blackvoid qBittorrent via VPN docker container running on Synology NAS

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blackvoid qBittorrent via VPN docker container running on Synology NAS

qBittorrent via VPN docker container running on Synology NAS

Personally I don’t user torrents. My preferred choice is Usenet. Still every now and then people tend to ask me how to setup docker containers and most often is how to set up a torrent client with VPN protection.

I have wrote in the past how to utilize VPN on your NAS and one method of tunneling your torrent traffic via your NAS and a VPN connection is using a VDSM instance that will be protected with a VPN and in return any other app running under that VDSM instance will be protected as well.

Now this is useful if you will be using that same instance for more then just torrenting. If you are looking for occasional torrent download, then maybe a docker container will be far less resource demanding, not to mention that you will not need a VDSM license (unless you have the free license still open to use).

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Gald to see this posted. IMO this is one of the better torrent apps.

I am using this Docker with AirVPN, and it has its own nuances (in contrast to NordVPN).

To get AirVPN working, required some changes with the environmental variables... for example the elimination of the username and password variables; the creation of an /config/openvpn folder to store the opvn files. Also, I spent some time to finesse the proper *.opvn download configuration that would work.

All in all this works well. To verify VPN connectivity, I use the AirVPN web site.
 

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Tested it with Nord and didn’t notice any problem at all. I still have my VDSM for my LAN vpn access but this was simply considering there are lot of questions how to setup and what image to use.

Tnx @Telos for verifying another VPN provider with this image.
 
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To get AirVPN working, required some changes with the environmental variables... for example the elimination of the username and password variables; the creation of an /config/openvpn folder to store the opvn files. Also, I spent some time to finesse the proper *.opvn download configuration that would work.
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Hello @Telos , I am currently trying to use this docker container with AirVPN also. Could you tell me how did you proceed to make it work please ?
Did you put inside the /config/openvpn folder :
  • Just the .opvn ?
  • Or also the above .opvn + the "user.crt", "ca.crt", "user.key" and "ta.key" ?
If you can provide me an example of your docker-compose it would be helpful.

Thank you for your help !
 
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Did you put inside the /config/openvpn folder :
  • Just the .opvn ?
  • Or also the above .opvn + the "user.crt", "ca.crt", "user.key" and "ta.key" ?
This is the tricky part... See PDF here:
Ge.tt | Gett sharing

In the last step... I'm unsure all files are needed, but they are small and of little consequence.

Let me know if you have more questions.
 
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Thank you very much for both replies.
Your docker configuration + the pdf explanation are really helpful.
I will try this during the weekend and keep you posted how it went.
 
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I will try this during the weekend and keep you posted how it went.
Please do. I tried numerous permutations before I got it working. The opvn discovery was a pain. Once you get QBT running, log on to your AirVPN account and confirm the connection/throughput. I tested it initially with ISOs from RedHat (I wanted to download something big with many active seeds).
 

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