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Re: [Openvpn-users] Using openvpn client -> server connection as a VPN link between 2 sites


  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Using openvpn client -> server connection as a VPN link between 2 sites
  • From: "David Balazic" <David.Balazic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:38:12 +0100

Yes, it can.

It also depends on the details:
 - IP ranges
 - is there any bridging ?

The biggest issue is the back route: How do get packets
from the office back to your LAN ? Can you add a route
in the office router ? Does is assign you an IP range ?


David
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: openvpn-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:openvpn-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Tom Brown
> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 12:57 PM
> To: openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Openvpn-users] Using openvpn client -> server 
> connection as a VPN link between 2 sites
> 
> Hi
> 
> I have an openvpn server in my office location and this is 
> used to allow 
> remote workers access to services on the LAN.
> 
> At home i have a small network and on here 1 of my linux 
> boxes is setup 
> as an openvpn client that can connect to the office LAN. Is 
> it possible 
> to use this linux box at home as a router so that all requests to the 
> office LAN from home are sent over the established VPN link?
> 
> I presume i would have to...
> 
> Enable IP forwarding on the home linux client
> On my home router (as the vpn client is not the default gw) 
> set a route 
> so that requests for the office LAN are routed to the vpn client.
> 
> Is that it and can it work ?
> 
> thanks
> 
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