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 ...
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 ...
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.
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:
Finally got the VPN working after finding the answer in the following link:
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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".
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.