Installing and Configuring OpenVPN 2.3 on Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003

My previous posts (http://nkush.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/installing-openvpn-22-on-centos-63-64bit.html and http://nkush.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/installing-openvpn-22-on-centos-57.html) have been on installing OpenVPN on Linux. This post is slightly different as it installs and configures OpenVPN on a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS). The SBS installation is also different from the previous write-ups since this configuration uses Ethernet bridging instead of tunneling. Although SBS comes with Layer2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Point-to-point Tunelling Protocol (PPTP) for Virtual Private Network (VPN), some users may want to use an Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) based

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Installing OpenVPN 2.2 on CentOS 6.3 64bit

This post is just an update of a previous post that used CentOS 5.7 and OpenVPN 2.2 (http://nkush.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/installing-openvpn-22-on-centos-57.html). The basic instructions are the same, however this post uses some newer packages which may have been relocated to new URLs. Again this blog and the posts are mostly for my own reference and not intended as step-by-step instuctions for other systems/network administrators Install RPMForge or RepoForge as it’s now known<span style=“font-size: xx-small;“>[1]

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Installing OpenVPN 2.2 on Centos 5.7

OpenVPN is an SSL based VPN. There are other VPN solutions such as IPsec, etc. but OpenVPN provides a cost effective alternative. I like OpenVPN as it support two-way authentication, i.e. both the client and server authenticate using certificates. To install OpeVPN on CentOS we need a number of cryptographic libraries. The simplest way is to use the DAG/RPMForge repository. Set-up the RPMForge repository <span class=“Apple-style-span” style=“font-family: inherit; font-size: xx-small;“>[1], as

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Installing Snort 2.9.1.2 on CentOS 5.7

CentOS 5.7 uses an older version of libpcap (0.9.4), but Snort’s Data Acquisition Library (daq) needs a newer version of libpcap (>=1.0.0). The latter is not an issue with the CentOS 6.0. Vishesh Kumar <span class=“Apple-style-span” style=“font-size: xx-small;“>[1] provides an excellent instructions to getting Snort 2.9 to run on RHEL 5 (http://www.linuxmantra.com/2010/10/install-snort-29-on-rhel-5.html). The purpose of this post is not to duplicate his efforts, but to extend it slightly to include instructions for a complete Snort set-up.

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KeePass on Ubuntu 10.04

KeePass is a very popular password management software. One of my client uses this for their systems and I was given a copy of their database. Since I mostly use linux when I am working, I needed a way to get this working on Ubuntu 10.04. Instructions are widely available, but again for my benefit, I have documented them here as step-by-step guide for myself. At the time of this blog post the 2.

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