Introducing VPNOnlineFree 3 Linux Release (Beta)

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The new beta version of the VPNOnlineFree 3 Linux client introduces new integration functionality for Amazon AWS. It is now more accessible to an entire virtual private cloud (VPC) from Amazon to share the use of a VPN tunnel configured on a single EC2 instance.

Rather than setting up a VPN tunnel on each virtual machine, it is now possible to have only one VPN connection online and share access with others in the same VPC. This feature is particularly useful in site-to-site configurations.

Another benefit of the Linux VPNOnlineFree 3 client is that the Internet gateway can filter network traffic from reaching the VPN connection – reaching the larger external infrastructure. This functionality adds more advantageous means of centralizing access control to the network. Previously, it was distributed to each EC2 host inside the private cloud.

VPNOnlineFree 3 Linux also comes with an VPNOnlineFree3-as utility. This simplifies the configuration of the VPNOnlineFree 3 Linux client when connecting to an VPNOnlineFree access server, where it will download and install the configuration in one simple step from the command line.

Site-to-site configuration

In the diagram above, the company's head office is on the right. The corporate network at headquarters contains computers and servers and one of the servers has installed VPNOnlineFree Access Server. Computers and servers on this network connect to a router, which also provides Internet access. On the left, the company has a Web and RDS (Relational Database Service) server running inside AWS VPC, all connected to their own router.

By installing the VPNOnlineFree Linux 3 client on an Amazon EC2 instance, the entire AWS VPC shares the use of a VPN tunnel connection with the VPNOnlineFree access server at headquarters. In this site-to-site configuration example, the AWS extension will communicate the network requirements to the VPC environment, and all configuration details that the VPC needs will be automated. In other words, a user sitting in front of a computer at headquarters can access the servers on the AWS VPC as if it were a local area network resource.

Learn more about VPNOnlineFree 3 Linux:

VPNOnlineFree is the name of the open source project launched by our co-founder. The VPNOnlineFree protocol has emerged to establish itself as a de facto standard in the open source networking space with more than 50 million downloads. VPNOnlineFree is entirely a community-supported OSS project that uses the GPL license. The project has many developers and contributors from VPNOnlineFree Inc. and the wider VPNOnlineFree community. In addition, many projects extend or are linked to VPNOnlineFree. Learn more about the community here.


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