Charlie Drage

An instant(ish) OpenVPN server

Ever want to launch your own Docker VPN with no configuration necessary?


Run the OpenVPN server

git clone .
cd ~/charliedrage/openvpn-server
docker build -t openvpn .
CID=$(docker run -d --privileged -p 1194:1194/udp -p 443:443/tcp openvpn)

Let’s temporarily serve our openvpn config :)

 docker run -t -i -p 8080:8080 --volumes-from $CID opvenvpn serveconfig

Don’t exit! Keep it up and running until we download it from our client.


Let’s setup our VPN

git clone .
cd ~/charliedrage/openvpn-client
docker build -t openvpn-client .
curl YOURSERVERIP:8080 > openvpn.conf 

Now that you’ve got the config and built the server let’s run the client

docker run -it -v /home/yourusername/openvpn.conf:/etc/openvpn/openvpn.conf --net=host --device /dev/net/tun:/dev/net/tun --cap-add=NET_ADMIN openvpn-client openvpn.conf

You’re done! Go check your ip at http:/ and you’ll see it’s the VPN’s.