[CentOS] Optimal VPN

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Wed Nov 24 16:16:15 EST 2010


2010/11/24 Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>:
> 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.

remember to avoid pptp protocol, because it's usually pain in the ..

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Eero


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