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Re: [Openvpn-users] Beginner's questions on setting up simple VPN


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Beginner's questions on setting up simple VPN
  • From: "Yang" <jyyug3e02@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:41:11 -0700

On 6/13/07, Erich Titl erich.titl-at-think.ch |openvpn|
<...> wrote:
> Hi Yang
>
> Yang wrote:
> > On 6/13/07, Erich Titl erich.titl-at-think.ch |openvpn|
> ..
> >> >
> >> This is the easy part, but routing the packets back from that host is
> >> the challenge. SSH tunnels do that by proxying. If you want to do the
> >> same with a VPN tunnel then either you will have to tell those hosts
> >> which way to go, because your traffic is not masqueraded by default.
> >
> > Yes, this was my main question. Can OpenVPN take care of the
> > masquerading for me?
>
> No, it is just a tunnel. The basic problem is that the return route is
> missing for your set up.
>
> Or do I need to use iptables to do this (I'm on
> > Linux)? My backup plan (in case I couldn't figure out how to use
> > OpenVPN or in case it doesn't support what I want to do) was to use
> > iptables directly - in that case, why would I still need OpenVPN at
> > all?
>
> Because you want to tunnel multiple destinations.
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