To connect to Access Server from a Linux client computer, you need to follow these steps:
- Install an OpenVPN client for Linux
- Login to the Access Server’s Client Web Server and download the desired client config file (typically called “client.ovpn”
- Run the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client config file
Installing an OpenVPN client:
Usually, the easiest way to install an OpenVPN client is to use the package management system for your particular Linux distribution. Run one of the following commands (as root):
yum install openvpn
*NOTE: OpenVPN Access Server is not compatible with any version below the 2.1 OpenVPN Community/Linux client!
apt-get install openvpn
Once the openvpn package is fetched from the Internet and installed, run the client with the --version argument to make sure that it is version 2.1:
Running the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client config file:
Usually, the easiest way to install an OpenVPN client is to use the --config argument to specify the location of the downloaded client config file:
openvpn --config client.ovpn
When a Linux/Unix client is used with Access Server, the Access Server is unable to alter the DNS settings on the client in question.