The Virtues of OpenVPN – Part 3
August 29, 2006
Yesterday I wrote about how to get a Windows client up on OpenVPN via service. But what if you want to deploy a number of these and don’t want to write up 10 page “HOWTO Install” docs? Well, that is exactly what I thought, so I automated the proccess. Here’s what I did: Put together a directory with: ca.crt client.crt client.key COMPANY.ovpn openvpn-2.0.07-install.exe vpn.bat network.txt — (Actually VBS File) service.
The Virtues of OpenVPN – Part 2
August 28, 2006
If your like me coming from the PPTP frame of mind, you only dialed the OpenVPN connection on the clients when it was needed. This is good, but OpenVPN includes its own service which makes it all the more awesome. As soon as you client machine starts (in this case windows) so does OpenVPN (if you set to to start Automatically). This is really nice because as long as there is a network connection, OVPN works without an issue (so far that I’ve seen).
The Virtues of OpenVPN – Part 1
August 25, 2006
Ah, I have discovered the wonderful warm and fuzzy feeling that is OpenVPN. Now its not that I’ve never heard of OpenVPN before, I just never really got around to using it. The oddest piece of OVPN is that there is no “server” or “client” software. They have a single piece of software that simply acts different depending on the configuration file (and seeing is how you can have multiple config files, you can actually have a server and a client operating on the same machine, using the same binaries).