This guide is for Ubuntu 18.04 and newer systems that use systemd, for older systems, please go to Old install

  1. Install or update openVPN

    • sudo apt-get install openvpn openvpn-systemd-resolved
  2. For OpenVPN certificates & config files download  blackvpn_linux_systemd.zip

    • wget https://www.blackvpn.com/wp-content/uploads/linux/blackvpn_linux_systemd.zip
  3. Unzip blackvpn_linux_systemd.zip

    • unzip blackvpn_linux_systemd.zip
  4. Change the current directory to the blackvpn_linux_systemd folder

    • cd blackvpn_linux_systemd
  5. Run openVPN and specify which VPN location to connect to (in this example Privacy-Luxembourg.conf).

    Enter your blackVPN username for Auth Username and your blackVPN password for Auth Password.

    • sudo openvpn Privacy-Luxembourg.conf
  6. You are connected to the VPN as soon as you see the message Initialization Sequence Completed

  7. In your browser visit DNSLeakTest.com to check your IP address has changed.

  8. Run the Extended test to verify your ISPs DNS servers are not visible.

  9. To disconnect from the VPN… go back to the terminal window where you started openvpn and hit Ctrl + C

This guide was created for Ubuntu 14.04 and you may need to do things slightly differently for other Linux variants like ArchLinux or Debian.

  1. Install or update openVPN

    • sudo apt-get install openvpn resolvconf
  2. For OpenVPN certificates & config files download  blackvpn_linux.zip

    • wget https://www.blackvpn.com/wp-content/uploads/linux/blackvpn_linux.zip
  3. Unzip blackvpn_linux.zip

    • unzip blackvpn_linux.zip
  4. Change the current directory to the blackvpn_linux folder

    • cd blackvpn_linux
  5. Run openVPN and specify which VPN location to connect to (in this example Privacy-Luxembourg.conf).

    Enter your blackVPN username for Auth Username and your blackVPN password for Auth Password.

    • sudo openvpn Privacy-Luxembourg.conf
  6. You are connected to the VPN as soon as you see the message Initialization Sequence Completed

  7. In your browser visit DNSLeakTest.com to check your IP address has changed.

  8. Run the Extended test to verify your ISPs DNS servers are not visible.

  9. To disconnect from the VPN… go back to the terminal window where you started openvpn and hit Ctrl + C