OpenVPN for Linux/Unix

This documentation is for Linux, BSD and all other Unix based systems, that have a TUN/TAP driver available.

For setup of OpenVPN you will need the following config files:

Initiation of a connection can be done a user root or through sudo. Example:

sudo openvpn --config login--bonn.conf

On connection you will be asked for a user name/password. You can store this data also in a file on your system (see auth-user-pass directive in the config file).

Usage of the network manager with openVPN is not possible, since there are some bugs, which will cause necessary routes to not to be present on the system.