Nordvpn not working or leaking

Connection sharing, Firewall, Samba..etc
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
Zorba61
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:28 am

Nordvpn not working or leaking

Post by Zorba61 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:40 am

I am a newbie to linuxand have Mint cinnamon and have installed Nordvpn by following the links sent to me by Nord but i'm having problems and I din't know whether it's me or Nordvpn.It installs ok and works no problem when using the terminal and command lines but when I connect via the network manager I get the message that I have successfully connected to vpn but when I go here....https://www.dnsleaktest.com it's showing my ISP.
Any help much appreciated.

User avatar
catweazel
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7774
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:44 pm
Location: Australian Antarctic Territory

Re: Nordvpn not working or leaking

Post by catweazel » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:17 am

Zorba61 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:40 am
https://www.dnsleaktest.com it's showing my ISP.
That's because the NordVPN .ovpn files are not leak-proof.

If you want leak-proof VPN then you need to edit the .ovpn file that you should have got from Nord, and add these values:

Code: Select all

block-outside-dns
script-security 2
up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
down-pre
Like this:

Code: Select all

#           _   _               ___     ______  _   _
#          | \ | | ___  _ __ __| \ \   / /  _ \| \ | |
#          |  \| |/ _ \| '__/ _` |\ \ / /| |_) |  \| |
#          | |\  | (_) | | | (_| | \ V / |  __/| |\  |
#          |_| \_|\___/|_|  \__,_|  \_/  |_|   |_| \_|
#


client
dev tun
proto udp
remote 103.231.89.30 1194
...
script-security 2
up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
down-pre
...
After that, you need to delete the Network Manager connection you made and re-import the edited .ovpn. Finally, change the DNS servers on your router and reboot it:

Code: Select all

103.86.96.100
103.86.99.100
Once all that's done, you can try the DNS leak test again.
¡uʍop ǝpısdn sı buıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ os ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ ɯoɹɟ ɯ,ı

Zorba61
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:28 am

Re: Nordvpn not working or leaking

Post by Zorba61 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:14 am

Cheers for that Catweazel will have a go and report back.

Zorba61
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:28 am

Re: Nordvpn not working or leaking

Post by Zorba61 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:34 am

Tried that and it didn't work ,getting the 'connected to vpn' message when I connect and if I hover over network connection icon in the panel is says 'connected to vpn' but dns leak test still showing Plusnet as host and Isp and 3 IP addresses.

Update
First test with www.dnsleaktest.com gives above results but when I used whatismyipaddress.com( Nordvpn recommended me two use both and send them snapshots of results) the server for Nordvpn shows and nothing about plusnet?

Post Reply

Return to “Other networking topics”