[plug] routing problem

Adrian Woodley Adrian at Diskworld.com.au
Wed Dec 7 17:16:32 WST 2011

A temporary solution could be to point the iPad directly at the laptop's 
local IP and NAT the incoming connection through to the mail server over 
the tunnel.

A better solution would be to expose the mail server onto the Internet, 
using SSL/TLS to encrypt it. No tunnel would be necessary and the iPad 
would work completely independently of the laptop, on any available 
internet connection, with a comparable level of security.


On 07/12/11 14:36, W.Kenworthy wrote:
> I am trying to get an ipad to use an openvpn tunnel running on my laptop
> to read email on my server back in Perth - I am in the UK at the moment
> using a relatives wireless - I dont have admin access to the AP and the
> relative who set it up is not available.  The laptop and tunnel is
> working fine (hence this email!)
> If I could get access to the AP, I could turn on RIP and get the laptop
> to propagate the tunnel routes to the AP - this works very well on AP's
> where I have admin access - sadly not here (and as a guest I dont want
> to "break" into it :).
> Can someone suggest something that might work? - I could point the ipads
> gateway to the laptop but as its my wifes ipad, something that just
> works is much better for my sanity and a long lifespan :)
> BillK
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