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

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OpenVPN Fails to start

I wish to start a VPN server with my old computer. I have to connected to one of the ethernet ports on the back of my router. I have tried to set up a bridge VPN however the openvpn service fails when ...
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OpenVPN: How do you put multiple CA certificates & config files in the openVPN folder?

I have several CA certificate files and config files for various VPN servers. The way (from what i understand) OpenVPN works is that you load a config file with the command: sudo openvpn --config ...
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VPN won't connect while ufw is enabled

I use a paid VPN service which uses OpenVPN. It works great and I have been pleased with it for months now. Recently, I enabled, and began configuring, the firewall that is provided with Ubuntu ...
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How to setup an access point for two wireless networks of which one ends on a VPN?

I currently have an Ubuntu machine, which I'd like to use as a access point/proxy server. Now, due to the requirements I have, it's going to be a fairly complex (for a beginner...) setup. The ...
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How do I configure NetworkManager to connect to two separate VPN servers simultaneously?

I have to connect to two OpenVPN servers at once. How do I configure NetworkManager to connect as a client to both? -- <OpenVPN1> -- <Resource 1> <laptop> - -- ...
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Invalid VPN Secrets! No Server Certificate Verification Method Enabled

I'm trying to set up a vpn (from VyperVPN) with OpenVPN and keep getting an invalid VPN Secrets error. I've been searching for a solution for a day and a half mow to no avail so i though i would come ...
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Problem with adding ppa in ubuntu 13.10

When I want to add any ppa in terminal it give me this error: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:flacon/ppa'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. but when I turn on openvpn I could add ...
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Using Ubuntu as a VPN Route(r)

I'm attempting to use an Ubuntu box as a VPN route(r) back to my office for my VOIP telephone. The voip phone we use, requires STUN which doesn't work unless on the same network range. So my ...
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Create VPN in Ubuntu 12,04

I want to share local intranet in our college with a friend who is sitting at a remote location. Is there any way to go about. I dont particularly understand VPN well. Do I have to pay something for ...
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“RESOLVE:NOTE localhost resolve to 2 addresses”, when using OpenVNP

I was just trying to fix my server.conf because it's suddenly getting error, I was trying to replace the server.conf with the one from my other server which works fine. I'm just copying overwrite with ...
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Returning after VPN tunnel is up

I have a working TeamCity setup for my projects on my local network using local resources like svn, web servers and database servers. Now I want to be able to open a vpn tunnel to another network and ...
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How do I configure which programs go through the OpenVPN tunnel?

My institute has an internal network that can be accessed via a VPN server. It s turned on with a modprobe tun followed by a service openvpn start (which asks for remote authentication) I need ...
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OpenVPN works in terminal, but not via network manager

I managed to setup openvpn connection, which works via terminal: sudo openvpn --config '/home/deckoff/Desktop/vpn/config.ovpn' This is usernmae/password login, I have ca.crt and config.ovpn files. ...
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How to automatically open multiple OpenVPN connection at once?

I'm using 3 OpenVPN and, not sure it's relevant here, but also a Tinc VPN. While the Tinc is always connected, I constantly find myself switching from an OpenVPN to another through Ubuntu's interface ...
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Trouble saving iptables

I am having some issues with removing an iptable entry I have entered. I added -A PREROUTING -d 95.211.213.149/32 -i venet0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 1194 To experiment ...
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open vpn connected / disconnected script runtime

we use to route subnets dynamically by executing a connectd script and delete routes when the clients disconnects. seems we encounter fork failed and auth failed errors due to execution time. is it ...
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Is my OpenVPN connection doing its job?

My first question is whether or not my openvpn connection is working as it is supposed to (routing all network traffic via the tun0 interface). When I type netstat -rn I get the following: $ netstat ...
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OpenVPN not connecting

There have been a number of post similar to this, but none seem to satisfy my need. Plus I am a Ubuntu newbie. I followed this tutorial to completely set up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 12.04 server. Here is my ...
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Best way to ensure a VPN connection starts (and hopefully remains)

Ok, trying again :) I tried to find the answer to this on my own, and that led me to the first suggestion in this topic... which, through a Series of Unfortunate Events, let me to hours and hours ...
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OpenVPN - Cannot browse ipv4 websites

I have set up an openVPN tunnel on my VPS (OpenVZ - Ubuntu 12.04). The problem is when I'm connected to the vpn, I can only browse websites which support ipv6 like google. Ipv4 sites aren't loading ...
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Problem using expect variable!

I am trying to automate my vpn using a shell scipt What I want is to get a webpage (curl) and parse it for password. If I write a normal script looks something like: var=$(curl -i ...
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network-manager openvpn dependencies issue - Install error - Ubuntu 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, 64bit. I tried installing OpenVPN network manager but the installation was halted due to dependencies issue. Even I tried with "apt-get -f", which also had the same error. $ ...
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OpenVPN Server Fails to Auto Start

I have been working on migrating our OpenVPN server from Debian 5 to Ubuntu 10.04 for a couple weeks now. Went through a slew of issues, mostly having to do with being a major newb in this realm. ...
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openvpn issue, SIGTERM[soft,init_instance] received, process exiting

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, the existed openvpn is longer working. I run sudo openvpn xxx.ovpn and it returns SIGTERM[soft,init_instance] received, process exiting If I try to ...
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DNS issues on Ubuntu 12.04 with OpenVPN

I followed this guide to setup openvpn on my home network. I accidentally downloaded ubuntu 12.10 at first and without noticing, I went ahead and followed the guide... Then I did some stuff from ...
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proXPN via OpenVPN on 13.04

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: ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu 12.04 - unable to connect to internet when OpenVPN is running

I'm trying to use OpenVPN on my remote Ubuntu 12.04 web server, but as soon as OpenVPN is running, I can't connect to the internet. Befor starting OpenVPN, route says: Kernel IP routing table ...
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OpenVPN seems to not allow webpage loads

On my openvpn tunnel into my home router (running asuswrt-merlin), when I try to load a webpage in firefox, it just seems like it's trying to load the page, but has no success. RDP connections appear ...
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ip route - connecting two tun dev

Im trying to get two tun dev connected. If got everything, but the nat running. One tun is secure connection and the other tun for internet access. If got everything, but the nat running. There is a ...
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OpenVPN stops receiving data after about two minutes after connect

i got an OpenVPN ubuntu client setup via ubuntu network manager. I get a connections, it works fine, however after about 2 minutes after a connect the traffic stops, so i have to reconnect. I am ...
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how to start service after openvpn connects

I'm trying to setup deluged to run after OpenVPN makes a connection to my VPN. From researching, it looks like there isn't a reliable "start on" status with openvpn, so the next solution is to put the ...
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VPN connection successfully established, but IP address does not change

I have set up an OpenVPN connection via the network manager on Ubuntu 12.04 following these instructions: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/client-support/#ubuntu_openvpn_installer ...
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tun: error fetching interface information: Device not found

I am new to Openvpn and tried the step through tutorial at https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openvpn.html. I have set up the server without hassle. I have got stuck with the client though. I get ...
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Restore networking after failed and rolled back vpn setup

At some point I tried to set up VPN on my home server, but couldn't get it to work. So I finally decided to roll the setup back (uninstalled openvpn) as I didn't really need it, but now the server ...
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OpenVPN and IPTV

My home computer (ubuntu 12.04) is behind router and has all TCP ports and some main UDP ports forwarded to it. I'm also able to watch iptv from it via VLC. Channels in vlc playlist got addresses ...
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How to install openVPN server in Ubuntu 12.04 to have PPTP access using username and password?

I am trying to install OpenVPN Server with PPTP type enabled, so that only using username/password someone can have my network access. But my OpenVPN Access server is not allowing me to login via the ...
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ssh no route to host after trying to configure openvpn

I tried to configure openvpn yesterday and failed. Now im unable to ssh to my linux server via my ubuntu desktop from putty. get the no route to host message. I can ping my gateway 192.168.1.1 from ...
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OpenVPN connection timeout

i am trying to establish a VPN connection using OpenVPN. I think have set up the VPN server correctly. I followed this instructions. From the server i have received the files ca.crt, ca.key, ...
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OpenVPN AUTHRPC_ERRBACK: ParseClientProfile: multiline var 'ca' not closed out

First of all this is my first time; And maybe this problem is related to Windows; I created openvpn server in ubuntu. I used this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/openvpn.htm Then I ...
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Why NetworkManager use a biased route when I import the VPN configuration?

I'm trying to play around with virtual machines. I've set up a network of VMs accessible via nat gateway (a VM too) and openvpn. Everything works fine in windows 7. But in Ubuntu 13.04 it only works ...
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OpenVPN connects but doesn't access any sites on Ubuntu 12.04

I run my own VPS/OpenVPN server, and everything is configured correctly. I can connect on openSUSE (KDE version) and Ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't work in Ubuntu 12.04. It connects but doesn't access ...
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Openvpn server on ubuntu and clients on Windows

I would like to setup a small vpn server for a remote office of my company. The goal is to be able to access its network either from the corp network or from home. Most of (if not all) clients will ...
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VPN Autoconnect

Im using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome and I recently set up a (open)VPN. Is there any way to enable it by default? Each time I boot or even lost my connection, I have to enable the VPN manually. Is there ...
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VPN Routing by request on PPTP

If a activate an VPN connection over PPTP, the result is all the Internet traffic is routet over the VPN, but i don't want such a automatic routing! As far as i know with OPENVPN their is an option ...
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Network Manager OpenVPN IP Exception list?

I'm using a private VPN tunnel connection with the Network Manager and OpenVPN. I imported the openvpn-configurations. The provider I'm using doesn't allow to send emails via his servers. I would need ...
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Setting VPN just for some special software, not for all parts of system?

How to use VPN just for some part of the system? This means that, for example, Firefox and aria2c will use the vpn and pidgin won't! Is it possible? In my case, I want to use VPN for whole system ...
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Problem installing OpenVPN on 13.04

So I am following this guide for help on getting OpenVPN installed and set up.Everything appears to be going well until I reach this point.Part right above Simple Server Configuration that's in bold. ...
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OpenVPN - Password Authentication Only

When using the OpenVPN Client for Windows, I can log into the OpenVPN server with only a username and password. I can't figure out how to make the same thing happen in Ubuntu. It seems that some kind ...
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How do I run/execute this file “OpenVPN GUI for Linux”? [duplicate]

I stumbled on this web page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sogfl/?source=navbar How do I install the downloaded file called sogfl_v0.1.0.1.tar.bz2 in Ubuntu? Some help would be much appreciated.
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Some questions about using OpenVPN on Ubuntu

I am new to using Ubuntu and OpenVPN. Below are my questions: In Microsoft Windows, the files in the config folder have the file extension ovpn. I understand that in Ubuntu, I will have to change ...