We are a small development firm looking to access the following services remotely:
- smb network shares
- rdc / vnc
Currently we do this with a lot of ssh tunnels. We are looking into switching to a vpn solution, which hopefully should have less client side setup needed like setting up host files etc.
We would like full name resolution (wins/netbios and dns) as if we were attached to the office network.
Is OpenVPN the right tool for the job? It seems as though using open vpn in "bridged" mode will give us all we want.
What are the pros and cons of bridged mode vs. routed mode? How does OpenVPN compare to other sorts of vpn solutions (ipsec, pptp, cisco)? Will OpenVPN play nicely with other vpn clients? Would we be able to use multiple (different vendor) vpn clients simultanouesly?