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Saturday, 18 March 2006


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2027 - Well, it almost works...

I got the Tunnelblick VPN package installed on my Mac to connect to the work VPN. Worked fine.

...until I noticed that all of my other connectivity was toast. Worse, it screwed things up to the point that I had to restart the computer to get it back.

The source code is available...via Subversion, a source code management package I've never used and am not sufficiently interested to install just for this.

The underlying OpenVPN package is also available in source form (only!), so I'll wind up downloading it and building the damned thing myself just so I can control what the hell is going on.

current mood: [mood icon] pissed off
current music: The Eagles - Lyin' Eyes

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From:rbarclay
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OpenVPN is a perfect example of getting it right after having seen all the things that're wrong with IPsec. It's easy to configure, it logs sensible stuff and, above all else, it usually Just Works. I like it.

There's a real chance that it'll be superseded by the new VPN and tunnelling features in OpenSSH, though, now they've given in and support tun/tap for tunnelling (which means that finally it's possible to forward more than single TCP ports).
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From:jmaynard
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The problem with OpenVPN is that it's impossible to create a LAN-LAN connection with it. Aside from that, it does seem to work fairly well. I got it downloaded and built late last night. It's definitely Tunnelblick that's screwing up the remainder of my network settings, as without it, OpenVPN establishes the tunnel without touching anything else.
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From:rbarclay
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What's the problem with LAN-LAN? I've bridged LANs together with OpenVPN, I've routed LANs together with OpenVPN, everything worked, even with WinDOS.

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