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Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN over SSH

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN over SSH
  • From: Chris Clarke <clarkec8@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 08:02:04 +0000
  • Importance: Normal

Is there a particular reason why you want to use OpenVPN? The newer versions of SSH support a 'VPN' mode that might suit you better.
Here's a guide for setting up on Ubuntu, which may give you some pointers.
Hope this helps
Chris C
> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:49:46 +0100
> From: hamish@xxxxxxxxx
> To: openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN over SSH
> Hi,
> Please forgive me if this question is answered elsewhere, but I have
> not yet been able to find a solution for the following scenario.
> I'm looking to use OpenVPN over SSH to access our LAN at work. I have
> SSH access to a machine running Linux visible from the outside world,
> from which I can SSH to various other machines running OS X. The LAN
> is a class B subnet with public addresses, i.e. each machine on the
> subnet has a unique address which would be publicly addressable were
> it not for the firewall. I'd prefer to be able to address them
> directly in this way rather than have them appear on a private subnet.
> Is this possible? Do I have to use "dev tap" rather than "dev tun"?
> Should I disable the SSL layer either way if it's to be SSH-encrypted
> anyway?
> Thanks,
> Hamish
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