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Installation of OpenVPN

Installation of OpenVPN on Linux

There are various ways to use OpenVPN as a client on a Linux system. Here is an approach that works for distributions based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Step 1: Download the required packages

First of all you will need to install the openvpn and resolvconf packages. This can be done by entering "sudo apt-get install openvpn resolvconf" on the command shell. This step will automatically create the OpenVPN configuration folder "/etc/openvpn".

Step 2: Download and extract the configuration

Log into your HomeVPN account on http://homevpn.com. Go to "My Services", click on your service and download your zipped VPN configuration from there. Unzip the downloaded zip archive and copy the content to "/etc/openvpn/".

Change the name of the HomeVPN configuration file from "homevpn.ovpn" to "homevpn.conf" and add (without quotes) the following three lines to the end of this file: "up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf" , "down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf" and "script-security 2"

Reboot your PC.

Step 3: Start the connection

Open a terminal and type "sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start" to connect to your HomeVPN service. You will be prompted for the username and the password of your HomeVPN account. In case you forgot your credentials, you can retrieve them any time from our website https://homevpn.com/de/auth/signin. To disconnect from our VPN server, type "sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn stop".

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