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[Openvpn-users] VPN setup questions

  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] VPN setup questions
  • From: "Mark Berry" <mberry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 18:29:35 +0100
  • Importance: Normal

Hi, I’m looking to setup a vpn, and I’m looking for suggestions on how to go about it.




Multiple sites with varying internet connections, some on fixed ip’s, some not, some behind corporate firewalls. This has problems that I’m sure openvpn can solve that some of the pricy quotes involving vpn concentrators don’t. Sites are all using class c offline address ranges (192.168.x.x) and are all unique (or should be). All PC’s on site have fixed ips. I want to be able to access PC’s via VNC etc. Windows networking does not need to be cross site, although it would be nice.


What I want. Entrance via a single point for roadwarriors, site to site communication, a closed system so no external access allowed from any of the pc’s on site.


How I want it to work. Sites are sent a pre configured router (I want to use cheap routers running either dd-wrt or openwrt, I have some Buffalo whr-g54s routers already). Roadwarriors are all using Windows.


The way I think it can work. Use a single server on the internet to take all connections, site routers and roadwarriors connect to this.


I’m pretty sure this can be achieved using openvpn, on the shoestring budget I have. But what is the best way to go about it? Routed or bridged? I’m leaning towards routed.


Advice, suggestion etc all welcome. Thanks for your time and any help in advance.


Cheers, Mark




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