Is it possible to provide remote Windows users access to a LAN via the Internet when the LAN itself is connected to the Internet via a SOHO router that is assigned an IP address dynamically?
An LQ thread from 2004
includes a suggestion to use VPN and DynDNS.com
. Is that still a good solution? Are there any security issues?
- VPN is a good choice.
- DynDNS.com or similar can be used to give remote clients the public IP address of the SOHO router.
- the SOHO router is configured to forward VPN traffic to a Linux system acting as the VPN gateway.
then, for a LAN of ~20 IP nodes and less than 5 simultaneous remote clients, are there any other VPN server software solutions to consider other than OpenVPN
Would there be significant advantages in using a router with VPN server capability?