What is the difference between the OpenVPN config files on your website?

We offer several sets of configuration files for OpenVPN. The files are different in how they connect and/or the strength of the security they use. These files can be found on our Client Support Page. Alternatively, you can click on the name of the config files below to download the files.

TCP ports are often less restricted than UDP ports, and this can allow for connection on networks like your University or workplace. In addition, using an IP address instead of the server name can allow you to connect successfully where DNS is being blocked or modified by your network.

The differences between each set of config files is detailed below.

OPENVPN CONFIGURATION FILES (DEFAULT) -- These files connect over UDP port 1198 with AES-128-CBC+SHA1, using the server name to connect.

OPENVPN CONFIGURATION FILES (IP) -- These files connect over UDP port 1198 with AES-128-CBC+SHA1, and connect via an IP address instead of the server name.

OPENVPN CONFIGURATION FILES (STRONG) -- These files connect over UDP port 1197 with AES-256-CBC+SHA256, using the server name to connect.

OPENVPN CONFIGURATION FILES (TCP) -- These files connect over TCP port 502 with AES-128-CBC+SHA1, using the server name to connect.

OPENVPN CONFIGURATION FILES (STRONG-TCP) -- These files connect over TCP port 501 with AES-256-CBC+SHA256, using the server name to connect.

 

We also have these legacy configuration files available, using alternate ports, encryption methods and certificates.

OPENVPN CONFIGURATION FILES (LEGACY-IP) -- These files connect over UDP port 8080 with BF-CBC+SHA1 and connect via an IP address instead of the server name.

OPENVPN CONFIGURATION FILES (LEGACY-TCP-IP) -- These files connect over TCP port 443 with BF-CBC+SHA1 and connect via an IP address instead of the server name.

 

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