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Re: [Openvpn-users] newbie questions

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] newbie questions
  • From: Lehmann Guillaume <lehmann@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 23:19:23 +0100

Florin Andrei wrote:
Hi, i just stumbled upon OpenVPN. It looks good!
A few questions:

I want to use a Linux firewall as a VPN concentrator, and several
Win2K/WinXP machines as road warriors. The Linux system is also a
NAT-ing firewall in front of the office network; there is another
network segment on the firewall which is not NAT-ed (it's a DMZ) and
it's accessible from the Internet and from the internal network.

Does OpenVPN support multiple road warriors, each one with its own

Can i configure the road warriors to get an address on the "internal"
NAT-ed network?

Will they be able to access the non-NAT-ed network as well (the DMZ)?

Does OpenVPN do split-tunneling? (i.e. route the VPN networks through
the tunnel, but let the road warrior access the Internet through its own
Internet connection)
If it doesn't, are there any issues with a road warrior that gets an
address on the internal (NAT-ed) network and then tries to access the
Internet back through the firewall (through NAT)?

Can i use a peer-to-peer configuration, with small Windows systems
acting as firewalls for small home networks, and let those networks
access the office network through the OpenVPN tunnel? This goes beyond
the simple road warrior setup.

Thank you,

More or less all answers are on the OpenVPN's documentation. Read the HOWTO : http://openvpn.sourceforge.net/howto.html
and the examples : http://openvpn.sourceforge.net/examples.html


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