OpenVPN Bridging (TAP) Guide



  • Created this guide as I couldnt really find any good ones around.

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1663797


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Looks OK (though why not post it here on our forum? or apply for a doc wiki account to put it on our wiki?)

    Except one bit - with the client export package you can export a windows installer that includes the client config and certs. It doesn't make sense to download the OpenVPN client separately and put the config in by hand, when you can just export the windows installer, run it, and have it all done for you.



  • I made it on another site because [H] is my "home" forum.  Its where I spend the most time.  It has MANY pfsense enthusiasts, and it concompasses technology as a whole.

    Someone responded to my thread there and I saw it virtually instantly.  Within a few hours.  This is the first I checked this thread since I made it.  If someone has questions I want to be able to answer it as quickly as possible.  I dont know if that person found my thread through this one, or if they found it off a google search.

    I never really thought about creaking a wiki.  This guide was pretty detailed, but I bet wasnt all that well written.  If someone else who writes better than me wants to create a wiki article based off this guide they are more than welcome to do so.  I'd like to get my account over at [H] mentioned somewhere in the article.

    As for the client exporter.  I never tried the installer because I didnt know which version of OpenVPN it would download.  Does it always download the most recent version?  When isntalling does it automatically use the config file for that user?  That would be pretty nifty.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @jaredadams:

    I made it on another site because [H] is my "home" forum.  Its where I spend the most time.  It has MANY pfsense enthusiasts, and it concompasses technology as a whole.

    Someone responded to my thread there and I saw it virtually instantly.  Within a few hours.  This is the first I checked this thread since I made it.  If someone has questions I want to be able to answer it as quickly as possible.  I dont know if that person found my thread through this one, or if they found it off a google search.

    You can enable notifications here (I get e-mail notifications of every reply to every thread I post in) and see them immediately. :-)

    @jaredadams:

    I never really thought about creaking a wiki.  This guide was pretty detailed, but I bet wasnt all that well written.  If someone else who writes better than me wants to create a wiki article based off this guide they are more than welcome to do so.  I'd like to get my account over at [H] mentioned somewhere in the article.

    Yeah if someone decides to add it to our doc wiki we try to make sure proper attribution is made, usually giving the original author's name and a link to the original article.

    @jaredadams:

    As for the client exporter.   I never tried the installer because I didnt know which version of OpenVPN it would download.  Does it always download the most recent version?  When isntalling does it automatically use the config file for that user?  That would be pretty nifty.

    We keep the installer up to date, it's actually more current at times than the official build because the one we run is fully IPv6-enabled.

    And yes when it installs it automatically installs the config, certs, etc. That's what makes it so great, it's one bundled EXE you can give the user to install and they don't need to know anything other than to click next a bunch of times. :-)



  • The installer thing is pretty cool.  I'll update the guide sometime today.

    Thanks!


Log in to reply