[CentOS] IPSec VPN Under CentOS 5.4

João Salvatti salvatti at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 18:21:30 UTC 2009

Thanks for all.

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com> wrote:
> 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:
>   http://code.google.com/p/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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João Salvatti
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Federal University of Para - UFPA - Brazil
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