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Old 01-30-2010, 05:24 AM   #1
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Setting up a VPN for windows clients to reach debian server over the public Internet

I'm trying to give some windows users a permanent connection to a samba share behind a firewall over the public Internet.

I know I can give them access with something like winscp (which they have done) but really I'd like to do it with a VPN so it seems seamless to the user.

However I have no idea how to set up the server to support this and am finding the documentation a bit confusing. The samba share is on a Debian box and the firwewall is a Linksys WRT54GL.

If anyone can point me at a simple howto or even just tell where to start it would be good.

Old 01-30-2010, 06:35 AM   #2
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I would suggest using OpenVPN. If you go to their website you'll see
some good info about installation options and how to implement it.

Then your Windows users could just start the OpenVPN client and connect
to their shared drive.


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