[pfSense] OpenVPN: offsite configuration
gavin.will at exterity.com
Wed Apr 25 05:47:36 EDT 2012
I have shipped pfSense boxes before.
What I do is setup remote access to the web configurator (only allowing the source address of our main office) and then post the box.
If the WAN is dhcp then you are all set, get a person at remote office to do a "what is my ip" or http://forum.pfsense.org/ip.php and get them to tell you the remote ip
Connect up via https://remoteip
Only issue would be if it is PPOE or static but in theory you should know this before the service is live and can preconfigure.
The nature of Open VPN you have a client and a server. The client IP can be dynamic so you can configure the OpenVPN before shipping and it will connect as soon as it has a public IP.
From: list-bounces at lists.pfsense.org [mailto:list-bounces at lists.pfsense.org] On Behalf Of runinva at gmail.com
Sent: 25 April 2012 08:54
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Subject: [pfSense] OpenVPN: offsite configuration
I'm new to pfSense and OpenVPN but my questions cross both products.
Is it conceivable to ship a pfSense system to a remote office location and have the onsite systems tech set the public IP address using some simple instructions?
Can OpenVPN be configured in such a way that the same shipped system, as above, be pre-configured as a client with the OpenVPN server (PSK) address pre-set so once the public IP address is added the VPN connection will come up?
Once again, the pfSense system will be shipped to a remote office with an inexperienced local technician required to install on the internet.
I am hoping to do as much of the configuration before shipping to minimize what the technical guy at the remote site will have to do to bring the office online.
I hope these questions make sense to the group.
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