CLOSED: OpenVPN

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CLOSED: OpenVPN

Postby burn913 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:08 am

Is there any information about the Amahi OpenVPN app out there? I've done some research on VPNs but haven't actually ever used one. I'm thinking about installing it, but isn't sure exactly what it will cover. Will all the traffic from my HDA network go through the VPN or only the traffic from the HDA itself? I see in another thread (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7108), mention of needing to setup a client after installing the OpenVPN app. So this would be a client for each computer within the network? Would this effect apps like subsonic and/or qbittorrent? I'm really just looking for some info on what it will do and how to set it up.

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Re: OpenVPN

Postby bigfoot65 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:40 pm

You might want to check out the Amahi Wiki.
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Re: OpenVPN

Postby burn913 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:24 pm

Ok thanks. That's a bit of a help. I guess my biggest question at this point that I don't see addressed is whether OpenVPN would apply to all the traffic on my network (like my PC on the same home network) or just to my HDA. I only want it to apply to traffic to/from my HDA and NOT to my PC on the same home network. This will be a deciding factor on whether or not I go this route.

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Re: OpenVPN

Postby bigfoot65 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:49 pm

The openvpn App is primarily used by most for accessing the HDA remotely for outside the network. Many use it from their phone.

No reason for using it to access your HDA inside your local network from clients in my opinion.
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Re: OpenVPN

Postby burn913 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:23 am

I guess maybe I'm not asking the right questions and don't completely understand this. There are many guides online about how to torrent anonymously, so that is really what I'm trying to do. Would using the OpenVPN app on my HDA (where the torrents will be) accomplish this?

I found this thread, which is pretty much exactly what i'm talking about (except with Qbittorrent), but it seems to have ended up at a dead end: viewtopic.php?t=5740

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Re: OpenVPN

Postby bigfoot65 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:53 am

Would using the OpenVPN app on my HDA (where the torrents will be) accomplish this?
I doubt it, but I am no expert.
I found this thread, which is pretty much exactly what i'm talking about (except with Qbittorrent), but it seems to have ended up at a dead end: viewtopic.php?t=5740
Yea it's over 3 years old, so no sure of the outcome.

Only advice I can offer is to search the internet. We don't provide app support in regards to functionality.
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Re: OpenVPN

Postby burn913 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:54 am

Ok thanks. I'll look around to see if I can find something written about how to do this.

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Re: OpenVPN

Postby bigfoot65 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 pm

If you find anything, please consider adding it to the Amahiwiki.

This will benefit the user community.

Will mark this topic closed.
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