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Debian 8.1 OpenVPN Setup

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — Owen at 12:12 am on Thursday, July 23, 2015

ovpntech_logo-sAfter installing the latest Debian “Jessie” 8.1 and attempting to setup OpenVPN, I noticed a small issue with the OpenVPN Debian Wiki page. In step 2 of the Server Configuration section the information is no longer correct. After reading the /usr/share/doc/easy-rsa/README.Debian file it became apparent that rather than doing:

mkdir /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa
cp -ai /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa/2.0/ /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa
cd /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/2.0

You need to do:

make-cadir /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/

and adjust the remaining instructions to not use /easy-rsa/2.0/ accordingly.

Not rocket science, but I figured I’d post since in my brain more people will Google a question rather than reading the documentation.