The Debian 9 (stretch), Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) and Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic)
repositories for OpenVPN 3 Linux is now available!

Installing the OpenVPN 3 Linux client

First ensure that your apt supports the https transport:

   # apt install apt-transport-https

Install the OpenVPN repository key used by the OpenVPN 3 Linux packages

   # wget https://swupdate.openvpn.net/repos/openvpn-repo-pkg-key.pub
   # apt-key add openvpn-repo-pkg-key.pub

Then you need to install the proper repository.  Replace $DISTRO with
stretch, xenial or bionic, depending on your Debian/Ubuntu distribution.

   # wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvpn3.list 
   # apt update

And finally the openvpn3 package can be installed

   # apt install openvpn3

Using the OpenVPN 3 Linux client

With all this in place, you can now start VPN tunnels, even as an unprivileged
user, using the openvpn2 and openvpn3 command line interfaces:

   # openvpn2 --config $MY_CONFIGURATION_FILE --verb 6


   # openvpn3 session-start --config $MY_CONFIGURATION_FILE

If the configuration profile contains --daemon or you used the openvpn3
approach, you can stop the tunnel like this:

   # openvpn3 session-manage --config $MY_CONFIGURATION_FILE --disconnect

For more information, see the man pages for openvpn2, openvpn3 and
openvpn3-linux as starting points.  Both openvpn2 and openvpn3 also
provides --help screens, and openvpn3 also provides that for each
"command" you give to it, like openvpn3 session-manage --help.

If you have any questions, issues, comments, suggestions, etc ... please get
in touch!

kind regards,

David Sommerseth
OpenVPN Inc

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