can anyone tell me the use of tun interface in openvpn? as far as i read, it is used to tunnel all the traffic from the PC over the ssl tunnel. But incase of VPN, i suppose all the traffic initiated from remote-pc should have the ip-address assigned from the private network by the ssl-vpn server. So does tun interface helps in identifyin the source-ip to be used for all traffic from remote pc? Or is there any doc explains how the openvpn client side works for better understanding?

Thanks, summa.

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tun or tap devices are the network adapters of the openvpn tunnel, like eth0 is for the LAN or tap adapter for a modem connection. They are assigned an IP by the vpn server.

principle behind openvpn tunnels

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