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Old 09-04-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
JakReloaded
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Private - Secure VPN?


Hey Everyone!,

I have an VPS that i use as a "Sandbox" to mess around with scripts and things, however, recently my ISP has announced trials of "Traffic Shaping" and such...which is lame!

What i would like to do is setup a VPN Tunnel to my server so that i can download/browse the web without having to hit silly manipulation of my packets! I would like something fairly straight forward, fast and simple. Naturally i think it has to have encryption and also have the ability to "Add" other people to it as i can see one or two of my friends needing this too as they get switched over

If anyone can recommend a tool or a script that will do this please let me know!

Cheers,

JakReloaded
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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I just read this article.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/01/openvpn_primer/
 
Old 09-04-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thanks Stress_Junkie!

Great information - tried to do this on my box following a great guide here: http://www.throx.net/2008/04/13/open...uration-guide/

However, when trying to start the service i get the following:

Quote:
-bash-3.1# service openvpn start
Starting openvpn: [FAILED]
-bash-3.1#
I tried checking the openvpn-status.log but its totally empty, anyone got any ideas at all?

Thanks,

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Old 09-04-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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Okay, turns out after a bit more digging i have my log file! It was in "/var/log/messages" incase anyone was wondering:

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Sep 4 18:01:07 alpha openvpn[3137]: OpenVPN 2.0.9 i386-redhat-linux [SSL] [LZO] [EPOLL] built on Sep 4 2008
Sep 4 18:01:07 alpha openvpn[3137]: Diffie-Hellman initialized with 1024 bit key
Sep 4 18:01:07 alpha openvpn[3137]: TLS-Auth MTU parms [ L:1574 D:138 EF:38 EB:0 ET:0 EL:0 ]
Sep 4 18:01:07 alpha openvpn[3137]: Note: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: No such file or directory (errno=2)
Sep 4 18:01:07 alpha openvpn[3137]: Note: Attempting fallback to kernel 2.2 TUN/TAP interface
Sep 4 18:01:07 alpha openvpn[3137]: Cannot allocate TUN/TAP dev dynamically
Sep 4 18:01:07 alpha openvpn[3137]: Exiting
Any ideas anyone? I will keep googling and post back if i find anything

Last edited by JakReloaded; 09-04-2008 at 12:27 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 12:25 PM   #5
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Just a follow up after some reading:

openvpn --dev tun0

Quote:
Thu Sep 4 18:24:57 2008 OpenVPN 2.0.9 i386-redhat-linux [SSL] [LZO] [EPOLL] built on Sep 4 2008
Thu Sep 4 18:24:57 2008 IMPORTANT: OpenVPN's default port number is now 1194, based on an official port number assignment by IANA. OpenVPN 2.0-beta16 and earlier used 5000 as the default port.
Thu Sep 4 18:24:57 2008 ******* WARNING *******: all encryption and authentication features disabled -- all data will be tunnelled as cleartext
Thu Sep 4 18:24:57 2008 Note: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: Permission denied (errno=13)
Thu Sep 4 18:24:57 2008 Note: Attempting fallback to kernel 2.2 TUN/TAP interface
Thu Sep 4 18:24:57 2008 Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/tun0: No such file or directory (errno=2)
Thu Sep 4 18:24:57 2008 Exiting
If anyone can lend a hand on this i would greatly appreciate it =)

Last edited by JakReloaded; 09-04-2008 at 12:26 PM.
 
  


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