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Howto: VPN-Client for Gentoo Linux

This is a short documentation how I use OpenVPN as a client.
For this you need to get the specific certificates from the Server Admin.

If you want to use this solution you need the following howto(s) finished:

Required software

The required software has to be installed with the following command(s):
emerge net-misc/openvpn

Changes in /etc/openvpn/client/

File permissions:
Owner: root
Group: root
Permissions: -rwx------

Click here for a download of the complete file: /etc/openvpn/client/

Changed on 07.09.08
Issued by olli
Beginning line 1

Script for restarting the VPN-Client


echo "`date` --> offline" >> /var/log/openvpn/client.status

# Alles kaputt machen!!!
killall -9 >/dev/null 2>&1
sleep 5
killall -9  >/dev/null 2>&1
# VPN-Client wieder starten
echo "`date`" >>/tmp/vpn-start
/etc/openvpn/client/ >>/tmp/vpn-start 2>&1

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