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[Openvpn-users] Windows Network Neighborhood browsing over Vpn tunnel


  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] Windows Network Neighborhood browsing over Vpn tunnel
  • From: osgaldo <osgaldo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 00:12:10 +0100

Ok here I go:

I have 2 Linux(debian) servers running openvpn_1.99+2.beta17-0.backports.org.1_i386.deb.
I need to join each subnets over the internet with a Vpn so that windows users on each lan can access or see the other subnet using
the windows neighborhood Icon on their desktops.
As I read in the Docs, I should use a Tap device instead of Tun for that purpose, with bridging over ethernet.


"Bridging advantages:

     <>Broadcasts traverse the VPN -- this allows software that depends
     on LAN broadcasts such as Windows NetBIOS file sharing
     and network neighborhood browsing to work."

Questions are:

Do I have to compile something into the kernel (2.4.x) in order to make the bridge work? install additional package?
Do I have to use Certs or Preshared-Keys? Or is this irrelevant?
I have seen an example script for starting and stopping the bridge but I cant find an bridge example file for the tunnel.config using tap.???
Am I mixing concepts here?
Is it possible to add a third(or more) linux server to this scenario so that 3 subnets can see each other in the network neighborhood?


Can someone help me out?

Last one:

Is it possible create a Vpn with bridging over an atm0 interface ( device created by an ADSL Modem driver) with OpenVpn?


Thanks in advance

         Osgaldo.


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