#StackBounty: #android #openvpn Configure VPN to allow SMS/MMS

Bounty: 50

I recently installed Pi-Hole + PiVPN (OpenVPN) on a RPI at my home. I used this guide to set it up and it works great, traffic from the VPN is routed thru the Pi-Hole; however when connected to the VPN via my Pixel 2 with the OpenVPN Connect app I cannot send or receive text messages. I have tried disabling the Pi-Hole to determine if the problem is with the VPN or Pi-Hole and the problem persists.

I am hoping someone knows how I can adjust my OpenVPN configuration so that I can send and receive text messages while connected to my VPN. My OpenVPN server.config is as follows:

dev tun
proto udp
port 1194
ca /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/pki/ca.crt
cert /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/pki/issued/server_2wA4OjM7gfFQzARq.crt
key /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/pki/private/server_2wA4OjM7gfFQzARq.key
dh none
topology subnet
# Set your primary domain name server address for clients
#push "dhcp-option DNS"
#push "dhcp-option DNS"
# Prevent DNS leaks on Windows
push "block-outside-dns"
# Override the Client default gateway by using and
# rather than This has the benefit of
# overriding but not wiping out the original default gateway.
push "redirect-gateway def1"
keepalive 1800 3600
remote-cert-tls client
tls-version-min 1.2
tls-crypt /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/pki/ta.key
cipher AES-256-CBC
auth SHA256
user nobody
group nogroup
crl-verify /etc/openvpn/crl.pem
status /var/log/openvpn-status.log 20
status-version 3
verb 3
#DuplicateCNs allow access control on a less-granular, per user basis.
#Remove # if you will manage access by user instead of device.
# Generated for use by PiVPN.io
# User changes below
# Set localhost for DNS so it gets routed thru pi-hole
push "dhcp-option DNS"

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