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

Anish Mangal anish at activitycentral.com
Wed Jul 3 04:36:04 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 1:54 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 03, 2013 at 12:45:35PM +0530, Anish Mangal wrote:
> > James wrote:
> > > Would the person accessing their XSCE remotely then establish
> > > another tunnel to your OpenVPN server, or would your server do
> > > inbound connection forwarding?
> >
> > Hmm. I'm not so clear on that. I can give the example of a setup in
> > Bhagmalpur (a pilot we recently did).
> >
> > 1. There is an openVPN server hosted by Sameer.
> > 2. The XSCE when connected to the internet dials into this open vpn
> >    server.
> Thanks, I understand the first two steps, and they sound good.
> > 3. I can login to the XSCE through the openVPN connection through
> >    ssh and administer remotely.
> How is this last step achieved?  There's much flexibility, so I'm
> curious.  I imagine one of three methods:
> a.  does the user first SSH into an account on the OpenVPN server and
> then SSH again to the XSCE, or;
> b.  does the user SSH to a particular port on the OpenVPN server that
> is automatically forwarded to the XSCE, or;
> c.  does the XSCE have a routable IP address, courtesy of the OpenVPN
> server, to which SSH is directed?
I'm not sure... let me explain (perhaps Sameer or Santi can chime in)...

I have a set of openVPN keys on may laptop through which I connect to the
openVPN server automatically (and a network called tun0 is created)

I know the IP address of the XSCE in Bpur

So, from my laptop, I just do ssh root@<ip address of XSCE on the openVPN

Does it make things any clearer?

> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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