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

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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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network bridge - without destroying network manager

I have seen a lot of questions related to Bridge and network manager. however none of them seem to apply to what i seen AND want. I setup my bridge in /etc/network/interfaces. This works perfectly; ...
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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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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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OpenSSL remains vulnerable after update to 14.04

We have an AWS server running OpenVPN which was built using Ubuntu 13.10. After the announcement of the Heartbleed vulnerability, we updated the server. This morning, we upgraded the server to 14.04. ...
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OpenVPN with IPv6

I have a tun OpenVPN server running in routed mode which was set up on a Ubuntu server and I know that Ubuntu's build of OpenVPN has support for the IPv6 for quite a while now but it didn't get much ...
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C compiler cannot create excecutables

When I am trying to install a openvpn from a tarball , following error occurs checking whether the C compiler works... no configure: error: in `/home/shubhamd/Downloads/openvpn-2.3.2': ...
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How can I use a .ovpn file with Network Manager?

I have a .ovpn file with my VPN config - it works fine when I do sudo openvpn --config ~jrg/Documents/vpn-config.ovpn in the terminal, but I'd like to use Network Manager. How can I do this?
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Route all traffic through OpenVPN

Yep, this question has been asked a hundred times, and I have searched everywhere, to no avail. The title says it all really. I have an OpenVPN server (On ubuntu), and I can connect to it through ...
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Transmission daemon over OpenVPN

I have recently acquired a BeagleBone Black, onto which I've installed Ubuntu using this method. It has all worked so far. I want to use my BeagleBone as a torrent box, but I don't want to do it ...
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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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gray button for saving “editing VPN connection” in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed 12.04 and setting up the OpenVPN via network manager. the network-manager-openvpn-gnome is installed, and I can open "configure VPN..." and see "Add VPN", however I can not save my ...
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How to make Ubuntu never use specified DNS server? (DNSLeak issues)

Im using VPN and dnsleaktest.com shows me that it discovered vpn dns and my isp dns. I want to avoid using isp dns when using vpn. I found I can use prepend domaine name servers in ...
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How to start the OpenVPN client service on Ubuntu 15.04

I can launch OpenVPN and point it at the config file and everything works fine, such as: sudo openvpn /etc/openvpn/myvpn.conf but when I try start the service with sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start ...
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Auto start Openvpn with one .ovpn file

Hi i have bought vpn access form a vpn provider, i have all of thees .ovpn files inn /tmp/astrill. Yes i have made thoes folders. How can i get openvpn to startup one of thees .opvn files under ...
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OpenVPN connecting but no internet access on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to connect to a VPN using OpenVPN. I tried using network-manager with OpenVPN plugin and tried too in terminal with ovpn.conf file. Everything connects (it says connection established) in ...
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How to setup OpenVPN Client

I'm trying to setup OpenVPN using NetworkManager. The GUI seems buggy and unresponsive. Are there any other tools for setting up a VPN client?
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation

Edit: Fixed it back then when the patch rolled out with add VPN config. No longer use Linux/Ubuntu now. I installed the OpenVPN Network-Manager by doing: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn, ...
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Setting VPN Client

I need to access VPN from my Ubuntu 12.04. I see that there is VPN connections > Configure VPN in network manager, but it asks for username and password. All I have is some .crt, .csr, .key, .ovpn ...
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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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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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OpenVPN GUI client for UDP/TCP

Is there any easy solution for OpenVPN being executed from Desktop for non technician people so they only push a button and get connected to a external VPN? Most of my colleagues are non Linux ...
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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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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 configuration on Ubuntu

I want to use OpenVPN on Ubuntu. The following three files are provided: client.conf tccg-ca.crt tccg-ta.key What are the steps to configure OpenVPN in Ubuntu by using these files. I have ...
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How can you test for a DNS leak for an OpenVPN provider?

I'm currently using VPNBook with OpenVPN. I just recently learned about DNS leaking. Is there a way to scan for it?
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 OpenVPN

When I choose the Connection Type in VPN Connections, I have only PPTP and I can't find OpenVPN, but I already installed it via terminal with the command sudo apt-get install openvpn easy-rsa Why I ...
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Can OpenVPN use an existing tunnel device instead of dynamically creating a new one?

I wondered, if the following scenario is possible: If I create a new tunnel adapter on startup of my ubuntu server 14.04, can I tell an OpenVPN client to use this tunnel instead of creating a new ...
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Using expect for inputting commands

Heres the thread I'm bouncing off of: Inputting input in a command? So I'm trying to run this command: cd /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa; . ./vars; ./build-key username However, after running that command, I ...
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Inputting input in a command? [duplicate]

I'm running a command through a program that needs to create an OpenVPN account. After putting in this line to start making the account: cd /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa; . ./vars; ./build-key username I ...
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VPN plugin for 14.04

Where do I find then install vpn plugin for ubuntu 14.04? I want to install a vpn but can not find a plugin for it. I have read through many questions but not found out where to get a plugin for vpn.
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Open VPN connection doesnt work after reboot Ubuntu 14.04

First I like to thank anyone who is giving these great answer here ! Im a new Ubuntu user and still on learning curve. After 8 years of OSX it is been harder than I expected. Two weeks ago I installed ...
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Easy method of switching from Openvpn-Acess Server to Community Edition?

I recently installed the OpenVpn-Access Server on a vps and it's great. However, now that I got it running I want to switch over to the Community-Edition because I do not want to deal with purchasing ...
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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 ...