I have DSL connection. I need to know how to setup and use openVPN.
- You need to install the openvpn and openvpn network manager plugin packages:
sudo apt-get install openvpn
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
Setup your openvpn session:
2.1 - In your network connections go to VPN - set up VPN, then choose add connection type VPN - OpenVPN, click on Create or import a saved ovpn configuration. 2.2 - In the editing of your VPN connection window you configure in general IP address or host name of your VPN provider
2.3 - choose the required certificates and keys / user name and password.
2.4 - In the special you set up VPN connection details such as port, LZO compression, TCP, UDP, TAP device - these are settings from your VPN provider.
2.5 - Set up the security tab according to your VPN provider. Finally click on save to save the new VPN settings.
To try the new VPN go again to your network connections - VPN and click on the newly created VPN.
Please note that even if you get a successful connection message and do not get any traffic through, then your settings are incorrect.
Good guide is on this site. Please note that there is also server and client setup as well. As a server you might want to run a device which runs 24/7, such as router or nas.
You can see this video how to setup in Ubuntu 14.04 in unity desktop.
The screenshoots have been taken from this site.
For ovpn configuration you may use the public VPN service here