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Old 10-11-2018, 03:06 PM   #1
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I want to install a VPN...


...and I don't know how to do it.

Yesterday somebody tracked my IP adress ─it was so creepy─, so I was tryuing to install a VPN, (OpenVPN, Tinc, wireguard-fenriswolf, and few others), BUT I don't know how to configure it, or something, bc it didn't work...

Please help
 
Old 10-11-2018, 03:09 PM   #2
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We would need to know what VPN service you're going to use, and what OS you're running at the very least.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 03:12 PM   #3
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My OS is Ubuntu 18.04
And I don't know my VPN, I was trying, but I don't know where the thing went wrong...
 
Old 10-11-2018, 03:35 PM   #4
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Who's the VPN provider that you want to connect to? You can't just install a VPN client and connect to nothing, you need a provider.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
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Your VPN provider will hopefully provide some OpenVPN config files for manually doing this, in which case you can pass the file to openvpn like so:

Code:
sudo openvpn --config config-file.ovpn
There might also be a GUI application for this on your distribution. In any case, poke around your VPN provider's web site, or try contacting support for those config files, or at least the info that's supposed to go in the files.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:26 PM   #6
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Thank you, Timothy Miller and Fat Elvis!

I am poking around, as you said Fat Elvis, and that was what I was missing.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 03:02 AM   #7
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...and I don't know how to do it.

Yesterday somebody tracked my IP adress ─it was so creepy─, so I was tryuing to install a VPN, (OpenVPN, Tinc, wireguard-fenriswolf, and few others), BUT I don't know how to configure it, or something, bc it didn't work...

Please help
How did you know that you were tracked? Just curious.

Links to openvpn:
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openvpn.html.en
https://tecadmin.net/install-openvpn-server-ubuntu/

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Old 10-12-2018, 06:35 AM   #8
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Hello,
First, thanks to everybody, you were a great help.
When I was configuring the VPN the tutorial show me how to link some files to the network, but I cannot find the $&#!% file anywhere, and I thought I did something wrong. As you told me I contacted to the support team and they told me only premium clients have access to that file:
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Hello david,

this is because only through our VPN client apps are our Free subscribers able to use the OpenVPN VPN protocol.
I really didn't fully understand what "VPN client apps" means, except that I should pay them to be able to use the service on my computer.

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How did you know that you were tracked? Just curious.
I work in a worldwide organization, so ours meetings are mostly online, via Zoom. One of my coworkers a few weeks ago started verbally attacking me, calling me names, and doing everything to embarrass me in front of everybody. I was a little afraid he grow tired with just doing that online, so I lied about where I was at the last meeting last Wednesday. When the meeting was over I received a message from him telling me "I know you lied, you are in [the name of my city], I tracked your IP."

The thing is I cannot block him while I still working there, I cannot quit my job, and I cannot move to another place. I filed a complaint with my boss, but everything is just creepy. He lives 360 kilometres (223 miles) away from me.

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Old 10-12-2018, 06:23 PM   #9
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I really didn't fully understand what "VPN client apps" means, except that I should pay them to be able to use the service on my computer.

The "VPN client app" is the application that connects your computer to the VPN server.


That means that you have to use the application that they provide, which is most likely for Windows only. You can't really connect without it, since you need the connection details that's in those files.


Maybe look at some other VPN providers, or think about buying a subscription. That way you are not forced to use their sketchy app which may or may not be full of ads, spyware, or other malware.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:56 PM   #10
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@David2012, who is your VPN provider? Is it possible for you to try a different provider?

SecurityKiss has a free plan, about 300MB/day and they do provide configuration files for connecting via CLI(post #5). Maybe give the free account a shot?
Privateinternetaccess and cyberghost also provide such config files for their customers.

(No affiliation, just some provider I have used before)
 
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:14 AM   #11
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I opened an account in Hide.me, but I am searching other provider, now I was looking noip.com, I'm going to evaluate those providers that you mentioned, Thanks!
 
Old 10-13-2018, 01:30 PM   #12
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Hello David:

Welcome to LQ!
How ya doing otherwise? Everything "alright"?

Last weekend I drove 800 miles round-trip to help a friend in a similar situation.
"I just want my email back" is what he said.
I'll post some of the details later.

Couple of References for you.
the client-server model is robust, but I'm not sure "installing a vpn" it would be effective in this case.
and How to Configure OpenVPN
Generally, you can't install a vpn and be your own client at the same time.

And generally, the Admins, Mods, and the Owner of this forum have the capacity.
Lots of people have this capacity. All over the 'net. You have it and don't even know it.


Hide.me has How to Set Up VPN: It's simple to start with hide.me. Here's how

John out.

Last edited by Habitual; 10-13-2018 at 01:34 PM. Reason: added hide.me resource
 
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #13
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I just finish to configure my open VPN with Security Kiss, thank you everyone!!
 
Old 10-13-2018, 06:58 PM   #14
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Hello,
First, thanks to everybody, you were a great help.
When I was configuring the VPN the tutorial show me how to link some files to the network, but I cannot find the $&#!% file anywhere, and I thought I did something wrong. As you told me I contacted to the support team and they told me only premium clients have access to that file:


I really didn't fully understand what "VPN client apps" means, except that I should pay them to be able to use the service on my computer.


I work in a worldwide organization, so ours meetings are mostly online, via Zoom. One of my coworkers a few weeks ago started verbally attacking me, calling me names, and doing everything to embarrass me in front of everybody. I was a little afraid he grow tired with just doing that online, so I lied about where I was at the last meeting last Wednesday. When the meeting was over I received a message from him telling me "I know you lied, you are in [the name of my city], I tracked your IP."

The thing is I cannot block him while I still working there, I cannot quit my job, and I cannot move to another place. I filed a complaint with my boss, but everything is just creepy. He lives 360 kilometres (223 miles) away from me.

"I know you lied, you are in [the name of my city], I tracked your IP."


Most probably, he just Google your IP and that's why he is able to track you.
In VPN logs, anyone who logs in their public IP is recorded.

Watch youtube tutorial videos, download materials over the net and study anything you can find on the Internet to hone your skills, once you have it. It is always green outside and move on. Cheers! Pray...
 
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:53 PM   #15
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Most probably, he just Google your IP and that's why he is able to track you.
In VPN logs, anyone who logs in their public IP is recorded.
Even if he only used google, is still creepy, bc Zoom doesn't give your IP freely, he had to use a spy program to get my IP.

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Watch youtube tutorial videos, download materials over the net and study anything you can find on the Internet to hone your skills, once you have it. It is always green outside and move on. Cheers! Pray...
Thank you!
 
  


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