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Easiest way to setup Ubuntu as a VPN server

I know there are many tutorials on the net for setting up VPN client and server. I you find one that is simple/short, I am interested only in the server part. For client, I will use OS X so I ...
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How To Debug and Fix PPTP/VPN Client Connection

I am asking a question, which has two sub-questions. Those are how can I get VPN to work on Ubuntu 12.04, either by getting the built-in pptp VPN to work or through manual configuration. Microsoft ...
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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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Juniper setup on 12.04

I have a laptop with Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bits). Until now, I used Windows XP to connect to a Juniper VPN but now I'd like to try it with Linux. I read the mad scientist walkthrough ...
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How to prevent Juniper Network Connect breaking DNS resolutions

Juniper Network Connect has been an issue on 64bit linux for quite sometime. I have found 2 solutions to the Java issue (Solution 1 and 2) but now I am struggling with a new issue. Network connect ...
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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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L2TP IPsec VPN client on Ubuntu 14.10

I need to connect to a L2TP IPsec VPN using Ubuntu 14.10. I previously used L2TP IPsec VPN Manager 1.0.9 from Werner Jaeger in Ubuntu 14.04, and it worked great, but that no longer appears to be ...
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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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How to install Juniper VPN on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Could you please help me ? On my old Ubuntu 13.10 I was able to run Juniper VPN (on Firefox only) using a workaround which requires you to install the missing 32libs and IcedTea (32bits). However, I ...
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Connecting to VPN prevents access to normal web sites

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed with OpenVPN, and when I connect to a VPN, http access to non VPN sites stops working, until I close the VPN connection. To be more specific, both Chrome and Firefox stop ...
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Is it possible to connect to multiple VPN networks at once via Network Manager?

Is it possible to connect more VPN networks at once via Network Manager? I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. For now I am only able to switch between preconfigured VPN connections. It`s quite annoying ...
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vpnc has stopped working with Cisco VPN gateway Ubuntu 13.04

Recently I've been unable to connect to a Cisco VPN gateway using vpnc even though I had been using vpnc to connect to this same gateway for about a year leading up to this breakage... I'm using the ...
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Wi-Fi problem on Lenovo z50-70 with Realtek RTL8723BE

I've recently bought Lenovo z5070, I've installed on it both windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 trusty. I have some serous problem with Wi-Fi in Ubuntu. First, when I turn on laptop at that moment the ...
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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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How to get a VPN for ubuntu?

I saw a thing called VPN connections under the Internet button at the top of my screen. So I would like more info on this, and possibly instructions on how to set one up. Thanks!
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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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Is it possible to auto-mount sshfs

Is it possible to auto-mount a remote FS using sshfs upon instantiating a proper VPN connection? Allow me to explain the scenario, I'm working remotely, to do that it helps if I can mount my home dir ...
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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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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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Create VPN server using the Ubuntu VPS

I have an Ubuntu (Debian) VPS in USA, NOW want to make up VPN service on it. Can you help me to handle it, please. Which program surplussed me for. What about Socks!. [I need it too] How can I ...
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Fortinet SSL VPN Client and Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install the Forticlient SSL VPN Client on Ubuntu 12.04. I've downloaded the latest version from the Fortinent support site but when I try to run the installer (vía command line or GUI) it ...
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No Network Manager icon in the notification area, so I can't use my VPN connection

I've added a VPN using System > Preferences > Network Connections. However, I can't see how to switch it on, because there's no Network Manager icon in the notification area! nm-applet is running as ...
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Is there a free VPN service that works on Ubuntu? [closed]

I use Hotspot Shield (Free VPN) on the Windows. Do anyone know of a similar tool or service for Ubuntu? that: Would not require me to have any server. would hide my IP. Would effectively tunnel all ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can't connect to PPTP VPN with ufw enabled on Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.18

Suddenly VPN disconnected and can't reconnect no longer on kernel 3.18.1, so I try to install kernel 3.18.2 but my problem still exist. But I can connect to VPN with 3.14 kernel easily. The output of ...
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How can I troubleshoot “VPN Connection Failed”?

Is there anyway to get an error log for a failed VPN connection attempt? All I get is this notification and I have no idea where to go from there:
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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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Where to add the Pre-Shared Key for the Server Authentication with Network Manager for L2TP/IPSEC?

Previously, I was trying to figure out how to install the L2TP/IPSEC manager code. I guess Ubuntu/Canonical switched away from OpenSwan to StrongSwan, but didn't really announce it. So that was ...
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How to configure VPN settings?

When I started working for my current employer, everyone (myself and my boss included) were on Windows 7 machines. About 6 months ago, my boss gutted Windows 7 on his machine and replaced it with ...
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How to connect to L2TP over IPSec VPN?

I'm having trouble connecting to my company's VPN on Ubuntu 15.04. It uses L2TP over IPsec, and I have a username, password and shared secret. How do I connect?
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Server certificate problem with Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

When I try to connect using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, I receive this error: Connection attempt has failed due to server certificate problem. I happened to have this problem in my ...
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What packages add support for different VPN types to Network Manager?

What VPN types does Network Manager support, and what packages do I specifically need to install to allow the support of those VPN protocols?
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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 ...
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Cannot connect to the internet after installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Today, I tried to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 updatet earlier today. I followed the instructions on this webpage ...
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1>How does one create a hotspot on Ubuntu Touch ? 2> use a VPN…?

As per the title....has anyone achieved this yet? It seems that it is difficult to custom config anything on the touch unless you change over to read/write....but then you are cutting off OTA ...
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VPN pptp failed 1 [duplicate]

I used network-manager-pptp to configure the vpn. But always I get the same message when i try to connect to the vpn: connection failed. In the sys log I have: <info> VPN service 'pptp' ...
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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 to get Netextender (VPN) working in Ubuntu 12.10 x64?

At work we have to use Sonicwall Netextender to connect over VPN. The NetExtender client works fine on Windows x64 for me, but when using the same settings in my Ubuntu , the connection seems to work ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Network Connection menu GUI doesnt work properly

Many a times I have seen When I click on network connection(besides volume icon), I am unable to select any options. When I hover over VPN connections, the list shows nothing. I have added many VPNs. ...
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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 check that VPNC (VPN Cisco) works on Ubuntu 14.04?

I connect with VPNC and get the message: VPN connection was successfully established. and a lock in the WiFi icon in the upper-right corner of Ubuntu Desktop appears. How to check that VPNC really ...
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SSH and VPN Cisco connection working on one laptop but not on another. Both laptops using Ubuntu 14.04. Where is the difference?

I'm trying to SSH to our university server using VPN and WIFI connection. The bug is similar to this one, although different in details. The problem is as follows: Me and my colleague are using ...
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Can't connect to VPN on 14.04 LTS

I think this is a known issue in other versions. From /var/log/syslog: Nov 3 15:13:55 somemachine NetworkManager[1048]: <info> Starting VPN service 'vpnc'... Nov 3 15:13:55 somemachine ...
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How do I install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client?

I installed Cisco AnyConnect for Ubuntu(64) 12.04, but it failed. It can be installed on Ubuntu 10.10(64). The error log Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client ... Extracting installation files to ...
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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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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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Having DNS Issues when connected to a VPN in Ubuntu 13.04

I am connecting to a Cisco VPN Server using vpnc. Once connected, my machine was unable to automatically update DNS setting from the new VPN. I tested by temporarily changing /etc/resolv.conf with the ...
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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 ...