It took me awhile and looking at multiple different forums and websites to get my windscribe vpn to work on my pi 3b Stretch Raspbian OS. I have tried this on several fresh installs and updates on stretch. I hope someone finds it useful.
Windscribe Raspberry Pi Stretch latest version 1/4/18
Download Credentials from Windscribe. Save copies to downloads or desktop.
STEP 1. Get your current package list updated:
$ sudo apt-get update
STEP 2. Install the openvpn daemon/package:
$ sudo apt-get install openvpn
STEP 3. Download the needed config files and then copy them to the pi (via scp or FTP), then unzip them into /etc/openvpn (I just downloaded mine right to the pi or used vnc from my laptop)
(your OVPN File such as : Windscribe-US-Germany.ovpn)
$ sudo mv Windscribe-US-Germany.ovpn /etc/openvpn
$ cd /etc/openvpn
STEP 4. Make the up/down script executable
sudo chmod +x /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
STEP 5. Use the following command to get connected (replace config file with the one of the VPN server you want to connect to):
sudo openvpn --daemon --cd /etc/openvpn --config Windscribe-US-Germany.ovpn
#put your vpn config file name exactly as it is in pi.
put in username:
put in password:
(both given on windscribe site).
Type: $ curl ipinfo.io/ip
STEP 6. To disconnect run:
$ killall -9 openvpn
Option 1. Enable VPN at boot
sudo systemctl enable openvpn@Windscribe-US-Germany.ovpn
Anything not covered please reffer to manual
$ openvpn --help
I am fairly new to linux so I hope I can attribute to the next man as much as the community has helped me. Any suggestions or comments let me know. I may update this is anyone has anything further to contribute.