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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 interfaces and work great. However on occasion I need to access ...
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Is there a free service like HotSpot Shield for Ubuntu?

I use Hotspot Shield (Free VPN) on the Window side when I'm out of the house. Do anyone know of a similar tool or service for Ubuntu?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which free VPN providers support Ubuntu?

Can't find any free VPN provider for Ubuntu. I tried looking into old questions but they seem to be outdated.
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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 do I install the Cisco VPN client?

What is best way to install a Cisco VPN client application in Ubuntu?
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Not able to connect to Juniper VPN on Lubuntu 13.04

I am using Lubuntu 13.04. Tried this with Chrome, Firefox and Epiphany with the same result. I log into my VPN webpage Click start to open a connection. Window pops up asking me if I want to ...
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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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Cisco VPN not working

I want to connect to my university's Cisco VPN from home, but it always fails. Today I took my laptop to university to see if the IT guys could help (they couldn't) and it worked there so 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 can I have my VPN connect automatically when the wireless connects?

I have a working VPN connection using NetworkManager, OpenConnect, and the network-manager-openconnect-gnome package, but I have to start it manually every time I connect to a network, and I have to ...
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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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Install 32bit Java (OpenJDK) on 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have to run Juniper VPN on the 64bit Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7-jdk and icedtea-7-plugin. After the browser prompts to install the Juniper VPN, I check it has been ...
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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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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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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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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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Forticlient SSL VPN binary not running

I've got a Mac running VMWare fusion with Ubuntu 10.10 in that. I'm currently using the Fortinet client from OSX, but that client is buggy, every time my Mac sleeps I need to reboot to get the ...
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How to get NetExtender VPN client on Ubuntu 13.04 working?

I've got a Ubuntu 13.04 desktop and I need to connect to a Sonicwall VPN appliance using NetExtender. TL,DR, the VPN connects fine, but then I can't reach any internet or LAN websites. Details: ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client broke my internet

I was using the AnyConnect client when it froze and I had to do a hard reboot of my computer. Now I can't connect to the internet at all, with or without VPN. The Network Connections manager seems to ...
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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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Ubuntu - apt-get not working behind restricted internet access

I have Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit boxes running in a company but they have internet browsing and firewalls for security. When I do apt-get update or install it fails. But I have a remote server which ip is ...
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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' ...