OpenVPN in QEMU on FreeBSD 6.x ...

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Thu Feb 23 08:08:36 PST 2006

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> Did some searching tonight, to see what was available as an OSS 
> alternative to VMWare, and came across QEMU ... what I'm interested in 
> doing is running a QEMU vServer that runs FreeBSD inside of it, and will 
> support having outside connections talking to it as a VPN "hub(?)" ... 
> basically, I don't want to have to futz at the Host OS level, only the 
> Client OS level, as far as networking is concerned ...

Good chance I can't help.... I'm just curious.

You want to have a VPN endpoint running in FreeBSD as a guest OS within 
Qemu, on a FreeBSD host?  You want it in Qemu so you don't have to 
modify the host's network setup and/or install the necessary software?

In any case, take a look here (if you haven't already):
Might find something useful.

The Qemu site states "The QEMU VM behaves as if it was behind a firewall 
which blocks all incoming connections."  So on first glance, its sounds 
as if it might not be supported.  But I'd read over the docs in more 
detail if I were you.

> Wishful thinking, or does this make sense?  Has anyone done it?  
> Pointers to docs on this, if so?
> Thx ...
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