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Automated connection w/ network lock on Linux (Command line only)

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  I've seen a few forum posts on this topic, but nothing that provides consistent direction.


Setting up an Ubuntu server that's command line only (no GUI.)  There seem to be a few options here to:


1. Connect the VPN on boot.

2. Lock traffic if the VPN drops.



You could use Eddie via CLI and set it up to run on boot.

You could call a generated openvpn config directly on boot and add appropriate iptables rules.



Is one method preferred over the other from a security perspective?


Does anyone have a good list of iptables rules I could combine with auto-launching openvpn if Eddie is not used? I could copy the rules applied by Eddie, but those are dynamically updated based on the AirVPN server list it seems (to allow those connections).




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