[CentOS] IPSec VPN Under CentOS 5.4
heinlein at madboa.com
Thu Oct 22 19:16:45 UTC 2009
On Thu, 22 Oct 2009, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> the best way is to use ssl-vpn rather than ipsec, via OpenVPN.
>> Its a breeze to install and configure compared to most any other
>> VPN, quite easy for the server to push routing rules to the
>> clients, etc.
> I'll second the OpenVPN reco, I just migrated off a Cisco PIX to
> this and it is the most configurable, and stable thing I have seen
> in ages. I have connections from both Linux and Windows machines
> that sustain for several days without a single hiccup whereas the
> PIX would often suffer from non recoverable transient errors that
> tanked the connection.
Macs work well too in an OpenVPN environment. You can compile it up
yourself (or via MacPorts) or use Tunnelblick:
Note that OpenVPN and Vista aren't necessarily quick to work and play
well together. They can do it, but some coaxing is often necessary.
XP, otoh, works great.
On Linux, I like running OpenVPN as a standard daemon, but there's
also a NetworkManager plugin that mostly works as advertised.
Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/
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