Saturday, September 19, 2015

Kali 2 and OpenVPN without network manager

So I am not a big fan of the network manager UI for openvpn and normally opt for the cli setup. In Kali 2 the old /etc/init.d/openvpn start and service openvpn start didn't seam to work. For a quick work around I cam up with the below bash script. I hope you can get use of it.

**NOTE: Dump all your certs and config file in /etc/openvpn and have resolv.conf in /root/

cd /etc/openvpn/
rm /etc/resolv.conf
cp /root/resolv.conf /etc/
openvpn --config vpn-server.conf & # edit vpn-server.conf to what ever your config file is named.

Contents of resolv.conf


If anyone knows a better way to do this in Kali 2 please let me know. :)