[CentOS] Optimal VPN

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 14:54:23 EST 2010


On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:48 PM, John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, Bill Campbell wrote:
>
>> We use OpenVPN for most things, and pptp (poptop) for connections
>> where the OpenVPN client's aren't available (e.g. iPad, iPhone,
>> iPod Touch).
>
> Is there anything to make you choose pptp over IPSec?  There are a number of
> issues with PPTP that'd make me push it down my list of ideal VPNs.

>From personal experience, it's lighter weight to set up on the server,
it's compatible with Windows client's built-in VPN clients without
emotianal pain or traume, it doesn't require awkward client setups of
third party components, and it keeps you away from the very expensive
and so feature-filled, it's useless mongolian !@#$!@$#! that is the
Cisco tool suite.


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