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OpenVPN Cookbook - Second Edition by Jan Just Keijser

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Chapter 3. Client-server Ethernet-style Networks

    In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Simple configuration - non-bridged
  • Enabling client-to-client traffic
  • Bridging - Linux
  • Bridging - Windows
  • Checking broadcast and non-IP traffic
  • An external DHCP
  • Using the status file
  • The management interface
  • Integrating IPv6 into TAP-style networks

Introduction

The recipes in this chapter will cover the deployment model of a single server with multiple remote clients capable of forwarding Ethernet traffic.

We will look at several common configurations, including bridging, the use of an external DHCP server, and also the use of the OpenVPN status file. Please note that bridging should only be used as a last resort. Most of the functionality provided by ...

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