Howto setup openvpn in bridge mode on debian

Below is my setup for a OpenVPN server in bridged mode with local firewall. In short we will create a VPN server with the following setup: [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last] [arrow_list] [list_item]Debian 6 as VPN server.[/list_item] [list_item]VPN Server on TCP port 443 (SSL)[/list_item] [list_item]2048bit key size[/list_item] [list_item]Local subnet of 192.168.255.0/24[/list_item] [list_item]Max 10 VPN Clients[/list_item] [list_item]All config …

OpenVPN bridge and VMware ESXi

When you configure a bridged OpenVPN setup on a VMware ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) you will notice that you can’t reach anything over the VPN except the OpenVPN host. This is because VMware by default prevents the NIC to go into promiscuous mode so the bridge won’t work. To fix this you need to change the VMware security …