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[Bug 674725] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 > Ubuntu Server Guide > VPN > OpenVPN Client file copy step is ambiguous


The 10.04 version of the Server Guide will not be receiving any more
corrections. Sorry.

The 12.04 and 14.04 versions look ok.

** No longer affects: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: serverguide
       Status: New => Won't Fix

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  Ubuntu 10.04 > Ubuntu Server Guide > VPN > OpenVPN Client file copy
  step is ambiguous

Status in Ubuntu Server Guide:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs


  In following the instructions on setting up OpenVPN under Ubuntu,
  there's one step which is ambiguous. In the section titled "Client
  Certificates" it states :

  Copy the following files to the client:
      *      /etc/openvpn/ca.crt
      *      /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys/hostname.crt
      *      /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys/hostname.key
      *      /etc/openvpn/ta.key
  Remember to adjust the above file names for your client machine's hostname. 

  The target location for these files is however ambiguous. Should they
  be copied to the client retaining the directory structure such that
  the client certs end up in /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys/? Should they be
  copied into /etc/openvpn?

  I'm assuming from the instructions further down the page in the
  "Client Configuration" section which say :

  Now edit /etc/openvpn/client.conf changing the following options:

  dev tap
  remote vpn.example.com 1194
  cert hostname.crt
  key hostname.key
  tls-auth ta.key 1

  that these files should all be copied into /etc/openvpn/ regardless of
  their originating location in the directory structure.

  If this is the case it should be made more explicit / clear.

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