Set up OpenVPN on Alpine Linux Using the Terminal Command Line
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This tutorial explains how to set up OpenVPN on Alpine Linux using the Command line/ Terminal CLI. Follow step-by-step to set up and install Alpine Linux OpenVPN.

  • We used the FastestVPN for this tutorial. While you can use any VPN service which offers the OpenVPN protocol.

Step 1: Open the terminal and download OpenVPN. For this:

  • Type in: apk add openvpn

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Step 2: Ther enter:

rc-update add openvpn default


modprobe tun
echo "tun" >> /etc/modules-load.d/tun.conf

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Step 3: Download the OpenVPN configuration files (.ovpn files) which will be provided by your VPN service provider. Unzip those files if required.

Step 4: After that, on the terminal, access the "Downloads" folder or the directory where you saved the downloaded config files.

  • Type in: cd Downloads
  • Type in: cd ovpn (replace "ovpn" with the folder name where your config files are saved)

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Step 5: Now list the folder items by entering ls so you can view all the available VPN server files if there are multiple.

Step 6: Run the OpenVPN command now and then select your desired VPN server which you want to connect to. For that:

Type in: sudo openvpn --config (your desired VPN server name)

For example I entered sudo openvpn --config Germany-TCP.ovpn.

Here you'll replace "Germany-TCP.ovpn" with your OpenVPN config file name.

Step 7: It will ask for your VPN username and password respectively. Enter the username and then password provided by your VPN service provider

Step 8: Once the “Initialization Sequence Completed” appears, that means your OpenVPN on Alpine Linux using the terminal command line has been connected.

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When you need to disconnect VPN on Alpine Linux, press Ctrl+C in the terminal.

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By following the steps given above, you can set up a Linux Alpine VPN using the OpenVPN protocol. Besides, if you're looking for additional support or have any questions to install OpenVPN on Alpine Linux or other Linux operating systems, please Contact us for your questions, queries, feedback, suggestions.

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