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Re: [Openvpn-users] Connecting 2 private networks (problem)

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Connecting 2 private networks (problem)
  • From: "James Yonan" <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 18:18:36 -0000

Doug Lytle <support@xxxxxxxxxx> said:

> Frank Elsner wrote:
> >I'm surprised, but will test as time permits over the weekend.
> >
> >Surprised because http://openvpn.sourceforge.net/man.html#lbAR says:
> >
> >| You can use any address you wish for the tunnel endpoints but make sure
> >| that they are private addresses (such as those that begin with 10 or
> >| 192.168) and that they are not part of any existing subnet on the networks of
> >| either peer. If you use an address that is part of your local subnet for 
> >| either of the tunnel endpoints, you will get a weird feedback loop.
> This would be correct if you were using tap devices.

I probably wrote that snippet before a lot of people started using OpenVPN to
make ethernet bridges.  That statement should be modified because the "not
part of any existing subnet" isn't really true when bridging.


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