How to set up a VPN on Ubuntu?

by noemy.bosco , in category: Networking & Wireless , a year ago

How to set up a VPN on Ubuntu?

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by alysson_lynch , a year ago


To set up a VPN on Ubuntu, follow these steps:

  1. First, you need to install the OpenVPN client on Ubuntu. Open the Terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T keys and type the following command:
sudo apt-get install openvpn

  1. Once the installation is complete, you need to download the configuration files from your VPN provider. These files contain the settings and credentials required to connect to the VPN.
  2. Next, you need to copy the downloaded configuration files to the /etc/openvpn/ directory. You can do this by using the following command:
sudo cp /path/to/config/file /etc/openvpn/

  1. Now, you need to edit the configuration file and add your VPN credentials. Open the file in a text editor with root privileges, such as nano or gedit, and add the following lines at the end of the file:
auth-user-pass /etc/openvpn/login.conf

  1. Create a file named "login.conf" in the /etc/openvpn/ directory with the following two lines, where the first line is your VPN username, and the second line is your VPN password:

  1. Finally, you can connect to the VPN using the following command:
sudo openvpn /etc/openvpn/config-file-name.ovpn

Replace "config-file-name.ovpn" with the actual name of the configuration file you want to use.

That's it! You should now be connected to the VPN on Ubuntu.