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OpenVPN block-outside-dns

Recently I had issues with my VPN setup, specifically with my VPN over at premiumize.me.

They seem to have added the block-outside-dns option to their OpenVPN setup. As that’s a Windows only question it doesn’t work on my OS X/Arch Linux machine and causes problems.

The error message was:

Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in [PUSH-OPTIONS]:6: block-outside-dns (2.4.0)

You can fix that (given you run OpenVPN >= 2.4.0) by adding the following line to your client config:

pull-filter ignore "block-outside-dns"