How to set vpn client system connection using cli?



  • Hello
    We have a working Pfsense openvpn server,  with clients connecting many different ways.  So far client set up is done using a gui on client end.

    What I need to do is get a non gui  Debian system to work using cli only.  We are using version debian version: 2.3.2-7~bpo70+2

    I assume a Pfsense  'Standard Configuration Archive ' will be used.

    Could someone please point me to documentation or threads etc  on how to set  vpn client system connection ?

    best regards, Rob Fantini



  • OK I found this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openvpn.html#openvpn-simple-client-configuration  which gave me the clues to set up.

    
    cd /etc/openvpn
    
    unzip  XX--udp-1194-bsdp-config.zip
    
    ln -s  XX-udp-1194-bsdp.ovpn client.conf
    
    service openvpn start
    
    

    It asks for a name and password , I'll figure out how to store that next.

    then check connection with:

    
    ifconfig tun0
    
    

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