Security, PKI, sys and network admins

How to create a VPN connection on Windows

How to create a VPN connection on Windows 10 - Connect to your VPN

What you should know about VPNs

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Basically, it will allow you to access a private network. For example: you’re home and you are using your own network but you need to access the network of your work office. Well, that’s where a VPN connection will help you. Your work office will provide you the credentials of their VPN server so you can access their private network from wherever you are. This article aims to show you how you can create a VPN connection and connect to it.


How to install an run OpenVPN?

OpenVPN is a software compatible with both Windows and Linux, often used in corporations for creating secure connections towards their own internal IT infrastructure.

Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 LTS

Open your Ubuntu terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install openvpn openvpn-systemd-resolved 

Run OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 LTS

Open your Ubuntu terminal and type:

sudo openvpn --config path-to-openvpn-config-file.ovpn

After running OpenVPN, the system will require you to enter your local super user (if prompted) and after that, for your OpenVPN user and password.


How to unblock sites without using VPN

How to unblock sites without using VPN (Virtual Private Network) - editing "hosts" file

People find themselves not being able to access different blocked websites (like Facebook, Instagram, etc.). This is because of the restrictions their local network administrator has configured. Usually, corporate or public institutions reinforce this type of network restrictions in order to eliminate any distractions for their employees.

There is, however, a possibility to learn how to unblock sites without using VPN (Virtual Private Network). Let us begin.