IP not the same on terminal and chrome

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amaury922
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IP not the same on terminal and chrome

Post by amaury922 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:28 pm

Hi,

I've configured an openvpn on my server to access SSH only behind the VPN.
Works like a charm on my android but i can't connect with my mac.
On my mac, when connected to the VPN, the

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curl ipecho.net/plain ; echo
gives me the VPN IP.
BUT when i log to my ssh with UFW Disabled, i can see that it ain't the VPN IP that is connected.

Any ideas ?

Thanks in advanced !

Amaury

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Re: IP not the same on terminal and chrome

Post by openvpn_inc » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:11 am

Hello amaury922,

Being on the VPN is like being connected to a local network behind a router. In this case the router is the VPN server. If resources can be reached locally, the traffic remains local. Therefore you see a local IP used when accessing an SSH server that can be reached via VPN. If resources cannot be reached locally, then it goes through the router's Internet connection. And then you'll see the public IP of this router's Internet connection.

If you want this traffic to go through the router's Internet connection in both cases, then ensure that the target you are reaching can only be reached through the Internet. Like using a public IP to connect to the target resources.

Kind regards,
Johan
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