[Server-devel] openVPN on the XS

Mitchell Seaton mseaton at ekindling.org
Sun Feb 5 11:01:53 EST 2012

We're looking to try set this up in our new and existing deployments this
year with their XS servers, the WIKI documentation would be great to point
to for our local tech lead, Ferdie (Occ Mindoro, Ph) who we're waiting to
hear from before we proceed with our own openVPN instance for Phils.


On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> George
> 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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Mitchell Seaton
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