I have an Ubuntu server with a static IP for personal use on which I want to install a VPN server. There are a few [unhelpful] tutorials on installing openvpn on Ubuntu but they all are predicated on a bridged adapter. So my question has two parts:
Is it possible to set up a VPN server without a bridged adapter (i.e., all VPN clients will appear to have the same IP as the server)? Unless there are reasons I'm unaware of to make this a poor choice security-wise, this seems simplest option for me. However, virtually all tutorials pre-suppose you have a bridged adapter working.
It seems like instead of openvpn there is simply a pptp package in the Ubuntu reposities, and it requires only password-authentication. Naturally I'm a little wary of that and a quick browse on wikipedia showed that there are a number of vulnerabilities with PPTP. Does anyone recommend going down this path?
Thanks in advance, please pardon my ignorance on some aspects of this topic.