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Old 31st January 2022
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Default (Solved) Trying to get an OpenVPN client connection at login.

I am trying to get OpenVPN to create a client connection at login (NomadBSD) /usr/local/etc/rc.d/openvpn contains the following line:

eval ": \${${name}_configfile:=\"/usr/local/etc/openvpn/${name}.conf\"}"

I added the following line to /usr/local/etc/openvpn/openvpn.conf:

# openvpn /home/user/openvpn/VPN_Provider_Location_UDP-443.ovpn
However, I get the following:

# service openvpn start
Starting openvpn.
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/openvpn: WARNING: failed to start openvpn
Confirmation that OpenVPN is enabled:
# cat /etc/rc.conf | grep openvpn
What am I doing wrong? New to FreeBSD and to OpenVPN...

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Old 14th February 2022
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What finally worked for me was the following:
# mkdir /usr/local/etc/openvpn
# cp your_openvpn_config_file.conf /usr/local/etc/openvpn/openvpn.conf
# sysrc openvpn_enable="YES"
# sysrc openvpn_if="tun"
# sysrc openvpn_configfile="/usr/local/etc/openvpn/openvpn.conf"
# sysrc openvpn_dir="/usr/local/etc/openvpn"
Then reboot or:

# service openvpn start
Thanks to the developers at NomadBSD for the solution.
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