pivpn VS openvpn-install

Compare pivpn vs openvpn-install and see what are their differences.


The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi (by pivpn)


Set up your own OpenVPN server on Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS or Arch Linux. (by angristan)
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pivpn openvpn-install
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pivpn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-25.
  • Nine Raspberry Pis power this entire office
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-25
    You can set up a Pi-Hole (DNS sinkhole) and Pi-VPN (Wireguard installer and CLI-frontend for small deployments) very quickly. And you can do it on any debian VM or computer, not just Pi.

    Once you have the base OS ready to go, it will take you less than 30 minutes if you know how to muck with your DHCP/firewall settings in your router.



  • PiVPN - Router/WIFI stopped workign after Pi was unplugged
    My PiVPN setup for openvpn as per https://pivpn.io/ wouldn't pull the router over, but I agree that if your setup is doing dhcp or dns that could make it look like the router is failing.
  • How do I check how long my certs are valid for?
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    How old is your script?#1000 merged in 2020 add expiration column for -l
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    pivpn update is supposed to take care of it, but old enough install can be buggy so probably just remove and reinstall if it's possible to re-deploy the configs.
  • I am tired of people in this sub treating VPN as "the golden hammer"
    Thus ss you'd have to be complete in that sense as otherwise you'd have nothing to connect to. Also to prevent the whole world to connect to it and start brute forcing it, you should have things like fail2ban, connection whitelists or whatever setup to reduce the attack vector somewhat. So for more most who are unexperienced, a vpn is easier to achieve... especially with a solution like https://pivpn.io to have a wireguard or openvpn setup using server and client certs on a raspberry pi for example.
  • Remote access to my Pi
    reddit.com/r/klippers | 2021-09-28
  • Failing to setup WireGuard on Raspberry Pi 4 (running Ubuntu 21.04)
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
    Try pivpn, easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server.
  • A few questions before I invest.
    reddit.com/r/unRAID | 2021-09-26
  • What is the simplest solution?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-09-25
    This is the best option for you. You can actually setup wireguard faily easily with pivpn although you may need to tinker around for a bit in order to expose your local network on the VPN's subnet.
  • Pi-Hole/NAS Security
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-09-22
    https://pivpn.io/ Really simple to setup. Also, I found this instructions: https://www.wundertech.net/setup-wireguard-on-a-raspberry-pi-vpn-setup-tutorial/


Posts with mentions or reviews of openvpn-install. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-15.
  • Decent OpenVPN server tutorial
    reddit.com/r/OpenVPN | 2021-10-24
    Just run the PiVPN script? Despite the name, it works on VPS and regular x64 servers too. https://github.com/Angristan/OpenVPN-install is also great for a minimalist setup.
  • First time using VPS?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-10-15
    Either follow the guide in https://www.pivpn.io/, https://getoutline.org/, https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install, https://github.com/angristan/wireguard-install or https://tailscale.com/kb/1103/exit-nodes/
  • Windows 10 update (12-Oct-21) causes problems with OpenVPN running over UDP
    reddit.com/r/OpenVPN | 2021-10-14
    I have a small vpn subnet (a couple linodes, a nas and my windows laptop), so it was a minor change. I use openvpn-install to create it https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install
  • How to setup OpenVPN server on Ubuntu
    We’ll be using an OpenVPN installation script from Github made by angristan. The Installation process done manually is not difficult, it actually requires many steps and can be time consuming(especially if you miss-configured a step which can consume more time by troubleshooting). For the simplicity and ease of setup we’re using the angristan’s script(big thanks to him for sharing the script).
  • Maintain local domains for your private network
    dev.to | 2021-10-05
    This was made only for demonstration purpose, so to quickly setting up an OpenVPN server without pain I used angristan/openvpn-install script to do so.
  • Trois Américains, dont un actuel cadre d'ExpressVPN, reconnaissent leur implication dans des activités de cyberspionnage pour les Émirats arabes unis, Edward Snowden lance l'alerte contre ExpressVPN
    reddit.com/r/france | 2021-09-20
  • Trying to set up a VPN on a Raspberry Pi, but I can't seem to configure ddclient properly
  • What is the best way to run a private/secure home made vpn (openvpn) ?
    reddit.com/r/VPN | 2021-09-18
    Nothing stops the VPS provider from just logging your traffic though, even if only to enforce their acceptable use policy. https://www.pivpn.io/ runs on any recent Debian & Ubuntu install, including VPS, if you prefer other OS either https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install or https://github.com/Nyr/openvpn-install should work. Usually, your OS, VPS configuration and service-level firewall then need to be configured to open the port for traffic.
  • Creare una VPN
    Se vuoi una guida super semplice : 1. Installa linux su VM 2. Installa OpenVPN tramite stupendo script angristan (https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install) 3. Fai port forwarding dal router alla VM (UDP/TCP dipende cosa scegli) 4. Trasferisci i file di configurazione client creati con lo script all'utente e installagli OpenVPN configurando con quella configurazione client
  • VPN for small office
    reddit.com/r/VPN | 2021-08-03
    The 2 connection restriction is on the commercial offering from Openvpn called openvpn access. I also had the same misconception as you regarding openvpn. You can install openvpn using an install script as found here https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install. That repo also has a Wireguard install script. You can install on a test server to see if it meets your needs

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and openvpn-install you can also consider the following projects:


tailscale - The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

outline-client - Outline clients, developed by Jigsaw. The Outline clients use the popular Shadowsocks protocol, and lean on the Cordova and Electron frameworks to support Windows, Android / ChromeOS, Linux, iOS and macOS.

docker-pihole-unbound - Run Pi-Hole + Unbound on Docker

Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

wireguard-vyatta-ubnt - WireGuard for Ubiquiti Devices

wireguard-install - WireGuard road warrior installer for Ubuntu, Debian, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, CentOS and Fedora

wireguard-install - WireGuard VPN installer for Linux servers

OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater - OctoPrint plugin for flashing pre-compiled firmware images to a 3D printer.

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security

wireguard-docs - 📖 Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.

wireguard-windows - Download WireGuard for Windows at https://www.wireguard.com/install . This repo is a mirror only. Official repository is at https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows