Home VPN - Non Point to Point



  • Any recommendations for VPN Solutions that aren't Point to Point based. Something that I could use while roaming with family to work on my lab with, or access digital content with?

    OpenVPN is one that I was looking into, but I'm not immediately sold on it as the solution I want to implement.



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  • I use OpenVPN built in to my ERL for this.



  • @JaredBusch i want to talk to you one day about this. might save some pertino money 🙂



  • @hubtechagain said:

    @JaredBusch i want to talk to you one day about this. might save some pertino money 🙂

    Anytime.



  • @hubtechagain said:

    @JaredBusch i want to talk to you one day about this. might save some pertino money 🙂

    OpenVPN is what we used before moving to Pertino. It's a great system. Takes a bit of effort to set up, though, that's the only real downfall. Lots of flexibility and power.



  • @DustinB3403 What do you mean by "not point to point"? Do you mean not "site to site"? Or do you want a cloud-based product that mimics not being point to point like Pertino?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @DustinB3403 What do you mean by "not point to point"? Do you mean not "site to site"? Or do you want a cloud-based product that mimics not being point to point like Pertino?

    Client to Site.



  • Oh wow... I completely mis-read the OP.



  • Sophos UTM Home Edition is Great for a quick and easy OpenVPN setup 🙂



  • @anonymous said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @DustinB3403 What do you mean by "not point to point"? Do you mean not "site to site"? Or do you want a cloud-based product that mimics not being point to point like Pertino?

    Client to Site.

    Ah, okay. Quite different from point to point. Everything that people are suggesting, like OpenVPN, is point to point 🙂



  • For client to site, you can really use anything. Other than ones like Pertino that are purely client to client only, everything does client to site. Every IPSec or SSL VPN will do that.



  • The OP wants to connect to his home network while traveling to stop from man in the middle attacks, people spying on him, etc.



  • @anonymous said:

    The OP wants to connect to his home network while traveling to stop from man in the middle attacks, people spying on him, etc.

    Oh. I use an IPSEC VPN setup via DD-WRT to do this. It forwards all traffic out of my home networks default gateway.



  • @anonymous said:

    The OP wants to connect to his home network while traveling to stop from man in the middle attacks, people spying on him, etc.

    I had assumed that he did not want point to point meaning he had an arbitrary end point that he had to deal with making something like Pertino necessary.



  • @coliver said:

    @anonymous said:

    The OP wants to connect to his home network while traveling to stop from man in the middle attacks, people spying on him, etc.

    Oh. I use an IPSEC VPN setup via DD-WRT to do this. It forwards all traffic out of my home networks default gateway.

    Yeah, IPSec is popular for that.



  • @anonymous said:

    The OP wants to connect to his home network while traveling to stop from man in the middle attacks, people spying on him, etc.

    You are reading into the OP post. It does not state anything at all about traveling to stop from man in the middle attacks, people spying on him, etc.

    The OP only stated a desire to use while roaming to access his home lab or access digital content.



  • I'm looking for a reasonable solution to work remotely on my home lab, or access my content. All of the other items discussed so far aren't excluded, but they aren't my focus.

    This isn't being used for anything business related in the least, just want something that I can use for my own personal uses.

    @anonymous don't feel threatened by @JaredBusch he means good.

    And yes Jared, you're correct in describing what I need.

    So OpenVPN, Pertino, and IPSec VPN are the standing recommendations?



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    I'm looking for a reasonable solution to work remotely on my home lab, or access my content. All of the other items discussed so far aren't excluded, but they aren't my focus.

    This isn't being used for anything business related in the least, just want something that I can use for my own personal uses.

    @anonymous don't feel threatened by @JaredBusch he means good.

    And yes Jared, you're correct in describing what I need.

    So OpenVPN, Pertino, and IPSec VPN are the standing recommendations?

    You could look into setting up an SSL VPN as well. Which I think is what OpenVPN is... ignore me.



  • I have an L2TP/IPsec on my EdgeRouter. But I also have ZeroTier set up on a bunch of stuff.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @DustinB3403 What do you mean by "not point to point"?

    Ha I thought he meant PPTP.



  • @scottalanmiller I'm looking for something I can use with any mobile or desktop device, where only at my home is there VPN equipment (XenServer VM hosting the applicance)

    Which I can use my laptop (linux) or family members equipment to connect with back home.

    The best correlation that I can think of is Cisco Any Connect, which you just connect to the VPN by providing credentials.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    The best correlation that I can think of is Cisco Any Connect, which you just connect to the VPN by providing credentials.

    That's just a standard IPSec VPN.



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    The best correlation that I can think of is Cisco Any Connect, which you just connect to the VPN by providing credentials.

    @scottalanmiller said:

    That's just a standard IPSec VPN.

    I prefer OpenVPN over IPSEC because it seems to connect easier over various networks when traveling, but yeah, really any standard IPSEC or OpenVPN setup is what you are after. What device is acting as your edge routing device now?



  • I'm going to be setting up a VM to perform this function for me.

    As it is now, I have my ISP, and home router. Obviously I could completely bypass my home router, and setup a VM based one, and then pass back to the router for wireless, but this seems a bit convoluted to do.

    I'm considering just putting a pass-through from my router directly to my VM host on a dedicated port for WAN serviceability, and then a 2nd NIC for LAN access.

    Any recommendations?


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