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OpenVPN Cookbook - Second Edition by Jan Just Keijser

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Configuration files versus the command line

Most recipes in this book can be carried out without using configuration files. However, in most real-life cases, a configuration file is much easier to use than a lengthy command line. It is important to know that OpenVPN actually treats configuration file entries and command-line parameters identically. The only difference is that all command-line parameters start with a double dash (--) whereas the configuration file entries do not. This makes it very easy to overrule the configuration file entries using an extra command-line parameter.

Getting ready

Install OpenVPN 2.3.9 or higher on two computers. Make sure the computers are connected over a network. For this recipe, the server computer was running ...

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