Sunday, January 07, 2007

OpenVPN my first trial

This note describes establishing VPN connection between my laptop and my remote Linux server.
I was inspired by the first example in "Casting Your Net with OpenVPN" by Paul Duncan article that was published in the Linux Magazine.

First I created configuration files at both ends, see screen dump for the client configure file:

Then I started OpenVPN on both computers:

and similarly at the remote server:

After establishing the connection, I could connect via my private network:
I did SSH from my client ( to my server (

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