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Re: [Openvpn-users] VPN Server to Internet Service


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] VPN Server to Internet Service
  • From: Charles Duffy <cduffy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 11:29:13 -0500

Vishal Abrol wrote:
> I have one database Service that I can connect only from my public IP
> XXX.XXX.XXX.123. Now there are more users to that service. I wanted to
> configure a VPN service on my 'public IP' machine so that anybody can
> connect to my 'PUBLIC IP' machine through openVPN client. Once connected,
> they will get IP addresses from openVPN server(10.8.0.***), Once connected
> tp VPN. If they try to access the database service, I want them to be able
> to connect to that. I want to hide their own IPS and let database service
> think that all the requests are coming only from 'PUBLIC IP'  machine.
> Any easy way to do this?

The solution is actually not OpenVPN-specific. Set up a tun-based VPN 
with IP masquerading configured on the server. (Google should be able to 
find any number of good resources regarding masquerading).

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