OpenVPN in Gigabit networks

With the advent of high-speed networks, the need for a high-speed VPN has also increased. OpenVPN is not particularly built for high speeds, but with modern hardware and the right encryption ciphers it is possible to achieve near-gigabit speeds with OpenVPN 2.4. This recipe will show you how to achieve these speeds.

Getting ready

We use the following network layout:

Getting ready

The client used in this recipe was a laptop with a Core i7-4810 processor with a maximum Turboboost speed of 3.8 GHz. The server was a server with an Xeon E5-2697A v4 processor with a maximum Turboboost speed of 3.6 GHz. Connect the client and the server both ...

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