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

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Why will network manager not allow me save my VPN settings?

I am trying to configure am OpenVPN client on my laptop. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. When I open network manager and import the VPN settings from the premade config folder everything takes. The ...
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How to run Openvpn Access Server and PPTPD (pptp server) at the same time?

OpenVPN Access Server relies heavily on iptables rules. And adding PPTP network interfaces may interfere with AS operation. I desperately need help getting two services to run properly on the same ...
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When is network-manager-openvpn going to be updated to the 0.9 version?

Since bug 274930 implemented added functionalities in Network Manager regarding OpenVPN, the network-manager-openvpn plugin needs to be updated to 0.9 version to benefit from those improvements. At ...
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Using external VPN resources from inside VirtualBox

I'm using NetworkManager to connect to work via OpenVPN. It works nicely, but VirtualBox guests (connected to the host with NAT) can't resolve work-related hostnames. The OpenVPN server pushes a ...
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OpenVPN conflicts with 3G mobile broadband

I'm using ubuntu 11.04 2.6.38-8-generic fresh install. The usb 3G dongle (Onda MT833UP) is recognised by the networkmanager and works fine until I install the openvpn client (sudo apt-get install ...
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What should the source be when using OpenVPN?

I'm trying to use OpenVPN on my Ubuntu 10 VPS. I'm trying to route my traffic using this command: iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 10.8.0.0/24 -j SNAT -to The error I get is: iptables v1.4.4: ...
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Gray “apply” button in NetworkManager openvpn connection window [closed]

I installed all the necessary packages for the networkmanager-openvpn function to function. The openvpn-connection-setting are successfully imported into the networkmanger via the conf file but the ...
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NetworkManager, OpenVPN and float

I'm trying to use OpenVPN to connect to a work network. Unfortunately, the work network is behind a NAT, which means I have to use the float option to make it work. Apparently, NetworkManager does ...
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How do I setup OpenVPN so I can securely use the internet from an unsecured hotspot?

Goal: I want to be able to securely use the internet via my home PC while my notebook is connected to an open hotspot/access point. I do know that I can use a SSH tunnel/SOCKS proxy, but I don't want ...
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How to change OpenVPN server address?

Currently my openvpn server has ip address 10.8.0.1. I want to change it to 10.9.0.1. I tried changing the following lines in server.conf # Configure server mode and supply a VPN subnet # for OpenVPN ...
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OpenVPN vs. IPSec - which one is faster for tunneling?

Complexity of installation of IPSec is not an issue. I would like to know which one will provide a faster connection for tunneling.
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Wireshark showing no encryption in OpenVPN

I have cipher BF-CBC uncommented in both server and client and wireshark is listening to tap0 but it is not showing any encryption. Am I doing something wrong here?
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Run OpenVPN service on connection to internet

How can I make a OpenVPN run automatically whenever my system is connected to the internet?
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No internet access when VPN connected

I have an OpenVPN config that I use on my Windows XP box and on my Ubuntu machine. When I use it with my Windows machine, I can connect to the VPN and access sites on the VPN, and the internet as ...
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Where are VPN configuration files imported by Network Manager saved?

I've imported an OpenVPN configuration file that behaves differently when trying to connect from Network Manager and command line. I would like to see what the imported configuration file looks like.
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How do I open up firewall while keeping it safe?

Since I've installed Firestarter I have encountered connectivity issues that are all resolved by disabling the firewall. I'd prefer to have the firewall running and allow all the traffic I normally ...
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How do I run a script after OpenVPN has connected successfully?

How can I associate a script to OpenVPN so that it runs when the VPN is connected successfully?
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Best Way To Learn How To Set Up OpenVPN On Amazon EC2/a VPS?

What is the best way to learn how to set up a VPN using OpenVPN on an Amazon EC2 server/a VPS? What level of proficiency is required in Linux System Administration for this?
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Config import on network-manager-openvpn

I'm trying to use a free service using the OpenVPN protocol using OpenVPN's GUI module in the network manager. The config worked perfectly well as .ovpn on Windows. The behavior in Windows is such ...
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Exempt programs from using active VPN connection

When I connect to a VPN, all my network traffic is automatically routed through it. Is there a way to add exemptions to that? I don't know if adding exceptions has anything to do with the VPN ...
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VPN connection breaks internet

After installing OpenVPN properly (network-manager-openvpn) and setting up my VPN, I am not able to connect to any internet page or access anything that's remote. Pinging stuff is totally dead. I ...
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Ubuntu machine behind a LAN as openvpn server

I am running an ubuntu server with LAN ip on which I want to run openvpn server which will provide access to the LAN that ubuntu server is in. I will be opening a port on my router through which the ...