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Setting Up an Open Source Server, Firewall and Router on Endian, Part 2

Nov 22, 2010, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"In Part 1, we installed the Endian router/firewall/server, performed the initial configuration, and enabled the VPN server. Now, we're going to continue the set up process with the creation of OpenVPN client accounts. Then we'll see how to connect Road Warrior clients and create Gateway-to-Gateway connections.

"Create OpenVPN Client Accounts

"You must define accounts for Road Warriors or gateway-to-gateway connections. Select the Accounts tab and click Add Account. Start by entering the desired username and password.

"If this account is for a Road Warrior that will be connecting from public networks (like from hotels or Wi-Fi hotspots), you probably want to enable the first option in the Client Routing section: Direct all client traffic through the VPN server. This ensures all of the client's Internet traffic goes through the VPN tunnel, protecting any unsecured Internet traffic from local eavesdroppers at the remote location."

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