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Old 02-21-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
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OpenVPN Server (NOT Access Server) Setup Help

Hello LinuxQuestions,

I have been trying to setup an OpenVPN server to route game traffic starting from Perth > Singapore > Taipei. I currently have a 512mb/2.4GHz Single Core VPS hosted by DigitalOcean running in Singapore with OpenVPN setup on it. It's currently running Ubuntu 14.04.3 x86, but if there are any 'better' or more 'optimized' distributions for the job please let me know!

I need help disabling encryption, authentication and compression. I've already removed "comp-lzo" in order to disable compression but I'm not sure if it has worked. I'm also trying to find a way to change the default MTU Size for OpenVPN as my home is set at 1492 (PPPOE).

I'm looking to disable all security because the game data is TCP and would like to keep the same "type" of data through the VPN (not sure if it would make a difference if I used UDP, but just to be safe ^^). I'm trying to host for multiple clients (not too many, around 4/5) and it seems that I barely have enough bandwidth to load a webpage through a TCP VPN connection with all the default authentication and encryption settings.

Finally, I was wondering if there was a way to route ONLY my game traffic through OpenVPN and nothing else?

All the current information I find on google regarding these things are for the OpenVPN Access Server which I don't want to use due to it being restricted to 2 clients on the free license. If it's really recommended, then my mates and I don't mind chipping in the extra per month on top of the VPS to get a more solid VPN running.

Any and all help would be appreciated!

Thanks, Ryan.

Last edited by Ryeuu; 02-21-2016 at 03:04 PM.
Old 02-24-2016, 11:44 PM   #2
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virtual routing

You might give this page a look.

this will allow you to route traffic based on IP to a specific gateway. If you have a router that can mark packets then you could tag your game traffic and then create a rule to only send that traffic to a specific IP.

Good luck.


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