[CentOS] Pptp vpn server

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 19:40:02 EDT 2010


On Nov 3, 2010, at 7:25 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/3/2010 6:01 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 11/03/10 3:46 PM, Ross Walker wrote:
>>> I just think VPNs' time has come and gone.
>> 
>> 
>> VPN's have another use entirely, which is linking LAN segments over the
>> internet to create a private WAN.
> 
> But perhaps a better alternative is to give up on the idea of private 
> LANs and thinking of good/bad guys on opposite sides of firewalls and 
> make every connection that needs it do its own encryption and 
> authentication at the application level.

I think in corporate environments the scale makes it too impractical, but the idea is the basis of future cloud computing, when all endpoints are suspect and services are provided ala carte from multiple providers, so maybe when the corporate LAN disappears all together...

-Ross



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