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Linux VPN server options

Mark R

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For a while I've been using an IPsec L2TP VPN to tunnel into my home LAN when I'm out and about. In general, this has worked fine. I had some issues with this type of connection not being supported out-of-the-box in Windows, but wasn't too difficult to fix.

However, I've noticed a lot of free wifi providers are now blocking this type of connection.

I'm a bit out of touch with the current state of VPN support both on ubuntu as server and various other devices. Is there an SSL type VPN server for ubuntu, and is there native support on android/iOS/windows? Or does this type of setup need 3rd party software on various ends?
 

gus6464

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OpenVPN. Use it at work and it's not that complicated to setup. We use the hyper-v appliance version which is just a super minimal Ubuntu install. Needs almost no resources to run. We allocate 512 megs of ram to the VM but you can go as slow as 256.
 

mv2devnull

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OpenVPN is great and it's free for up to two connections.
What???

OpenVPN is open source. No limitations.

You must be referring to "OpenVPN Access Server":
https://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/section-faq-openvpn-as/general/133-what-is-openvpn-access-server.html
Those "AS" scripts and "selected" configs have limits and price.
 

frowertr

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What???

OpenVPN is open source. No limitations.

You must be referring to "OpenVPN Access Server":
https://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/section-faq-openvpn-as/general/133-what-is-openvpn-access-server.html
Those "AS" scripts and "selected" configs have limits and price.
Yeah access server. I should have clarified. I use the appliance. Very easy to use.
 

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