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ChaosVPN is a VPN to connect Hackers and Hackerspaces - it does NOT provide anonymous internet access!
For this look at tor or other similar services.

It will also not help you to reach domains like .rdos, .lll, .clos or any other strange things supposed to be available on the "dark web".

Alternative: If you prefer BGP, you can also connect via https://dn42.net/, we are interconnected.

Basic setup after a vanilla install of NetBSD 5.2

If you want to set up a small network of computers on chaosvpn behind a NetBSD 5.2 router, this is the document for you. The purpose of this document is a step-by-step process to install and configure a VPN router that will serve as a router or firewall for a number of computers behind NAT with a single, external (to the chaosvpn) IP address. This document will assume that addresses on the LAN computers are all staticly assigned (ie no DHCP).


Your internal and external IP addresses will (hopefully) not be the same as the author's. Please substitute the correct ip addresses for your internal and external interfaces. Also your internet DNS server will also likely be different.

Still a work in progress.

To do:

Stuff on Carp redundancy? pf?

Setup pkgsrc and networking

Set up pkgsrc repository

Edit the file /root/.profile

Change the path for the pkgsrc repo to:

The file will be read-only, use :wq!

Set up network interfaces

Edit the file /etc/ifconfig.fxp0

This will the the external (wan) interface.

Insert the contents: netmask 

Edit the file /etc/ifconfig.fxp1

This will be the internal network (lan) interface.

Insert the contents: netmask

Ensure IP forwarding is set up

Edit the file /etc/sysctl.conf

Insert the contents:


Specify your DNS server

Edit the file /etc/resolv.conf

Insert the contents:


Specify basic settings in rc.d to set up networking

Edit the file /etc/rc.conf

Append the following to the end of the file:


Create a new user to do tasks that don't require root

# useradd -m -G wheel chaosvpn_user
# passwd chaosvpn_user

Continue with the installation of ChaosVPN

Continue with the steps at:


IPfilter setup

IPfilter is installed by default on Netbsd 5.2.
No special packages are required.

Configure ipfilter startup settings

remove this next bit later if testing shows that statically linking in kernel actually works

Set ipfilter to run by default

Edit the file /etc/rc.conf

Append the following to the end of the file:


Set up ipfilter to log

For now, we want ipfilter to log

# touch /var/log/ipfilter.log

Edit the file /etc/syslog.conf

Append the following to the file:

local0.* /var/log/ipfilter.log

Set up IPNat rules

Edit the file /etc/ipnat.rules

If you wish to use NAT, insert the following:

map fxp1 -> portmap tcp/udp 10000:20000
map fxp1 ->

IPF firewall rules

At the very least you will need to allow output connections on port 80, and inbound and outbound connections on port 655 on your internet facing interface.

Some simple sample firewall rules for IPF:


Other Setup

At this point in the game, you should have a functional router for your NAT chaosvpn network. The "fxp0" interface should be connected to the Internet, and the "fxp1" interface should be connected to your hub or switch for the internal network (ie, the stuff behind the NAT).

Set up the network machines with the gateway address

You should be able to browse chaosvpn from your local network !

If you have questions about setting up chaosvpn for netbsd, you can often find me on the chaosvpn irc channel. Thanks.