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OpenVPN Cookbook - Second Edition by Jan Just Keijser

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Handing out the public IPs

With the topology subnet feature that OpenVPN offers, it becomes feasible to hand out public IP addresses to connecting clients. For this recipe, we will show how such a setup can be realized. We will re-use a technique from the Proxy-ARP recipe from Chapter 2Client-server IP-only Networks, to make the VPN clients appear as if they are a part of the remote network. If a dedicated IP address block is available for the VPN clients, then this is not required. The advantage of using the proxy-arp method is that it allows us to use only part of an expensive public IP address block.

Getting ready

For this recipe, the server computer was running CentOS 6 Linux and OpenVPN 2.3.12. The client computer was running Windows 7 64 ...

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