A python application with gui to connect automatically to the recommended NordVPN server (as of NordVPN site) of a certain type, in a certain country or to the specific chosen server (stats for each server are shown in the relative window).
All server types on NordVPN site are available to be selected in the window.
KDE Plasma users can also find the relative plasmoid.
Tested against DNS leaks (NetworkManager use is discouraged (and disabled by default) as it may leak DNS)
NOTE : ikev2 support is tested on Debian, Arch and derivatives (if something's not right button won't show up)
- Automatic connection to recommended server (according to nordvpn.com)
- TCP, UDP and IKEv2/IPsec protocols are available
- Connection (TCP and UDP) can be established with either
NetworkManager-openvpn(will show connection in the system interface)
- No DNS leak (when using
- Killswitch (when using
- Quick connection/disconnection from command line (according to last chosen server type)
- Easy to setup for autoconnection at startup
- Integrated with its own plasmoid
Installation and requirements
Arch Linux users can find this project on the AUR.
For Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora/Red Hat users:
To install all dependencies, download config files and to add a desktop entry in the main menu just run
For other distros:
install the following packages:
python3 python3-tk python3-requests openvpn wget unzip net-tools
strongswan strongswan-ikev2 libstrongswan-standard-plugins libstrongswan-extra-plugins libcharon-extra-plugins
to support ikev2 (facultative)
to support Network Manager (facultative).
Installing with support for obfuscated servers
At the launch of the installation script you will be asked
Do you want to install support for obfuscated servers (it will reinstall openvpn)?[y/n] (Recommended: n)
if you answer is
y then openvpn will be built from source (version 2.4.4) applying patch for obfuscation. If you do not run Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora or Arch, you should provide the following packages and then run
automake autoconf perl gnupg quilt libtool openssl-devel lzo-devel pam-devel net-tools
Note: Installing support for obfuscated servers breaks Network Manager openvpn support in some distros (in that case you should disable it in the advanced options)
Open the application, select your preferred server type (also manually) and protocol and just press connect. Once you are connected you can even close the application and reopen it when you want to disconnect the VPN. If the size of the window does not fit entirely the gui components change the scale factor in the advanced settings.
Command line interface
nordpy can be called with 3 different commands (in this case the gui isn't opened):
--quick-connectstarts a connection according to the last chosen preferences (you must first start a connection using the gui)
--quick-disconnectshuts down any connection that
--statuschecks if any VPN is already running
All options can be listed with
You can easily configure
nordpy to establish VPN connection at the start of your system. You just need to
- Install a cron implementation (I usually use
- Edit the root crontab (
sudo crontab -e) and add the following line to it
@reboot PATH/TO/nordpy.py --quick-connect --wait-connection
(you can easily obtain your path to
You can disable it just by deleting the line you added to the crontab.
When pressed "Select":
After connection has been established:
NordPy will not work on Fedora 29 since launching a
will cause the application to crash with
Floating point exception (core dumped).