Access Office Apps From Internet

Need help configuring your VPN? Just post here and you'll get that help.
Forum rules
Please use the [oconf] BB tag for openvpn Configurations. See viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21589 for an example.
Post Reply
MarkLFT
OpenVpn Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:27 am

Access Office Apps From Internet

Post by MarkLFT » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:31 am

I have an RDP Server in our office, and want to give remote access to it. The problem is, our internet connection from our ISP has a private IP address not a public one. So it is not possible to directly route to our office/RDP server.

My question is, can I use OpenVPN to allow an outward connction from our office server or router, to a cloud server/router, that mobile clients could connect to, to access the RDP server in the office.

User avatar
Pippin
Forum Team
Posts: 612
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:03 am

Re: Access Office Apps From Internet

Post by Pippin » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:02 pm

Yes, that should be possible.

It all starts with the howto:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/HOWTO

MarkLFT
OpenVpn Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:27 am

Re: Access Office Apps From Internet

Post by MarkLFT » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:39 am

Many thanks for the prompt reply. It is good to know this should be possible, although that is not the same as it is possible.

With regards to the link, if you already know how to achieve the solution to the problem, this guide would be useful for installing and configuring it. But if you do not know where to start, or even if this solution is possible, this documentation is not really friendly.

User avatar
Pippin
Forum Team
Posts: 612
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:03 am

Re: Access Office Apps From Internet

Post by Pippin » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:48 pm

Ok, them let me write that it is possible.
You start with the howto ;)
You need to know what's going on especially since:
in our office
I agree to some extend that the howto can look unfriendly, there are so many ways to configure OpenVPN, flexibilty.....
However, a networking guy/girl should be able to set this up using the howto.

There is also a wiki, https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/TitleIndex
What might be helpful to understand how it works, see these two links from the wiki:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... gConflicts
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... acketsFlow

Post Reply