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How to install openvpn CLIENT (instead of server)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:42 pm
by zilexa
Perhaps an extremely stupid question, but I can only find "OpenVPN server" and "PiVPN" in the software selection list.
Should I install OpenVPN client simply via apt-get? Or am I missing something here?
I simply want my DietPi Raspberry Pi to be connected to NordVPN for all internet connections (not for LAN connections).

Also, when VPN goes down, I want to make sure Transmission will not have internet access until the tunnel is restored. I am sure I can find a guide for that somewhere. First step is to install Openvpn CLIENT and get it set up with NordVPN.

Should it not be listed?

Re: How to install openvpn CLIENT (instead of server)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:45 am
by johnvick
It is easy to install manually. What you want to do is well covered in this guide.

https://www.htpcguides.com/configure-tr ... -debian-8/

I did this on Banana Pi running Dietpi and can confirm that it works but it is not that easy a job to set up.

John

Re: How to install openvpn CLIENT (instead of server)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:17 am
by zilexa
johnvick wrote:It is easy to install manually. What you want to do is well covered in this guide.

https://www.htpcguides.com/configure-tr ... -debian-8/

I did this on Banana Pi running Dietpi and can confirm that it works but it is not that easy a job to set up.

John
Wow thanks a lot for that guide for split tunneling. In the past I tried to do it via network namespaces but it was way too complex, even after I found this tool called NSDO.

But I am still quite shocked DietPi doesn't have OpenVPN CLIENT in its software list. It is of course simple to install manually.

Also, Flexget is completely missing in the list.

Re: How to install openvpn CLIENT (instead of server)

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:17 am
by zilexa
johnvick wrote:It is easy to install manually. What you want to do is well covered in this guide.

https://www.htpcguides.com/configure-tr ... -debian-8/

I did this on Banana Pi running Dietpi and can confirm that it works but it is not that easy a job to set up.

John
That guide does not work on DietPi anymore because it doesn't work on Debian Stretch.

This is a much better solution and also much easier to setup:
https://austinjadams.com/blog/running-s ... h-openvpn/

Using NSDO (created by Austin):
https://github.com/ausbin/nsdo/blob/master/README.md

Re: How to install openvpn CLIENT (instead of server)

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:00 am
by jtoregan
it worked for me. the split vpn & transmission setup & port forwarding guides they had. The only thing is you need PIA's vpn specifically for the forwarding.

Re: How to install openvpn CLIENT (instead of server)

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:12 am
by bones
HI,

just to say the htpcguides.com split tunnel worked for me too, on a fresh install of dietpi 6.7.

But I can't get it work on an install with fail2ban, even after purging fail2ban...