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OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks by Markus Feilner

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Using easy-rsa on Linux

We have learned earlier that easy-rsa is a part of OpenVPN and available on all platforms. Because we have worked through the generation of certificates on Windows, we will now have a look at the same process on a Linux system. On Debian Linux, easy-rsa can be found in the directory /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa. Start a root shell and change to this directory:

debian01:/# cd /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa debian01:/usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa# ls -l total 80 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2005-11-19 09:31 2.0 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 242 2005-11-01 12:06 build-ca -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 228 2005-11-01 12:06 build-dh -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 529 2005-11-01 12:06 build-inter -rwxr-xr-x 1 root ...

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