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Old 05-27-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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confused with openvpn

I have already posted a different question regarding a problem i have with openvpn but i think i realized i am a bit confused.

I have a LAN which consist of one server (centos) that is running apache and openvpn server and another PBX-VoIP server. I have added a link with a brief sketch, demonstrating my LAN.

What i want to do, is, when i am outside from home, to be able to access my LAN`s services from internet using OpenVPN.

For example, when i connect with openvpn FROM INTERNET to my LAN, i want to be able to open firefox, enter (LAN server IP ) and be able to view apache`s webpage.

Does this involves Bridging or Routing the VPN subnet with my LAN subnet?

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:52 AM   #2
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After studying i found out that my problem is pretty common

Connecting to a vpn gateway and browsing is different from connecting and gaining resources from the lan.

To share LAN`s resources we must either bridge the VPN subnet with the LAN or route them.

This guides below helped me alot to solve my problem and learn a few stuff.

Accessing LAN Resources

Openvpn Bridging and Routing


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