Host to Host VPN

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jvanvorst
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Host to Host VPN

Post by jvanvorst » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 pm

Hello All,
What is the best way to establish a VPN directly between two computers? I want to connect a Windows PC to a linux machine, and have access to the linux machine's local services, like ssh, web server, etc. It does not need to get beyond the linux machine.

My current solution is to run SoftEther server on the linux machine, and also SoftEther client on that same machine, connecting to localhost, as so:
+------------------------------------------------+
Windows PC VPN client <----> | Linux VPN server <--> Linux VPN client |
+------------------------------------------------+

Is there a better way to do this? Can the server connect to the local loopback adapter instead? It seems overkill to have both a server and client running on the same machine to accomplish this.

Thanks.

thisjun
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Re: Host to Host VPN

Post by thisjun » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:47 am

I think your configuration is correct.

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