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Re: [Openvpn-users] Does openvpn 1.6 support client/server mode?

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Does openvpn 1.6 support client/server mode?
  • From: Mathias Sundman <mathias@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:24:28 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Tibbs, Richard wrote:

Subject line states my question.  some friends have told me openvpn
1.6.0 does not support a "true" client/server mode.

Depends on your definition of "client/server" mode.

What I am trying to do is use certificates.  I followed the openvpn
howto and finally generated all certs, keys, dhparams.

Is 1.6.0 sufficient for that purpose?

OpenVPN 1.6 supports TLS mode with certs, however it only supports ONE client per OpenVPN server instance. There is no problem with running multiple openvpn daemons on one server though, but it requires one unique udp/tcp port and tun/tap interface per instance.

I'd strongly recommend OpenVPN 2.0 instead, which supports, what I guess is what you mean with "client/server" mode, multiple clients connecting to ONE server, over one udp/tcp port and one tun/tap interface.

See the 2.0 release notes for more info.


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