Issues connecting to OpenVPN - Mullvad! Please help

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by call_dee, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. call_dee

    call_dee Registered Member

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    I am trying to configure Mullvad on openVPN - Debian

    I have followed their online tutorial -

    1. Install OpenVPN and resolvconf (sudo apt-get install openvpn resolvconf)
    2. Extract the configuration files into /etc/openvpn/
    3. Start with sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start

    And when trying to start, I get the error -

    [FAIL] Starting virtual private network daemon: mullvad_linux failed!


    I have no idea why it is doing this and I have spent hours trying to fix it.

    Your help would be appreciated greatly

    Please see attached pictures:

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  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    This is a symptom of Debian stable (here wheezy) conservatism about adding latest package versions. Mullvad is using cypher that's not included with the version of OpenVPN in the Debian repo. Get the tarball from http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html , extract the source to (say) ~/tmp/ and run:
    Code:
    $ cd ~/tmp/openvpn-2.3.6
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential
    $ ./configure
    $ make
    $ sudo make install
    Also, you need to change permissions on the certs and keys in /etc/openvpn:
    Code:
    $ sudo chmod go-r *crt *key
     
  3. call_dee

    call_dee Registered Member

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    Thank you for your reply, it is helpful and I really appreciate it. I have a couple of queries.. I am not very familiar with using Debian as I am fairly new at it. Could you recommend another version of debian that I could install instead, that would run with mullvad?
     
  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Maybe Debian testing would work, but I don't recommend that.

    Some flavor of Ubuntu would work, because it tends to include the latest package releases.
     
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