[CentOS] backup server..

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Thu Sep 14 11:37:05 UTC 2006

I currently use openvpn with ipcop based firewalls as the server and 
openvpn windows clients.  It works perfectly.

Sebastien Tremblay wrote:
>> 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!
> Seb.
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