Help with understanding of UDP 1194 port.

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Help with understanding of UDP 1194 port.

Post by ThomasAJ » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:53 am

Please bear with me while I explain the background.
I have just set up an "OPENVPN Access Server v2.8.5" using a preconfigured image on Azure. I can open the Admin GUI on Chrome. All good.
I downloaded the Windows client and installed it. It connects to the server and delivers websites. All good.

BUT the whole reason for this excercise is to be able to view content from a sports website that exists in Australia while I am 'stuck' in Cambodia. Seems trivial but it's important to me. I have been using ExpressVPN for quite some time until last night when I received an "Access Denied" response on Chrome.

So I did some research and it seems more and more services are blocking major VPN providers via IP blocking so I decided to set my own up.

I am still blocked using the above setup.

I did more research and some suggestions were to change the UDP port from 1194 as "they will be looking for it".

This is what I do not understand.

1. I thought this port is used only between OPENVPN Access Server and my client. Is that right? If so how does the target server know?
2. If it's worth trying to change the port #, then to what and how?
3. On the server GUI is it Configuration > Network Settings > Multi-Daemon Mode > UDP Port number
4. On my PC I believe I would have to change the client config file but no way can I find it. For starteres all the Google searches mention it exists in "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config" but there is no such folder. The desktop shortcut for the executable is "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN Connect\OpenVPNConnect.exe" and there is definitely no 'config' folder in "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN Connect". Nor is there anything that looks like a config file in "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN Connect" and subfolders.


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