Thank youu, I was just looking for this and will try now in my old mini pc server using bodhi.
using : nettop i1000 intel atom (very slow using other OS) Bodhi really put a new live for old mini PC
my setup plan for very light home server : 1. openssh for SFTP 2. samba for quick file sharing currently isolated for "home/xxx/Public" folder 3. OpenVPN to connect to free service OpenVPN cloud to access server outside home
I've connected my external HDD (ntfs) and set mount automatically using /etc/fstab to a folder in user folder as some kind of simple NAS
really appreciate for any suggestion and will update for the openvpn client installation
I use openvpn too, which I setup from network manager, and although I dont remember the details of how I set it up (I probably google searched and followed directions) I checked and indeed have those three packages you suggested installed.
I have it set to connect to VPN automatically, but sometimes (once very month or two) it does sometimes disconnect and use my regular connection; I can tell cuz the little lock icon disappears in system tray. If there was a way to always reconnect (and popup error if it cant or something) that would be nice, but I havent tried iptable tutorials whatever.
The problem I have, which is minor, is that my computer doesnt connect to network on boot, and this didnt start happening til I setup vpn. It will eventually connect like 5 or ten minutes later, or if I manually select it nm-applet then it connects immediately. Is this also the case for you after you setup vpn?