accessing my computer over ExpressVPN assigned public ip

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ikunat33
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accessing my computer over ExpressVPN assigned public ip

Postby ikunat33 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:30 am

I am hoping I can do this. I have an account with a expressvpn. I have configured my computer (running linux mint) to connect using openvpn.
on connection I get:

tun0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
inet addr:10.174.1.10 P-t-P:10.174.1.9 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 etc.....

and some public address of lets say 64.59.23.157

when I ping this address I get a response but it is not my computer responding.
I was hoping I could get into my ssh server through this public ip assigned to me by expressvpn.
I have no real idea what is happening between tun0 and the public address.
I am hoping there is a setting i can put in my openvpn script that will allow me to get in via this route. perhaps tap rather than tun although it looks like i have to be server side to set that up.
can anyone point me in the right direction or is this a pipe dream.

I had my doubts but then I tried their online help and the first guy tried to help me achive this for half an hour or so and said I should be able to.
the second guy said he did not think I could.
rather than try for a tie breaker I thought someone here might have a definitive answer for me?

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TinCanTech
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Re: accessing my computer over a vpn assigned public ip

Postby TinCanTech » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:12 am

ikunat33 wrote:I have an account with a expressvpn
Ask them about it.

ikunat33
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Re: accessing my computer over ExpressVPN assigned public ip

Postby ikunat33 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:59 am

Thanks TinCanTech,
Assuming you did read what I wrote you already know I did in fact ask them twice. I received conflicting information leading me to ask someone with more experience with openvpn.
I am doing my due diligence and reading through all the documentation.
If you don't want to answer then don't answer. Given your activity in the forum ignoring post that annoy you would be a better user of your time.

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TinCanTech
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Re: accessing my computer over ExpressVPN assigned public ip

Postby TinCanTech » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:26 am

This Forum:
  • Is maintained by volunnteers
  • Does not provide support for commercial VPN providers
  • Cannot help you with your question
The only people who can answer your question are ExressVPN
because they maintain the server to which you are connecting.

If they cannot answer your question then I would not trust them with my privacy.


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