ubuntu 16.04,

I got a file


which was created by a sophos firewall especially for non-windows-systems.

When I try to create the vpn-connection by "adding a stored vpn-configuration", the system tells me something like "vpn connection could not be imported .... no readable vpn informations". Even the first line is not accepted:


dev tun

proto tcp

remote nnn.nnn.nnn. 443

Setting up the vpn-connection via a terminal window works fine:

sudo openvpn --config @nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn.ovpn.ovpn

The connection is established,

ifconfig tun0

results in:

tun0 Link encap:UNSPEC Hardware Adresse 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00

      inet Adresse:10.nnn.2.3  P-z-P:10.nnn.2.3  Maske:


      RX-Pakete:43 Fehler:0 Verloren:0 Überläufe:0 Fenster:0

      TX-Pakete:43 Fehler:0 Verloren:0 Überläufe:0 Träger:0

      Kollisionen:0 Sendewarteschlangenlänge:100 

      RX-Bytes:4282 (4.2 KB)  TX-Bytes:3524 (3.5 KB)

This doesnt really help, because I don't know how to go on to use this connection. But I think it confirms that the .ovpn-config-file is ok. This means, that the ubuntu-network-manager does not work.

Can anybody help me ?

Thanks a lot



Maybe it's related to know Bug?

cannot import saved openVPN configuration file in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Try commenting out the following line, I was able to successfully import the VPN config:

route remote_host net_gateway default

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