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Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: Two OpenVPN incoming connections (two clients) and traffic shaping for them (OpenVPN 2.0)


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Re: Two OpenVPN incoming connections (two clients) and traffic shaping for them (OpenVPN 2.0)
  • From: James Yonan <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 19:22:25 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005, Charles Duffy wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 16:26:56 +0000, Remus wrote:
> 
> > 1) How to setup OpenVPN 2.0 server to accept two clients' connections?
> >   To do two server instances running for each client or something else?
> 
> Two separate instances in peer-to-peer mode is possible (and the
> traditional solution), but OpenVPN 2's "mode server" allows the use of
> just one instance. See the OpenVPN 2 page at
> http://openvpn.net/20notes.html
> 
> > 2) How to shape the traffic for the two OpenVPN clients ?
> 
> Hrm. I'm not sure what the behaviour of the shaper directive is in server
> mode (cumulative traffic? per-tunnel traffic? unsupported?). Perhaps James
> can comment.

OpenVPN 2.0 only supports bandwidth rate limiting when run in
point-to-point mode (as in 1.x), not client-server mode.

> An alternative is to do OS-level shaping and filtering on the tun or tap
> device.

Yes, this is probably the best option.

James



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