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Re: [Openvpn-users] Help needed to configure OpenVPN

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Help needed to configure OpenVPN
  • From: Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 06:58:25 +0000

Andrew Chan wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to setup something for my office. Here is what I want to set up.
> Window PC A to D are behind normal NAT home router
> Linux Server A is running the openVPN server. (Public IP Address)
> Linux Server B is running other applications that the Window PC A to D
> would like to use. (Public IP Address)
> Window PC A to D  ---------> Linux Server A  -----------> Linux Server B
> Basically I want the traffic going from Window PC A-D to Linux Server B
> via the VPN Tunnel only (Linux Server A).
> Is it possible to do it using OpenVPN? Your help is greatly appreciated.

OpenVPN only, no. As server B has a public address it can be addressed
directly by anyone. You would have to limit your clients somehow. The
better approach would be to set server B somewhere behind a firewall,
where it can be addressed only by secured channels.

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