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This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Amis blog has an entry all about OpenVPN

I saw a good entry in the Amis Blog tonight when i was trawling orablogs. The entry is called "OpenVPN: How to safely access a database behind a firewall" and is written by Andre.

The post describes OpenVPN which is available from Andre goes on to discuss the detailed features and uses of OpenVPN. Andre then discusses the platforms supported and let's us know that only version 2 will work on Windows XP. he then steps through an installation on Fedora Core 3 and then details the setup and use of OpenVPN.

This is an excellent short article and of use to anyone interested in protecting remote access to an Oracle server or database. There are two links on my Oracle security white papers page that discuss tunnelling SQL*Plus through an ssh tunnel. Search with CTRL-F for SSH on the page. These articles may also be of relevant interest to the same readers.