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Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN - Pass through router - General LAN access


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN - Pass through router - General LAN access
  • From: Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:29:36 +0000

Hi

Tom Brown wrote:
> I am still getting to grips with OpenVPN and so far so good but i may 
> have hit a barrier or i just don't know if its possible to solve.
> 
> At the moment my VPN server is on the LAN, its just another box on the 
> LAN. In fact the OpenVPN software is just running on the fileserver. I 
> am using a SOHO router and simply forwarding port 1194 onto this box on 
> the LAN using the router. All works fine and i can VPN to the fileserver 
> on the LAN.
> 
> Now in the current setup is it possible to access other machines on the 
> LAN or to do that would i have to be using the VPN server as the gateway 
> box to my LAN?

Well, in a routed environment you need routes and you need to enable IP 
forwarding.

Do not forget the return routes to your VN connected clients/networks.

cheers

Erich



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