Posts by zomboided

    Is it normal to use port 443 here. I would've expected port 1194 when I chose UDP, where am I wrong? I didn't change anything in VPN Manager settings. Logs copied on pastebin, after UDP and TCP connection tests.

    Different providers use different ports. Some providers allow connections on multiple ports. If you switch off 'Use VPN provider default UDP port' on the VPN Config tab in settings, then you can choose the port you use. It won't work unless your VPN provider allows it though.

    duckdns address. Local traffic shouldn’t be going through the VPN. It should come into the router (which isn’t using the VPN) and be forwarded over your local network to your Pi. It’s exactly how I run mine, albeit with a different dynamic DNS service

    Connect to the vpn, do a ps -ef and check to see that openvpn is running and then ping something you know is working.

    If it doesn’t work then my money is on dns not could try pinging an IP address directly if this is the case to check that it has connectivity.

    If outbound traffic is fine and it’s just inbound traffic then it depends on how your network and devices are set up. I can ssh into my home network and forward to a box that’s externally connected to a VPN, no problems. Can’t help here.

    Complain to Cyberghost, they’ve been submitting fixes for their service recently, so you should at least check you’re using the latest files.

    To me this looks like it’s connecting but taking too long to become active/resolve the DNS. They can determine why this is and what to do about it. Other providers don’t have this issue.

    when I start EmulationStation OpenVPN stops.

    I have Transmission installed as well and it keeps running even after starting ES.

    Any idea how to persist OpenVPN after running ES?

    The addon manages VPN connections from within Kodi. When you quit you’re not in Kodi any more and the connection goes away (by design). Outside of Kodi you can manage VPN connections however you would for your base operating system anyway

    The bit I highlighted shows it connecting to your VPN provider and then connecting to a web service external to your box. If DNS is not working you would have failed at connecting to the web service.

    Your log shows this :

    2020-05-10 17:46:37.561 T:140163766281984 NOTICE: VPN Mgr : ( Received connection info from, IP location New York, US, ISP AS35913 DediPath

    2020-05-10 17:46:38.070 T:140163766281984 NOTICE: VPN Mgr : ( Connected to a VPN

    Profile is USA - New York (UDP)

    Server is

    Using, located in New York, US

    Service Provider is AS35913 DediPath

    which means you've connected absolutely fine and it's been able to use an external site to check that it's working. If you can't connect to something after you see this, then it's not the VPN connection that's the issue (unless the target is blocking it - which is neither my problem or your VPN provider)

    CyberGhost are fixing this, I've just approved another one of their commits. This is good because it means I don't have to bother with it.

    Mistico most providers are parsed but not all providers share their ovpn files. And honestly, I'm not good at keeping all ~40 up to date because life is too short (especially when it comes to writing software for free that enables someone else to sell VPN services)

    zomboided any plans to make this work with kodi 19?

    Or does anyone know how to get openvpn working with balbes150 builds?

    Actually that's only half the battle cos then I need to get iplayer working too ?(


    Not yet. My motivation to tackle a python 3 rewrite until there’s a good stable beta build is very low

    From your screen shot, they've added support for openvpn 2.3 - when LE is on 2.4 and there's probably an even later version. VPN Mgr will call whatever version of openvpn is installed, but as the openvpn team add more parameters (and take stuff away) some ovpn files will stop working.

    Surely if you move your devices away from something that appears to be for legacy support and back to the "OpenVPN Europe" servers using their website, it should all work again?

    I've DEFINITELY no interest in supporting 2.3 opvn files (if that's indeed what this means) when the world (including LE) is not going that way.

    If for some reason you want to go backwards, or use the other servers mentioned, then just use User Defined. I'm really not sure why you'd want to do this though - it's really not clear to me from their website why they have all of these different servers.

    Did I mention I hate the way Cyberghost complicate things....

    Thanks for trying to help. Here are the issues:

    If i change to what you suggest, then it'll break for everyone else using the regular servers. I've been down that path, I'm not going to do that again.

    I could get a list of all the servers, but there are too many and it'll take too long.

    Cyberghost are using different servers for different accounts (I'm guessing), and expecting the user to define which device uses which set of servers. This is additional complexity that just has people telling me that connections don't work.

    I'm really not motivated to support Cyberghost whilst they're offering such a complex service. There's no right answer other than expecting their users to jump through the hoops they've put in place and use User Defined. So for now, the support is what it is, but I'm honestly close to pulling support entirely.

    Arduino is a lower level FPGA you need to program with a "direct" interface to the hardware, minimal memory/limited CPU and no real OS to speak of.

    RPi is a really cheap PC you can run Linux on which also has a good interface to the hardware if you need it.

    I use both - the Arduino for projects where I don't need an OS (sensors, clocks, LED drivers, servo drivers), and RPi where I need all of the complexities offered by the OS. I've also used them together before...

    Really if you're asking what the difference is, you should go google "Arduino projects" and see what people are using them for.