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I would like to set-up a service like StrongVPN. Install ClearOS on a server and use it as a VPN gateway for multiple users. I'm not that server savvy to set-up OpenVPN on my own so I find ClearOS and its user management an interesting solution.

Is this a possibility? What limitations or issues do I have to take into account? Any other recommendations to approach this?

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Wednesday, March 10 2010, 09:27 PM
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    Saturday, September 03 2011, 07:04 PM - #Permalink
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    It can be done but you need to manually configure OpenVPN. A few people have done it on the forums. Is there any reason you are not going to try an unmanaged IPSec VPN instead?
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    Thursday, September 01 2011, 03:59 AM - #Permalink
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    Hello, i'm an starter with ClearOS and i'm going to use it as a VPN gateway, I'd like to know if I can make a VPN connection between two ClearOS servers in two differents LAN's through internet, and if Ishould install some additional software...

    I hope you can help me... Thanks!
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    Thursday, March 11 2010, 05:49 AM - #Permalink
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    So, is it really necessary to use ClearOS' client app to make the connections? Could we use Windows/MacOSX in-built support for OpenVPN/PPTP instead? It would be just to route the internet traffic through ClearOS' VPN.
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    Thursday, March 11 2010, 04:42 AM - #Permalink
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    OpenVPN is very easy to get up and running when you follow the User Guide accompanying it in the Webconfiguration gui of ClearOS. After implementing the OpenVPN server, you simply install the client application at your remote location(s) and copy the certificates and configuration files supplied through the webconfig to your remote work stations. Not too much more than that; works pretty slick. No real limitations except needing the client app at remote locations. The PPTP server works pretty good too, but OpenVPN is supposedly more secure and works smoothly.
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