migrate openvpn server from windows to linux

  1. apt-get install openvpn
  2. copy all files from openvpn/configs folder to /etc/openvpn
  3.  download and config checkpwd.sh
    •  cd /etc/openvpn/
    • wget http://openvpn.se/files/other/checkpsw.sh
    • nano checkpws.sh # change password file path if needed
      • PASSFILE=”/etc/openvpn/userpwd”
    • chmod +x checkpsw.sh
  4.  modify server.conf (windows version may prefer this file name: server.ovpn), change checkpsw.exe to absolute path of checkpws.sh, also change clients folder to absolute path
    • auth-user-pass-verify /etc/openvpn/checkpsw.sh via-env
    • client-config-dir /etc/openvpn/clients
  5.  config iptables: disallow accessing LAN from VPN, but allow accessing from LAN.
    • iptables -I FORWARD 1 -i tun0 -o eth0 -s -d -m conntrack –ctstate NEW -j DROP 
    • iptables  -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
    • I also set following lines to avoid config other rules(because this is a raspberry pi behide a router, will expose 1194 port only)
      • iptables -A INPUT -j ACCEPT
        iptables -A FORWARD -j ACCEPT
        iptables -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT

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