[CentOS] Optimal VPN

nux at li.nux.ro nux at li.nux.ro
Wed Nov 24 18:26:59 UTC 2010

tony.chamberlain at lemko.com writes:

> I am looking for the optimal VPN. Well it doens't have to be that elaborate.
> Just the best VPN. We currently have some customers using PPTP, some using
> openvpn, some using Cisco Any Connect and there are a few others.
> So my question is, if you have control of both ends (client and server)
> what is the best VPN to use? There are not too many requirements, but a
> big one is
> The VPN must return the same IP address to the same user each time
> That is there must be a specific IP address assigned to a user/password
> combination. pptp does not really do this but I wrote sort of a backend
> (or maybe frontend? ;-) ) to change the IP address assigned based on a
> login and password. It is extra stuff I would prefer not to do though.
OpenVPN can do that (see their commercial solution as well).

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