[CentOS] regarding vpn server for 1500 clients

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 19:02:40 UTC 2008


Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 
> I have never liked the SSLvpn architecture.  Never really liked the SSL 
> handshake; just too chatty.  I wear my biases quite plainly on my arm 
> sleeve (I chaired the IPsec workgroup during the time the RFCs came 
> out).  You want security, go with IPsec.  Even ESP NULL gives you per 
> packet authentication and thus proof of server and client.  Just pay the 
> price for IKE, which I never liked.  Part of the reason I invented HIP....

But ssl vpns work though just about any firewall/proxy/nat that already 
permit https.  Traversing those can be painful or impossible for ipsec.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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