Written by Zhong Wei
I met this issue today morning and find the solution from the link I just refered.
I have made a few change to the solution to meet my case, this is why I wrote this article.
My version of fix-routes.sh
#!/bin/sh echo "Adding custom route to $route_vpn_gateway with /24 mask..." # ip route add 10.8.0.0/24 via $route_vpn_gateway ip route add 192.168.178.0/24 via $route_vpn_gateway echo "Removing /1 routes..." ip route del 0.0.0.0/1 via $route_vpn_gateway ip route del 22.214.171.124/1 via $route_vpn_gateway
I didn't use
ip route add default via $route_vpn_gateway line because I didn't want to route everything through my VPN.
Changes to my openvpn profile
You can see I added an extra
askpass line besides what the author has done. That line was added to help me get ride of the annoyance of entering the password for my private key every time I run the openvpn client program.
auth SHA256 auth-nocache verb 3 askpass /home/davidwei/ovpn/pass.txt script-security 2 route-up /etc/openvpn/fix-routes.sh
My ovpn start one-line script
[email protected]:~$ cat ~/bin/ovpn sudo openvpn ~/shukebeta.ovpn > /dev/null 2>&1 &
[email protected]:~$ cat ~/ovpn/pass.txt my-very-secret-password