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OpenVPN Connection: 100+% Overhead?
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OpenVPN Connection: 100+% Overhead?

J1021J1021 Member

I'm currently seeing about 100% overhead on my OpenVPN connection to my Ubuntu desktop. This only appears to be a problem with the Ubuntu desktop and doesn't occur in Windows. This happens on both of my VPNs, I noticed this a few days ago when I downloaded a 300MB file and saw an additional 600MB of traffic on ifconfig. I've been playing about with it since to make sure it's OpenVPN causing the traffic and nothing in the background.

Desktop config

Server config: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=nm1jskyc

Any help appreciated.

Comments

  • rds100rds100 Member

    Remove "use a TCP connection" and try again.

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  • linuxthefishlinuxthefish Member
    edited July 2014

    It looks fine for me, I think. It could be speedtest overhead, try with a cachefly file.

    http://imghst.co/51/Screenshot_from_2014-07-07_12:20:34.png

  • J1021J1021 Member

    Deployed a instance on DigitalOcean AMS and tried with a TCP connection from setup, same issue.

    Thinking this is maybe just an issue with Ubuntu accounting for the bandwidth as it works fine in Windows.

  • blackblack Member

    Instead of using ubuntu default system monitor, use trafshow. It might be counting the loopback interface.

    Thanked by 1J1021
  • J1021J1021 Member

    black said: Instead of using ubuntu default system monitor, use trafshow. It might be counting the loopback interface.

    Spot-on, thank you.

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