Tuesday, 22 October 2013

OpenVPN Client Configuration on Ubuntu 12.04

OpenVPN Client Configuration on Ubuntu 12.04

To use the Ubuntu as OpenVPN client, install these packages:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
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sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
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Select the “Edit Connections” from Network Manager GUI:
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From the VPN tab, click on ‘Add‘ button:
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Select OpenVPN as the VPN Connection Type and press “Create“:
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Enter all the required information like OpenVPN’s server ip address/name as the “Gateway“, “Type” to “Certificates (TLS)“, locate and point your “User Certificate” , “CA Certificate and “Private Key“. Also click on “Advanced” button:
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Enable compression or other special settings as per your requirement:
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Connect to the VPN:
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If everything go well, it will show you the success message:
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Check your interface configuration, you will find one new interface named “tun0” something:
ifconfig
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Hope this will help you!