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Re: How to tell IP address of remote machine?

Mikkel wrote:

>> But as I have said, I prefer openvpn -
>> it makes me feel that the machine in Italy is really close to me!
>> Also I find it easier to use, eg with KMail/dovecot ,
>> though that is probably just a reflection of my knowledge/ignorance.

> I guess I am not seeing what one has to do with the other. When I
> make an openvpn connection from my laptop back to my home system, I
> connect to foo.bar.com where foo.bar.com points to the dynamic IP
> address of my home system. I could also use the IP address instead
> of the host name. If you have openvpn set up correctly, it does not
> care about the IP address, or host name on each end - it just cares
> about the encryption keys. I have ssh set up the same way. (You can
> try all day with user name/password and not get in.)

Yes, I'm probably being naive, or maybe just ignorant.

OpenVPN makes me feel that all the machines are in the same LAN
(which I suppose they are),
while two machines linked by ssh seems somehow more remote.

Timothy Murphy  
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