FreeBSD VPN

phalange

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Is there a VPN provider with a freebsd client? I see none, except some suggest openvpn. Is openvpn well supported on FreeBSD or is there a better (more "native") option?

I have a FreeBSD laptop and sometimes I have to use public wifi.
 

reddy

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Yes OpenVPN is well supported, I use it daily and haven't noticed any problem. You can install it from ports using pkg install openvpn, however it is userland and not built into the kernel so you may not have the best performance (even though I haven't noticed any performance problem with normal desktop usage). Your VPN provider will normally give you OpenVPN configuration files that you can download and point your OpenVPN client to.

As far as native support, I have heard that wireguard will have a kernel driver in a future version of FreeBSD, but I am not sure if the work made it into FreeBSD 13.0.

Edit: Yes apparently it made it according to this thread which also explains how to configure everything.
 
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phalange

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Thanks, I'll start with openvpn. I'd love to use wireguard -- my vpn supports it -- but that configuration looks painful.

WIth openvpn, I just enter one of my provider's servers and connect to it. Does wireguard use the same basic principle?
 
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