Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
Old 17th May 2011, 04:09 PM
orawiss Offline
Registered User
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5
openvpn configure

I just started a new job. My company office is in Paris and I am working from the south of France. To work, I have to connect to the office via a VPN access.
I have installed a fedora 14 on my laptop and now i want to configure openvpn.
openvpn is installed and I wonder if someone can give me a help to configure it and how and where to put the server IP address and what it's required.
Thank you so much!
Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2011, 02:46 PM
LaKing Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Budapest
Posts: 320
Re: openvpn configure


you should create a client.conf file there ... and you will have to deal with the manuals for details.
Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2011, 03:23 PM
William Haller Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2005
Age: 57
Posts: 1,176
Re: openvpn configure

/usr/share/doc/openvpn-2.1.4/ is the best place to start. In it you will find some basic instructions and directories with sample client.conf scripts. The client.conf has lots of comments - search for remote for where to put your IP address. You'll also need to know if the server is using UDP or TCP. Depending on your authentication method, you may need to add entries in the ca, cert, and key fields. If HMAC hardening is used on the server, you'll need to add that in tls-auth.

I know that with KDE, much of this can be configured directly with its network manager GUI, so you might start there. If not, you can certainly start and stop it as a service as needed via the client.conf just as well.

Edit - If running a firewall, open the appropriate ports. This is usually 1194 but your company may be running elsewhere. If UDP, you may also need to allow 1194 inbound if the pseudo state keeping doesn't work.

Last edited by William Haller; 8th June 2011 at 03:25 PM. Reason: Firewall add
Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2011, 05:16 PM
directive4 Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 32
Re: openvpn configure

here a company that will provide a free vpn based on open vpn


the free account is here


you can download a Ca and conf file from there and give your open vpn a whirll before trying to get your companys one running, all that is needed after download is to unzip and go to

network manger
VPN connections
configure VPN

for import just navagate to where you unziped the files and point to the config file.

not exactlly what you want but the best why to learn is to do, right.

after you get it working you can check the config file and see what sould be changed to get your companys vpn running.

maybe you have some issue with selinux, might have to disable it. in it's confi file set to permissive if it comes up as all the other suggestions don't really work, but maybe not, good luck!
Reply With Quote

openvpn client

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OpenVPN Help Hersha Servers & Networking 5 20th April 2011 12:32 AM
Configure embeded VPN tool from openvpn file (file.opvn) chakablinda Servers & Networking 3 1st December 2010 12:20 PM
Openvpn and F14 ov10fac Using Fedora 2 4th November 2010 02:17 AM
Configure OpenVPN Fedora 8 ear9mrn Servers & Networking 4 7th May 2008 05:08 PM
Anyone know how to install and configure OpenVPN???? eastvalley Using Fedora 9 20th April 2007 02:10 PM

Current GMT-time: 11:48 (Sunday, 20-08-2017)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat