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[Openvpn-users] Natting a Tun device

  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] Natting a Tun device
  • From: "Waleed Khan" <waleed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 10:09:50 +0200 (SAST)
  • Importance: Normal

Hi There,

Here is my scenario. I have a linux vpn server with a public ip address.
I'm running openvpn 2.0.15-1 beta. On the client side i've got another
linux machine connected via a dsl modem to the public internet. The dsl
router is a netgear router running nat. It's private address is I have no problem with the client linux machine talking to
the vpn server. What i'm trying to do is to get the windows boxes sitting
behind the linux machine to talk to the machines on the same network as
the vpn server. What i've done is i'm natting the tun device in iptables
on the client linux server side. The connection from my windows boxes
using the linux client as a default gateway seems unstable. When i SSH
into machines on the same network as the vpn server it logs in , then
freezes after a type a few commands. Same with other applications , they
tend to freeze after a few seconds. I'm wondering if my set up is correct.
Should i nat the tun device to allow my windows boxes behind the linux
client vpn machine to access the other side or is there a more reliable
way if doint this ? Here are the route commands i am using on my linux
client vpn machine.

/sbin/route add -host (remote vpn server) gw (adsl
router ip)
/sbin/route add -net's network address) netmask gw (remote vpn private ip)

Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated.

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