Playing with OpenVPN

October 12, 2013 | 1 Minute Read

Some friends of mine are real network-junkies, and do neat things with networking technologies. I’ve seen things, you humans cannot imagine.

By the way, one of the first things I wanted to try is setting up a VPN and do some tunnelling.

I’ve set up a very basic point-to-point vpn connection using OpenVPN and a static key, and I’ll write a post about it because using a static key is a good way to:

  1. avoiding complexity of a full-featured public-key infrastructure
  2. getting fully working vpn in a matter of minutes
  3. getting an insight of how openvpn works by setting up something you can start playing with soon.

Of course, using a point-to-point, secret-key-based vpn setup is not the best way to go, and I’ll go further on studying its setup.

Thank god I also have good friends which helped me better understand how iptables work, and that is helping me a lot with network configuration.