Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 packages?

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innogen
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Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 packages?

Post by innogen » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:23 pm

I happened to chance upon the following link: http://openvpn.net/index.php?option=com_content&id=357

On that page, 2 installers for Windows are highlighted: "OpenVPN Connect Client Download for Windows" and "OpenVPN Desktop Client Download for Windows"

My question is: How are these 2 software different from "OpenVPN 2.2.1" whose URL is http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html ??

Which of the above 3 should I download?

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Re: Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 packa

Post by george » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:04 pm

These are for access server:

http://openvpn.net/index.php?option=com_content&id=357

This is the community version:

http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html

Which client you need is dictated by which version of OpenVPN server you are running.

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Re: Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 packa

Post by innogen » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:20 pm

Well, I don't really know.

I bought a VPN service from a commercial VPN service provider about a year ago and the software that they provided me was version 2.1.3.

I stumbled upon this website a few months ago and discovered that the latest release to be version 2.2.1. I suppose it is the community edition.

I downloaded and installed it. I use the config files provided by my commercial VPN service provider and I was able to use their VPN service without any problems.

My question is: is there way to find out which version of OpenVPN server (access server or community edition) my commercial VPN service provider is running?

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Re: Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 packa

Post by ecrist » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:02 am

In 99.999% of cases, you will want the community version.
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