How to Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04?


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Installing OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04

OpenVPN is an open-source application that allows you to create a secure connection between computer networks over the internet using encryption. It is widely used to provide secure remote access to networks, establish virtual private networks (VPNs), and protect network communications.

To install OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04, follow these steps:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install openvpn
openvpn --version
mkdir ~/openvpn
cp path/to/your/downloaded/config.ovpn ~/openvpn/
cd ~/openvpn
sudo openvpn config.ovpn

Replace "config.ovpn" with the actual name of your configuration file.

  1. Update the package lists for upgrades and new installations by running the following command in the terminal:
  2. Install the OpenVPN package by running the following command:
  3. Once the installation is complete, you can verify the installation by checking the version:
  4. Create a new directory to store your OpenVPN configurations:
  5. Download the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN provider. These files typically have the extension ".ovpn".
  6. Copy the downloaded configuration files to the OpenVPN directory:
  7. Now, navigate to the OpenVPN directory:
  8. Start the OpenVPN connection by running the following command:
  9. You will be prompted to enter your VPN username and password. Once authenticated, the OpenVPN connection will be established.

After following these steps, you should have OpenVPN installed and running on your Ubuntu 18.04 system.

Remember to configure your system to automatically connect to OpenVPN on startup if desired and ensure that your VPN provider supports the OpenVPN protocol.

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