I wanted to use a VPN on my ubuntu server, after googling I gathered a bunch of information from various sources. The following is a step by step guide of what I did. Hopefully it will will work for someone else as well.
Download The Private Internet Access OpenVPN configuration files
Unzip the files
Move the files to the openvpn directory
Create a credentials file
on the first line enter your username
on the second line enter your password
Save the file and change permissions on it
Copy the following 2 files to the openvpn directory
To have the vpn connect automatically on system startup copy the opvn file you wish to use to the openvpn directory changing it to a .config file.
Edit the config file
Find the line that says
and change it to
Test the connection by running the vpn
If all runs well reboot the system and check your ip address with the following command.
Had to spend the morning downgrading back to firefox 42, Way too many issues happened with the update to 43, I think I’ll skip it for a while and try again later. This Guide is a bit older but it worked. I just downloaded 42 from here and adjusted the directions accordingly.
So this past Sunday, the hardware that hosted my linode had a failure. When they were back online, I was still having issues. My Linode was failing to boot. So It was just the kick in the pants I needed.
I had been having issues for a while, getting random reboots and what not. So I ended up deleting my linode, and starting a new one on a different data center. Now I had been using webmin for a while, but this time I discovered virtualmin . I decided to install it. Man have I been missing out. It seriously made setting up my websites & email like 1000x easier.
Now after working at it all day, I have my websites back up and running from the backups, and have my mumble servers going again and this time Without the random reboots!! YAY!!!!
Naturally, on the list of tools to have, there were image editors. Now, I’ve worked with Linux before, and so I knew some of these already from a long time ago, like seriously – who doesn’t know about Gimp ? It’s not very far off from being the equivalent of Photoshop on Windows. (it works on Windows, too!)