Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin and open source topics. Hub for Good Supporting each other to make an impact. Write for DigitalOcean You get paid, we donate to tech non-profits. When you first create a new Ubuntu This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give you a solid foundation for subsequent actions. If you have not already logged into your server, you may want to follow the first tutorial in this series, How to Connect to Your Droplet with SSH , which covers this process in detail. Complete the login process by accepting the warning about host authenticity, if it appears, then providing your root authentication password or private key. If it is your first time logging into the server with a password, you will also be prompted to change the root password.
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Whenever I install a Debian-based Linux distro on my computer and want to quickly unblock websites or hide my IP address, I install OpenConnect client and connect to the server with just two lines of commands:. To follow this tutorial, you will need a VPS Virtual Private Server that can access blocked websites freely Outside of your country or Internet filtering system. Once you have a VPS, install Ubuntu You also need a domain name. I registered my domain name from NameCheap because the price is low and they give whois privacy protection free for life. Log into your Ubuntu
Section 1. Installing OpenVPN
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As noted previously in our OpenVPN article , this is an open-source Windows software package used to create a secure, site-to-site tunneled VPN connection that provides remote access between two locations. Some functionality that is handled within the admin interface includes tunneling, routing, encryption , user management, authentication , and many other features. In the WebGUI, an admin can check routing options, privileges, network configurations, user validation, and other parameters. This application allows users to link to the VPN server directly in one of three ways. The three options are:. On a Windows server, we begin by downloading the Windows installer and then running it on our Windows server. Once that has completed, we begin the configuration portion of the setup. Finally, double click the icon which appears in the system tray to start the connection. The subsequent dialog box will close upon an effective start. If you have any connection difficulties, ensure you set up a rule on the server's firewall allowing incoming UDP traffic on port