Linux Openvpn

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1. Get the Software

  • Install OpenVPN package from the default repository.
  • On debian/ubuntu, run: sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y openvpn
  • On fedora/centos, run: sudo yum update; sudo yum install -y openvpn

2. Add a VPN Configuration

3. Connect

  • Connect (this assumes that your configuration files are saved in your Downloads folder)
  • On debian/ubuntu/fedora, run: sudo openvpn Downloads/uwc-udp.ovpn (you will then be prompted for your UWC credentials.)
  • You should now be connected and able to access internal websites (such as
  • You can disconnect by ending your openvpn session (ctrl+c).