Friday, July 30, 2010

Configuring Always VPN in Linux Mint 9

I was trying to find a way to install and configure OpenVPN service and connect to a VPN service. I had purchase AlwaysVPN and was not able to use it properly in my home desktop which has Linux Mint 9. Follow the simple steps below to configure and use it.

type this at the console.

sudo apt-get install openvpn bridge-utils
sudo apt-get install build-essential liblzo2-2 liblzo2-dev openssl libssl-dev



Download the configration files from here after logging in to the site after creating a username and password. Unzip it to a folder in desktop. Copy all the files in the folder except the OpenVPN folder.


type this at the console.

sudo openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/AlwaysVPN-Compatible.conf

after this the VPN should be connected. Don't press CTRL + C as this will disconnect the VPN. Whenever you want to disconnect the VPN press CTRL + C at the console.

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type the below at the console and it will install OpenVPN support in the Network Manager Panel.

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

Will talk more about this once I configure this on my system.

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