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I'm trying to setup openvpn client on Debian Linux so my traffic goes through he vpn. I have done a lot of Googling and in all the articles I crossed it mentions that I need to copy the certificate and key, as well as the CA certificate, from the server. Below is one of the tutorials

www.techrepublic.com/blog/opensource/how-to-set-up-a-linux-openvpn-client/1894

Most of the vpn providers just provide me with an ip with userid/pass how would I connect to them without having the certificate and key?

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Most of those providers use PPTP (sometimes L2TP), not the OpenVPN protocol, so you need pppd instead. See the tutorial for HideMyAss, for example.

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