Client GUIs for Linux

Now let's have a look at how to import and use this configuration into our clients. Today the number one standard tool on any Linux system is the network manager that provides a cool systray applet for both KDE and GNOME. NetworkManager should be installed out of the box on any recent Linux system, and there are suitable packages for OpenVPN. On SUSE 11.1 and similar platforms, they are called NetworkManager-openvpn, NetworkManager-openvpn-kde, and NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome. On Ubuntu, they are called network-manager-openvpn, network-manager-openvpn-gnome, and network-manager-openvpn-kde.


KVpnc seems to be one of the most promising VPN tools for many kinds of VPNs, if you are running KDE. The only problem (apart from ...

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