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An open source virtual private networking application written by James Yoan and published under the General Public License (GPL).

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How to connect to a domain without vpn [closed]

I have domain name and we can connect to it over vpn only. Thus all CNAME are accessed when vpn is connected. I think the domain is delegated to a nameserver that's only accessible on the openvpn ...
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What do free public VPN providers achieve? [closed]

Just took a look at This website and found a whole bunch of free OpenVPN config files, for free!! I want to know that why do they do this? Do they earn anything? Are they secure? what can they have ...
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OpenVPN authentication error [migrated]

Now I use Synology's MR2200AC as my home router and Synology's DS918+ as my NAS for hosting some virtual machines. And I'm trying to connect to the virtual machines from my laptop via a OpenVPN server ...
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2 VPNs at the same time? Split tunneling? [migrated]

I work from home over a VPN using a Ubuntu 20.04 laptop. That work regularly includes both HTTPS & ssh sessions over the office VPN. Sometimes from the same laptop, I also need to use a second ...
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How does openvpn work for only certain servers?

I got a *.openvpn from work and I monitored the traffic on wireshark. On my normal vpn every traffic is routed via the vpn (as expected). But with this work vpn only the traffic that uses the work ...
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Undetectable Proxy or VPN Protocol

Is there a safe way for creating a proxy, tunnel, or VPN that cannot be detected by the datacenter or ISPs? I'm living in an oppressing country, but I've access to a VPS with less regulated access to ...
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OpenVPN: test security from external point of view

How would I test an OpenVPN environment from external, kind of black box pentest. I have the public server-IP (port 1194, udp, tun). I have found NO online ressources on how to do that, or whether ...
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OpenVPN Key Size 1024 vs 2048 and Eavesdrop vs Access?

OpenVPN recommends using a 2048 RSA key size for greater security, however, the hardware I'm using is somewhat weak and defaults to using a 1024 RSA key size. I'm trying to determine if it's worth ...
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Using OpenVPN on Windows instead of VPN apps: missing certificate

Sorry this might be a noob question, but I subscribed to a VPN provider which ships its own app on Windows. Now I thought I'd prefer to use the OpenVPN client app instead. I create a profile by ...
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How secure is /dev/stdin in UNIX systems?

Is decrypting secrets with ccrypt and piping the result via stdin to openvpn secure? I've written the following alias to start an openvpn client more easily than before: sudo bash -c 'cd ...
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Which methods should I connect a VPN, via that-vpn-app or through an VPN configuration on network manager linux?

I saw there are 2 available methods (that I know of and currently focusing on) to connect to a vpn. The first one is through their application based of that vpn provider. The others is by configuring ...
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How to avoid leaking your public IP to installed applications like browsers when using a vpn?

What is the easiest setup to hide your public IP from installed applications and prevent things like WebRTC leaks on a common Linux distro?
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Combine router VPN with Client VPN

I would like to combine my router's default VPN with another one I run on my laptop. Here is what I currently have : Here is what I would like to have : Both router (DD-WRT) and laptop use OpenVPN ...
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Does installing and routing OpenVPN DNS queries through a local resolver make any difference to the IP address seen by the eventual DNS server?

This is related to my previous question - When pushing a DNS resolver to an OpenVPN client, does the resolver see the IP address of the client or the OpenVPn server?. If an OpenVPN server ...
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When pushing a DNS resolver to an OpenVPN client, does the resolver see the IP address of the client or the OpenVPn server?

When configuring an OpenVPN server, you have the option of pushing DNS resolvers to the client - like so: push "dhcp-option DNS " If this approach is used and a public DNS resolver is defined, will ...
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ecdh-curve and tls cipher do not work together

most of my question are already answered by reading in this forum, but "one last thing" is still open. I am running a OpenVPN server with the following security characters: SERVER (Raspbian Buster)...
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Antivirus/DPI Solution with openvpn server

I wish to set up a system that I log into with openVPN on my Raspberry Pi 4. I have already set up an openVPN server with a PKI infrastructure as well as other services that run on the Pi (like pi ...
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Block WireGuard clients' access to specific websites

I have installed a WireGuard VPN server on a Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) using PiVPN and I would like to either block the VPN clients to access specific websites (i.e. block them access https://...
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Opening OpenVPN to the world

I built my own private network with OpenVPN. I bought a VPS at hosting provider A(closer to home) and another two at hosting provider B(cheaper). Using openvpn I connected the two to the OpenVPN ...
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Unable to setup openvpn over ssh

I trying to setup SSH tunnel to mask my OpenVPN traffic from my android phone. Both SSH and OpenVPN are running on my rpi and I using openvpn client + SSHTunnel on android. What I can achieve is: - ...
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Meterpreter Session over OpenVPN [closed]

Last month I made a pentesting course and now they opened a lab for us to practice before we apply for the certification exam. We connect to the lab over OpenVPN in our Kali Linux machine. I'm trying ...
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Does OpenVPN encrypt my traffic between my computer and VPN server?

I set up my own VPN by installing OpenVPN on a Ubuntu server, then I download client.ovpn file from Ubuntu server to my Windows laptop. And then, I import that client.ovpn to OpenVPN GUI app on ...
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Which VPN offers more security conceptually, SSL VPN or L2TP/IPSEC?

Aside from possible implementation bugs, which VPN concept aims to offer more protection by design? SSL VPN (implementation example - OpenVPN) L2TP/IPSEC (implementation example - Strong Swan) After ...
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Can't tell If The OpenVPN Server I Setup Is Encrypted using Wireshark?

This might sound dumb, but I set up an OpenVPN server on a Synology NAS. When I connect via the client at home to the server, everything works for. I know you can read packets in Wireshark. If I ...
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How to generate an OpenVPN 4096 or 8192 bit static key?

How to create an OpenVPN static / pre-shared key with key size 4096 or 8192 bit? openvpn --genkey Creates 2048 bit strong keys only. Static key. Not CA.
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How can I hide my mac address when using a public wifi? [duplicate]

As a new student of cyber security, I have started to see in real-time how an individual can actually scan and view the mac addresses on a public wifi connection. How can I hide my mac address when ...
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Wireguard vs. OpenVPN [closed]

Which is better in what scenario? What cons and pros do they have? (optional question) Which is more secure? (optional question) Best use case of each one? Isn't WireGuard based on OpenVPN?
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Tunnel Openvpn traffic through ssh?

I know similar question have been asked but none of them are explained thoroughly. I have setup a VPS and setup openvpn using https://github.com/Nyr/openvpn-install on tcp and port 443(I have access ...
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If I use a VPN, can an enterprise proxy insert itself in the middle?

I'm using the guest Wi-Fi at a large corporation, and connecting to a commercial VPN provider via the OpenVPN client. I do not know one way or another if a proxy is used on the guest wi-fi, but I ...
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For security purposes, can I use vpn with ufw to allow traffic only from the vpn on ubuntu?

Is this possible? If not through ufw then some other software or iptables? How should I set up the ip tables? Assuming my public ip is known (and I don't want to change it), would it provide complete ...
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how to force openvpn client to use TLS instead of SSL connection [duplicate]

i'm trying to use openvpn client to connect TLS VPN server here is my .ovpn file client tls-client dev tun proto tcp remote example.com 443 resolv-retry infinite auth-user-pass persist-key ...
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Is it safe to use RPC with sensitive data through an encrypted VPN connection instead of SSL/TLS?

I have an application where there I'm planning the following setup: user <-----------------> layer 1 server <------------------> backend server internet (https) ...
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What's the drawback of enabling auth-nocache in OpenVPN?

Using a "default" configuration, OpenVPN clients show the following warning when connecting to a VPN server in red, attention-seeking letters: WARNING: this configuration may cache passwords in ...
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What are the risks of installing a CA on the same machine as OpenVPN server?

Digital Ocean states in one of it's tutorial about OpenVPN server : While it’s technically possible to use your OpenVPN server or your local machine as your CA, this is not recommended as it ...
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Meterpreter and OpenVPN

During a meterpreter session, is it possible to deliver a payload that creates a connection request to a local OpenVPN connection? For example: I have a payload. Whenever that payload runs on the ...
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Are ARP attacks possible on OpenVPN and Wireguard connections?

I am curious if it is possible for users connected to a VPN to perform ARP spoofing / poisoning attacks against other users on the same subnet of an OpenVPN or Wireguard server. Does OpenVPN & ...
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Loosing internet connection while connected to specific VPN server?

I have noticed a strange behaviour earlier today on my VPN on a specific server. When I run a trace route command while connected to VPN (on a specific countries server) my internet will not work for ...
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Is my VPN leaking or is this normal?

Hi when I am not connected to my VPN and do a route print I get one 0.0.0.0 entry in the Network Destination column. It has a gateway of 192..... When I connect to my VPN and do a route print I get ...
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Filter/Block OpenVPN clients' access to a specific website

As stated in the title I would like to restrict VPN clients' access to specific websites. More specifically, I push the route for 5 websites to the clients via the server config. However, I would ...
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Using a VPN for privacy?

Say I am only using a vpn for privacy (as is recommended by many people, especially on public wifi etc). How I understand it is that many people are using the same servers and have the same ip online. ...
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Why is my VPN behaving like this and should I be concerned?

I recently started using NordVPN and have noticed something strange. Sometimes when I connect to the VPN service in my system tray it will show a wifi connection and other times an ethernet ...
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Is Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN safe to use? [closed]

As said in the PIA website they pretend to have the following VPN features: PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec SOCKS5 Proxy Included No traffic logs So my question are: Is Private Internet Access VPN ...
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Difference between SSH Tunnel / Proxy and VPN in terms of security

What benefits does a VPN have over just using a regular SSH Tunnel? I'm considering setting up OpenVPN on a server, but was wondering what benefits that would have over just using that same server as ...
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Does a self-hosted VPN (openvpn) at home encrypt traffic for my ISP? [duplicate]

Title says it all. If I host my own VPN at home (using openvpn), and connect my devices to it, will my ISP be able to see the contents of my traffic?
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Can a VPN server be traced through Tor?

I was wondering that if my data was intercepted by Tor by an exit node, would they be able to see which VPN server is being used to encrypt the data. I am asking because I planned on making an OpenVPN ...
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How does Netflix tell I'm behind a vpn managed with OpenVPN but not other managers?

I run Ubuntu 18.04 and use a VPN service. If I use OpenVPN to manage the connection and connect to a given server, then I can browse the internet as if I'm from that location, except for Netflix, ...
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watch DNS queries while using OpenVPN.-

I want to monitor/sniff the DNS queries I make while I'm using a VPN connection with my OpenVPN client. My initial motivation was to check if I'm leaking DNS queries; then using this page it seems I'm ...
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OpenVPN configuration and ISP's DNS

I have configured OpenVPN server for using Clouflare DNS - 1.1.1.1. I use OpenVPN connection in the next way: sudo openvpn --config Config.ovpn on my local machine in WiFi network. My ISP provider ...
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OpenVPN one account multiple servers & Load Balancing

I have recently been experimenting with OpenVPN. My aim is to create a group of servers in different locations with a single username and password for each user stored in a central database. For ...
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Can personal VPN help protecting my behavior on the company laptop?

Update: I don't care if the company knows I'm using a private VPN (this is allowed and confirmed with the IT department). My only concern is if the company knows I visited nba.com (for example). On ...

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