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How do I use a VPN in Fedora 25?

asked 2017-01-18 23:01:17 -0500

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updated 2017-01-19 10:11:54 -0500

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How to use VPN in Fedora 25 for secure connection?

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Please provide more information.

OpenVPN? CiscoVPN? What Desktop Environment? Gnome?

Depending on those answers you may need to install additional packages such as openvpn, NetworkManager-openvpn, NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome, NetworkManager-l2tp-gnome, vpnc, NetworkManager-vpnc-gnome, NetworkManager-pptp-gnome, NetworkManager-sstp-gnome, NetworkManager-l2tp, or some others.

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florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-01-19 21:27:37 -0500 )edit

i want to use open VPN in GNOME

ddkroyal001 gravatar imageddkroyal001 ( 2017-01-25 09:43:32 -0500 )edit

I left an answer for you below...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-01-25 10:11:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-19 13:52:10 -0500

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Have you taken a look at the official Fedora 25 Documentation for setting up a VPN connection? They have the broad strokes wonderfully written out here:

Fedora 25 VPN Configuration

Depending on what VPN you are trying to set-up there might be some specific changes you need to make, so if the above information isn't enough to get things working please feel free to provide a bit more information on what VPN you are trying to configure and we will try to provide a few more specific steps.

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The documents have been moved:

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PS: How do you create the link properly?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-09-07 13:39:28 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-01-19 01:25:23 -0500

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Go to Settings - Network and click on the Plus button to set up a new VPN connection. It's hard to provide more detail because it's unclear what you want to do.

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answered 2017-01-25 10:10:34 -0500

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updated 2017-01-25 10:11:47 -0500

For OpenVPN (as per your comment above), install the relevant packages:

sudo dnf install openvpn, NetworkManager-openvpn, NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome

Then use the GUI Network Manager of Gnome to setup your connection. Make sure you place your certificate(s) into ~/.certs (that is /home/yourusername/.certs)

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answered 2017-11-07 05:47:05 -0500

It could be configure with openVPN platform but most easy to way to install it by using provider guidelines, or setup guide. Click on Linux on the left side of the screen and download the correct installer for your version of Linux onto your machine.

Note: You can find out which version of Ubuntu you are running by going to the terminal and inputting uname -m or arch

If there is mention of “64” (for example “x86_64”), it means you are using a 64-bit Linux distribution. In this case, download the 64-bit installer.

Here is the all : And here is the VPN Encryption Guide which you can use for further:

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answered 2017-09-07 11:51:15 -0500

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If someone could be interested, I wrote almost comprehensive tutorial about the topic

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That's a nice tutorial but it covers the steps to setup an OpenVPN server. As far as I understood, the question here was in regards to a OpenVPN client.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-09-07 14:57:11 -0500 )edit

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