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So when Pretzel Jones asked who your provider was, he was asking whose VPN are you looking to connect to. Examples might include NordVPN, PrivateInternetAccess and Mullvad, just to name a few. These services will then provide you with certificates and credentials you can install on your system through OpenVPN that you then connect to once you're online (ie ...


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I believe your question is more of a "Does this indication apply to my system, elementary OS?" with a follow up of "Is it really necessary?", with that in mind: Does this indication apply to my system, elementary OS? Private tunnel uses openvpn for their connection, elementary OS does not ship a modified version of openvpn. apt-cache policy allows you to ...


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You have to install OpenVPN and the Configuration Interface. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome Then you can import or create new Configurations like for PPTP. Source


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Currently elementaryOS's Switchboard Network Plug doesn't support VPN connections. This question have been previously asked before (No GUI Access to VPN Connections | OpenVPN | 16.04 Loki Beta Daily PPA) Since then the Devs have been notified and currently there are 2 bug reports about this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/switchboard-plug-networking/+bug/...


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Finally got the VPN working after finding the answer in the following link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1394977 The network manager somehow uses nm-applet (which does not run by default) to access the VPN secrets. You can add nm-applet in the System Settings > Applications > Startup by adding the custom command /usr/bin/nm-applet


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I found a solution for this Install PIA as seen on the site. Then edit pia_manager.desktop sudo nano ~/.local/share/applications/pia_manager.desktop And alter the line Exec=/home/bats/.pia_manager/pia_manager/run.sh So it becomes like this: Exec=env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity /home/bats/.pia_manager/pia_manager/run.sh The icon will then appear on the ...


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Also not an expert but long story short, it takes a couple of measures. I've been using the following tool in combination with NordVPN, which seems to performs these measures automatically. https://github.com/Chadsr/NordVPN-NetworkManager I'd advice you to look for clients specific for your vpn provider. I'm hoping we'll get to a place where this is more ...


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Hi This is a bug in openVPN. If you want to fix DNS leak you need to use Nordvpn linux client. You can connect to nordvpn with terminal command nordvpn connect <server name> after installing the nordvpn client. See website of nordvpn how to install on linux.


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Found that the following created the relevant entry option - sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome


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I had a similar issue with the PIA app, so I uninstalled it and configured the VPN through eOS's network configuration. No problems so far.


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In Loki, openvpn and networkmanager-openvpn are already installed. To import an *.ovpn, you need to make sure you have certificate files separate from the *.ovpn. Then go to System Settings -> Network -> VPN. Click the "+", then in the window that pops up, click on "Add". In the dropdown you'll see "Import a Saved VPN connection".


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It was installed by clicking on the package itself and put my username and password into the GUI, as I thought it could be installed just like it can on my phone and mac. So I cant see it in installed apps in the software centre even though it is in my applications.


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You are installing beta software so expect these problems. You should report them on LaunchPad instead of asking them here and they might fix it


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