Easy OpenVPN Setup Script for Debian Based OpenVZ VPS

What is OpenVPN?

OpenVPN is a reliable and well tested VPN solution that is able to run over a single port, supports compression, tunnels over NAT, and is very secure.

What does this script do?

This script will automatically install, configure, and add users to OpenVPN all in under 5 minutes, even with minimal Linux skills. The port forwarding, server configuration, and authentication setup is all taken care of for you.


  • Automatic .ovpn file generation with inline certificates in a single file
  • Google DNS servers
  • Port 53 captive portal bypass server option

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Moving my scripts over to Github

A mini news flash here, I’ve created a Github account that will be hosting all my scripts.

The first to be moved over is my automated PPTP setup script, now called ezpptp.

The LNMP (Nginx, PHP, MySQL) script has been depreciated in favor of Xeoncross’s lowendscript that I’ve contributed some patches to.

My OpenVPN setup script will soon be joining the other bunch in the near future.

Hopefully with the scripts now being hosted on Github, I’ll see some patches and commits to make them even better :D

PPTP Debian/Ubuntu OpenVZ Setup Script

What is PPTP?

PPTP is short for Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, a technology for creating Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) quickly. Support is built-in to many operating systems natively, without needing an additional client, unlike OpenVPN.

What does this script do?

This script will automatically PPTP/PoPToP on your OpenVZ VPS in a few of minutes. Port forwarding, server configuration, and authentication setup is all taken care of for you.

What if I want to do it myself?

A manual installation guide is available here for those of you who want to get down and dirty: http://www.putdispenserhere.com/pptp-vpn-setup-guide-for-a-debian-openvz-vps/

How do I install it?

1. Make sure that your VPS has its PPP module working. To check, run the following command:

cat /dev/ppp

If your VPS returns this message, then your PPP module is set correctly:

cat: /dev/ppp: No such device or address

If not, then you need to enable it in SolusVM (or disable and re-enable it).

2. Copy and paste these lines into your SSH client of choice:

wget https://raw.github.com/cwaffles/ezpptp/master/ezpptp.sh
chmod +x ezpptp.sh && ./ezpptp.sh

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OpenVPN Debian/Ubuntu Setup Script for OpenVZ

An new awesomer script is now available! Check it out!

I have edited a script (credits below as well as a CentOS/RHEL version) for automated OpenVPN setup. OpenVPN server on your OpenVZ VPS can be set up in under a couple of minutes. Port forwarding, client config, key archiving, and config setup is all done for you. Note that setting the port to 53 can be used to bypass captive portals as an alternative to using iodine. Feedback is appreciated.

Make sure that your VPS has it’s TUN/TAP modules enabled by your provider first. To verify it is working, enter the command below:

cat /dev/net/tun

If you receive this message, your TUN/TAP device is ready for use:

cat: /dev/net/tun: File descriptor in bad state

If you receive this message, contact your provider for assistance:

cat: /dev/net/tun: No such file or directory

To install the script, copy and paste this into your SSH client of choice:

wget http://www.putdispenserhere.com/wp-content/uploads/openvpninstall.sh
chmod +x openvpninstall.sh

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Rebuild Icon Cache Guide

1. Close any My Computer windows. This command will kill explorer.

2. Open the Start Menu, and type cmd in the search box and press enter (make sure you run as Administrator if you have UAC on).

3. In the command prompt, Copy and Paste the commands below:

For Windows Vista/2008/7/2008R2:

TASKKILL /IM explorer.exe /F
DEL /A:H IconCache.db

For Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003R2:

TASKKILL /IM explorer.exe /F
CD /d %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
DEL /A:H IconCache.db

4. The IconCache.db file has now been rebuilt.

Bypassing Captive Portals/Airport Pay Restrictions with Iodine on a Debian VPS Guide

This guide is intended for those who want to set up a Iodine on a Debian or Ubuntu VPS. Lots of time has been spent through trial and error trying to figure it out. Insight and portions of this guide have been taken http://code.kryo.se/iodine/.

Server Setup:

1. Run one of the following scripts on your server below.
SSH into your server/VPS and run one of the below scripts:

1a. Ubuntu only installation!

cat >> /etc/apt/sources.list <<END
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty main restricted universe
apt-get update
apt-get -t natty install iodine
sed -i '$d' /etc/apt/sources.list

1b. Debian only installation!

cat >> /etc/apt/sources.list <<END
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main
apt-get update
apt-get -t sid install iodine
sed -i '$d' /etc/apt/sources.list

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