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Mastering OpenVPN by Jan Just Keijser, Eric F Crist

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Chapter 5. Advanced Deployment Scenarios in tun Mode

The basic configuration of a VPN is relatively simple but integrating that VPN with the rest of the network is a much more difficult task. In this chapter, we will explore some advanced deployment scenarios for OpenVPN, which goes beyond the basic installation and configuration of a VPN. Some of these scenarios are based on actual questions from users on the OpenVPN mailing lists, forum, and IRC channel. We will cover the following topics:

  • Enabling (Windows) file sharing over the VPN
  • Integration with backend authentication mechanisms such as PAM and LDAP
  • Filtering VPN traffic (firewall)
  • Policy-based routing for enhanced security
  • Dealing with public versus private network adapters in Windows 7
  • Using ...

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