Linux - Manual VPN Configuration - OpenVPN

for Linux command line


1) Log in as a root.

2) Install the latest OpenVPN package by "apt-get install openvpn"

3) Download the OpenVPN configuration files and unzip the content of downloaded archive to some directory. For example to "/root/vpnstaticip/"

4) Change to directory which contain previously unzipped files like "/root/vpnstaticip/"

5) Then start your OpenVPN connection in terminal using the following command (for server): "openvpn --config us6.ovpn"

6) When prompted, enter your VPN username and your VPN password:

7) Once you see the message "Initialization Sequence Completed" your openvpn connection is established successfully.