[CentOS] establish a 128 bit encrypted tunnel between centos 5.2 boxes

Tue Aug 26 20:27:49 UTC 2008
Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org>

Jerry Geis wrote:
> Is there an easy way or anyway to establish a 128 bit encrypted tunnel 
> between a handful of centos 5.2 boxes?
> I am not familiar with this at all.

If you just need to forward a port or two, ssh is probably fine.

If you need true IP-to-IP connectivity, that's called VPN. There are a 
few different VPN solutions - probably the easiest complete one is OpenVPN.

Enable the EPEL repository:


Then do "yum install openvpn"
Plenty of documentation here:


There are also IPSec-based VPN solutions, but they are more complex.

Florin Andrei