starting-point connection issues

hi everyone,
– the starting point tutorial –
if you are receiving error messages such as
(nmap scan) host seems down try -Pn scan
or (nmap -Pn scan )all ports filtered. you are probably using the wrong vpn package!
download and run the starting-point-ovpn from starting-point tutorials page
then go to downloaded file dir and start vpn with
sudo yourusername-startingpoint.ovpn

now run nmap scan as sudo
you should see open ports after a few seconds or so…
hope this helps… it drove me crazy for a few days.