macOS

How to set up an OS X OpenVPN client

Last week's mac techmail was How to set up an OS X OpenVPN client which looks at using the fantastic Shimo VPN client program to setup a client endpoint to an OpenVPN-based VPN (using certificates). It ties in with the other tips in this "series" regarding OpenVPN.

Shimo is quite awesome. I use it with a few different OpenVPN VPNs and have used it with Cisco VPN as well. Highly recommended application.

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Linux

How to set up an OpenVPN server

This week's techmail is How to set up an OpenVPN server which is a quick-n-dirty primer on how to get OpenVPN setup. Insider's tip: it's part 1 of a 3 part series about fairly basic OpenVPN configuration and usage (OpenVPN has got a lot of neatness and frustration under the hood!). If you want to know how to get your own OpenVPN setup going, this will help you get on your way.

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macOS

Get an easy VPN on-the-cheap with ShareTool for Mac

This week's mac techmail is Get an easy VPN on-the-cheap with ShareTool for Mac which looks at ShareTool, a program that allows you to remotely control your computer when away from home, or work, whatever the case may be. I like that ShareTool uses OpenSSH for a transport mechanism, and I like that you can get on the network and connect to Bonjour-enabled services on the network. Makes things like streaming iTunes ...

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macOS

Use Shimo to create VPN connections in Mac OS X

This past week's mac TechMail was Use Shimo to create VPN connections in Mac OS X which talks about using the Shimo VPN client tool on OS X. I've tried a few VPN clients to connect to a Cisco VPN, and Shimo is the one that works the best for me. It also supports other VPN types which means if you have to connect to different VPNs of different types, you can ...

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Linux

Setting up a Cisco VPN connection with Network Manager

This week's TechMail is Setting up a Cisco VPN connection with Network Manager which shows just how easy it is to setup Fedora to connect to a Cisco VPN using Network Manager (other distros too, I suppose). Also mentions OpenVPN as well. At any rate, this is an introduction to Network Manager relating to VPN connections. Nice thing with Network Manager is it makes it insanely simple.

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Linux

Playing with OpenVPN

Been messing around with OpenVPN today since I had some time and it's a little frustrating. There's some tutorials out there, but they're all pretty terse... most of the stuff it's almost assumed that you already know. Anyways, used the church I go to since I have access to one of the servers there and set it up as an OpenVPN server with the appropriate forwarding via the firewall (a linksys "box"). ...

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