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