Site Map - skip to main content - dyslexic font - mobile - text - print

Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes Monday through Friday.

Our hosting is kindly provided by Josh from We would appreciate it if you could donate to help reduce his costs in funding the hosting.
He is also accepting bitcoins to 1KsxJr9HtsdaUeU7yaV9bk9bQi21UPBtUq

hpr2447 :: Server Basics 104 OpenVPN Server

Klaatu walks you through installing and configuring OpenVPN Server

<< First, < Previous, Next >, Latest >>

Hosted by klaatu on 2017-12-19 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (0)

In this episode, Klaatu demonstrates how to:

  1. Install OpenVPN

  2. Generate certificates for your OpenVPN server

  3. Generate a private key for your OpenVPN server

  4. Configure the /etc/openvpn/server.conf file

  5. Start the OpenVPN daemon

In case it is not clear, you can follow along with Klaatu, using the exact same options and configuration values as he is using for a successful install. You do not need to change

In the next episode, he will demonstrate how to do all of the above for OpenVPN clients.

VPN is a big topic that warrants a whole miniseries unto itself, so this and the next episode concentrate on getting a VPN up and running, with clients connected and pinging back to the server on a dedicated subnet. Additional config options based on your specific use-case are left for you to explore on your own.


Subscribe to the comments RSS feed.

Leave Comment

Note to Verbose Commenters
If you can't fit everything you want to say in the comment below then you really should record a response show instead.

Note to Spammers
All comments are moderated. All links are checked by humans. We strip out all html. Feel free to
record a show about yourself, or your industry, or any other topic we may find interesting. We also check shows for spam :).

Provide feedback
Your Name/Handle:
Anti Spam Question: What does the P in HPR stand for ?
Are you a spammer →
Who hosted this show →
What does HPR mean to you ?