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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Setting Up a VPN Server

We use OpenVPN to set up a simple server. Advanced configuration can become quite complex, but it is easy to get started if you only require a basic server.

Install openvpn from the Ubuntu software repositories.

The next several steps create a public key infrastructure (PKI) for your OpenVPN.

Set up the certificate authority to generate your own certificates and keys.

matthew@seymour:~$ sudo mkdir /etc/openvpn/easy-rsamatthew@seymour:~$ sudo cp -r /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa/2.0/* /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/

Enter your specific details by editing /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/vars and adjusting the following:

export KEY_COUNTRY="us"export KEY_PROVINCE="IA"export ...

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