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Need some help building an OpenVPN2 Server to replace OSX Server VPN.

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May 9, 2013 8:34 PM

I am currently attempting to set up a OpenVPN Server to replace my current OSX Server VPN Setup. I have installed Macports and installed the OpenVPN2 Package. However, I cannot locate the cd /opt/local/share/doc/openvpn2/easy-rsa/2.0 file in that directory. There does not seem to be a  easy-rsa file inside the openvpn2 directory inside the docs file.

OSX Server, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    There's not much on that directory posted around the 'net. 


    You'll probably want (need?) to ask the MacPorts folks that provided that package about that missing file.


    As an alternative to the MacPorts port, see if the homebrew installation of OpenVPN works better.


    See the TunnelBlick Wiki for some related information on setting up and using OpenVPN with the Tunnelblick GUI front-end for OpenVPN, too.  (Not sure if that'll help here, but they have a variety of information posted.)  There's also this discussion.


    FWIW, my preference is to use an external VPN server box; a dedicated board or some spare hardware running BSD or Linux if you're prefer that, or acquire a commercial gateway-firewall-server box.  This allows access even when the Mac is down or misbehaving, and you combine this with a network-connected power strip for some hack-ish remote power management of your systems.


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