[CentOS] regarding vpn server for 1500 clients

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Fri Dec 19 18:14:19 UTC 2008


On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 01:11:29PM -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:49:08PM -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> >   
> >> Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> >>     
> >>> How about lots of GRE tunnels? :-)
> >>>       
> >> RED can kill GRE tunnels over the net. Depends on the protocol they 
> >> carry. If it is all TCP, you see a lot of slowstart. Of course if their 
> >> path is free of congestion, then no RED.
> >>
> >> Plus there is a lot of configuration for GRE, and most platforms come 
> >> with 'managed' tunneling like IPsec, SSLvpn, PPTP.
> >>
> >>     
> >
> > Yeah you'd definitely have to do some coding to make it manageable.
> > They always came in 'handy' but sounds like PPTP might be the way to go
> > for this particular question anyways.
> >
> > PoPToP is rock solid in my experience and the maintainer is very
> > responsive and helpful (James Cameron).
> 
> same Cameron that maintains webmin?
> 
> And for your Windos clients the maintainer is pretty good too. Not so 
> responsive, but they pretty much have a stable platform.... :)
> 

Hmm, not sure.  He's from down under and works for HP (last time I
checked).

Ray


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