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Old 05-03-2018, 05:45 PM   #1
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Smile Nord vpn


can anyone explain a simple way of establishing a vpn (nord) on linux mint
 
Old 05-03-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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You could do worse than trying out Fruho - it's a nice graphical VPN management package and supports automatic configuration import.

https://fruho.com/
 
Old 05-03-2018, 07:55 PM   #3
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Many thanks will give it a go
 
Old 05-05-2018, 02:32 AM   #4
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Network-manager will autoconfigure vpns if you have the configuration file.
 
Old 05-05-2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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The version of NetworkManger I've used required a plug-in for Openvpn, but once installed it was very easy to setup a vpn. As previously mentioned, you'll need the server/certs. files from your vpn.
 
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Nordvpn

https://nordvpn.com/tutorials/linux/openvpn/
 
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:20 AM   #7
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Interesting that they don't mention that there is a linux app now, which connects to (as far as I can work out), the BEST server at that precise time (load balancing etc.). It is a pretty good app, though unfortunately, something in the process stops any connections to my Samba server.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 11:40 AM   #8
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I just looked at the app and watched their video on how to use it and it appears to me that it is more trouble than it is worth. IMHO, NetworkManager with the openvpn plugin is easier to use... but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time.
 
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I just looked at the app and watched their video on how to use it and it appears to me that it is more trouble than it is worth. IMHO, NetworkManager with the openvpn plugin is easier to use... but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time.
With Network Manager, you can't really pick and choose your server. With their app, you can. I can see the appeal of it. Basically, all you do is:
nordvpn login
nordvpn c

then nordvpn d to disconnect.

I think it is closed source though, and as I said, it stops connections to my samba server, even on the local machine, so it is doing 'something' that openvpn is not. That's enough to put me off.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 05:44 AM   #10
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If you want to use openvpn protocol to use Nord's service from a CLI, I am pretty sure this may be used for guidelines.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 05:46 AM   #11
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With Network Manager, you can't really pick and choose your server.......
With all due respect, that simply is not so.
I have a dozen servers set up and pick whatever one I want off the list. If you are using KDE they are even listed on the main "page" of the NetworkManager applet, just under what ever ISP you are connected to, once the connection has been made. It also shows the date of the last time you connected to each server.
In Xfce you click on the applet, then on "vpn connection" and pick from the list, again, once your connection to the 'Net has been made.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 05:49 AM   #12
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+1 to what cwizardone said.

Also, on cases where NM applet is not upto the mark (CentOS), you may create multiple one liner scripts (essentially only thing that needs change is VPN server hostname/IP) and use it from CLI.

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Old 10-08-2018, 06:36 AM   #13
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I use airVPN, they provide an app with a GUI, including kill switch; no trouble at all, works perfectly every time
 
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With all due respect, that simply is not so.
I have a dozen servers set up and pick whatever one I want off the list. If you are using KDE they are even listed on the main "page" of the NetworkManager applet, just under what ever ISP you are connected to, once the connection has been made. It also shows the date of the last time you connected to each server.
In Xfce you click on the applet, then on "vpn connection" and pick from the list, again, once your connection to the 'Net has been made.

Sorry, I wasn't clear what I meant. Nordvpn have hundreds of servers; you can only pick and choose between those that have been set up in NetworkManager, whereas the app selects from the ENTIRE list. I too have a number set up, so that I can choose which country I want (for obvious reasons that I won't go into on a forum - geolocation can be a pain).

Fruho is an interesting solution, for those that want all of the servers to choose from, though I haven't had much chance to play, as yet.
 
  


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