Linux Client FAQ

    1. Where can I download the IVPN Linux client?

      Download a package here or install it from source.

    2. What are the requirements?

      • 64-bit OS with a modern Linux kernel
      • Third-party binary dependencies installed
        • OpenVPN version 2.3.10+, if not present by default
        • WireGuard, if not present in your current kernel
        • Obfsproxy, if required
    3. How do I install the IVPN Linux client?

      Many Linux distributions include a graphical package manager that will respond when you double-click the downloaded package file.
      Command-line install is available:

      • Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint:
        sudo apt install /path/to/ivpn.deb
        sudo dpkg --install /path/to/ivpn.deb

      • Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS:
        sudo yum install /path/to/ivpn.rpm
        sudo dnf install /path/to/ivpn.rpm

      • openSUSE:
        sudo zypper install /path/to/ivpn.rpm

      If you use Arch or an Arch-based distribution, our IVPN Linux client is available via the AUR:

    4. How do I uninstall the IVPN Linux Client?

      Use your graphical package manager and search for ivpn and choose the option to remove or uninstall.
      Command-line uninstall is also available.

      • Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint:
        sudo apt purge ivpn
        sudo dpkg --purge ivpn

      • Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS:
        sudo yum remove ivpn
        sudo dnf remove ivpn

      • openSUSE:
        sudo zypper remove ivpn

    5. What are the commands?

      ivpn -h
      ivpn -h -full
      ivpn connect -h
      ivpn servers -h
      ivpn firewall -h
      ivpn wgkeys -h
      ivpn dns -h
      ivpn antitracker -h
      ivpn logs -h

      Check out our Command Line Client FAQ for examples.

    6. How do I manage automatic connection and boot time settings?

      Check our Managing the IVPN Linux client at System Boot knowledge base article.

    7. How do I get help?

      Contact our support department 24/7 with any questions.

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