OpenVPN Remote Servers

This Guide is for our Dedicated VPN Service. For the Unlimited VPN Service use the following Guide.

If your Remote Server has a GUI (Graphical Interface) simply follow one of the other guides for the appropriate Operating System. If you only have a Console then follow this Guide.

1. Download the OpenVPN Profile that we sent you via E-mail. (This .OVPN file contains the Server and your Login information, which means you don’t even need a username and password to use our Dedicated VPN services)

Installing an OpenVPN client:

Usually, the easiest way to install an OpenVPN client is to use the package management system for your particular Linux distribution.  Run one of the following commands (as root):

Fedora/CentOS/RedHat:


yum install openvpn
Ubuntu/Debian:

apt-get install openvpn

Once the openvpn package is fetched from the Internet and installed, run the client with the –version argument to make sure that it is version 2.1 at least:

openvpn –version
OpenVPN 2.1_rc15e x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu […]
[…]

 

Running the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client config file:

Usually, the easiest way to install an OpenVPN client is to use the –config argument to specify the location of the downloaded client config file:


openvpn –config client.ovpn

 

Caveats:

When a Linux/Unix client is used with Access Server, the Access Server is unable to alter the DNS settings on the client in question.

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