Installing OpenVPN on Debian and Ubuntu

Probably the easiest distribution on which to install OpenVPN is Debian and its derivates like Ubuntu. Just type apt-get install openvpn, answer two questions, and OpenVPN is installed and ready to be used.

The Debian package management system is capable of solving all the issues that might occur during the installation. If your system is configured correctly, then the automatic installation will cover the following steps:

  1. The installation helper apt-get will find the software on the installation servers.
  2. The helper will then download the chosen package and unpack it to your local system.
  3. An interactive configuration script is executed, which configures your system and the newly installed software for later ...

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