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OpenVPN dual authentication and general help needed

Posted on 2008-06-13
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Hey all,

I'm testing out OpenVPN for a non-profit organization that can't afford expensive VPN solutions, and got a few questions.

Is there's a way to set-up 'dual-authentication' using username/password + certificates USING WINDOWS, i've found instructions for Linux, but nothing mentioned regarding Windows in their 'How-To' instructions. Currently i'm just using certificates, and i would also want to enable password authentication.

I currently have OpenVPN in a fairly basic configuration running on a single port/single virtual network adapter behind a Linksys router. My question is that will it perform well if lets say everyone in the company decides to connect to it at once (~50 people)? I mean... that little virtual network adapter states it runs at 10mbps. lol

I"m running Win2003Enterprise, 2.4Ghz Xeon, 4Gb ram, raid1 Raptor hd, 2GB gigabit LAN.

Thanks in advance!

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Okay...
After spending a week researching OpenVPN i haven't seen a way to have dual-authentication on windows. This excludes setting a password on a client machine itself (so that it asks every time you try to connect to server).

I've came to conclusion that OpenVPN is hard to deploy for a number of users who'll be connecting from the road. Also, it's a pain to set it up for PC to router, or router to PC connections. Also, OpenVPN community is non-existant - no forums, and their old mailpages is broken.
DD-WRT forum that has users using OpenVPN on a Linksys routers is also not helpful - i spend 2 weeks there asking questions in nicest ways possible and haven't gotten a useful reply.

So... while OpenVPN may be a good choice to use on a small scale, it's definitely not something that i would want to deal with.
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