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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Post-setup questions

From: Jernej Simončič
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Post-setup questions
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 23:32:36 +0200

On Sunday, August 14, 2011, 22:54:18, Maarten Bezemer wrote:

> So, try to find some more info about openvpn. If the routers allow ssh
> connections to your backup server, they will most likely also allow an
> openvpn "tunnel".

This should work with 99.9% of routers: set up the OpenVPN server at
home to listen on port 443 TCP (assuming you don't have HTTPS server
running - though even that could work, OpenVPN allows you to redirect
connections when running in TCP mode; it doesn't matter if the OpenVPN
server is behind a NAT router - just redirect port 443 to it). The
client (your laptop) would then connect to the OpenVPN server, which
most routers will pass, as outbound HTTPS connections are rarely

You can then have the rdiff-backup server pull from your laptop using
the IP assigned by OpenVPN (which you can set to a static IP using the
client-config-dir settings).

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