OpenVPN "remote access" vs "peer to peer"
Guys, in pfSense v2.0.1, in OpenVPN: Server there's a setting called Server Mode. Basically there are two main options, "peer to peer" and "remote access", each has various encryption options. SSL/TLS is present in both cases.
I wonder, what's the real difference between "Peer to peer (SSL/TLS)" and "Remote access (SSL/TLS)" options?
I created a server with the built-in wizard choosing "Remote access (SSL/TLS)", but afterwards changing the server setting to "Peer to peer (SSL/TLS)" still works.
I don't find any notation in OpenVPN's original docs about differentiating between "peer to peer" and "remote access" modes. What actual OpenVPN params affect this?
You should use p2p when it's two pfSense boxes connecting to each other. Remote access otherwise.
It just tailors the GUI a little differently, the backend is similar. The Peer to Peer settings are geared for connecting routers together, where the remote access types are meant for "road warrior" type clients.