[CentOS] Pptp vpn server

Wed Nov 3 22:46:45 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Nov 3, 2010, at 10:15 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> Ross Walker wrote:
> <snip>
>> I would suggest only providing VPN access to administrators and for users
>> providing a combination of SSL gateway to web-mail and some type of
>> terminal service that either authenticates with a separate domain or is
>> only accessible after successfully authenticating to the SSL gateway.
> <snip>
> Um, no. This might work for folks who *only* need access to their M$
> Exchange via Outlook and Office, but for other work, including *anything*
> that isn't being done in their browser, they're SOL about working, say,
> from home.

Exchange isn't the only web mail game in town, and terminal services doesn't have to be M$ RDP, NoMachine NX makes a great X-Windows terminal server supported across many desktop OSes (and does certificate authentication too!).

If you are using a content management system, you can also provide access to that through the gateway (and no I'm not necessarily talking Sharepoint here).

I just think VPNs' time has come and gone.

> It's even more secure it you just unplug it from the Internet....

Goes without saying  ;-)