[CentOS] VPN via PPTP and MPPE
leonard.isham at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 05:36:12 UTC 2005
On 11/8/05, Benjamin Smith <lists at benjamindsmith.com> wrote:
> I tried several times to get a VPN working - I tried
> 1) Tunneling IP over SSH fw.
> 2) IPSec
> 3) PPTP
> All were painful, and often unreliable. (I'd do a kernel update, and suddenly
> VPN would die a horrible death, and I'd have to recompile a bunch of stuff to
> get it back up - ugh)
> The best way, bar none, no exceptions, is using OpenVPN. Cross platform,
> fairly quick setup, good security, highly reliable.
> After a few hours of tinkering during setup, "it just works" and has done so
> very reliably under rather demanding circumstances for over a year. Probably
> the worst part was setting up the routing tables on either end, and that
> seems to be a PITA regardless of your VPN solution...
> The only downside I can find to OpenVPN is that it requires a process on the
> GW for each connection, so this could get cumbersome if you have hundreds of
> simultaneous connections. But, with my half-dozen connections, it works
Just upgrade to 2.X and you will be able to use one process for all
connections for the server.
Leonard Isham, CISSP
Ostendo non ostento.
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