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OpenVPN Cookbook - Second Edition by Jan Just Keijser

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Using client-config-dir files

In a setup where a single server can handle many clients, it is sometimes necessary to set per-client options that overrule the global options. The client-config-dir option is very useful for this. It allows the administrator to assign a specific IP address to a client; to push specific options, such as compression and DNS server, to a client; or to temporarily disable a client altogether.

Getting ready

This recipe is a continuation of the previous one. Install OpenVPN 2.3.9 or higher on two computers. Make sure the computers are connected over a network. Set up the client and server certificates using the previous recipe. For this recipe, the server computer was running CentOS 6 Linux and OpenVPN 2.3.9 and the client ...

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