How to auto-start OpenVPN client in Debian 6 and Ubuntu 12.04 (also works for Debian 7 and Ubuntu 14.04)

Update 2015-04-16: This how to was originally written for Debian 6 and Ubuntu 12.04 but I can assure you that it has been tested with success on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Just make sure you really use file client.conf (NOT client.ovpn). I had this huge problem - my Debian desktop did not reconnect to the VPN on reboot so here is a small how-to what needs to be done :). Assumptions: You have working installation of OpenVPN client so when you are in /etc/openvpn and type: openvpn client.conf , where Read more [...]