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OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks by Markus Feilner

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Troubleshooting—Advanced Installation Methods

Normally, the techniques discussed above should work fine for any platform. However, I want to provide advanced installation techniques that will enable you to install OpenVPN in situations where the other standard methods fail.

Our next installation example—installing from source code—will cover a procedure that is possible on every platform and enables the administrator to change the basic behavior of OpenVPN. Many developers and administrators consider that this should be standard installation procedure for all systems. There are some advantages regarding stability and performance that can only be optimized for your individual system by compiling as much relevant software as possible (the Gentoo ...

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