Setting up an OpenVPN connection in Ubuntu
To be complete on the subject, we'll see how to set up a VPN using OpenVPN software on Ubuntu. OpenVPN allows peers to authenticate each other using a private shared key in advance, certificates or pairs of usernames / passwords.
It makes intensive use of the library and OpenSSL authentication protocol SSLv3/TLSv1.
Available in Solaris, Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, Windows 2000, XP and Seven, it also offers many security features and control.
- The first thing to do is install the following package: network-manager-openvpn.
- Run this command in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
- Once the package is installed, restart Ubuntu.
- Click the Network icon in the systray, then "VPN Connections"and then "Configure VPN ...".
- Click "Import"and select your OpenVPN key provided via email(example: "VPNPremier - Carbon2.ovpn).
- Your connection will be created with all the necessary data.
- Click Open.
- Enter the login and password when registering the VPN service, then click Apply.
- Your connection now appears in the VPN tab of your network settings.
- To start your VPN connection, click the network icon in the systray, then "VPN Connections"and select the connection you just created.
- At the first login click Always Allow.
- After a few seconds the connection is established, you can see through the padlockdisplayed on your connection.
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Latest update on November 1, 2010 at 07:57 AM by aakai1056.