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#1 2010-05-19 17:33:50


[EN] OpenVPN: Linux - Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (NetworkManager - KDE)

  • Install the OpenVPN plugin for NetworkManager: sudo aptitude install network-manager-openvpn-kde . You have to reboot for this to take effect.

  • Click on the Network icon in the systray, then "Manage Connections...", then "VPN", then "+ Add" and select "OpenVPN".

  • Enter any name you want in "Connection name" (for example "Arethusa VPN").

  • Enter the server address (found in our control panel) in "Required Settings: Gateway". Select "Connection type: Password".

  • Click on the button near "CA file" and select the CA file (do not delete or move this file afterwards, it will be needed for each connection).

  • Enter the username and password (found in our control panel).

  • Click on "Optional Settings". Enter "Gateway Port: 443". Check "Use LZO compression". Check "Use TCP connection" if you want to connect using TCP.

  • Click on  "Optional Security". Select "Cipher: AES-256-CBC".

  • Click "OK", then "OK" again.

  • To launch your VPN connection, click on the Network icon in the systray, then select the connection you just created.

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