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 What is a private IP and what are tha private IP ranges supported by OpenVPN Watchdog?
Solution A private IP is an IP address reserved for private networks such as a Virtual Private Network. The program supports the following private IP ranges as specified by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA):

10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255
169.254.0.0 -169.254.255.255

Depending on the specific private IP subnet or block used for your OpenVPN configuration, once connected to the OpenVPN server, a private IP is assigned to you which will belong to one of the above IP blocks. If using the OpenVPN client, this private IP can be seen by hovering the mouse over the OpenVPN icon on your system task bar. Alternatively, you can also determine the private IP assigned to you by using the Windows "ipconfig" command. To do this,open the Windows command line and at the prompt type the command: ipconfig

For windows users, the command line can be accessed following the steps below:

1. Click Start.
2. Click Run.
3. Type cmd or command and press enter:
ipconfig

The result will display the IPv4 Address under the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection which corresponds to the VPN private IP address assigned to you and will belong to one of the subnet listed above.


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Article ID: 5
Created On: 06 Aug 2011 05:38 AM

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