Licensing Query - users vs connections.

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XAPBob
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Licensing Query - users vs connections.

Post by XAPBob » Sat May 20, 2017 8:08 pm

Hi all,

I've been using the community version of OpenVPN for a while now, but am moving towards dockerising various services.
The linuxserver.io VPN container uses OpenVPN-AS, which is the paid version. I'm fine with this model, it pays my wages after all...

The 'free' license for AS says that it's sufficient for two concurrent *users*, although in other places it implies that it is for two *connections*.
If I have my phone and tablet and laptop all with the same VPN connection configuration - will they all connect?
Would a second user (my wife for instance) also be able to connect?

[Yes I realise that the loss of any one device means reconfiguring the others, but that's an acceptable compromise given how easy it is!]

Cheers,

Bob

PS - Yes I realise that I could 'just try it' but:
- I'm behind the firewall and VPN server at the moment, and will be for a while.
- This could answer someone else's question in the future as well.

XAPBob
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Re: Licensing Query - users vs connections.

Post by XAPBob » Thu May 25, 2017 2:49 pm

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LICENSE: Access Server license failure: maximum concurrent_connections exceeded (2)
It's two connections, not users.

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