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Connecting from countries with internet restrictions on Linux

Please note that since Linux has a lot of different distributions, the configuration interfaces may vary.

  1. Open Terminal (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T).
  2. Install the OpenVPN client by entering:
     
    • sudo apt-get install openvpn

      You may be asked to enter your user password to confirm your identity.
       
  3. Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration directory with command:
     
    • cd /etc/openvpn
       
  4. Download OpenVPN configuration files:
     
    • Servers
       
    • In case you get ERROR: The certificate of `nordvpn.com’ is not trusted., please install the ca-certificates package with command:

      sudo apt-get install ca-certificates
       
  5. Start OpenVPN with a chosen configuration by entering:
    • sudo openvpn [file name]
    • sudo openvpn hk153.nordvpn.com.udp.ovpn
    • sudo openvpn /etc/openvpn/hk153.nordvpn.com.udp.ovpn
       
  6. OpenVPN will ask you for credentials. Enter your NordVPN account login details.
  7. You have successfully connected to VPN. To disconnect, open Terminal and press Ctrl + C on your keyboard.

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