Enabling management interface openVPN

To enable the management interface on either an OpenVPN server or client, add this to the configuration file:

management localhost 7505

This tells OpenVPN to listen on TCP port 7505 for management interface clients (port 7505 is an arbitrary choice — you can use any free port).

From here: http://openvpn.net/index.php/documentation/howto.html

Installing OpenVPN on a Cingular 8525 and then connecting to a remote desktop

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You know what’s really cool! Being able to VPN into work, remote desktop and then be able to do any administrative tasks that you need to, all from your phone! Many, many thanks to ziggurat29, who ever that is. Ahh apparently it is David G. Lemley, III. Thanks David.

The Magic,

Get yourself to http://ovpnppc.ziggurat29.com/ovpnppc-main.htm

and download the English WM5 Signed CAB (or what ever language you want) I installed through activesynch.

You want to install to the device to make things go smoothly.

This post explains very well how to install and use it.


I would also recommend getting the tunnel working on a desktop first

From the below post I learned that you want to put your files (certs and openvpn config file) into

\\Program Files\\OpenVPN\\config\\

And then for the .ovpn (config file) edit it to use this path structure

ca “\\Program Files\\OpenVPN\\config\\ca.crt”  etc….


Once you get your VPN up and running (you should get a little green icon) you will next want to connect to a remote desktop. To install remote desktop on the 8525 you can get it from here


This may be an evil hacked version, so use at your own risk. I still wonder why its not included anymore with the default phone install… oh well. Enjoy, and let me know if you have success or any cool tricks that you discover!

Because of Open Source you have no excuse! Anyone who needs it should have a VPN connection

Imagine that Avian flu comes a chirping, killer bees come a stinging, and some crucial bridges fall over so that none of your workers can get in to the office. What’s your backup plan? Where’s your disaster recovery.

This is a case for duh dah dah da (can you hear the trumpets) Captain Open Source with one of his trusty sidekicks OpenVPN.

Then again if you were a small business and just wanted your workers to have remote access then OpenVPN is also a good solution for that.

But back to the disaster… let’s say your CEO needs access to his super secret Intranet strategic management portal. What are you going to do? How are going to provide access? Let’s say a hundred of your stranded employees need access.

Get yourself any old box (well if you had a lot of users you would probably want a more decent box) install OpenVPN, create your certificates, encrypt and send the certificates and setup file to your employees. Have them install the OpenVPN client and drop the setup file into the config folder. Done. Remote Access. Free and Good. What can be better?

I’ve been working on the ‘mellerbeck guide to OpenVPN’ it will show you how easy it is!