Saturday, September 16, 2006

Wanted: OpenVPN GUI configuration thinger

I want something that makes configuration easy.
  1. For apache, apache configuration should be easy - pick a directory, allow, deny, virtual hosts, add in php...
  2. For OpenVPN - it should be as simple as the window network setup wizards, but also transparent enough so you can delve into details...
Basically, I had to spend two hours traveling from A to B to configure OpenVPN, and I don't even know if I got it right.
In reality, all I had to do was know where I wanted to connect to, forward some ports on the respective routers, and pick some new virtual IP addresses.
The documentation was confusing as fuck!

So: OpenVPN needs a wizard that helps you write out the configuration files, and generate keys, etc. So does Apache.

Help me, LazyWeb!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Holy fuck, yes. I've tried setting up OpenVPN several times over the years and it has never worked. The tutorial on the official site is wrong in so many places when it tells you where files are or what to run.

failed to update database
TXT_DB error number 2
unable to write 'random state'
Could Not Find C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\easy-rsa\keys\*.old

Well that makes a lot of sense. Great.