[CentOS] VPN suggestions centos 6, 7

Mon Apr 4 20:18:48 UTC 2016
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 04/04/2016 10:57 AM, david wrote:
> 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:

I recommend l2tp/ipsec.  It's supported out of the box on a wide variety 
of client platforms, which means significantly less work to set up the 

OpenVPN is a popular choice, and it's fine for most people.  It's more 
work to set up than l2tp/ipsec, typically.  We used it for quite a while 
at my previous employer, though ultimately dropped it because the 
Windows GUI requires admin rights to run, and we didn't want to continue 
giving admin rights to the users we supported.