Hi I have a raspi 3 with osmc and I am trying to run openvpn to connect to my ipvanish account on boot. I have looked around on this forum but there are quite a few different posts that I am having trouble deciphering. Is there a relatively straight forward way? Thanks
Due to problems with systemd dependencies OpenVPN will not start correctly at boot. You need to do the following:
sudo nano /etc/rc.local
Then add the following lines just above
sleep 10 systemctl restart openvpn
So long as ypu have the IPVanish conf file in the right place OpenVPN will start and connect.
i got mine to work rather successfully without editing too much.
I created a directory /home/vpn
i put all of my vpn configurations into that directory
next i created a script named autovpn.sh
inside that script added the line to connect to the config file i put in there. here is what i put
openvpn --config /home/vpn/toronto7.ovpn
save that file and i moved it to /etc/init.d
next hit it with the command “chmod ugo+x /etc/init.d/autovpn.sh”
lastly “update-rc.d autovpn.sh defaults”
i rebooted and everything worked perfectly, now assuming you have your config files correct you should have no issues doing it this way.
Thanks so much, I will give these suggestions a try tonight!
thank you, this works for me
anytime my friend, enjoy