I'm running openvpn (client) on a home ubuntu server.
I currently create the connection with the command:
sudo openvpn /path/to/config/file
If I don't run it as root, I get an error that the TUN interface can't be created.
I found an old thread on the topic where someone suggested adding your user to netdev, but after doing that I still get the same error.
How urgent is it to solve this problem? Does it really matter if I init the openvpn connection as root or not? Is it a security hazard?