OpenVPN Resource Guide

OpenVPN


Networks with Internet access can be configured to allow Internet-connected clients remote access using a VPN connection --a “secure encrypted tunnel” over which traffic will travel, making the data unreadable to prying eyes. Setup will require each client to be configured by generating and assigning a certificate, and a server to which clients connect. Depending on the nature and complexity of a given network, additional tasks may be required.


DOWNLOADS

32-bit:

http://swupdate.openvpn.org/community/releases/openvpn-install-2.3.14-I002-i686.exe

64-bit:

http://swupdate.openvpn.org/community/releases/openvpn-install-2.3.14-I002-x86_64.exe


RESOURCES

Documentation on using OpenVPN to establish a VPN connection is complete and concise. IT personnel skilled in such matters should be able to follow along without much trouble.


OpenVPN: HowTo  - This is a technical process, and assumes a rudimentary knowledge of basic TCP/IP networking concepts: protocols including TCP/IP, DNS, netmasks, subnets, routers and routing tables, gateways, firewalls, and Ethernet connections.

https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html

 

Support Forum

https://forums.openvpn.net/

Additional Documentation

https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation.html

 

Various Articles

https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/articles.html

FAQ

https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/FAQ


Security

https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/vpns/openvpn-ssl-vpn-revolution-1459

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network#Security_mechanisms

https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/293-what-is-the-principle-behind-openvpn-tunnels

https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/337-why-openvpn-uses-tls.html

https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/333-what-is-openvpn.html

https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/295-are-there-any-known-security-vulnerabilities-with-openvpn


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