Recommended OpenVPN Setup
dave at thesmithfam.org
Thu Jan 21 07:21:04 MST 2010
Michael Torrie wrote:
> Dave Smith wrote:
>> I am the de facto sysadmin at my company of 6 people. We have several
>> Windows users who want to be able to access our office network from home
>> (Samba server, Subversion repository, some web apps, etc). I tried the
>> Linksys RV042 with their pile-of-steaming-junk QuickVPN client, and it
>> failed miserably. It killed our bandwidth and QuickVPN doesn't work on
>> Windows 7 64-bit.
>> So I want to install OpenVPN on one of our Suse boxes, forward the
>> necessary traffic to it through our Comcast cable modem, and be happy.
>> Has anyone set this up with Windows clients? Care to share what you did?
>> Did you use the OpenVPN windows GUI, or Windows' built-in client? What
>> tutorial did you follow to setup the server?
> I'll be happy to share my server configs with you if you want. I have
> two configs running on different ports; one is TLS-based, and primarily
> used to tie my family's wireless routers together, and the other is
> password-based, used for laptops.
> On Windows I just install the OpenVPN win32 gui which wraps openvpn and
> makes sure that the windows tuntap driver is installed. I then drop a
> config file (I can share that with you as well) and my certificate
> authority public certificate in the OpenVPN program folder. Then it's
> just a right-click on a tray icon and select connect/disconnect. Works
> quite nicely. Depending on how you set up the conf file on the client
> (and how your server is set up) it will route all traffic through the
> vpn, or just the nets behind your vpn.
> I'm not in a position to access my config files right this minute but I
> can post them in a day or two.
Oh yes! That sounds perfect. I am more interested in the password-based
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