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  • Hi, I would say OpenVPN can meet your requirements. I have set-up to OpenVPN servers, one for general road warrior use and the other for an inter-office link. For both, I used the FAQ and other documentation in the community section of OpenVPN's website. In terms of positioning of VPN server and access it is hard to comment without some clarity on requirements which would be inappropriate for an open discussion. Leaving the DMZ aside, one could ordinarily have in inward pinhole in the firewall that allows the VPN traffic (default UDP 1194). I have only used OpenVPN in its routing configuration and that seems to work fine. When I connect up, I get an IP address in a separate range from the normal LAN IP's (by default 10.8.x.x) but it is fully route-able within the private network, although you may need to put a static route in your router(s). Locking things down further would be down to standard tools such as IPTables on the VPN Server. Certainly Windows clients connect smoothly and reliably. The inter-site connection was a big pain to set-up but the routers provided by the ISP wouldn't utilize static routes, even though it allowed their configuration. Hours were lost to that one. The intersite link VPN carries VOIP between handsets and asterisk server, which works surprisingly well.

    My only concern is how IPv6-ready OpenVPN is. Things may have progressed since I last looked.

    Best of luck and hope this helps.

    Answered by mrmur
    3 years ago
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  • Hi

    Do You still need some help?

    First, may be your Juniper applince has some integrated VPN option?
    Second, OpenVPN does good option, but you need manually setup openvpn driver to every windows client. Alternatively, you can use l2tp or pptp linuxbased vpnserver and use integrated windows client software to connect to VPN. All these options are free.
    There are many tutorials available on the internet, but if you need further help, please contect me on (XMPP or email).

    goog luck ;)

    Answered by cypa
    3 years ago
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  • And about hardware - any modern computer would be enough, even used one.
    Place it near your web-servers hardware, open ports depend on vpn type choosen, for openvpn 1194 tcp/udp is a default, but you can reconfigure.

    Answered by cypa
    3 years ago
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  • OpenVPN is a fairly advanced in relation to SSTP, and makes use of OpenSSL libraries and SSLv3 and TLSv1 protocols. OpenVPN can run on both UDP port and TCP, meaning that it combines HHTP over SSL as its de facto transmission model, making it nearly impossible to block.The primary advantage of OpenVPN is its very use of OpenSSL library which employs a variety of updatable cryptographic algorithms including 3DES, Blowfish, AES, Camellia, CAST-128 and others. Iron socket is one of the top 5 open vpn in market.

    Answered by willieaames
    5 months ago
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