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Re: [Openvpn-users] Routed or bridged

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Routed or bridged
  • From: Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 13:48:08 +0200

Anthony Aveley wrote:

> I have been playing with OpenVPN for a while now and have established a
> routed vpn but it does not seem to work for what I need.
> What I am trying to achieve is as follows.
> I have a central Win2K3 server with public IP with a monitoring package
> on it.
> I now have smaller networks each of which has a Windows XP box that
> connects to the net. I would like the windows XP box to vpn in and in
> turn allow me to ping and gather SNMP data from all the devices behind
> the windows XP box. (These smaller devices are not PC’s but Access
> points) I use 172.16.*.* for these smaller networks. There are many
> smaller networks that I would like to monitor.

Just make sure you avoid address collision.

> In this scenario would a bridged VPN or a Routed VPN work best. 

routed IMHO

look at http://openvpn.net/howto.html#scope


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