question again

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 18:43:14 UTC 2015


Can you do this command, similar to what you did before, to see what config
file you're supposed to be using?

find $HOME -name '*.ovpn'


On Mon, 23 Mar 2015 at 14:35 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:

> here is what I get with the sudo
> command:raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo openvpn
> --config anonymizer_universal.ovpn
> [sudo] password for raymond:
> Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file:
> anonymizer_universal.ovpn
> Use --help for more information.
> raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$
>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM, CrankyOldBugger <
> crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Shot in the dark here..
>>
>> Did you buy and/or download Anonymizer?  Judging by that file list,
>> that's my guess.
>>
>> So I went over to the Anonymizer website, and noticed that you have to
>> "sudo" the config command:
>>
>> *sudo openvpn --config anonymizer_universal.ovpn*
>>
>> Now this is the command I found on their site.  If you're not using
>> Anonymizer, probably best to ignore me for the rest of the day...
>>
>> Beside sudo, they also specified a different .ovpn file.  If you are
>> using Anonymizer, maybe try the command shown here?  I'm just guessing
>> here..
>>
>> Also, I noticed that you extracted everything into /home/raymond/Downloads/etc.
>> I think that you may have misunderstood a step somewhere along the way.
>> It's still ok the way it is!  But just so you know, Downloads (aka
>> ~/Downloads) is in your home folder /home/raymond/Downloads, but /etc is
>> actually a system folder in the root of your system.  I think you may have
>> stuck the two folders together in one command.  You're still ok!  You'll
>> see lots of programs stick their configuration files in /etc.  No damage
>> done here, but I always double-check the instructions whenever I see "/etc"
>> or anything other than the home folder.  Just a security thing..
>>
>> You seem to be having problems with the Linux folder system.  Don't
>> worry, it took me a long time to figure it out too.  It gets even harder if
>> you're coming from a Windows or DOS background.  Here's a youtube video
>> that might help out: https://youtu.be/2qQTXp4rBEE
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 23 Mar 2015 at 13:06 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> this the part that I cant get to work
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 1:05 PM, Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> but before that step I'm supposed to open the file, thus :
>>>> *Running the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client config file**:*
>>>>  Usually, the easiest way to install an OpenVPN client is to use the
>>>> *--config* argument to specify the location of the downloaded client
>>>> config file:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *openvpn --config client.ovpn*
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> They suggest to Downloads/etc, I tried to do that but I really don't
>>>>> know what I'm doing (as you can see).
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Stephen M. Webb <
>>>>> stephen.webb at canonical.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 15-03-23 12:25 PM, Raymond House wrote:
>>>>>> > Nothing came up with the first command but here is the result of
>>>>>> the second command:
>>>>>> > raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$  find $HOME -name
>>>>>> 'client.*'
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/lib/au/client.key
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/lib/au/client.crt
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/lib/au/client.key
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/lib/au/client.crt
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/lib/au/client.key
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> >
>>>>>>
>>>>>> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/lib/au/client.crt
>>>>>> > /home/raymond/Downloads/anonymizer_universal_openvpn
>>>>>> (2)/lib/au/client.key
>>>>>> > /home/raymond/Downloads/anonymizer_universal_openvpn
>>>>>> (2)/lib/au/client.crt
>>>>>> > /home/raymond/Downloads/anonymizer_universal_openvpn
>>>>>> (3)/lib/au/client.key
>>>>>> > /home/raymond/Downloads/anonymizer_universal_openvpn
>>>>>> (3)/lib/au/client.crt
>>>>>> > raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$
>>>>>> >
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Looking over the how-to at openvpn.org it seem you need to manually
>>>>>> copy
>>>>>> /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/sample-config-files/client.conf to
>>>>>> some place (maybe $HOME/client.ovpn, to start) and
>>>>>> edit it to point to the appropriate .key and .crt files, and, um,
>>>>>> stuff.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - --
>>>>>> Stephen M. Webb  <stephen at ubuntu.com>
>>>>>> https://launchpad.net/~bregma
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