From Whitespace (Hackerspace Gent)
Revision as of 15:39, 5 November 2011 by Jaroslov (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search


Create a new key

   $ openssl genrsa -aes256 -out 0x20-vpn-your_name_here.key 2048

Create a Certificate signing request

   $ openssl req -new -key 0x20-vpn-your_name_here.key -out 0x20-vpn-your_name_here.csr
           countryName               = BE
           stateOrProvinceName       = Ghent
           organizationName          = 0x20
           organizationalUnitName    = members
           commonName                = your_name_here

Get your certificate signed

Mail your CSR(certificate signing request) to someone who has access to the 0x20 CA. Best is being physically present in the space.

Sign cert:

   $ openssl ca -in ../0x20-vpn-your_name_here.csr -cert ca-0x20-cert.pem -keyfile private/ca-0x20-key.pem -out 0x20-vpn-your_name_here.cert -config ./openssl.cnf

Client config Linux

remote 1194
proto udp 
dev tun 

resolv-retry infinite

user nobody
group nogroup


'''ca certs/ca-0x20-cert.pem
cert certs/0x20-vpn-<name>.cert
key certs/0x20-vpn-<name>.key
ns-cert-type server

# If a tls-auth key is used on the server
# then every client must also have the key.
;tls-auth ta.key 1

cipher AES-256-CBC

verb 3
mute 20


The virtual network exist out of two parts: 1) a point-to-point vpn that connects the big pipe server at the ibbt with the the whitespace network 2) a server-client vpn that allows users to