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Re: [Openvpn-users] (MANY) multiple connections


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] (MANY) multiple connections
  • From: Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie_cumberland@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 19:36:51 -0800 (PST)

Hello James,

That sounds wonderful in the post-1.5 version.

Are there any projections as to when this version might come out that will
support the multiple tunnels through a single tap.

This would be GREAT for my current project!!

Cheers,
Lonnie

> > I was browsing through the archives but was not able to really locate some
> > information on the possibility of having multiple connections per node
> along
> > with any performance issues that might have been noticed.
> > 
> > In general, what is required to set up multiple tunnels to a windows
> machine
> > for example and what might be the limitations on the maximum number of
> tunnels
> > that can be established  from a machine with one network card?
> 
> Every tunnel requires an OpenVPN process, a separate config file, a separate
> TCP/UDP port, and a separate TUN/TAP virtual adapter on each end of the
> connection.  OpenVPN has various methods, based on the OS, for allowing a set
> of config files to be automatically started on system startup, or started
> on-demand using inetd or xinetd.
> 
> On most OSes, the maximum number of TUN/TAP virtual adapters will be the
> constraining factor on the number of tunnels which are possible.
> 
> Post-1.5, there are plans for allowing one OpenVPN process, possibly using
> only a single port and TUN/TAP adapter, to control multiple tunnels.
> 
> James
> 


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