[SUSPECTED SPAM] VPN over SSH: State of the art?

Jan Bergner jan.bergner at indurad.com
Fri Jan 4 21:39:38 AEDT 2019

Hello Thomas,

this is probably not what you had in mind, but there is a way to use SSH
and OpenVPN on the same port.

Have a look at this:

SSLH can be configured to redirect SSH and OpenVPN traffic (and some
other protocols) to different destinations according to the type of
traffic. So, you could use SSH and an OpenVPN over TCP via the same
external port.
In my experience, SSLH is available on most mayor linux distributions
via the official repositories and configuration is rather simple. (In
all fairness, it can get tricky if you need transparent proxying in
combination with a firewall.)

I hope this is useful for you.

Best regards,

Am 04.01.19 um 10:57 schrieb Thomas Güttler:
> I know that this has been discussed before and I know that you should avoid
> it, and use a real VPN solution.
> I would like to move from port-forwarding via ssh to VPN and I have only
> the ssh port open.
> What is the current state of the art if you want to create VPN over ssh?
> Regards,
>   Thomas

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