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Posted by JustinTime5, 12-21-2012, 05:33 PM
1) is it free or do you need a lic to setup openvpns to sell? 2) do you have one central management system that manages all your openvpns and where you assign ips? such as a central one server that works with all your other servers that have openvpn setup on them

Posted by Thor Erik, 12-21-2012, 06:21 PM
1. OpenVPN is free as it's based on Open source products. 2. Out of the box, a regular OpenVPN install does not have a simple management system, distros like Zentyal has made it easier in an enterprise environment. IPs are technically assigned in the individual config files, tho it shouldn't be a huge feat to either modify what zentyal got(open source project as well) or make your own system.

Posted by JustinTime5, 12-21-2012, 10:46 PM
how is zentyal better then say centos? is it easier to install openvpn/radius on? what system does openvpn have to manage several openvpn boxes and accounts?

Posted by Thor Erik, 12-22-2012, 07:03 AM
Zentyal is made for a completely different market than centos, it is aimed at SMBs with limited IT knowledge and no budget for a dedicated person to manage the IT in their business. It does bring some good to the table since it's made for SMBs that it is able to install features relatively easily, such as OpenVPN. and OpenVPN is a "dumb" service, it has no way to manage several OpenVPN boxes or accounts.

Posted by 8inghost, 12-30-2012, 05:22 PM
This is something I've ran into. I have a working cheap openvpn vps running. It works but I've yet to have figure out how to make multiple accounts on it so I can use it simultaneously on several computers. Being very new to it all, I have found that the documentation is all scattered and hard to follow. It is still WAY cheaper to have a cheap VE running openvpn than paying for it elsewhere.

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