Help/advice request please.

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Nov 17 02:01:13 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Dave B <g8kbvdave at> wrote:

> Hi.
> FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p3
> Trying to figure out how to get openvpn setup, ultimately for a small
> number of
> traveling client machines (Linux and Windows) all owned by myself, for my
> own
> personal use.
> Is there any (in plain english) "how-to's" out there, that actually work?
> In particular, in regards to creating a self-signed CA (and the other
> needed)
> certificates, working at the command line.
> I'm falling over with the (undocumented) various user input data fields.
> For example, it's taken me a full week, to find out that my country code
> is not
> UK, or 44, but GB!

That's ISO thing, not a ssl thing per se.

But there is no guidance as to what the other field values should (or should
> not) be.  Such as region/state etc.

Using and openssl.cnf has always seemed pretty straight-forward to me
at least as far as anything ssl is straight-forward. has a decent
man page and openssl.cnf has a lot of comments.  It's just a good start,
not the complete answer.


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