This guide describes the configuration of OpenVPN on Ubuntu Linux using the Gnome Network Manager.
It might also be applied to other Gnome-based desktop Linux distributions.
The guide was tested on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin).
Open a terminal and enter the following command to install the Gnome Network Manager Plugin for OpenVPN.
As a dependency, the required OpenVPN binaries are also installed.
In case parts of the Gnome Network Manager are already installed, they need to be forcedly reinstalled to have the newly installed components properly registered in the system.
A dialog appears. Change the connection name to IPredator.
Uncheck Connect automatically.
Enter your User name and Password for IPredator.
If you like to save your password, select Saved from pull-down menu next to the password field.
Click on the CA Certificate field to select to downloaded IPredator.se.ca.crt.
When you are done, click Advanced….
In the OpenVPN Advanced Options you do not need to alter too many settings, because most of them are read from the configuration file.
The settings are shown for completeness and comparison.
The General tab lists options for setting compression parameters, the MTU and to restrict the TCP Maximum Segment Size.
In the Security tab the Cipher should already be set to AES-256-CBC.
Click TLS Authentication.
In the TLS Authentication tab, you need to click on the Key File field and point it to IPredator.se.ta.key in the Downloads folder.
The Key Direction needs to be set to None.
You can skip the Proxies tab for now and click OK.
After having gone through the OpenVPN Advanced Options, Save… this VPN connection.
The name of the new VPN connection gets listed. Click Close.
If you experience any problem after using this guide, please check our Problem Guide and the FAQ first.
An overview of the OpenVPN settings detailing technical aspects a bit more in depth and some tweaks is available here.
This guides configuration connects your client to our OpenVPN service via UDP. As outlined in the OpenVPN settings, connecting via TCP and/or to different ports is also supported.
TCP is needed if you have to go through a HTTP proxy to reach our servers or if your provider rate-limits UDP connections on port 1194.
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