Webone blocking port 25??
grail at goldweb.com.au
Sun Jul 28 17:56:04 EST 2002
On Friday, July 26, 2002, at 04:44 , Sam Couter wrote:
> PPP over SSH is evil. PPTP is pretty easy to set up (and Windows boxes
> can do it), but doesn't do encryption on Linux, and the encryption on
> Windows is trivially cracked. I've also found PPTP tunnels to be a bit
Subsequent to the famous "Microsoft Windows 9x PPTP Implementation is
Poopie" research, the major bugs were fixed (namely - weak
authentication) . While not being particularly useful (still using
weak keys), the newer versions of Microsoft Windows 9x PPTP (aka "VPN")
aren't as trivial to crack as, say, WEP.
But I agree with your evaluation on the lack of stability.
> The best VPN solution that I've found is OpenVPN. It's fairly easy to
> set up, and uses TLS and X.509 certificates for connection security. The
> tunnels are also rock-solid.
So solid, in fact, that your ADSL connection can disappear and OpenVPN
still has the tun device configured and trying to send packets half a
day later ;)
 "Cryptanalysis of Microsoft's PPTP Authentication Extensions
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