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Mastering OpenVPN by Jan Just Keijser, Eric F Crist

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Troubleshooting routing issues

Most of the questions asked on the OpenVPN e-mail lists and user forums are actually routing questions. Setting up a VPN connection is one thing, but integrating it into your existing network is quite another. To a novice, the difficult part is to see where OpenVPN stops and where routing begins. This section is intended as a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot routing issues in a fairly basic OpenVPN setup.

Consider the following network plan:

  • The network at the main office location needs to be made accessible to a secondary office and to people working from home
  • The servers in the secondary office needs to be made accessible to the IT department of the main office
  • The people working from home only need to access the ...

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