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From Zero to OpenVPN in 30 Minutes

Jan 30, 2012, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

"Workers today are more mobile than ever, so providing a secure link to your network for remote workers is crucial. Luckily, it's also free and easy with OpenVPN. I'll walk you through the process of setting up an OpenVPN server to authenticate and encrypt multiple client connections in just slightly more time than it takes to read this article.

"In the olden days, OpenVPN was a typical nerdy free software project focused on good code rather than marketing, with a plain website devoid of glitz. Today it still has good code, but it has spun off several commercial options and boatloads of glitz. The free-of-cost community GPL edition is the beloved OpenVPN of old, but in addition you can install commercial options and add-ons such as the Access Server for Linux, Access Server Virtual Appliances for Linux, Mac, and Windows, Access Server Cloud Machines, and an Internet Private Tunnel service for Mac and Windows clients. Clients on all major platforms sport nice graphical interfaces, and there are several management GUIs, some standalone and some integrated into other products, such as DD-WRT, IPCop, and Zentyal. "

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