OpenVPN on Linode without NAT
I have looked at some OpenVPN howtos that Linode has posted, but they use NAT. I did not see any mention of a reason for using NAT.
In searching for a solution, I cam across the following Serverfault posting where someone is claiming that this is a Linode problem.
As further background, these machines are hosted on Linode. It turns out that they use static maps in their switches in order to route traffic to specific nodes on the LAN. Since the VPN source IPs aren't part of those static maps, the traffic wasn't routed anywhere.
So this turns out to be a Linode specific issue, but hopefully it can help others to know that.
Can anyone confirm or refute the above statement? Has anyone been able to use OpenVPN on Linode without running NAT?
I am hoping that someone here will be able to, as I said, either confirm or refute that assertion. Is what the Serverfault post says correct? Is it really impossible to route OpenVPN clients to internal Linode IPs without NAT?