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OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks by Markus Feilner

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Troubleshooting Firewall Issues

Windows XP and SuSE Linux have firewall systems installed that are activated automatically after installation. Like most (personal or desktop) firewalls these are configured to allow traffic originating from the local system and destined to the Internet or the local network. This configuration is sufficient for OpenVPN in almost every case. However, if your tunnels won't start and you receive messages announcing connection problems, perhaps it's the fault of a mis-configured desktop firewall. As only SuSE Linux and Windows XP come with pre-installed firewalls, we will learn how to deactivate these firewalls quickly.

Deactivating Windows XP Service Pack 2 Firewall

On Windows XP with service pack 2, you will find ...

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