Your own VPN with sslexplorer

Your own VPN with sslexplorer

Your own VPN with sslexplorer 150 150 Roderick Derks

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Would you like to have complete access to you network from wherever you are? Wel, it's possible and very easy to accomplish with sslexplorer, an open-source browser based SSL VPN solution. With sslexplorer you can create a VPN to your own network via port 433. You can control your own network from behind almost any firewall. Wow!

There are two editions: the enterprise and the community edition. The latter is the free edition, enterprise gives you more features, is supported and has a price tag. In this article we will discuss the installation of the community edition.

This article has been updated on 01-nov-2006.

sslexplorer network architecture

* Not sure if actions marked with this asterix are needed when using the rpm installation package. You definitely need it when compiling directly from the source. Try it and let me know.

I installed the sslexplorer on Fedora Core 6 while running as a virtual machine in vmware server (free edition).

java sdk
1. downloaden J2SE(TM) Development Kit 5.0 Update 9 http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
2. instaleren: # sh jsdk….rpm.bin

ant *
http://www.ryanlowe.ca/blog/archives/000408_setting_up_ant_on_linux.php

1. Download the binary distribution of Ant and unzip it into /usr/local. http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi
# cd /tmp
# wget http://apache.surfnet.nl/ant/binaries/apache-ant-1.6.5-bin.tar.gz
# cd /usr/local
# tar xvzf /tmp/apache-ant-1.6.5-bin.tar.gz

2. Set the ANT_HOME environment variable to the location of Ant: # export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/apache-ant-1.6.5
3. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the location of Java: # export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07
4. Add the Ant directory to the PATH environment variable: # export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/apache-ant-1.6.5/bin
5. execute rechten toekennen aan binairies # chmod +x /usr/local/apache-ant-1.6.5/bin/*
6. Run ant with no parameters. You should get the error message: Buildfile: build.xml does not exist! Build failed.

sslexplorer installeren / herconfigureren
# cd /tmp
# wget http://ovh.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/sslexplorer/sslexplorer_linux_0_2_8_01.rpm
# rpm -i sslexplorer_linux_0_2_8_01.rpm
# cd /opt/sslexplorer
# export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_09 *
# export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/apache-ant-1.6.5 *
# PATH=${PATH}:${ANT_HOME}/bin *
# /opt/sslexplorer/install-sslexplorer (go to the website using the URL the install script gives you)

sslexplorer als service (daemon) installeren
# /opt/sslexplorer/install/platform/linux/install-service
# chkconfig –level 23 sslexplorer on
# service sslexplorer start

sslexplorer upgrade
rpm -U sslexplorer.newer.version.rpm

Roderick Derks

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