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NordPy: An Open-Source Linux Client for NordVPN

NordPy - NordVPN Client for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

NordVPN is a personal VPN software with the main focus on protecting user privacy and granting them access to regionally restricted content. It features a strong encryption protocol with a no-log policy and works with north of 5700 servers in at least 60 countries. It is available for Linux, Windows, macOS, AndroidTV, Android, iOS and NAS platforms. It can also be manually set up on WiFi routers.

NordVPN is one of the most recommended VPN services and while it continues to receive positive reviews from customers, developers are beginning to dedicate some time to it and this is how NordPy has come to be.

NordPy is an open-source GUI client for Linux users who like NordVPN and it inherits all the features in the official NordVPN applications. Its feature list includes connection to OpenVPN or NetworkManager-OpenVPN via TCP and UDP, no DNS leak when using OpenVPN,

Features in NordPy

  • Free and open-source.
  • Automatic connection to the recommended server.
  • Military-grade encryption.
  • Easy to set up.
  • No logs policy.
  • Supports TCP, UDP and IKEv2/IPsec protocols.
  • Killswitch and no DNS leak when using OpenVPN.
  • Command-line option for quick connection/disconnection.
  • integration with its own plasmoid for KDE users.

NordPy is available to install on Arch Linux directly from the Arch User Repository (AUR) while Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora/Red Hat users need to install all its dependencies, download the config files and add a desktop entry in the main menu by running: install.sh from the terminal.

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Are you interested in NordPy? You will find the installation instructions for other platforms as well as the complete list of the app’s dependencies and usage guidelines on the GitHub page.

Which VPN service do you use? Drop your comments and suggestions in the discussion section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.