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Old 11-19-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Finding a tutorial to install openvpn


I have installed openvpn onto my system by following a tutorial digitalocean.com
I have a pc running debian and installed openvpn from the command line.

After following the tutorial to the letter, when I now open my browser 'whatsmyipaddress' is still able to find my ip address.
So installing openvpn hasn't worked.

The debian wiki says I have to further input
Code:
openvpn --script-security 2 --config /etc/openvpn/client.conf &
This command is not in the tutorial I used.

After following the tutorial and everything appearing to be successful, I need to know how to 'enable' openvpn as it doesn't appear as a program on my desktop.
Any help?
 
Old 11-20-2016, 06:57 AM   #2
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openvpn won't "hide my ip"

I do 'sympathize', but read (esp. the later/last posts in)
https://forums.openvpn.net/viewtopic.php?t=18187
(from web-search: openvpn won't "hide my ip" )
"to be able to accomplish [this, you] will need" a 3rd party ['service provider'].
*their* address will be public, and they will *'secretly'* forward to your 'whatismyip'.
All websites must 'talk back' to some publically-routeable ip (not a 198.168../10...)
If you want to hide your home USPS address, you will need a 'mailbox service' address.
Sorry to see the frustration over this 'NAT' etc. stuff. UNrelated p.s.: 98%!

3rd step in: http://techin.oureverydaylife.com/hi...ntu-23897.html
"the OpenVPN configuration files for your VPN account from the provider website"
might be a ref to that 'client.conf' (but I've never done any of this)

Last edited by Jjanel; 11-20-2016 at 08:04 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2016, 09:30 AM   #3
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I do 'sympathize', but read (esp. the later/last posts in)
https://forums.openvpn.net/viewtopic.php?t=18187
(from web-search: openvpn won't "hide my ip" )
"to be able to accomplish [this, you] will need" a 3rd party ['service provider'].
Thank you. This is the tricky bit - the 'server'.
When configuring openvpn you have to make a server.conf file and a client.conf file.

Keys, certicates and a certificate authority is made for both files. A firewall is installed and a unified openvpn profile.

It's all a bit techy but the tutorial seems successful.
But after that, the tutorial offers another tutorial for 'Initial Server Setup' and then 'How To Connect To Your Droplet with SSH'.
So now the tutorial seems like a sham.

But the same tutorial was done on a Hak5 youtube video and it seemed to work. The ip address apparently changed.

However, there is also a 'Debian Wiki' tutorial.
But the beginning it says
Code:
3. ping your server from your client using the server's IP#. 
If this fails, you probably don't actually know its IP#, 
and you must know it, so stop now and learn it.
How do you learn your server IP?
Why doesn't the debian wiki give a link?

The wiki also says
Code:
Switch to your server. First, install OpenVPN on it
How do you switch to your server?

On ifconfig I have
Code:
eth0
lo
tun0
So some 'tunnelling' seems to be occurring on my OS.
We all know openvpn is free.
But no-one uses it and no-one knows how to install it.
But the paid version may be easier to install.

Finally, there is an option to buy a router and install DD-WRT.
This is a router software which also enables openvpn on your machine.
But again, there's little or no info about how to enable openvpn.
 
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