From Zero to OpenVPN in 30 Minutes
Jan 30, 2012, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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.