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Re: [Openvpn-users] Equivalent to "Transport Mode" (AH)


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Equivalent to "Transport Mode" (AH)
  • From: Robert Balbir-Brott <robertbb.openvpn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 15:31:36 +1000

> Right now OpenVPN has two major modes:
> 
> 1. point-to-point (OpenVPN 1.x and 2.0)
> 2. point-to-multipoint, i.e. many clients to one server (OpenVPN 2.0)
> 
> There's another mode worth considering as well:
> 
> 3. multipoint-to-multipoint, i.e. n peers, each peer directly communicates
> with every other peer (post-2.0 wishlist)
> 
> This mode would allow for direct, full-mesh connectivity without a single
> choke point.  While this mode would be more efficient as it would allow
> direct communication between all peers, it would require that most peers
> have global internet addresses, so it wouldn't be as NAT friendly as (2).
> But this model would be ideal for the case where you want to secure all
> LAN traffic.
> 
> James

Bingo.  That's exactly what I was after, I understand now that it's
not currently supported.  Would be extremely nice to have though, glad
to see it's on the wishlist!

Keep up the fantabulous work James :-)

Robert