Sourcetrunk (Episode 058) : OpenVPN


This episode will introduce you to OpenVPN. Easy to use for a simple setup, cristal clear to administer for a corporate setup and robust and secure for both of them.

OpenVPN
OpenVPN simple static key setup
OpenVPN access servers
OpenVPN Documentation
AjaxTerm

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Beer on this episode : La Chouffe

   

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Hi Dimitri,

as I do not have (need) any servers of my own, didn't really understand some of these stuff.

anyway, just curious, is ssh any much different from openvpn?

also, is openvpn installed by default in Debian?

just finished listening to your podcast and did a apt-get to check. Was surprised to see that the openvpn package is already install in my Debian Testing installation - hope my computer is not compromised !

openVPN is installed with KDE4

thanks ! was not aware of this.

kind regards,
Dimi

Hi,

while SSH and OpenVPN both can provide you with a network 'tunnel', they are not the same thing.

>as I do not have (need) any servers of my own, didn't really understand some of these stuff.
I warned you all ;)

>Was surprised to see that the openvpn package is already install in my Debian Testing installation
no problem, KDE4 apparently (like another listener mentioned below) uses OpenVPN.

thanks for the feedback !
Dimi

After connection to the server via openvpn, is the access of files on the server by

- web browser https (meaning read only)
- shell (read / write)
- normal filemanager (read / write) or
- all of the above?

remember you mentioned something about web interface of the openVPN.

>- all of the above?
yes, all of the above.

you are tunneling your way via OpenVPN to your server (or other computers in your internal network) and so you can access your server and all of its services (like web browsing, or SSH shell access, or SMB access, or whatever service you have running on your server)

OpenVPN provides you with the tunnel to those services and you can administer OpenVPN via a web interface. (that's the thing I mentioned about the web interface)

kind regards,
Dimi

Did I remember correctly that you've previously done a podcast on ssh?

Unable to locate it :(

Can you remember which episode was it?

Hi,

it was episode 049, the episode on OpenSSH :)
http://www.sourcetrunk.com/?q=node/110

Dimi