General :

What is OpenVPN ?

What is GuizmOVPN ?

Why is it released only under Cydia ?

What are the limitations ?

 

Howto :

How can I install it ?

How to solve the error : "could not read Auth username from stdin" ?

I new with OpenVPN, how can I do ?

 


 

General :

What is OpenVPN ?

OpenVPN is a Open Source VPN tunnel, multi-platform, secure and very powerful.

 

What is GuizmOVPN ?

GuizmOVPN is a GUI for iPhone/iPod/iPad, designed to be the easyiest possible to install, configure and run.

It uses OpenVPN command line client, with a TAP emulation.

It has a user-friendly interface (at least I tryied :)), and a background daemon to handle the tunnel.

 

Why is it released only under Cydia ?

Apps on the official Appstore must stay in their "sandbox" and mustn't interfer with the system.

As OpenVPN needs to change the system routing and DNS, ot doesn't comply with Apple restrictions.

Since iOS 4.1, there is a VPN/SSL framework, but only Cisco (Anyconnect) and Juniper (JunOS pulse) have access to it.

 

What are the limitations ?

Only 1 tunnel can be initialized at a time.

It is not able to run external scripts. If you want to, let me know.

 

Howto :

How can I install it ?

The installation requires a Jailbroken device.

You can find the installation procedure here, and the configuration procedure here.

 

How to solve the error : "could not read Auth username from stdin" ?

This error should come with 0.9.8 or higher, which will display a popup to ask username/password.

You can still save the authentification informations in a file, to avoid having this popup.

To do so :

  • Create a text file containing the username in the first line and the password in the second line.
  • Add this text file in your configuration folder.
  • Edit the configuration file and add the name of the password file after "auth-user-pass" (ex : auth-user-pass pass.txt).
  • Zip your folder and transfer it to the device

 

I new with OpenVPN, how can I do ?

The OpenVPN community is very wide, you can find a lot of tutorials all over the Internet.

If you still can't make it work, don't hesitate to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A forum is also available here