Solution for ncp-ciphers error connecting to KD Lab VPN from Indeni linux VM


#1

I periodically connect to the Lab VM from my local Indeni server instance. When I tried to upgrade to the new VPN using the new .ovpn file, I got this error:

Options error: Unrecognized option or missing parameter(s) ncp-ciphers (2.3.2)

Turns out, the current Ubuntu distro of openvpn doesn't support ncp-ciphers:


https://forums.openvpn.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24381


The fix was to update my apt source to get a more current version of openvpn, per these instructions:


https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/OpenvpnSoftwareRepos


Hope this saves someone some time!


#2

Nice catch, and thanks for sharing Hawkeye!