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Feb
23
revised Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
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Feb
23
revised Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
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Feb
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?
Feb
23
revised Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
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Feb
23
revised Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
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Feb
23
comment Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
@Zoredache: The requirements listed are the only things I need. Anything more (e.g. having the server in the VPN) is a potential for problems. So the first question is: Can they be avoided? and second: What potential problems will that introduce? Once I have that info, I can make the assessment of if it's worth doing.
Feb
22
asked Can OpenVPN be set up so the server doesn't have interface that is part of the VPN?
Feb
22
revised VPN only network setup?
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Feb
22
revised VPN only network setup?
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Feb
22
comment VPN only network setup?
OK, but how do I prevent the server from getting a tun0 interface in the first place?
Feb
22
comment VPN only network setup?
I'm not sure how that relates to the things I'm looking for. How do I prevent the VPN clients from having access (via the VPN) to anything but the other VPN clients (including access to the hosting server)?
Feb
22
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Feb
22
comment VPN only network setup?
OK so OpenVPN can do what I'm asking for. What do they call it? (The docs are 40+ pages long and nothing in the table of contents jumps out at me.)
Feb
22
accepted How risky is it to upgrade MySQL from version X to Y?
Feb
22
accepted What's new in Puppet since 2007?
Feb
22
asked VPN only network setup?
Feb
14
comment Is there a puppet cheat sheet out there?
Looks good. Btu just the type name and the first bit of each description is the kind of things I was thinking of. As a web page it could work to have that, and then hide the rest of the text as a collapsed section.
Feb
7
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