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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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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 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 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 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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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 I tried looking into old questions but they seem to be outdated.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 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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What am I doing wrong with racoon on ubuntu precise?

I have a working racoon ipsec vpn setup on an ubuntu lucid server. To set it up, I just did an apt-get on the ipsectools package and configured the racoon.conf file. If I take the exact same steps, ...
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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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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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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 to configure an OpenVPN Client Router

I am attempting to set up an OpenVPN Router so that I may connect my tablet (wireless) and Blu-Ray (wired) to a paid VPN service in another country on Ubuntu 12.10. I have successfully done this using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 to force Ubuntu to access the Internet ONLY through a VPN and disable it when disconnected?

Due to privacy issues I'd like Ubuntu to allow applications to send traffic to the Internet only when the VPN connection is established. The thing is that there are some applications like Skype or ...
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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 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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Cannot Import VPN connection

Since 12.04 I cannot connect to my VPN. my ovpn file is the following http://email.uoa.gr/help/download/vpn/edunet.ovpn When I try to import the VPN file i get the following error The file ...
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openvpn can't import configurations on new 14.04 installation [closed]

i installed the openvpn network manager by doing: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn, which also installs the gnome package. this made it possible to import configurations under 13.10, but ...
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Unable to connect to Windows VPN in Ubuntu 11.10

I am very very new bie in the world of Ubuntu. I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I am not able to connect to Windows VPN. When I login to Windows 8 I am able to connect to VPN using default ...
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L2tp VPN connection plugin?

I have L2tp VPN connection working on my Android ... I wanted to add this to ubuntu through VPN connections, but I only found PPTP plugin installed, I've searched a lot to find a way to add a Lt2p ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do my DNS settings keep having to be reset?

I have a laptop that I use on my home LAN, my work LAN and my work VPN via my home LAN through OpenConnect. In addition, I also sometimes use TorGuard, which is a OpenVPN connection. All of these are ...
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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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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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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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Error when trying to connect to VPN on startup

This question has been updated. Please see the tail end of this post. I am trying to set up my Mythbuntu computer to connect to a VPN service when it starts up. My hope is that the Mythbuntu computer ...
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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 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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VPN for SSH, Internet for all the rest

Intro: Hi, I've been trying to get a VPN and ssh command to work together. And I've been successful to the point where I can get on the server with ssh user@hostname. But when the VPN is active, all ...
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Cannot mount a CIFS network share over VPN

I have setup u VPN connection to our Windows 2008 server at the office and it seems to work fine. For some reason, however, I still am not able to access the network shares over a VPN connection ...
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Network only using one DNS when connected to VPN

My company has a VPN that I need to connect to. In OSX, I do this by using openvpn with the following configuration: client dev tun proto udp remote <GATEWAY_ADDRESS> <PORT> resolv-retry ...
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vpn (pptp) service failed to start [closed]

When I try to connect to a VPN PPTP connection from Network Manager it fails with this message: vpn connection failed because the vpn service failed to start. It worked without any problem till I ...
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OpenVPN: The VPN connection to … because of invalid VPN secrets

I am 3 days into using Linux. I set up an OpenVPN connection following the instructions set out by: https://www.goldenfrog.com/support/vyprvpn/vpn-setup/linux/openvpn OpenVPN installation went ...
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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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NMCLI works in script when I run itdirectly , but not when run in CRON

This is under Ubuntu 11.10 I have a script that starts a PPTP VPN connection fetches a couple of files, then closes the connection. When I run this script from a terminal prompt it works perfectly; ...
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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 ...