Tunnelblick Alternative for OpenVPN on Leopard
I've written before about how great OpenVPN is, and how to set it up. I've always been using Tunnelblick as a nice little GUI to do the client side connection on Mac. But Tunnelblick has some problems on Leopard, and I think the maintainer is quite busy with something else; it's been semi-broken for a while, and the last release was October 2007. The main problem is hanging: sometimes you just can't quit, and even kill -9 doesn't kill the process, it's just totally zombied out. Rebooting works, but the shutdown takes a while as the OS times out on the dead Tunnelblick.
I found that Macports has openvpn2 easily available. So I simply:
sudo port install openvpn2
sudo openvpn2 --config work.conf
Actually I made an alias to do the second part so I can just quickly connect without thinking about it.
Works like a charm.