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Mastering OpenVPN by Jan Just Keijser, Eric F Crist

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Chapter 1. Introduction to OpenVPN

The Internet in modern society is as ubiquitous as any public utility. When someone buys a home or moves into a new apartment, or a business moves into a new space, an Internet service is the first utility on the list to be ordered, followed by power, heat, trash, and maybe (but not likely) a land line or telephone service. You could even argue that the modern qualifier isn't even necessary. With programs such as One Laptop per Child, coupled with efforts by the likes of Facebook and Google, so-called third-world nations have the Internet where there is no running water, sewers, or even telephone services.

When you have such a wide-reaching service with so many individuals, at a certain point it will be necessary ...

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