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Install OpenVPN on FreeBSD#

1. Run as superuser#

sudo tcsh

2. Download components#

pkg update && pkg install openvpn unzip

3. Download the configuration file#

Move the downloaded .ovpn file to OpenVPN folder

4. Enter your login credentials#

echo "**CHANGE TO YOUR USERNAME**" >> /usr/local/etc/openvpn/credentialsecho "**CHANGE TO YOUR PASSWORD**" >> /usr/local/etc/openvpn/credentials

5. Start OpenVPN and see that everything works#

openvpn --config /usr/local/etc/openvpn/clroom.conf --daemon

6. Verify that the connection was successful#

Wait about a minute after running the last command, then run:


The service you should check is [email protected] where NAME is the name of your configuration file (without the ".conf"). So if your openvpn configuration file is /etc/openvpn/clroom.conf you should use command as below.

systemctl status [email protected]

You should see something like:

[email protected] - OpenVPN connection to roomname  Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/[email protected]; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)  Active: active (running) since Mon 2017-10-23 07:57:37 CEST; 2h 15min ago  

7. Done#

Congratulations! Your device is now connected to CloudLAN.


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