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Offline Reuben

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General Linux Installation Instructions
« on: September 16, 2009, 05:32:29 PM »
My preferred way of using OpenVPN on a Linux system is still using command line as it is generally problem free. This covers the installation of the default OpenVPN without GUI on the major distributions of Linux


Use your own package management system to install openvpn:

If you use Ubuntu/Debian/Mint

On command line:
apt-get update && apt-get install openvpn

For Fedora/Redhat:

On command line:
yum install openvpn

For OpenSuse

Use YAST2 to install openvpn


Move/Copy all these files into /etc/openvpn/

Now you have to choose which config you want to use. Refer to this link to see what each config does.

Now let's assume you want to use the Fully-Routed configuration.

Rename FullyRouted-All.ovpn into openvpn.conf

cd /etc/openvpn
mv FullyRouted-All.ovpn openvpn.conf

From there,
make sure you are in root or sudo

and then type

/etc/init.d/openvpn start

if you want to stop it

/etc/init.d/openvpn stop

or restart

/etc/init.d/openvpn restart

I am unaware of a Linux torrent client that has full support for Socks Proxies, so FullyRouted-All will most likely be your config of choice as it requires no torrent client configuration as everything goes through the VPN by default with this setup.

If you do want a proxied setup, you will have to use a different configuration and configure your program to use the socks proxy at port 1080.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2012, 07:15:58 PM by Reuben »
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