[CentOS] backup server..

Sebastien Tremblay sebastien.tremblay at au.cmpmedica.com
Thu Sep 14 07:20:26 UTC 2006

> but it's possible, and you can run a secure connexion from 
> elsewhere, either using a VPN (I use and recommend 
> openvpn), or tunnelling VNC through ssh.

> Here's an example of what I do to configure routers & 
> printers remotely, using their web interfaces. I'm using 
> this coz I think the port numbers are more obvious:-)

> In a terminal window (eg Konsole)
> ssh -L8080: sysadmin.office.lan

> Then I point Mozilla or something at

> Moz connects to port 8080 locally, ssh forwards the 
> connexion to an (mine) admin computer at work & ssh there 
> forwards it to the gateway box. Rather than going through 
> my VPN, I could use the external name for my office as ssh 
> still connects through to my desktop.

> vnc, smtp and many other TCP protocols can be forwarded.

Hey John, that's a very interesting point you're raising. However how
'compatible' is openvpn with an M$ network? I mean is it a seemless
integration or are there flaws? Having a quite Microsoft oriented
network the idea sure would help in integrating new non-Ms servers to
the network...

Thanks for your input!


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