I am trying to connect to a VPN from Ubuntu 16.04 server edition (no GUI).
I use the downloaded configuration and connect with
sudo openvpn - - config path/to/.ovpn
This seems to work fine, no errors and I get a
tun interface. But I cannot seem to access external urls.
ping google.com results in a long pause then
ping: unknown host google.com
A simple sendmail command fails saying it cannot connect to SMTP server (external)
Dyndns client fails to update, presumably as it can't connect with the service provider.
If I disconnect the openvpn connection the above all works fine.
I have enabled through traffic on my router (virgin media superhub) to no avail. Do I need to do any port forwarding? But none of the guides say to do so...
Thanks for any suggestions.