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Re: [Openvpn-devel] SSL client / SSL server

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-devel] SSL client / SSL server
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 14:46:23 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Rolf Fokkens wrote:

> Hi,
> Not having too much programming knowledge about openSSL, I wonder why 
> each VPN config must specify TLS-client or TLS-server. If full-mesh 
> bridging/routing will be supported in the future, most nodes are just 
> peers, without a client-server relationship.

SSL/TLS is a client/server-based protocol.

To do full-mesh peer-to-peer in the future, we will probably use some sort 
of abstraction where all peers will be a server by default, but will 
simultaneously take on a client role when initiating a connection with 
another peer.

This would be an initiator/responder model, which maps fairly cleanly to
the client/server metaphor.


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