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Re: remote access to server.
From: Jonathan Smith <smithj () freethemallocs com>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 19:14:53 -0900

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Jonathan Askew JBASKEW wrote:
I am looking into openvpn.net and logmein.com
[snip]
One more question: if the server is set with an
private static ip will I am assuming I will need to set the router to
forward requests on the port that is chosen to the server?

If you are using openvpn, it depends on how you set up the vpn. If you
run the vpn directly on your Windows 2003 server, then yes, you will
need to port forward whichever port you're using for vpn (usually 1194
udp or tcp). If, however, you set it up so that there is another VPN
server and your 2003 box is merely a client, then no port forwarding
would be required so long as the VPN server is on a public network. If
not, the same port forwarding applies.

Personally, I use openvpn, and love it. It is easy to set up, easy to
manage, and easy to understand (IPSec gives me headaches ;-). If you
have any questions on setting it up, pop in #openvpn on irc.freenode.org
and they'll be happy to help. The docs are pretty good, though.

        smithj

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