[Server-devel] openVPN on the XS

German Ruiz germanrs at opensuse.org.ni
Wed Feb 1 09:36:26 EST 2012

Hi Sameer

Here in Nicaragua at Fundación Zamora Terán, we are using openVPN on
XS in client mode, and the openVPN Server is on the main office on a
Centos 5.7 server, because on some school we have a 3G Modem
Connection behind a proxy server at ISP, with the VPN tunnel, we can
access on to XS by ssh and put content, monitoring the XS with Nagios.

And also we redirect the all dns queries on this way:
1. XO(
2. XS(
3. openVPNServer(
4. openDNS(

For now that is the way that we use openVPN with XS.


German R S

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> Hello Serverheads!
> We've been using openVPN on the XS in India
> (http://bhagmalpur.wordpress.com) and Jamaica
> (http://olpcjamaica.org.jm). OpenVPN runs in client mode on the XS and
> phones home to public IP server. We have a couple of laptops with
> appropriate keys that also run in the client mode. openVPN runs on the
> server in server mode. This setup allows us to ssh into the XS from
> the two client laptops whenever the servers get online via DSL or
> GPRS/3G. openVPN takes care of the whole NAT business nicely.
> I know that George Hunt was trying to do this in Haiti. Not sure how
> far he got. We also got a suggestion to look into IPv6 tunnels
> (http://www.sixxs.net/tools/ayiya/).
> 1) Is anyone else using something like this or similar?
> 2) Is there a different approach to doing the same?
> I can put up the instructions on the wiki in a bit.
> cheers,
> Sameer
> --
> Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Professor, Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://commons.sfsu.edu/
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German R S

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