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Re: [Openvpn-users] use of port 80 ( just starting )

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] use of port 80 ( just starting )
  • From: "Dave" <dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:18:36 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

> I am pondering whether to use port 80 for OpenVPN.
> This would allow me to easily penetrate most firewalls.
> ( i think )
> My server has three NIC cards.  One is reserved for OpenVPN. 
> The server should handle port 80 okay.  My question is about 
> the client.  Will an OpenVPN client using port 80 play nicely 
> with browsers and such ?

It plays perfectly well with other apps on the client side.  You may find
that port 443 (https) works even better than 80.

Recall that port is for the the _server_ end, and not the client end (which
is typically random), so there is not conflict with other applications on
the client side.

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