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For me, fun is taking a program, language, whatever and making it do things it's designer never envisioned it doing. It comes in handy when I'm asked to do something a little outside the norm as part of my job.

My day job

Apr
8
comment Is a low voltage licence needed to install network cable?
@mfarver: While codes are generally enforced at the local level, they are generally defined at the state level. And most places in the US, if you can honestly say "I followed the rules" an inspector will be hard pressed to hold you up.
Mar
13
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
5
accepted Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
Mar
5
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Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
#1 is a result of not having the access needed to use anything else.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
@Zoredache I didn't say easy, just not that complicated compared to the rest. --- If it were a mater of just writing the routing engine, it's likely I would take a crack at it, but I don't have time to learn the guts of an existing project or write my own version of the rest. --- I put it as #5 for a reason.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
@Zoredache I'm kinda dubious that the delta between the packet handling they already need to do and what that would take is that large. Besides, it has a number of interesting advantages. Aside from what I'm looking for, it would avoid an extra pair of user-space/kernel-space transfers and who knows how many copies.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
In particular, I want the choice of not having the VPN daemon create a network device.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
@Sean: Note that I do want the VPN clients to talk to the server rather than directly to each other. What I don't want is for the server to simply forward all traffic from the tunnel to the host network stack for forwarding but rather implement the routing/switching in the daemon.
Feb
24
comment Looking for a VPN server that fits my needs
Sadly, ssh port forwarding doesn't provide proper network support: for one thing, I can't offer to forward to any port on more than a single end point because that would require the ssh client to listen to every port and then it would have no way to tell which endpoint to forward to.
Feb
23
comment Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
Sounds ideal, except for the trust issue and that it doesn't seem to use standard clients. If I use my own server, I'm the only one to blame if things get mucked up. (That is not to say they aren't to be trusted, just that a solution that doesn't require trust would be better.)
Feb
23
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23
comment Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
I don't want to get data from the remote machine to the local network (in fact I want to prevent that possibility) but rather get data from one remote machine to another remote machine. (I have no problem with the clients each having an interface on their end, but if I'm reading that right, running ifconfig on the server with that setup would show an interface for each client.)
Feb
23
comment Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
I may be reading it wrong but doesn't bridging require that there be a VPN interface on the server for every connection? That's going in the opposite direction from what I'm wanting.
Feb
23
comment Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
@Zoredache: Why even have an interface in the first place if the firewall will be set to block all traffic?