Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
Echo Kilo
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu - Debian Based
Posts: 242

Rep: Reputation: 30
OpenVPN - requirements?

If I'm setting up OpenVPN on my Linux machine at home (which is connected to the internet) and want to connect my laptop from a remote location, does the Linux machine have to be a DHCP server to make it work?
Old 12-20-2004, 08:10 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 310

Rep: Reputation: 35
A DHCP server is not at all required to use OpenVPN. The only thing you need on the computer that may not be there is the tun/tap support. You need to get the kernel source, and compile support for it into the kernel.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a way to work with openVPN... eantoranz Ubuntu 1 06-22-2005 02:10 PM
OpenVPN disconnect allelopath Linux - Networking 2 02-07-2005 10:46 PM
OpenVPN Voyager_MP Linux - Networking 0 07-09-2004 04:32 AM
OpenVPN dunmarie Linux - Networking 1 03-31-2004 09:28 AM
OpenVPN dunmarie Linux - Software 1 10-13-2003 12:10 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration