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Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: advice on best way to proceed


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: advice on best way to proceed
  • From: Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 19:57:31 +0200

Chris

Chris Stankaitis wrote:

Charles Duffy wrote:


On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 15:45:36 -0400, Chris Stankaitis wrote:




Is it possible to configure openvpn into a point-to-point configurations
rather then the typical "road-warrior" style config that the Doc's and
HOWTO's reference. I need to take about 30 boxes and encrypt all the
traffic between them and wish to use openvpn.


There's no support for mesh networking presently, so you're pretty much
stuck with having everything go through a designated server. There's been
plenty of discussion on the subject though; feel free to read the archives.






Would I be able to get away with running an openvpn server on each of
the 30 servers, so they are all listening, as well as run a second
process of openvpn in client mode on each server then add routes so that
traffic destined for any of the 30 nodes would go through the openvpn
client.

I know it would be a bit of a kludge solution but *can* it work...


It might work, though....

Have you calculated the total number of VPN's you will have to support. It might be more convenient and easier to maintain to use a hub and spoke topology. Is there a reason why you want to mesh all those nodes?

0.02

Erich



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