[CentOS] VPN suggestions centos 6, 7

Mon Apr 4 18:54:45 UTC 2016
Richard Zimmerman <rzimmerman at riverbendhose.com>

SoftEther VPN

Once setup, it just works....



Richard Zimmerman
Systems / Network Administrator
River Bend Hose Specialty, Inc.
1111 S Main Street
South Bend, IN   46601-3337
(574) 233-1133
(574) 280-7284 Fax

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From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of david
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 1:57 PM
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Subject: [CentOS] VPN suggestions centos 6, 7


I would like to have my windows 7 laptop communicate with my home server via a VPN, in such a way that it appears to be "inside" my home network.  It should not only let me appear to be at home for any external query, but also let me access my computers inside my home.

I already have this working using M$'s PPTP using my home Centos 6 gateway/router as the PoPToP server.  However, I am concerned about the privacy/security of such a connection.

I have seen discussions of OpenVPN, OpenSwan, LibreVPN, StrongSwan (and probably others I haven't noted).  I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who wishes to comment about which to use, with the following requirements:

1)  As noted, it should be secure (anti NSA?)
2)  Works on Centos 6 and Centos 7 and Windows 7 (and for the future, Windows 10)
3)  Can be set up on the server with command line interfaces only (no GUI)

And, should not be a nightmare to set up.

Any thoughts?


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