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I would like to setup a small vpn server for a remote office of my company. The goal is to be able to access its network either from the corp network or from home.

Most of (if not all) clients will be running Windows (>=7).

To reduce costs, I want to reuse an old computer, where I setup ubuntu server 13.04. I've followed openvpn documention on ubuntu web site.

I've been able to deploy the packages. However, my general linux knowledge is limited, and I'm stuck at setting up the different configuration file.

Basically I have:

  • an internet connection, with a modem that have basic router features: dhcp server, nat translation, and port forwarding.
  • a single network where all computers are connected, including the internet modem and the vpn server (this server has only one network card).

My questions are:

  • the openvpn tutorials and sample config file I found are mentioning route configuration, ethernet bridging, etc. I admit I don't understand what I'm suppose to do. I simply want to grant access to the whole local network when a client connects?
  • as my clients will be mostly windows client, what specific configuration I'm supposed to apply in the server.conf file?
  • is there any sample configuration file specific to my scenario?
  • Am I stuck to openvpn client? Is there any chance to be able to use the native vpn client features of Windows (if this imply using another vpn server, I can evaluate it).
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