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   * [[#​Connecting in Mac OS X]]   * [[#​Connecting in Mac OS X]]
   * [[#The Wrap-up]]   * [[#The Wrap-up]]
 +  * [[#​Connecting to the SDF VPN with OpenVPN (USA/EU)]]
 +    * [[#Getting the OpenVPN software]]
 +    * [[#Setting it up]]
  
 ===== Overview ===== ===== Overview =====
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 {{tutorials/​images/​vpn1.png|Network Manager - Overview Settings}}\\ {{tutorials/​images/​vpn4.png|Network Manager - VPN Settings Overview}} {{tutorials/​images/​vpn1.png|Network Manager - Overview Settings}}\\ {{tutorials/​images/​vpn4.png|Network Manager - VPN Settings Overview}}
  
-Click on the **Add** button, and choose **Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)**, then click **Create**. Fill out the **User name**, **Password** and **Gateway** fields with appropriate values ([[#setup|from when you ran //setvpn//]]):+Click on the **Add** button, and choose **Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)**, then click **Create**. Fill out the **User name**, **Password** and **Gateway** fields with appropriate values ([[#Setting it up|from when you ran setvpn]]):
  
 {{tutorials/​images/​vpn2.png|Network Manager Settings - VPN Settings Detail}} {{tutorials/​images/​vpn2.png|Network Manager Settings - VPN Settings Detail}}
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 Enjoy! Enjoy!
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 +===== Connecting to the SDF VPN with OpenVPN (USA/EU) =====
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 +=== Overview ===
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 +The Virtual Private Network (VPN) provided by SDF has a number of uses. The most beneficial of that is to allow confidential communication over a public network. Basically, the SDF VPN will allow you (once routing is enabled) to communicate securely over an insecure connection such as a public Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network.
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 +The major benefit of this over SSH forwarding/​tunneling is that it is much easier to configure and automatically tunnels all connections leaving your computer, and not just those specifically configured for forwarding. Some may see this as a negative aspect of the VPN, however.
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 +=== Getting the OpenVPN software ===
 +
 +  * [[http://​openvpn.net/​index.php/​open-source/​downloads.html|Download OpenVPN for Windows or UNIX/Linux ]]
 +  * [[http://​code.google.com/​p/​tunnelblick|Download the TunnelBlick OpenVPN client for MacOS X]]
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 +=== Setting it up ===
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 +You will receive your OpenVPN certificate via SDF internal email for both the USA and EU server. You may use either server when it suits you. The server addresses are:
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 +  * openvpn.sdf.org (Tukwila, Washington USA)
 +  * openvpn.sdfeu.org (Falkenstein,​ Germany EU) 
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