In this tutorial you will learn how to fix the error " Whoops! /run/nordvpn/nordvpnd.sock not found" on NordVPN, this error comes up after running the command "nordvpn connect" on console and it prevents nordvpn from running, in other words nordvpn daemon service it's not running or has failed and you can't connect to any server.
This is a known issue and can be fixed easily by following this tutorial
Step 1 - Check if nordvpnd is running
To check whether the NordVPN daemon is running or not , run the command below
systemctl status nordvpnd
If nordvpnd service is running it will show as active which means nordvpn daemon service is running correctly, and the issue is not caused by nordvpnd.service.
Step 2 - Restart NordVPN Daemon
If nordvpnd service is not running, as shown on the image below, you need to restart the daemon service by running this command
sudo systemctl restart nordvpnd
Once you run the command above NordVPN daemon service will be restarted and you should be able to connect to NordVPN again by simply entering the command
Step 3 - Fix permission issues
If you get this error while trying to run "nordvpn connect" even after restarting the daemon service, this means you don't have the right permission to execute the restart command and because of this nordvpnd can't connect.
To fix this simply enter the below command and restart your system
sudo usermod -aG nordvpn $USER
Note: User should have root access in order to be able to add the current user to nordvpn group.
Useful NordVNP Commands
Login to your NordVPN
Logout from NordVPN
Connect to the closest server to your location
nordvpn connect nordvpn c
Check status of your connection
This command will show data about your current connection, such as : country, server Ip, bandwidth, uptime etc
Disconnect from NordVPN
Connect to Double-VPN server
This command will connect you to the closest double-vpn server
nordvpn c double_vpn
If you want to connect to specific double-vpn server you can use the command below
Replace the country_code with the country code of the server you want to connect
nordvpn connect --group double_vpn <country_code>
For example to connect to US and another server enter the command
nordvpn connect --group double_vpn us
Connect to P2P Servers
nordvpn connect P2P
Enable CyberSec feature on NordVPN
This feature enables the cyber security feature which block malicious domains, domains and unsafe connections.
nordvpn set cybersec on
Enable Killswitch Feature
Killswitch is another useful feature, it terminates your internet connection if the vpn server fails, so it prevents your IP from getting leaked in case of connection issues with vpn servers.
nordvpn set cybersec on
If you want NordVPN to autoconnect everytime your computer boots up then you can do so by running the command below
nordvpn set autoconnect on
Change Protocol of VPN
Set Protocol to UDP
nordvpn set protocol udp
Set Protocol to TCP
nordvpn set protocol tcp
To get the full list of commands you can use the man command
The command below will display the full list of available commands for NordVPN
By now you should know how to fix the issue with nordvpnd.service. Hopefully this tutorial helped you solving this issue.