mini-guide: Basic OpenVPN Server

This post is especially for Rommel. He saw my last mini-guides on OpenVPN on RouterOS, and wanted to know how to set up an OpenVPN Server on Linux that operates the same as the OpenVPN Server in RouterOS.

So, this one will be short and simple, as there are a thousand different ways to do an OpenVPN Server on linux, but this way will make it work the same way its configured in my mini-guide.

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OpenVPN mini-guides: Mikrotik RouterOS VPN Server

In the first mini-guide of this series, I showed how to generate SSL Certificates for use with an OpenVPN setup.

This next mini-guide will show how to configure a Mikrotik RouterOS router for use as an OpenVPN Server. This is where your various devices will “dial-in” to.

Obviously, everyone’s network is different. So I’ll try and make this as generic as possible, but without straying from my policy of being as straight forward as I need to be.
So, hopefully, you already have a configured RouterOS router, thats already part of your network.

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OpenVPN mini-guides: Certificates

In this mini-howto, I’m going to show how to generate Certificates for use with OpenVPN.

Its part of a series of posts that will hopefully include:
Configuring a Mikrotik RouterOS router as a Server
Configuring a Mikrotik RouterOS router as a Client
Configuring a Linux machine as a Client
Configuring a DD-WRT router as a Client

And Tomtom will be working with me to produce instructions on connecting to the server from an iPod Touch, iPhone and Nokia N900.

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Monster VPN Project

I’ve decided to try my hand at creating a Virtual Network service.

The idea is to have a simple web interface where I can add/remove/edit user accounts, Generate Certificates for endpoints and check users usage.

RADIUS is a fantastic AAA (Accounting Authentication And Authorization) protocol, which is used for almost everything ISP related (dial-up, dsl, wimax, wifi hotspots), so it seems only fitting that I use it for this application. It also means I can integrate other things into it, without serious modification (since its a standard). I may even start using it for building my own Hotspot controller for Mikrotik RouterOS based hotspots.

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