Tunctl openvpn setup

Hi there,
i read ipfire doesn’t have the feature to connect to external vpn server which is what I was used to have on previous router.

Before all, maybe someone can explain why it is not suggested to connect to external Server? isn’t it by all mean better than a general connection over http/https?

I gave it a go using ssh access, openvpn --config XXX and all did work until the error msg:

Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: No such file or directory (errno=2)

I dig online and found tunctl

Once I have a clearer idean about why not to set a vpn connection to external servers, can someone eventually lead ho to install this package or any similar one with same aim?


Good morning,
regular openvpnctrl should start the daemon and modprobe the tun device → git.ipfire.org Git - ipfire-2.x.git/blob - src/misc-progs/openvpnctrl.c. Did you start the OpenVPn server once ? If no, you can give it a try. If yes, what is the output of
ls -lad /dev/net/tun



See the following Blog Post - the section entitled “Avoid VPN providers:”