[CentOS] iPod Touch/iPhone VPNs with CentOS.

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 02:37:47 UTC 2010


On Jan 24, 2010, at 8:40 PM, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010, Eric Feldhusen wrote:
>> I know my iPhone is able to connect to the PPTP VPN running on my
>> pfsense firewall. I haven't looked for a PPTP package for Centos, but
>> that's one option to try.
>
> Thanks, but I don't like PPTP for a variety of reasons, not the  
> least being
> that it's a great example of kindergarten cryptography.  More  
> important
> though is that it requires kernel support that's not standard in  
> CentOS,
> and I would like to stay away from that if possible.

PPTP doesn't have the cryptographic weakness the initial MS  
implementation had, doesn't require any special kernel module (it's  
PPP over GRE) and just works with a majority of software and products  
on the market.

You will find L2TP a lot harder to make it work (if at all) with the  
varying devices out there.

-Ross



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