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

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OpenVPN missing in “connection type dialogue” in Ubuntu 13.04

I need to connect to my work computer with an openVPN connection, this is something that I have successfully set up on my Ubuntu 12.04 in the past, so I'm alright with with how to do this in theory. I ...
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How do I setup Network Manager and VPN on Ubuntu Server with VNC/XFCE4?

I have an Amazon EC2 Micro Instance that I use for semi-anonymous web browsing, but just to be safe, I would like to use Network Manager to setup a VPN. When I login to VNC and try to use Network ...
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Why after ticking Automatically connect to VPN the Ethernet is not activated automatically anymore?

I have configured an OpenVPN session attached to my Ethernet Wired Connection and as soon as I have ticked the option "Automatically connect to VPN when using this connection" on my Wired Connection ...
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OpenVPN - Routing issue

Server: Ubuntu 11 (Openvz VPS) Client: Windows 7 Issue: clients connect successfully to VPN, but loss of internet access once inside the VPN. Facts: Everything mostly defaults Is a ...
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OpenVPN connect but nothing else

I have installed a VPN server on my Synology DS413+. I can connect but can't ping or do anything else. I think it has to do with the route but I don't know how to change it. Here is my output of ...
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How to enable nameserver via VPN

I use VPN (openvpn) on Ubuntu 13.04. I see the IP-s through VPN correctly. The problem is, although I configure the nameserver in the network manager I still doesn't see the domains. The exported VPN ...
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Can I set up an OpenVPN server in 12.04 w/o OpenVPN Access Server?

Dear AskUbuntu Community Members, I've got a Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 at my house, not doing much but hosting about three or four printers for my home network. It's a relatively powerful machine, using ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and openVPN - how to connect automatically?

a noob question about openVPN. My laptop runs Ubuntu 12.04 and I connect to a variety of Wifi access points as I move around. I've setup an account with AirVPN and created two openVPN connections ...
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How to disable OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, 64-bit, OpenVPN client 2.3.1 How do I prevent OpenVPN from autostarting at boot-up or reboot?
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How to use Google Authenticator with OpenVPN server on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a working OpenVPN system on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to add Google Authenticator for extra security. This is my current openvpn config: dev tun proto udp port 1096 ca ubuserv04-ca.crt cert ...
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Can't see VPN option when configuring with Network Manager (new install of Ubuntu 13.04) [closed]

I have recently completed a full install of Ubuntu 13.04 after using 12.04 previously. I then tried to reinstall my VPN settings and am no longer able to configure a VPN using Network Manager. When ...
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How to disconnect from OpenVPN?

I'm connecting using VPNBook servers and it works fine with this command: sudo openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/vpnbook-udp-53.ovpn --auth-user-pass /etc/openvpn/password.txt but I just can't seem to ...
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How to run a command with one click, preferably from unity's launcher

I'd like to run this command without having to open up terminal every time. sudo openvpn --config /home/ubuntu/Documents/vpnbook/vpnbook-euro2-udp25000.ovpn --auth-user-pass ...
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I can ping some host but not all from network on OpenVPN tun

I have a network I want to connect to which is behind a firewall (iptables). On the same PC there's the OpenVPN server. It's directly connected to the Internet. I can connect to the server through ...
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Connects to Openvpn on Ubuntu server 12.04 But cannot browse internet?

I'm trying to connect to ubuntu server 12.04 running openvpn from my ubuntu desktop running ubuntu 12.04.. openvpn client connects. But i cannot browse any ineternet. I can ping and ssh to my server ...
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OpenVPN-AS on Debian server and Ubuntu 12.10 client

I recently signed a VPS (OpenVZ / Debian 32 bits Minimal), installed OpenVPN-AS (Access Server), and successfully connect to it, however I have a few doubts. To make it clear, I will explain how I ...
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Is it worth uninstalling the GUI to lower the attack surface of my Ubuntu server?

I note that there are similar questions on how to remove the GUI from an Ubuntu install, so I know the technique, I'm just wondering is it worth doing? To explain, I have a Ubuntu server hosting ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu OpenVZ

I finished configuring OpenVPN on my OpenVZ vps. When I run service openvpn restart I get the following error output: * Stopping virtual private network daemon(s)... * No VPN is running. ...
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Where are the OpenVPN connection logs and configuration files?

I have problem connecting to OpenVPN server. Where are OpenVPN log files and how do I find the connection details?
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Tun/tap installation

i have got a virtual private server with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64 x86_64). I want to install openvpn but this requires a working tun device. i get the following error: ...
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Is it possible to configure openvpn in ubuntu according configuration files relevant to windows?

I am using openvpn in windows and have the configuration files as well. Unfortunately the service provider doesn't have any guide or configuration files for Linux users. Is it possible to use windows ...
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Networkmanager OpenVPN problem

I'm trying to set up an OpenVPN connection and I've imported the correct .opvn file and provided the username and password. I don't have a CA certificate so I left this field with the default option . ...
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What does this command mean ls -l test.conf -rw-r--r— l root root?

root@ubuntu:/etc/openvpn# ls -l test.conf -rw-r--r-- l root root 791 Mar 20 09:23 test.conf What does the above command mean?
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2 OpenVPN Connections with NetworkManger

How can activate 2 OpenVPN-Connections at once ? Is one connection active the other one is disabled in the menu of the network-manager.
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How to check if openvpn is connected in Upstart?

I need to run a script after mysql and openvpn are started (Ubuntu for ARM). I can succesfully run the script with upstart with this .conf: # my upstart for logging boot start on (starting openvpn ...
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Trying to install an openVPN GUI messed up sudoers

I installed openVPN successfully but I would like to get remote desktop access with it, as is the case with openVPN in Windows. I found this GUI here http://sourceforge.net/projects/sogfl/ and ...
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OpenVPN will not connect

I have created an OpenVPN connection to GigaNews' VyperVPN but it doesn't connect. I followed all of their procedures found here: www.giganews.com In my /var/log/syslog I find this: Mar 4 16:57:45 ...
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OpenVPN fails from Network Manager, seems to connect from terminal, but no traffic to or from target network

I'm new to Ubuntu (as in, last week!) and really liking the system, but am having a real problem getting the OpenVPN connection to work. My system: DELL XPS L702X, 8Gb RAM, tested with both WiFi ...
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OPENVPN client starts but ifconfig tun output reports device not found

I am new user of ubuntu and I am trying to experiment on VPN connections. I have ubuntu 10.04 on my machine. I installed VMware Player and on top of that another ubuntu 10.04. So, on the VMware Player ...
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problems with openvpn

When I am trying to install Openvpn on Ubuntu 12.10 I get only problems. The config files are all empty and I only get error. When I have installed it for first time it was not empty config files. ...
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Change OpenVPN client's default route

When setting up a test openvpn client on Ubuntu (using this guide), the client sets a route which tunnels all traffic through the vpn. For example, when I connect to the vpn from Ubuntu, this is what ...
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Cannot get outside VPN (same settings work on Debian)

Background I have an OpenVPN server on my Debian VPS box. The purpose is to bypass firewalls (my paranoid ISP blocks TCP port 25) enable safe connection via untrusted networks (mainly for portable ...
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Can I use the Openvpn Access Server WEB GUI on Ubuntu 12.04?

Is the openvpn web-gui working on ubuntu 12.04? See access-server: download openvpn for Ubuntu on openvpn.net. On the link above i only see support for ubuntu 10 and below.
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Setting up ovpn connect for iPhone with no ovpn file

I have a working openvpn connection on a Ubuntu laptop. When I export it (using network-manager) I get a conf file. I need an ovpn file so I can configure my openvpn app on my iPhone. I also have a ...
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Package network-manager-openvpn is not available, but is referred to by another package

I'm trying out Ubuntu's live cd and have booted in from a USB. I want to check if it will work with my VPN or not. I already have Network Manager installed, but when I go to Configure VPNs, I can only ...
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crt certificate not appearing in menu for selection

I'm trying to set up the VPN for my university on my laptop. I have downloaded to certificate file and put it in ~/misc/cacert.crt. When I try to set up the VPN, I click on the CA Certificate option ...
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OpenVPN struggling

I've got some problems with my OpenVPN setup. The Setup: -> Ubuntu Server 12.04 -> Two active NIC's: eth0 (default): 192.168.1.0/24 eth1: x.x.x.x (external ip) I've managed to get the routing to ...
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OpenVPN Logs “IP Packet with unknown IP version=15”

On my OpenVPN server, I'm getting messages from OpenVPN like: ovpn-server[2455]: host/192.168.129.155:33454 IP packet with unknown IP version=15 seen I have three OpenVPN clients and each of them ...
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OpenVPN fails with invalid secrets

I followed these set of instructions: https://www.ipredator.se/guide/openvpn/ubuntu/gnome But unfortunately, when I connect it fails saying that invalid secrets are the cause. I'm quite sure that my ...
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Setting up bridge to tun0 (OpenVPN)

I have two networks, with one machine that is supposed to act as bridge between them. The bridge host is a Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) connecting via OpenVPN to a remote network. The local network is ...
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How to configure an OpenVPN Client Router

I am attempting to set up an OpenVPN Router so that I may connect my tablet (wireless) and Blu-Ray (wired) to a paid VPN service in another country on Ubuntu 12.10. I have successfully done this using ...
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how to auto start openvpn (client) on ubuntu cli?

I have an *.ovpn file that works if I type in sudo openvpn client.ovpn Now I would like to start up openvpn when I boot the computer. It's a headless version of ubuntu if that matters. 12.04 64bit. ...
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OpenVPN does not start with the error Already running (PID file exists)

If I try to start OpenVPN, I get this error: /etc/init.d/openvpn start * Starting virtual private network daemon(s)... * Autostarting VPN 'server' * Already running (PID file exists) But OpenVPN is ...
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Connecting to VPN disconnects other connections

When I connect to my company's VPN, my IM gets disconnected. Same is true if I'm streaming video. Have I configured it wrong? I am using OpenVPN on Ubuntu 12.10. Thanks!
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What is the best way to bypass China firewall to allow SSH deploy@**.com

I am trying to bypass the china firewall and allow SSH deploy@**.com at the command console. This is because I need to test the games I wrote on apps.facebook.com/**. I tried VPN (both pptp and ...
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How to remove lingering /etc/openvpn/ directory after removing OpenVPN package?

I wanna completely remove openvpn from my pc (linux ubuntu 12.04) but when i type sudo apt-get remove openvpn the /etc/openvpn/ folder remains... how can i delete this too? I wanna delete ...
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/etc/init.d/openvpn not starting automatically but can be started manually

This is about init.d or Upstart init or something else, maybe, I think. But only OpenVPN is affected so far, after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 12.10 on my VPS. The problem is: OpenVPN ...
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openconnect displayed conncect succesful, but actually cannot access source on vpn network

I had install the openconnect plugin, and configure it well, when connect vpn, it displayed successful, but actually, I cannot get the vpn network IP address, and ping the vpn network IP failed. what ...
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IP forwarding not working in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I'm having trouble getting IP forwarding going in Ubuntu 12.04 server with UFW. I'm trying to get OpenVPN working. I have two interfaces, eth0 and tun0, and they can't ping each other. I've made the ...
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connect to openvpn using username and password

Is it possible to connect to an openvpn server using a username and password. I read that you need a config file on ubuntu, but I don't have a config file. How can I connect to my openvpn server ...