[Server-devel] openVPN on the XS

George Hunt georgejhunt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 15:49:29 EST 2012

Hi Sameer,

Yes, Adam Holt and I worked together to use multiple clients.  I found that
Amazon makes available a free year of a "micro" installation of OpenVPN
Access Server.  After the first year, it looks to cost on the order of $20
per year.


On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:03 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/
> http://olpcsf.org/
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