Setting up utunnel VPN on Ubuntu 22.04 Server

Hey everyone,

So you’ve just installed a fresh, minimal Ubuntu 22.04 Server and you’re looking to get that VPN goodness going with utunnel. Let’s get right into it with a step-by-step guide:

  1. Update your system: First things first, let’s make sure everything’s up to date.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Install utunnel VPN:

sudo apt install utunnel-vpn

Start the utunnel service:

sudo systemctl start utunnel

Enable utunnel to start on boot (so you don’t have to start it manually every time):

sudo systemctl enable utunnel

Check the status to ensure it’s running:

sudo systemctl status utunnel

Now, let’s configure utunnel. You’ll need your account credentials handy.

sudo utunnel config

Follow the prompts to enter your credentials. Once done, utunnel should be configured.
To connect to the VPN, simply run:

sudo utunnel connect

To disconnect, just run:

sudo utunnel disconnect

Now, let’s set up your PC to connect to the VPN.

  • If you’re on Windows or Mac, download and install the utunnel client from their website.
  • If you’re on Linux, you can use the OpenVPN client.
  1. Once installed, import the configuration file. You can usually find this in your home directory under .utunnel.
  2. Connect to the VPN using the client software.

That’s it! You’re now securely connected to the utunnel VPN on your Ubuntu 22.04 Server and ready to browse safely.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions or run into any issues along the way. Happy browsing!