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OpenVPN on IPFire

OpenVPN is a VPN service that allows remote networks or wireless clients such as laptops, to connect to IPFire. This functionality is also available with the implementation of IPsec, but OpenVPN takes a different approach, based on SSL tunnels.

FIXME! Explain more differences between OpenVPN and IPSec, especially that OpenVPN is often considered superior, but isn't supported by major vendors (Cisco etc).


This documentation is divided into four areas. At first, everything worth knowing about is the configuration, for advanced users there are tips and tricks under extensions. Smartphones are often not so easy to configure, but therefor there are some help findable in this wiki.

Configuration Here are the various configurations of OpenVPN on IPFire
Extensions A collection of expandabilities from OpenVPN users
Smartphones/Tablets Configure Smartphones and Tablets for OpenVPN.
troubleshooting_icon.jpg Troubleshooting What can be done if something doesn´t work
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en/configuration/services/openvpn.txt · Last modified: 2015/04/05 01:32 by dnl