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wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

I did yum install openvpn in the guide then did the following:

mkdir -p /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys
cp -rf /usr/share/openvpn/easy-rsa/2.0/* /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa

Fails. I get:

ls -la /usr/share/openvpn/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Jul 31 21:19 .
drwxr-xr-x 64 root root 4096 Sep 20 20:26 ..

Where do I find the easy-rsa keys? I'm told in the guide I need to edit /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/vars but I can't find the vars. What I did find was:

ls /usr/share/doc/openvpn-*/sample/sample-keys
ca.crt  ca.key  client.crt  client.key  dh1024.pem  pass.crt  pass.key  pkcs12.p12  README  server.crt  server.key
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Easy-rsa was bundled with OpenVPN 2.2.x and earlier. If you're using OpenVPN 2.3.x, you need to download easy-rsa separately from here.

Location of easy-rsa up to openvpn 2.2.x:

  • installed from rpm or deb: /usr/share/doc/packages/openvpn or /usr/share/doc/openvpn
  • installed from a .tar.gz file: in the top level directory of the expanded source tree.

Copy the easy-rsa directory to /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/ and generate your own set of keys and certificates as described in the documentation.

Do not use the sample keys and certificates for a production environment.

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