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Re: [Openvpn-users] Possible to connect to many openvpn servers from one instance?


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Possible to connect to many openvpn servers from one instance?
  • From: Didier Conchaudron <didier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 23:10:14 +0200

Maybe this "on-demand"(r) feature can be achieved using a deamon listening on
all network and then starting the right openvpn-client at right time, with just
few downtime due to openvpn startup. Perhaps a free software can already make
this kind of trick?

Cheers,

Didier

Selon Carl Youngblood <carlwork@xxxxxxxxx>:

> Thanks for the response.  Actually I don't need to capture all
> outgoing traffic.  My application will know that it needs to use the
> various tun adapters' IP addresses to connect to another node.  I just
> want to have an easy way of setting up and taking down secure
> connections on the fly, and I'm hoping it will be scalable in a way
> that won't require a new openvpn daemon for each outgoing client
> connection.
>
> On 4/19/05, Didier Conchaudron <didier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Dear Carl,
> >
> > I think you're trying to get full mesh networking while openvpn doesn't yet
> > support it. Your idea is interesting but the problem is that you must use
> > packet forwarding(and probalby other firewall things) on each of your node
> to
> > be able to work like you describe. In fact I'm wondering if this network
> > topology is not close to "connect on demand" networking like with old
> modems
> > but now with several.
> >
> > Btw, I'm very interested in your experiments in this way.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Didier
> >
> > Le Mardi 19 Avril 2005 00:39, Carl Youngblood a écrit:
> > > I'm interested in using openvpn to create a secure dynamic network of
> > > applications.  Each node in the network will be running an openvpn
> > > daemon in server mode so that other nodes can connect to it.  Then I'm
> > > wondering if it will be possible to use another openvpn instance for
> > > all outgoing client connections, or if I will need to run a separate
> > > instance of openvpn for each outgoing connection.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Carl Youngblood
> >
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