question again

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 18:51:27 UTC 2015


ok, let's try these two:

cd ~/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn

*sudo openvpn --config **anonymizer_universal.ovpn*



On Mon, 23 Mar 2015 at 14:45 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:

> her is the result: raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$ find
> $HOME -name '*.ovpn'
>
> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal.ovpn
>
> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal.ovpn
>
> /home/raymond/Downloads/etc/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal_openvpn/anonymizer_universal.ovpn
> /home/raymond/Downloads/anonymizer_universal_openvpn
> (2)/anonymizer_universal.ovpn
> /home/raymond/Downloads/anonymizer_universal_openvpn
> (3)/anonymizer_universal.ovpn
> /home/raymond/Downloads/AnonymizerUniversal.ovpn
> raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$
>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 2:43 PM, CrankyOldBugger <
> crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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:
>>>>>>>
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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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