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RE: [Openvpn-users] Multiple Windows clients to a Linux server

  • Subject: RE: [Openvpn-users] Multiple Windows clients to a Linux server
  • From: "Johnny Shih" <awei29@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 11:05:59 +1000

Hi John,

Firstly of all, just recently joined the list and would like to say hi to
you and rest of people here.  I am looking forward to sharing and
discovering the amazing things OpenVPN can do :)

Back to the topic, thanks for the DHCP tip.  Furthermore, say if I have a
lappy running Windows XP and want to connect it to my local LAN (say,
192.168.50.x, dhcpd, Linux server) from outside, using the bridged OpenVPN
server.  I am on an internet connection using a Windows ICS (so 192.168.0.x)
so when I connect the VPN through it, I can still get a DHCP lease (without
gateway information, of course), right?  Overall, the laptop has 192.168.0.x
at the physical Ethernet adapter and 192.168.50.x at the TAP-Win32 adapter.
I am wondering if there is any problem with this setup.  Would it affect the
LAN browsing using 'My Network Place', in both networks (the
where I remotely access my VPN and the, my local VPNed LAN)?

Also, what is a 'road warrior'? :P

Thanks guys,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: openvpn-users-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:openvpn-users-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Locke
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 4:50 AM
> To: Raymond
> Cc: openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Multiple Windows clients to a Linux server
> On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 10:27, Raymond wrote:
> > >> .. the other taps had to be on completely separate network <<
> >
> > If utilizing bridging, are the separate subnets for every tunnel still
> > required?
> >
> No.
> > Wouldn't this defeat a primary attribute of bridging: broadcasting?
> >
> Yes.
> Doug didn't use bridging--he used routing with tap devices.
> Bridging is a little simpler. Once you've bridged the gateway on the
> LAN, all you need to do is give the road warriors a valid address on the
> LAN. If you're running a DHCP server, you can even configure this to
> assign addresses to the road warriors when they connect--just follow the
> How-to to prevent DHCP from giving these interfaces a default gateway,
> because doing so will override the real default gateway on the client,
> cutting off the connection!
> Cheers,
> --
> John Locke
> Open Source solutions for small business problems
> http://freelock.com
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