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How to Setup Free VPN on Kali Linux/Ubuntu? A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.
OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange. It is capable of traversing network address translators (NATs) and firewalls.
Install OpenVPN in Linux
Initially, we need to install OpenVPN in our Linux machine to use custom CA certificates. To do so, just simply open up terminal and paste below command in it.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall network-manager network-manager-gnome network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
Install Unzip in Linux
Secondly, we need to install Unzip program in our system because we need to download and extract CA file. To do so, put below command in your terminal.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall unzip
Download VPN Certificate
Now, Refresh your terminal with
clear command or simply open up new terminal and paste below command in it to download VPN certificate by PIA
Now, to unzip it and to place it on right folder, use below command
unzip -q openvpn.zip -d /etc/openvpn
#1: Close any active Terminal
#2: Click on WiFi or Network Icon and select Edit Connections
#3: Select VPN tab and then click on Add
#4: Select OpenVPN from drop down menu and click Create
#5: Now you need to fill exact below details in VPN panel
|Connection name:||PrivateInternetAccess VPN|
|Gateway:||<SELECT GATEWAY FROM BELOW LIST>|
|CA Certificate:||Browse to |
#6: Now click Advanced button
#7: Tick the Check box for “Use LZO data compression“
#8: At last, Click OK, Save and then Close
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