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Topic # 132375 20-Oct-2013 08:17
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Does anyone have any suggestion for a good Hamachi replacement on Windows? It must run as a service.

I tried the Windows Server built-in SSTP but it's too unstable, with either not connecting or continuous disconnections - besides being a lot slower than UDP solutions.






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  Reply # 919261 21-Oct-2013 16:06
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Weren't you trying OpenVPN a little while back?



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  Reply # 919266 21-Oct-2013 16:16
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I was trying OpenVPN at home - I'm looking at something for our servers. We have SSTP but that's pretty unstable - connections drop now and then. OpenVPN would be good but then have to change the firewall rules - doable but wanted something to drop in like Hamachi really.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 919327 21-Oct-2013 18:13
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Personally when it comes to managing my servers I just do it the lazy way, I have a firewall rule completely opening up my server to my home static IP and just manage it over SSH. Else, OpenVPN works well or you could potentially make your own solution by running a small Linux VM on the same network, adding an iptables rule in to block access from anything but your home IP and just using SSH tunnels to manage your Windows Boxen.




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  Reply # 919340 21-Oct-2013 19:10
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Not being rude, just curious, why are you moving away from hamachi?



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  Reply # 919341 21-Oct-2013 19:11
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Hamachi is a great tool and have been using it for years. It's just that with Windows 8/8.1 it fails to start sometimes and I don't need a tool that only works every few restarts...





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  Reply # 919393 21-Oct-2013 20:47
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Hmmm, maybe dont use Win8, thats what we all do :)

But I guess you already thought about that :)

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  Reply # 919656 22-Oct-2013 13:01
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freitasm: I was trying OpenVPN at home - I'm looking at something for our servers. We have SSTP but that's pretty unstable - connections drop now and then. OpenVPN would be good but then have to change the firewall rules - doable but wanted something to drop in like Hamachi really.


Hmm open a firewall port vs depend on a 3rd party relaying service... Actually does the data centre / hosting provider offer a remote access / vpn solution? Most do, that would allow you to connect to their vpn/remote access infrastructure and not need to open any ports to your servers.

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  Reply # 919658 22-Oct-2013 13:10
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Have you looked at DirectAccess?




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  Reply # 919663 22-Oct-2013 13:13
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Or just wait for an update to come out for Hamachi. It can't be too far away. Asus already have their 8.1 drivers out.

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