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VPN what to do ? confused and frustrated


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#1 feromonic

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:33 PM

Im trying to use my vpn on backtrack 5 the directions are >


Command-line based start:

1. Install openvpn package by using apt-get install openvpn
2. Extract anonine_openvpn.zip (download here) into /home/<USERNAME>/openvpn directory
3. Start connection with:
sudo openvpn --client --config $HOME/openvpn/anonine.ovpn --ca $HOME/openvpn/anonine.ca.crt
4. Enter username
5. Enter password


step one* is done openvpn was already installed

step two* Ive downloaded the Zip but i can not figure out where to stick it ...

can anyone help with step by step direction PLEASE! ive been going at it for 2 hours already and im about to throw my computer out the window

I thought I had it right but i keep getting this message > Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file: /root/openvpn/anonine.ovpn
Use --help for more information.

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#2 A Future Pilot

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

When you say that you've downloaded it by can't figure out where to stick it...do you mean that you're not sure how to extract it to where it says?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:34 PM

Easiest way, first move the zip file to where the instructions say to put it, in /home/<USERNAME>/openvpn/

Then in terminal do these two commands.

cd /home/<USERNAME>/openvpn

unzip anonine_openvpn.zip


Then maybe the other command will work.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

I think your problem is in step 3. You are running the command with sudo which causes it to look in the /root directory and of course the file isn't there. Try running it without the sudo preface. If that doesn't work, try substituting the actual path instead of $HOME. Like this
openvpn --client --config /home/<username>/openvpn/anonine.ovpn --ca /home/<username>/openvpn/anonine.ca.crt


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:43 AM

She actually probably has to cd into the directory and then run sudo ./openvpn...etc. etc.




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