[Server-devel] Value of remote access to School Servers.

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Jul 3 02:53:40 EDT 2013

Great idea.  It would indeed simplify the establishment of remote
access for an XSCE in a small deployment.

Would I be right in interpreting this as a tunnel established from an
XSCE to your OpenVPN server, in a way that allows for remote access to
the XSCE?

Would the person accessing their XSCE remotely then establish another
tunnel to your OpenVPN server, or would your server do inbound
connection forwarding?

(I'm maintainer of PPTP on Linux, and use OpenVPN, and have been
recommending OpenVPN as a replacement for PPTP for several years.)

On Wed, Jul 03, 2013 at 01:25:17AM -0500, David Farning wrote:
> One of the features that we have been experimenting with for XSCE is OpenVPN
> access. Several pilots are using it to remotely monitor and maintain their
> School Servers.
> The functionality is pretty straight forward. It opens several doors for future
> services like automatic updates and statistics collections.
> The hard part is setting up and maintaining the OpenVPN server. Large
> deployments will want to setup their own server. Smaller deployments might want
> someone else to host their OpenVPN server.
> To kick this off, AC would be willing to host OpenVPN for small deployments for
> free to deployments willing to test XSCE.
> Does this free service sound like something anyone is interested in testing?
> --
> David Farning
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