have seen installation methods of openVPN but they don't talk about how to ...
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How to make sure OpenVPN service is started first (before other services) on 14.04?

I'm running OpenVPN as an upstart script on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I have an openvpn.conf file in the /etc/init/ folder. It works perfectly, OpenVPN starts on system start and connects to VPN ...
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Change OpenVPN options with Network Manager (16.04-DT)

I used a setup script from my VPN provider (PrivateInternetAccess.com) to configure the VPN settings in Network Manager. Problem is that my ISP drops the connection once a day and then assigns a new ...
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firewall script to limit download bandwidth based on ip's

does anyone have a script to limit the download bandwidth of more than (1) user connecting to OpenVPN? Many thanks
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Bash Script Works On Command Line but not at startup

Let me ask this another way: There are at least (2) ways to have a bash script called automatically when a user connects to OpenVPN: Placing the script in the /etc/network/if-up.d folder Renaming ...
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16.04 XUbuntu - OpenVPN losing DNS after a couple minutes

Stock install of Xubuntu 16.04. Followed this guide to install OpenVPN for Network Manager, and to download the certs and opvn files for PIA VPN: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/...
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How to enable OpenVPN access to ONLY the internal LAN

I'm trying to setup an OpenVPN connection to a company server so that anyone working from home or is out of the office can access our internal resources. I have the VPN setup correctly, using a guide ...
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network-manager times out connecting to openvpn server (TLS error)

I am trying to connect to an open vpn server through the network manager; below are the system logs for connecting through NM and using the client directly. The client connects fine but NM doesn't NM ...
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How to configure simple routing between NICs

I have the following setup: Physical router Internet interface 192.168.1.1 Port forwarding of IP 1194/udp to virtual machine below Virtual machine (VM) Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server AMD64 One virtual ...
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Bash Script Not Working

I hope this is an easy answer Problems: I placed the following bash script called learn-address.sh in the following folder: vi /etc/openvpn/netem/learn-address.sh Added the following two lines to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server should block specific websites over OpenVPN

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 server to host an OpenVPN server on it. Now I need to block some websites/IPs to prevent abuse over the OpenVPN server. Is there a 'good' way (without using the hosts file)...
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Block internet if vpn connection drops

Trying to set up gufw so that it if my vpn connection drops, my computer won't be able to access the internet any more. My plan was to block all outgoing, but allow only a connection to the IP of my ...
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OpenVPN server setup on 16.04

I'm trying to setup an OpenVPN server on my Raspberry Pi 2, running Ubuntu 16.04. I'm following the official Ubuntu documentation from this page. I've got the basic setup working, and I'm now trying ...
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OpenVPN: internet lost

I have installed OpenVPN on my computer which is running Ubuntu 14.04. Basically when I try to run OpenVPN, I lose access to the Internet. I tried to turn off ufw,to change my nameserver and also I ...
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Samba share distributed on VPN subnet

I am trying to connect to a Samba share through a VPN I set up using OpenVPN. Both, Samba and OpenVPN are set up within a Virtual Machine runnning Ubunutu 14.04. On the client side I'm using several ...
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Connecting to Private Internet Access server using OpenVPN and Ubuntu 16.04 server

Can someone please give me a guide to setup a vpn connection (that connects on startup) using openvpn and ubuntu 16.04 server. all the guides on the internet are wrong, outdated, or just don't work. i ...
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Error while installing Easy-RSA as part of installing OpenVPN

I am attempting to install OpenVPN on a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 16.04 by following this article in the documentation. During the "Public Key Infrastructure Setup" section I get an error from ...
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OpenVPN no valid VPN secrets on 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I followed below guide: Connect to access server from Ubuntu I tried the first time to get OpenVPN running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed network-manager-openvpn-gnome and also network-manager-...
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Need help to configure VPN Connection with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

i have a special problem with connecting a ubuntu server 12.04 LTS with a VPN Server (cisco endpoint). I have a datasheet with some configuration setting but it doesn´t work. I tried with openswan: ...
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Starting openvpn error: “Please enter password with the systemd-tty-ask-password-agent”

I've just upgraded to 15.10 (and yes I plan to go to 16.04 next time I have a little free time). I've been using openvpn to connect to a work VPN for years and years via a .ovpn config file that's ...
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[HELP]Ubuntu 16.04 vs OpenVPN & Google Authenticator

:-) I tried searching for a solution to my problem, but was unable to find any, other than "it's a bug in OpenVPN". Essentially the problem is this: OpenVPN w. Google Authenticator does not seem to ...
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i have a problem in client windows openvpn conection

Wed Apr 27 23:10:40 2016 OpenVPN 2.3.10 i686-w64-mingw32 [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [PKCS11] [IPv6] built on Feb 1 2016 Wed Apr 27 23:10:40 2016 Windows version 6.1 (Windows 7) Wed Apr 27 23:10:40 2016 ...
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Correct way of systemd for OpenVPN client on 16.04 Server?

I'm about to upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, but first I need to sort out the systemd services for most important software I use, like OpenVPN client. I have a perfectly working upstart script ...
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Openvpn - Terminal blocked after starting connection

i have a little Problem with openvpn. I want to establish a VPN connect with open vpn, then get a file from an FTP Server and than close the connection. The VPN and the FTP are working fine. But if ...
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Xerus - missing L2TP plugin for Network-Manager?

On my Windows 7 box, I used Cisco AnyConnect to remote into my workplace network. Now playing wih Xerus. I set up an L2TP VPN connection using nmcli, but not much luck activating it: root@...
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“error: the plugin does not support import capability” when attempting to import openvpn config file

Gnome network manager can't import any openvpn config file (.ovpn) after upgrade ubuntu to 16.04 version; I get the following error message when I try to import openvpn config file: The file 'file-...