OpenVPN on managed boxes

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You can use your account on our shared servers to tunnel your internet connection through your seedbox via VPN.

To achieve this, you need to setup openvpn on your local machine to connect to your seedbox.

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Contents

Windows

  • Download OpenVPN Gui from:
  • Create C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\bytesized.ovpn (or the folder you installed it in) with your favorite editor.
  • Create the file "ca.crt" in the same folder and paste the contents given above.
  • Navigate to the config folder where you added the bytesized.ovpn file, right click it and select "Start OpenVPN with this config file".
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Make sure to run 'OpenVPN GUI' as admin so you can use the VPN through your browser!

Some people do not get internet access after connecting you can try adding the following nameservers this resolves the issues in most cases: 195.24.72.6 and 83.243.8.6

To do this, click on Control Panel and navigate to Network Connections, or you can click on the internet icon on the lower right. Once you connect to the VPN, it should have created a new connection.

File:New_connection_vpn.png

My new connection was labeled as unidentified but it doesn't matter. Click as indicated in the above to get

File:IPv4_Properties.png

Select "Internet Protocol Version 4" and click on Properties. Fill in the DNS servers like so:

File:Dns_servers.png

OS X

We are gonna use Tunneblick to setup OpenVPN on OSX

  • Download Tunennelblick from the homepage
  • You will be welcomed by this screen

  • Press the left button which says "Install and edit sample configuration file"
  • Fill in the details from the general area, don't forget to replace your servername in there.
  • Open up a text-editor of your chose (It's best to use VIM/Nano TextEdit might want to try and safe the file as RTF) and copy/paste the contents of the ca.crt file given above save the file in /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/Tunnelblick/Configurations.
  • Click the icon in the sysbar and press Connect "openvpn", if everything went well you will be prompted for your username and password. Be sure to use all lowercase characters for your username.
  • You should now be connected over VPN :)

Linux

For linux, install openvpn (either with your distribuions package manager or from source if not available). For example, for ubuntu or debian do:

apt-get install openvpn

you probably want to save the configuration fila as /etc/openvpn/seedbox-vpn.conf and the certificate as /etc/openvpn/ca.crt

Now, if you want to connect through the vpn, simply run

sudo openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/seedbox-vpn.conf

(or omit the sudo and run as root if your not using sudo) This should route all traffic through your box!

Protip: You need to either be in the directory of your ca.crt when you run this command, or set an absolute location in your config file.

Protip2: Your SSH is the password needed to use this. Please make a not of this, as your Dashboard password will not work if you have changed your SSH password.

Graphical solution

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

Left click the network manager icon.

Go to "VPN-Connections" -> "Configure VPN..."

Click "Add" and select "OpenVPN"

"Connection name":  myseedbox (or what ever)

"General"
  "Gateway":        "yourserver".bytesized-hosting.com

"Authentication"
  "Type":           "Password"
  "User name":      your_username
  "Password":       your_password
  "CA Certificate": "Browse to the downloaded ca file"

Then click "Advanced..." and check (leave the rest):

"General"
  [x] "Use LZO data compression"
  [x] "Use TCP connection"
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