How to setup http-proxy with OpenVpn?

Posted September 25, 2016 14.1k views
VPNUbuntu 16.04

Hello Everyone,
I am trying to setup an OpenVpn server following this great guide. But I still have a question: I need http-proxy to be enabled to bypass a firewall, how can I set that up? I could not find anything too useful online.

If you have any suggestion (even a useful link), it would be great.


If needed - I have a Ubuntu Server droplet.

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If I recall correctly, OpenVPN cannot act as an HTTP proxy but it can use them. OpenVPN is what the name implies, a VPN. Assuming the firewall you are trying to get around (keep in mind, if you are trying to bypass corporate firewalls and such, that may be illegal in your agreement/contract, etc) allows for a client to establish a connection to a remote OpenVPN, you should have no problem using OpenVPN to ‘proxy’ out of your firewall.