I have openVPN, and the vm runs fine otherwise. It can connect to the internet, and run localhosts, and all sorts of things. I need access to a vpn through it though. I have my ovpn file, and my username / password. However, after running openvpn --config [name of ovpn file], and then after entering my username and password I get this error message:

Sat May 13 09:59:18 2017 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ifconfig/up options modified
Sat May 13 09:59:18 2017 OPTIONS IMPORT: route options modified
Sat May 13 09:59:18 2017 OPTIONS IMPORT: route-related options modified
Sat May 13 09:59:18 2017 ROUTE_GATEWAY IFACE=enp0s3 HWADDR=08:00:27:89:26:b8
Sat May 13 09:59:18 2017 ERROR: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev Ethernet 2: No such file or directory (errno=2)
Sat May 13 09:59:18 2017 Exiting due to fatal error

My question is: what does this error message mean, and how do I solve it? Below is my ovpn file:

remote **.**.**.****
resolv-retry infinite
ca ca.crt
cert **.crt
key **.key
tls-auth ta.key 1
cipher  AES-128-CBC
ns-cert-type server
verb 3
auth-retry interact
dev-node "Ethernet 2"
  • Possible misconfiguration: Somewhere there's the string "Ethernet 2" instead of the name of the tun/tap interface. Can you share the contents of the ovpn file (without sensitive information)? – dirkt May 15 '17 at 4:56
  • You're right! That is in my ovpn file. Any idea what it should be changed to? – Owen Percoco May 15 '17 at 13:08

Just replace the line with

dev-node "Ethernet 2"

in the opvn file with

dev tun

Explanation: dev-node gives the explicit path, but OpenVPN should be able to figure out the right path for your system. It just needs to know whether to create tun or tap device, and for that, the dev option is sufficient. Numbering should also happen automatically.

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