Mastering OpenVPN

Mastering OpenVPN

Master Building and Integrating Secure Private Networks Using OpenVPN

eBook - 2015
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About This BookDiscover how to configure and set up a secure OpenVPNEnhance user experience by using multiple authentication methodsDelve into better reporting, monitoring, logging, and control with OpenVPNWho This Book Is For

If you are familiar with TCP/IP networking and general system administration, then this book is ideal for you. Some knowledge and understanding of core elements and applications related to Virtual Private Networking is assumed.What You Will LearnIdentify different VPN protocols such as IPSec, PPTP, and OpenVPNBuild your own PKI and manage certificatesDeploy your VPN on various devices such as PCs, mobile phones, tablets, and moreDifferentiate between routed and bridged networksEnhance your VPN with monitoring and loggingAuthenticate against third-party databases, such as LDAP, or the Unix password fileTroubleshoot an OpenVPN setup that is not performing correctlyUnderstand the strengths, weaknesses, and future direction of OpenVPNIn Detail

This is an advanced guide that'll help you build secure Virtual Private Networks using OpenVPN. You will begin your journey with an exploration of OpenVPN, while looking at its modes of operation, its clients, its secret keys, and their format types. Next, the client-server mode is discussed and you will learn about the two modes of operation, using "tun" and "tap" devices.

This book then progresses to more advanced concepts, such as deployment scenarios in tun devices, securing your OpenVPN server by using iptables, scripting, and plugins, and using OpenVPN on mobile devices and networks.

Finally, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the current OpenVPN implementation, understand its future directions, and delve into various troubleshooting techniques.

By the end of the book, you'll be able to build secure private networks across the Internet and hostile networks with ease.

Publisher: Birmingham, UK : Packt Publishing, 2015
ISBN: 9781783553143
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations


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