2017-03-05 vpn, openvpn, fstab, raspberry-pi, vnc

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I missed a day oops, probably had something to do with the up all night post from before.

VPNs are annoying

For a whole variety of reasons I use vpns for various tasks. Lately finding one with good throughput has been a headache and annoynce. For thepast few years I have been using two differnt vpns and both of them have suddenly started to have throughput issues.

vpn reviews

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linux openvpn commands:

use the config files! sudo openvpn --config <your config> add some routes

sudo ip rule add from table 128
sudo ip route add table 128 to dev eth0
sudo ip route add table 128 default via


raspberry pi 2

turns out the issues that raspberry pi had with network bottleneck on the ethernet seems to be resolved with at least version 2 i can get 10MB a sec throughput

reload fstab without rebooting

mount -a

raspbian vnc

ENABLING VNC SERVER On your Raspberry Pi, run the following commands to make sure you have the latest version of VNC Connect:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install realvnc-vnc-server realvnc-vnc-viewer

ENABLING VNC SERVER AT THE COMMAND LINE You can enable VNC Server at the command line using raspi-config:

sudo raspi-config

Now, enable VNC Server by doing the following: Navigate to Advanced Options. Scroll down and select VNC > Yes.