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Re: [Openvpn-users] ethernet bridge on single nic



Title: Re: [Openvpn-users] ethernet bridge on single nic
Use TUN mode and make your life simpler.
 


From: openvpn-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Ian Archer
Sent: Mon 05-Nov-07 14:53
To: Gustavo Verduzco Vazquez
Cc: Openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] ethernet bridge on single nic

The problem is that the server cannot distribute IPs on the subnet
that either the server or client are already on.  This means the
server must host 2 different IP addresses.  How do you give the server
a second address and allow for clients to connect to it?

On 11/2/07, Gustavo Verduzco Vazquez <gustavo.verduzco@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As far as I know there's no problem with having a single nic on your
> PC because when you install OpenVPN it will create the Win32-TAP
> Adapter which can use any ip network you want, so if you are running
> the server on your PC, clients will connect to the TAP adapter,
> already bridged to your Local Area Connection with a native Windows
> Ethernet Bridge or using a software solution like Ethernet Bridge 2.0.
> The server will DHCP to connecting VPN clients an IP address on its IP
> network from a specified pool in server.ovpn config file.
>
> I have that setup and works fine with Ethernet Bridge 2.0
>
> Regards,
> --
> Gustavo Verduzco Vazquez
> ComXInt Consulting S.A.
>
> Quoting Ian Archer <ian.archer.am.i@xxxxxxxxx>:
>
> > I'm trying to get a bridging setup.
> >
> > The server only has a single nic, and is on the 192.168.1/24
> network.
> > The clients are within the same 192.168.1/24 (I'm doing VPN because
> > this is an open network).
> >
> >> From what I understand, the server must bridge on a subnet which
> is
> > different from the client connection path.  In other words, the
> VPN
> > should not be 192.168.1/24.
> >
> > It was suggested in a prior thread that a way around this was to
> give
> > the server a dummy interface with an address from a different
> subnet
> > and have clients connect to that in the 'remote <addr>' part of
> their
> > configuration.  I am really puzzled as to how to get clients to
> know
> > how to connect to this remote address.  In general, I hope this is
> the
> > correct way of going about an ethernet bridge solution when only
> using
> > a single NIC.
> >
> > Any pointers?
> >
> >
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