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Old 05-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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The never ending story of OpenVPN


For the past couple of weeks I have be reading about how to install openvpn. I have typed a lot of stuff into my terminal. I was able to download and install a cool vpn icon. Witch dose not connect to anything.LOL! On my desktop in the upper right hand corner is my name. When I click on the name a drop down window opens. Here I find what looks like a list of people that can us my system.

Guest session
Don
openvpn
openvpn_as

When I click on ether openvpn I am taken to a log in screen. I have only two password that I use on this computer. They don't work. Hear is the questions.

(1) Why is my system showing the vpn as a person? (or session)
(2) How do I change the password? On the open vpn's
(3) What dose this all mean when it comes to, do I have the openvpn installed correctly? Or not?

I have not read anything about this happening to others.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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(1) Why is my system showing the vpn as a person? (or session)
Installing the openvpn software probably made those 2 accounts and that's why they show up on your list of Login UserIDs.
Quote:
(2) How do I change the password? On the open vpn's
Code:
sudo passwrd openvpn
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(3) What dose this all mean when it comes to, do I have the openvpn installed correctly? Or not?
Why did install openvpn?
Were you intending to run an OpenVPN Access Point, or did you just need a vpn client?

You haven't mentioned the OS or version of openvpn or the method (source) of install, but the manuals are at
https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-s...n/manuals.html

Last edited by Habitual; 05-17-2014 at 08:58 AM. Reason: fixed quote tag
 
Old 05-17-2014, 01:38 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=Habitual;5172032]Installing the openvpn software probably made those 2 accounts and that's why they show up on your list of Login UserIDs.

Code:
sudo passwrd openvpn
Quote:
(3) What dose this all mean when it comes to, do I have the openvpn installed correctly? Or not?
Why did install openvpn?
Were you intending to run an OpenVPN Access Point, or did you just need a vpn client?

You haven't mentioned the OS or version of openvpn or the method (source) of install, but the manuals are at
https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-s...n/manuals.html
Why did install openvpn?

Before I switch to Linux I was a windows user. As I live in Thailand I need a VPN service so I can use Netflix and Amazon and watch movies. Many people on the Linux forums think openvpn is the cats meow. And it is free.


Were you intending to run an OpenVPN Access Point, or did you just need a vpn client?

I do not know what an access Point is? If it means accessing many servers in the UAS, Then the answer is yes. As for VPN client, I use to be with HMAvpn. I am currently sign up with Strongvpn. Nether of them seems to be able to install there product on my system.(remote install)


You haven't mentioned the OS or version of openvpn or the method (source) of install

If you glance to the left of this post you will see the OS. As for version of openvpn. I did not know there was more then one for Linux.

I am now headed to the link you have provided to get edamacated!!!
 
Old 05-17-2014, 09:03 AM   #4
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If you glance to the left of this post you will see the OS. As for version of openvpn. I did not know there was more then one for Linux.

I am now headed to the link you have provided to get edamacated!!!
Great. But the icon only says "linux".
"Ubuntu", "Fedora", <name of Distro>?

open a terminal and type
Code:
lsb_release -d
or possibly
Code:
cat /etc/*-release
and let us know the output.
Also what version of OpenVPN was installed, if you know?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #5
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Great. But the icon only says "linux".
"Ubuntu", "Fedora", <name of Distro>?

open a terminal and type
Code:
lsb_release -d
or possibly
Code:
cat /etc/*-release
and let us know the output.
Also what version of OpenVPN was installed, if you know?

Thanks.
Here is what happened:

don@don-CQ1270L:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ open
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.04, Trusty Tahr"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
VERSION_ID="14.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
don@don-CQ1270L:~$
 
Old 05-18-2014, 09:53 AM   #6
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Did you install via apt-get?
 
Old 05-18-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
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Did you install via apt-get?
The results:

don@don-CQ1270L:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ open
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.04, Trusty Tahr"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
VERSION_ID="14.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ apt-get
apt 1.0.1ubuntu2 for i386 compiled on Apr 10 2014 13:04:45
Usage: apt-get [options] command
apt-get [options] install|remove pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
apt-get [options] source pkg1 [pkg2 ...]

apt-get is a simple command line interface for downloading and
installing packages. The most frequently used commands are update
and install.

Commands:
update - Retrieve new lists of packages
upgrade - Perform an upgrade
install - Install new packages (pkg is libc6 not libc6.deb)
remove - Remove packages
autoremove - Remove automatically all unused packages
purge - Remove packages and config files
source - Download source archives
build-dep - Configure build-dependencies for source packages
dist-upgrade - Distribution upgrade, see apt-get(8)
dselect-upgrade - Follow dselect selections
clean - Erase downloaded archive files
autoclean - Erase old downloaded archive files
check - Verify that there are no broken dependencies
changelog - Download and display the changelog for the given package
download - Download the binary package into the current directory

Options:
-h This help text.
-q Loggable output - no progress indicator
-qq No output except for errors
-d Download only - do NOT install or unpack archives
-s No-act. Perform ordering simulation
-y Assume Yes to all queries and do not prompt
-f Attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place
-m Attempt to continue if archives are unlocatable
-u Show a list of upgraded packages as well
-b Build the source package after fetching it
-V Show verbose version numbers
-c=? Read this configuration file
-o=? Set an arbitrary configuration option, eg -o dir::cache=/tmp
See the apt-get(8), sources.list(5) and apt.conf(5) manual
pages for more information and options.
This APT has Super Cow Powers.
don@don-CQ1270L:~$
 
Old 05-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #8
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenVPN
 
Old 05-18-2014, 11:28 PM   #9
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I give up. This is just to hard for my little brain to understand. Information overload.
 
  


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