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Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN over SSH


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN over SSH
  • From: "Hamish Allan" <hamish@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:45:08 +0100

Hi Chris,

That sounds like a better idea. If I have problems with that I'll ask
on comp.security.ssh.

Hi Colin, Prasanna,

Thanks for your replies. I'll try the pure SSH solution Colin recommended first.

Best wishes,
Hamish

On 10/11/07, Chris Clarke <clarkec8@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>
> Hamish,
>
>  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.
>
>  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH_VPN
>
>  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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