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Why does Transmission BitTorrent client say “could not connect to tracker”?

I recently cannot download anything via transmission and the download process remains idle("downloading from 0 of 0 connected peers"). Going through properties> trackers, I see "could not connect to ...
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How do I connect to a VPN in GNOME-Shell?

I used to be able to choose "connect to vpn" from the network-indicator in Ubuntu but since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 I'm only using GNOME-Shell and I can't find anyway to connect to a VPN from ...
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No internet access when I'm connect to my company's VPN

I googled my problem and I've read some questions in Ask Ubuntu, but I didn't solve my problem. I connect to a PPTP VPN server and it works well, but when I'm connected to that VPN I don't have ...
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VPN no longer works, saves old password?

I am not sure if this question is related to 11.10 or gnome 3.2, but the VPN configuration screen has changed, and now the user and password is optional, but there is no way for me to override it. On ...
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How can I configure a CheckPoint SSL vpn? [closed]

I have a brand new laptop (yay!) running 64bit Oneiric Ocelot and I'm still figuring out the pieces missing from my old 32bit system. I need to connect to a CheckPoint SSL vpn at work, but there seems ...
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How do we add DNS servers to our VPN network definitions?

I just set up a VPN connection to my workplace, but it fail s to connect. Our protocol for setting up VPN on Windows clients requires we specify DNS servers that are inside our corporate network. I ...
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Setting up VPN connection: only pbk file (Windows) available

I want to set up a connection with the network of my work via VPN in Ubuntu (11.04), but they only provide support for windows. They provide a pbk file, and in Windows you just have to double click it ...
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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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Access workstations without public IP - maybe with VPN

My friend told me, that without public IP of the workstations, I can access machines remotely. But I'm a rather confused in using VPN, I don't understand how can it manage to connect. I saw this video ...
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How to set up an sstp vpn connection?

the question is simple: how to set up an sstp vpn connection in ubuntu 11.04? as of this moment I haven't been able to find a way to make an sstp vpn connection.
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How to install VPNPPTP?

In manual it seems obvious but I don't understand how to run this application. The full name of file is vpnpptp_setup-en-Linux-x86_64-Install.tar.gz Inside the archive it has ready to run application....
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Execute a script after a VPN connection is started

I'm starting a VPN connection using Network Manager. Once the connection is established I have to change MTU in order it to work properly. For example: sudo ifconfig ppp0 mtu 777 It is very ...
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What's the preferred method for connecting to a PPTP VPN under KDE?

I have a remote worker who's got a Ubuntu 10.04.3 machine, running KDE. She was using KVPNC until she did an update over the weekend (I don't have the details on the update, she may have been using an ...
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How to setup IPsec effectively ** Whats the use of xl2tpd?

How to setup IPSec effectively on LAN so that I can securely use from a machine of different external network. Whats the significance of xl2tpd. I see that IPSec is faster than OpenVPN. Also I ...
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Connect/disconnect from VPN from the command line

I have two VPNs setup on my Ubuntu machine, one using vpnc and one using PPTP. These were both setup using the GNOME network manager interface and work great. However on occasion I need to access this ...
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NM-applet's VPN menu disappears

I spend my days hopping between VPN connections in Ubuntu 10.10 and this is becoming severely annoying. What happens is that every once in a while - typically several times a day - when I click on the ...
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Unable to mount XP share: Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I'm failing with mounting XP share, receiving message: ... mount error(110): Connection timed out Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) When I try to list ...
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How do I set up a PPTP VPN on my own Ubuntu Server?

Assuming I have a Virtual Private Server from someone like Linode, running Ubuntu, how do I easily set up a PPTP VPN so that Ubuntu clients can connect to it? By default, Ubuntu offers to connect to ...
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How can I access Facebook and other forbidden websites in China?

I'm flying to China soon for a long time, so I'd like to know how to configure my Ubuntu 11.04 so I can access forbidden websites (like Facebook) I've heard about VPN and Proxy, but I don't know how ...
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How to set up ssh connection (acessible over internet, not LAN) using MTS MBLaze modem?

I have a MTS MBlaze USB dongle, with which I can connect to the internet. The question is, how do I set up a ssh connection accessible over the internet so that any one can connect to my PC through ...
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Configuring Cisco VPN Anyconnect to use VPN and the local network simultaneously

I want to use VPN and LAN access simultaneously (using local printers, SMB shares, ...) Theoretically the task should be easy: All local IP's targets (192.*) should go directly to eth0, the rest to ...
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How to debug grayed out VPN connection in Network Manager?

I've added a new PPTP VPN connection under Network Manager -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN. Now the connection is listed under "VPN Connections", but it's grayed out. How can I debug this? ...
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Button “Add” is disabled in VPN Connection's dialog

I've just installed elementaryos-jupiter. (It's based on Ubuntu 10.10) I've entered VPN Connections' menu (nm -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN) And there should be button "Add" -> it is, but it's ...
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Client for Checkpoint Endpoint Security VPN

In windows, I use a client called "Checkpoint Endpoint Security", with an certificate file, in order to connect to the Checkpoint VPN. Is there a compatible solution for Ubuntu?
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pptp vpn with certificate [closed]

I want to connect to a windows pptp vpn server which accepts only connections with a CA certficate. From windows im able to do it easily (since its windows of course and native supported) but from my ...
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how to set up a ubuntu server to be (securely) available from internet?

(apologize in advance, I'm a pro-windows newly converted to ubuntu... if my questions are obvious, please tell me). I want to build a ubuntu server continuously connected to the internet. I own only ...
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No internet access when using a PPTP VPN server

I've followed the tutorial on this site: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=132029 I have a DD-WRT router with Micro-FW that does not have a built-in VPN server. I have port forwarded the ...
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How to make sure all internet traffic only goes througth VPN?

I have a VPN connection and I want to make sure that all traffic use this VPN connection. I though of using iptables. ideas somebody? ten x
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VPN PPTP connection fails [closed]

I am trying to connect to a PPTP VPN on my Ubuntu 10.10 computer but it seems to fail. I have tried successfully to connect to the VPN on a OS X machine and it did work. I connect using the ...
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How to connect to a CISCO VPN through UFW

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 (64 bits version) and would like to be able to get connected to the VPN server (CISCO) of my company. I am able to get connected to the VPN server when I disable UFW but, ...
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How to automatically connect to VPN with Network-Manager

I do have a working VPN connection. Now I want this VPN connection to automatically activate when I'm in a certain wireless network. Is there a non-intrusive graphical way using network-manager-applet?...
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What user-friendly VPN software is available?

Other than the Network Manager applet at the Natty panel, is there any other user-friendly VPN tool available. One which has a GUI and can be easily setup. Ref. question : ConnMan not detecting ...
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How can I ensure transmission traffic uses a VPN?

I'd like to ensure that transmission only sends/receives traffic when the server it runs on is connected to a VPN. I found this question which is similar but I don't want to force all traffic ...
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How to add vpn connections while using connman

I was trying out Connman yesterday. My wireless Internet connected fine, however, I was not able to find any option for VPNs. Is there not option to connect to VPNs through Connman GUI? The website ...
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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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captive portal vpn

I'm sitting in a pub which promises wifi but in fact only seems to allow http and https over their standard ports, so no github, and no connecting to my home machine over ssh. How can I bypass all ...
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How do I get this Cisco VPN client to connect?

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit and installed network-manager-vpnc and configured the connection but I keep getting this: NetworkManager[1217]: <info> Starting VPN service 'org.freedesktop....
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How do I install the Cisco VPN client?

What is best way to install a Cisco VPN client application in Ubuntu?
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How do I set up a virtual private network in VirtualBox?

I am trying to set up a VPN in a virtual box machine running Ubuntu 10.10. All attempts so far have failed and even when I set up the VPN it keeps saying failed connection. Any help at all here would ...
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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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Do any NetworkManager VPN plugins support IPv6?

Do any of the NetworkManager VPN plugins support IPv6? The two I've tried so far (PPTP and StrongSwan) only show an "IPv4" tab. I would have thought at least the IPsec one would support IPv6?
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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 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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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 protocol,...
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Enforce VPN connection to access the Internet

I'm using a VPN when I'm online at an unencrypted wifi. Unfortunately, at my university the connection is quite unstable and at every reconnect the VPN connection is terminated and I manually need to ...
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Cisco VPN connection using CertStore as in Windows

In Windows I was using Cisco VPN client to connect with VPN. In connection properties I set only hostname and choose certificate which are stored in C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\...
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Hamachi² configuration file… Where is it?

I recently installed hamachi² and haguichi on my 10.10 machine. It works, but it loses its connection every few minutes and I have to reconnect. I looked into this, and apparently I need to set the ...
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Is it possible to add a notification message when a VPN gets connected?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and I use to connect to a pptp VPN, everything works perfectly, when i start my VPN connection I can see that the connection is in progress from the NetworkManager icon, and I ...
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How to connect to windows pptp vpn?

The VPN Server gave me an exe file - connection manager - to connect to the server. Instead, I created a pptp vpn connection under nm-applet, entering only Host, Username & password. Later I ...