Privatoria OpenVPN is supported on the Linux platform. We’ve prepared a detailed command line set-up tutorial for Ubuntu Linux 14.04
1. As of version 14.04 Ubuntu only comes with PPTP VPN protocol support pre-installed. To use Open VPN an appropriate daemon must be installed. To do this, open your terminal emulator (press Ctrl+Alt+T or search in the menu), type in “sudo apt-get install openvpn”, hit enter and input your user password.
2. Download pr-opevpn.conf file from your customer area (Secure VPN Settings section). You can do that straight from the terminal using “wget” utility as shown below. Type in wget “https://my.privatoria.net/public/uploads/pr-openvpn.conf” as shown below. Make sure ‘pr-openvpn.conf’ has been saved in your home directory.
3. Copy ‘pr-openvpn.conf’ file to ‘/etc/openvpn/’ directory using ‘sudo’ as shown below. Type in “sudo cp openvpn.conf /etc/openvpn/” (that is assuming ‘pr-openvpn.conf’ file is still in your home directory. You have to specify the exact source file location). After that issue “cd /etc/openvpn/” & “ls” to go to openvpn directory and list all files located there to make sure the file has been copied successfully. Issue “cd” command to return to your home directory.
4. Connect to VPN. Type in “sudo service openvpn start”. Enter your Privatoria credentials at the prompt (append @PRIVATORIA to your username as shown below).
5. VPN should be up and running now. Issue “ifconfig -a” to verify. The “tun0” interface is your VPN connection. You can check its IP address (inet addr) using any IP checking service. The default VPN server location specified in the config file is Germany.
6. To disconnect VPN issue “sudo service openvpn stop”.
7. To change VPN server location issue “cd /etc/openvpn/” & “ls” (this will take you to a directory where the openvpn config file is located and list all files). Now issue “sudo nano pr-openvpn.conf” (you can use any other text editor if you do not like nano).
8. Replace “privatoria.net” line with your desired gateway/server address.
List of available gateways
Press “Ctrl+O” to save changes in that file and “Ctrl+X” to exit. Finally issue “cd” to return to your home directory.
9. Restart the VPN service. Issue “sudo service openvpn restart” and enter credentials at the prompt as you did the first time.
Note: in case you’ve just changed your Privatoria account password, please wait for 2-5 minutes (for changes to take effect on our side) before reconnecting to VPN.
Congrats! You’ve successfully configured Privatoria OpenVPN on your Ubuntu Linux box!
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