[CentOS] CentOS VPN server for iPhone

Marcus Moeller mail at marcus-moeller.de
Sat Mar 28 09:35:56 UTC 2009


Dear Florian,

> So far, OpenVPN has been working very well for me. Unfortunately, the
> iPhone doesn't have (yet?) an OpenVPN client, so I'm forced to work with
> what's available.
>
> The options are: L2TP, PPTP and IPSec. If you were to install a VPN
> endpoint on CentOS, which protocol would you prefer? The condition is to
> avoid shabby VPN servers that make the system less secure. I've seen
> some PPTP servers for Linux in the past but I was not impressed with
> their security track record. I'm not necessarily talking about crypto,
> I'm talking about the way the application is written.

You can set up a Linux box with Poptop (which is definitely the best
solution but maybe a choice), racoon (to use with the Cisco ipsec
client on the iphone) or openswan in combination with L2TP.

Best Regards
Marcus


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