ISP blocking DDNS and inbound sessions

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avgjoe
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ISP blocking DDNS and inbound sessions

Post by avgjoe » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:50 pm

I thought I had this all figured out. Bought a new router that supports DDNS and VPN pass. Was planning to setup OpenVPN on a Pi and get access to all of my internal network devices. Unfortunately, I was blocked at step one. My ISP double NATs my (their) dynamic IP and blocks all inbound session initiation to my router. They say they will open inbound traffic if I buy a static IP, but they want a silly amount of money to do this. I tried working around this but found that DDNS was in fact using a different IP than the whatsmyip services report, and I cannot get to my routers port forward using either address. Crap. I have no other reasonable ISP options in my area.

So here is my question: Does anyone know of some other (free?) way to proxy OpenVPN so that my home OpenVPN Pi can be seen or proxy'd from the public net?

Thanks!

avgjoe
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Re: ISP blocking DDNS and inbound sessions

Post by avgjoe » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:06 pm

No replies? Does anyone know if OpenVPN is capable of working with an external proxy?

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TinCanTech
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Re: ISP blocking DDNS and inbound sessions

Post by TinCanTech » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:13 pm

Your best bet is to either pay for a fixed IP or rent a VPS for a VPN server external to your home and have your home connect out to that.

avgjoe
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Re: ISP blocking DDNS and inbound sessions

Post by avgjoe » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:58 pm

I was hoping that someone knew of a vps like option that was either free or inexpensive. Perhaps others with similar issues to mine would be interested and we could share the cost through a multiuser setup? I don't see a any information on how to setup OV this way. Perhaps I am not looking for the right thing?

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