Coursework, notes, and progress while attending NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

OpenVPN

This week we made a device a client of the Towers of Power VPN–I used the virtual box we set up last week. Downloading openvpn and running the ssh server were pretty straightforward. The ps command allows you to see a snapshot of current processes.

After creating the client.conf file and leaving my cert and key lines blank, I thought I’d need to generate these using easy-rsa. I downloaded this, since it didn’t come with the version of OpenVPN I installed, and spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to generate keys this way. Luckily Sharif┬ásaved me from my descent down this path–it seems like the cert and key information was just our netid’s! Then we could SSH into the server using the instructions on the Towers of Power github.

Then, you can log in from the client machine and scp the appropriate files from the server to the client. I also confirmed tun0 was open using the ifconfig command.

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