In this article you will find out how to install and run openvpn as a VPN client on your linux device using the VPN user name and password you received from us.
OpenVPN: Linux Command-Line
These directions are based on a Debian distribution, so the command to elevate privileges as well as install packages will reflect that. If your version of Linux is not based on Debian, please be mindful of the correct commands for those functions and replace where necessary.
- Install OpenVPN by opening a terminal and typing, "sudo apt-get install openvpn".
- Remove the conflicting startup links - "sudo update-rc.d -f openvpn remove".
- Download the OpenVPN configuration files attached to this page as vpn_configuration.zip.
- Unzip the vpn_configuration.zip that you just downloaded in a directory of your choice.
- Open a terminal session and go to the directory where you unzipped the configuration files.
- Launch the OpenVPN client with the config file of your choice (the VPN location is in the name). For example, "sudo openvpn --config servername.ovpn".
- Input your VPN Username and password when prompted.
- The terminal window will remain open; closing it will terminate the OpenVPN connection. You can also terminate the OpenVPN connection by pressing Ctrl-C (preferred).
From this point forward, you need only use the last command (step 5) to launch OpenVPN and connect.
You can find similar instructions (including more linux variants) with images from IPVanish here.
The main difference is that you use the vpn_configurations.zip from our page instead of their config.zip.