Certificates and keys
To be able to use OpenVPN on IPFire for Roadwarrior but also in Net-to-Net mode, the Root and Host certificate (OpenVPN's certification authorities) should be generated as the first step. How this can be done can be found in the following area "certification authorities and keys", while less common options are described in "Extended usage of the CA and keys".
Client-to-Net configuration (Roadwarrior)
Roadwarrior connection are client-to-network (point-to-network) connections. Here, a single client will be connected with IPFire´s OpenVPN server. For a better overview, the wiki is divided into separate areas which are in order by the webinterface.
||The global server settings of the OpenVPN server are explained in here.
|Static IP address pools
||In addition to the dynamic allocation of the OpenVPN IP addresses, you can also assign separated subnets with static IPs which is also a requirement for IPFires VPN firewalling capabilities.
|Advanced server options
||In this area, more configuration options are offered.
||In this area you can configure, enable/disable, edit and delete the clients.
|OpenVPN and WLAN
||OpenVPN can give additional security to your WLAN connections. Describes how to secure Wireless connections.
Client Software with GUI
- OpenVPN Tools with GUI for Windows and one for Mac OS, and also for Linux.
- OpenVPN Tools with GUI (for Windows, Linux, MAC) can also be downloaded directly from the OpenVPN homepage openvpn.net.
In this configuration, two networks via two IPFire gateways (Network-to-Network) are connected together with a so-called P2P (Peer-to-peer) mode.