[OLPC-AU] VPN Client.conf File

HALL,Brian C brian.hall02 at uwimona.edu.jm
Tue Nov 22 10:20:04 EST 2011

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your assistance.

Its now up. As you said the issue was the udp in the proto line.


From: Jerry Vonau [mailto:jerry at laptop.org.au]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 2:49 PM
To: HALL,Brian C
Cc: Jerry Vonau; craig.perue at gmail.com; OLPC Australia list; Sridhar Dhanapalan; Kevin Gordon; OLPC Devel; Sameer Verma (sv3rma at gmail.com); XS Devel
Subject: Re: [OLPC-AU] VPN Client.conf File

Hi Brian:

First thing is you have a typo in the .conf file correct the proto line, is should be udp.
For further setup information have a look at:



On 21 November 2011 08:20, HALL,Brian C <brian.hall02 at uwimona.edu.jm<mailto:brian.hall02 at uwimona.edu.jm>> wrote:

Good Morning All,

In installing openvpn I didn't see a client.conf file. I want my XS to connect to a vpn server. In essence the XS will be the vpn client.

I have my vpn  keys and in trying to create the client.conf file I received some errors.

The issue is that when I created my client.conf file then restarted the openvpn service, it did not start. Iam able to stop it but not start.

I had previously gotten a site to look at regarding openvpn configuration however the site is now down.

See  the below client.conf file I created using a couple web sites.
dev tun
proto upd
user nobody
group nogroup
ca /etc/openvpn/keys/*.crt
cert /etc/openvpn/keys/*.crt
key  /etc/openvpn/keys/*.key
remote IP_ADDRESS 1194
resolv-retry infinite

Not sure where I went wrong. Iam assuming that I missed a couple lines..Not sure where.


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