Computer Tips - OpenVPN client setup on Fedora

Date: 2019jan4 OS: Linux Distro: Fedora Language: bash Q. OpenVPN client setup on Fedora A. First, setup an OpenVPN server as I describe in another article. Install OpenVPN on the client with `dnf install openvpn` Make a client key for new Fedora client on the server as I describe in the server article. Lets assume its called client4. Copy the contents of folder /etc/openvpn/client4 on the server to /etc/openvpn/client on the client. In /etc/openvpn/client rename client4.ovpn to client.conf Enable and start the service:
systemctl enable openvpn-client@client systemctl start openvpn-client@client
If you get no errors, the service is running. Some things to test it:
lynx Ensures you have internet access ifconfig Interface 'tun0' should show a non-zero number of packets RX/TX traceroute Should show the first hop is to the VPN server cat /etc/openvpn/server/openvpn-status.log on the server should show client4