[LUNI] VPN Software on Linux?
samir at esamir.com
Sat Aug 5 15:56:07 CDT 2006
So.... I take it Openvpn has a slight edge over everything else...
just a smidge.
Thx everyone for the info, and yeah, I'd love the configs, since pretty
much everything I've done is in gentoo these days.
On Fri, 2006-08-04 at 14:56 -0700, Ramin K wrote:
> Samir Faci wrote:
> > So here goes.
> > I spent a little bit of time on wireless encryption and found out that
> > pretty much both wep and wpa are worthless and can be cracked too damn
> > easely for comfort.
> > I'd like to setup a forced vpn authentication/encrytpion etc.... leave
> > the AP open but unless you're vpned in, it's worthless.
> > I have a vague idea on how to do this, though I'm not too worried about
> > the details yet. My question is this...
> > OpenSwan, FreeSwan, OpenVPN and any other variations?
> > Is there one in particular I should use? Adv/Disadvantages? Is one
> > more secure then the rest (I know it depends on the admin, and the
> > configuration...etc... but overall? )
> Q. Which one takes 30 minutes and next to no brain power to setup?
> A. OpenVPN
> Q. Which one works through NAT from your laptop when you're out traveling.
> A. OpenVPN
> Q. Which one fails the above tests, has strange interoperability
> problems, can't traverse NAT contrary to docs (at least I haven't
> figured it out in the past two days), and has crappy docs on top of it?
> A. OpenSWAN.
> YMMV and probably will, but I'd still recommend OpenVPN... and I have
> real working configs for Gentoo (server and client) and Windows clients
> as well if you want them.
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