I'm following this guide in order to set up OpenVPN. The tutorial looks fine, but I got a bit sceptical when it told me to change my network interface settings. More precisely it tells me to switch out the current iface eth0 settings, from auto to what's listed below.
I havent't worked long enough with linux based system to know if the settings below will break my connection, or for that matter, what exactly the settings are defining.
As the server is a VPS I have to run it on a dynamic setting. To make matters worse I don't have access to it and loosing connection will mean I'll have to have it reset locally. So in other words, I have to be sure I wont breake the connection (I'm using SSH to manage it).
The server is running Ubuntu 10.10.
iface eth0 auto
# Set up the bridge interface for OpenVPN auto br0 iface br0 inet static address 192.168.101.50 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.101.1 bridge_ports eth0 #### NOTE: If you are running OpenVPN in a virtual machine, then uncomment these lines: # bridge_fd 9 # bridge_hello 2 # bridge_maxage 12 # bridge_stp off iface eth0 inet manual up ifconfig $IFACE 0.0.0.0 up up ip link set $IFACE promisc on down ip link set $IFACE promisc off down ifconfig $IFACE down